P1  Largely Mechanics (conceptual emphasis, lots of mathematical reasoning but little calculation) Kinematics
 Forces/Newton's Laws
 Momentum and Impulse
 Energy
 Simple Harmonic Motion
 Rotation
 Gravitation and orbits
 center of mass (likely will be largely conceptual)
 inertial/gravitational mass
 systems (not new, but increased emphasis)
 Electric charge (no polarization)
 Electric force
 Simple circuits (only one parallel branch, no capacitors)
 1d Waves (incl. standing waves)
 Increased emphasis on constructing wave diagrams, incl. wavefront diagrams.
50 Multiple Choice Questions 90 Minutes, 5 Free Response Questions 90 Minutes, Calculator and Equation sheet allowed on all. P2  2nd Semester topics (same conceptual emphasis as P1) Electric charge, force, field
 Electric potential and potential energy
 Capacitance
 DC Circuits
 Magnetism
 Induction
 Fluids
 Thermo
 Geometric Optics
 Physical Optics
 Special Relativity (as background)
 Quantum and Atomic Physics
 Nuclear Physics
50 Multiple Choice Questions 90 Minutes, 4 Free Response Questions 90 Minutes, Calculator and Equation sheet allowed on all.
Notes about the Multiple Choice questions on P1 and P2 very few (if any) "recall" questions
 increased conceptual complexity, very few (if any) single concept problems
 there are 5 multiple correct questions on each test "2 or more choices are correct"
Notes about the Free Response questions on P1 and P2 One short answer question that asks for a paragraphlength explanation
 One qualitativequantitative translation question
 One experimental design question
Science Practices  expect increased emphasis on:
 INQUIRY, INQUIRY, INQUIRY
 Lab skills 25% lab time (before it was 20%)
 expectation that students can
 design an experiment
 refine a scientific question
 evaluate a data set in light of a scientific question
 investigate claims
 and more
 multiple representations
 uncertainty  relative uncertainty, standard deviation . . .
 scientific reasoning
 scientific questioning
 data analysis
AP Physics CMechanics  Kinematics
 Forces/Newton's Laws
 Momentum and Impulse
 Energy
 Simple Harmonic Motion
 Rotation
 Gravitation and orbits
 Applications of calculus
Electricity and Magnetism  Electric charge, force, field
 Gauss's Law
 Electric potential and potential energy
 Capacitance
 DC Circuits, including RC
 Magnetism
 BiotSavart and Ampere's Law
 Induction
 Faraday's Law
 RL and LC Circuits
 Electromagnetic Waves and Maxwell's Equations
Both C exams, 35 multiple choice questions in 45 minutes, 3 free response questions in 45 minutes  A calculator and equation table allowed on all parts of exam.
 much greater calculation proficiency is expected than in P1 and P2
