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