Advanced Placement Physics 2

This course is the equivalent of a second-semester college course in algebra-based physics and is taught over a full academic year. This is a continuation of AP Physics 1. This course covers: fluid statics and dynamics, thermodynamics with kinetic theory, PV diagrams and probability, electrostatics, electrical circuits (continuing and expanding topics from AP Physics 1), magnetic fields, electromagnetism, physical and geometric optics, and topics in modern physics. Students will develop a deep conceptual understanding of the content by focusing on applying their knowledge through inquiry-based labs, in-depth explorations of topics, and through the development and interpretation of conceptual models.  Student investigations will foster engagement in the practices of science through experimenting, analyzing, making conjectures and arguments, and solving problems in a collaborative setting where students direct and monitor their progress. This course prepares students for success on the AP Physics 2 Exam, and in subsequent college-level physics courses. It is expected that all students enrolled in this course will take the AP Physics 2 Exam in spring. Students may choose to participate in the CU Succeed Gold Program and earn 5 college semester credits for College Physics.

Course Subject
Course Number
Grade Level
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Credit
1 AP Weighted Credit
AP Physics 1 (with a grade of C or better)
Course Fee