Comparing AP with Regents Physics

What is new with the new AP curriculum when compared with NY Regents physics?

Newtonian Mechanics & Basic Electric Circuits
  1. Kinematics
    1. Motion in 1D
    2. Motion in 2D (complex)
  2. Newton's laws of motion
    1. Static equilibrium (complex)
    2. Dynamics of a single particle
    3. Systems of 2 or more particles
      1. Atwood machines
      2. Ropes and pulleys
  3. Work, energy, power
    1. Work and work-energy-theorem
    2. Forces and potential energy
    3. Conservation of energy
    4. Power
  4. Systems of particles and linear momentum
    1. Center of mass
    2. Impulse and momentum
    3. Collisions and conservation of momentum
  5. Circular Motion and rotation
    1. Uniform circular motion (complex)
    2. Torque ad rotational statics
    3. (NEW) Rotational kinematics and dynamics
    4. (NEW) Conservation of angular momentum
  6. Oscillations and gravitation
    1. Simple harmonic motion
    2. Mass on a spring
    3. Pendulum and other oscillations
    4. Newton's law of gravity
    5. Circular orbits of planets and satellites
  7. Electricity & Magnetism
    1. Charge and Coulomb's Law
    2. Ohm's Law
    3. Kirchhoff's Laws
    4. DC Circuits with resistors (complex)
  8. Waves & Optics
    1. Traveling waves
    2. Standing waves
    3. Wave propagation
    4. Superposition
Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Advanced Electric Circuits, Magnetism, Nuclear Physics, & Geometric Optics
  1. Fluid Mechanics
    1. Hydrostatic pressure
    2. Buoyancy
    3. Fluid flow continuity
    4. Bernoulli's equation
  2. Temperature and Heat
    1. Mechanical equivalent of heat
    2. Heat transfer and thermal expansion
  3. Kinetic Theory and Thermodynamics
    1. Ideal gasses
    2. Kinetic theory and statistical model
    3. Ideal gas law
    4. Laws of Thermodynamics
    5. Zeroth law and first law
    6. PV diagrams
    7. Second law and entropy
  4. Electrostatics
    1. Charge and Coulomb's law
    2. Electric field and electric potential (complex)
    3. Fields and distributions of other charge distributions
  5. Conductors and Capacitors
    1. Electrostatics with conductors
    2. Capacitors
    3. Capacitance
    4. Parallel plates
  6. Electric Circuits
    1. Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws
    2. DC Circuits with resistors
    3. Capacitors in circuits
    4. Steady state
    5. RC circuits
    6. Magnetic fields
    7. Forces on moving charges in magnetic fields
    8. Force on current-carrying wires
    9. Fields of long current-carrying wires
  7. Electromagnetism
    1. Electromagnetic induction
    2. Faraday's law
    3. Lenz's law
  8. Physical optics
    1. Superposition
    2. Interference and diffraction
    3. Dispersion of light and the electromagnetic spectrum
  9. Geometric optics
    1. Reflection and refraction
    2. Mirrors
    3. Lenses
  10. Atomic properties and quantum effects
    1. Photons, the photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, x-rays
    2. Atomic energy states and transitions
    3. Wave properties of matter (complex)
    4. (NEW) Probability and graphical wave functions
  11. Nuclear physics
    1. Nuclear reactions and conservation of mass and charges
    2. Mass-energy equivalence (complex)
    3. (NEW) Half-life