College Physics for the AP® Physics 1 & 2 Courses

Third Edition

Publication Date: June 01, 2023

Hardcover ISBN: 9781319486211

Pages: 1568


College Physics for the AP® Physics 1 & 2 Courses integrates AP® skill-building and exam prep into a comprehensive college-level textbook, providing students and teachers with the resources they need to be successful in AP® Physics 1 and AP® Physics 2. You’ll find AP® Exam Tips, AP®...
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Chapter 1 Introduction to Physics 

UNIT 1: Kinematics
Chapter 2 Linear Motion 
Chapter 3 Motion in Two or Three Dimensions

UNIT 2: Force and Translational Dynamics
Chapter 4 Forces and Motion I: Newton’s Laws 
Chapter 5 Forces and Motion II: Applications 
Chapter 6 Circular Motion and Gravitation 

UNIT 3: Work, Energy, and Power
Chapter 7 Conservation of Energy and an Introduction to Energy and Work 
Chapter 8 Application of Conservation Principles to Energy, Work, and Power 

UNIT 4: Linear Momentum
Chapter 9 Momentum, Collisions, and the Center of Mass 
AP® Physics 1 Practice Exam 1 

UNIT 5: Torque and Rotational Dynamics
Chapter 10 
Rotational Motion I: A New Kind of Motion 

UNIT 6: Energy and Momentum of Rotating Systems
Chapter 11 
Torque and Rotation II: Work, Energy, and Angular Momentum

UNIT 7: Oscillations
Chapter 12 
Oscillations Including Simple Harmonic Motion 

UNIT 8: Fluids
Chapter 13 
The Physics of Fluids 
AP® Physics 1 Practice Exam 2 

UNIT 9: Thermodynamics
Chapter 14
 Kinetic Theory, Ideal Gases, Energy Transfer, and Equilibrium 
Chapter 15 Laws of Thermodynamics 

UNIT 10: Electric Force, Field, and Potential
Chapter 16 
Electric Charge, Force, and Field 
Chapter 17 Electric Potential and Electric Potential Energy 

UNIT 11: DC Circuits
Chapter 18 
DC Circuits: Electric Charge in Motion 

UNIT 12: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Chapter 19
 Magnetism: Forces and Fields
Chapter 20 Electromagnetic Induction

UNIT 13: Waves, Sound, and Physical Optics
Chapter 21 
Mechanical Waves and Sound 
Chapter 22 Electromagnetic Waves and Physical Optics 
Chapter 23 Geometric Optics: Ray Properties of Light 

UNIT 14: Modern Physics
Chapter 24 
Quantum Physics and Atomic Structure 
Chapter 25 Nuclear Physics 
AP® Physics 2 Practice Exam 

*Chapter 26 Relativity and an Introduction to Particle Physics 

Math Tutorial 
Appendix A 
SI Units and Conversion Factors 
Appendix B Numerical Data 
Appendix C Periodic Table of Elements 
Answers to Odd Problems 

*Enrichment Chapter