03165 AP Physics 1

ScienceHigh School (9–12)Advanced Placement

AP Physics 1 covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. The course also introduces students to electric circuits. AP Physics 1 is equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics.

This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based.


Geometry (required). Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II (required).

Course Texts and Materials



  • An AP exam study guide (e.g., 5 Steps to a 5, Essentials)

Terms Offered

  • Fall Block
  • Full Year


  • 1 Credit