# Courses

APlusPhysics supports a variety of physics courses, ranging from honors and Regents algebra-based courses through calculus-based courses such as AP Physics C. Resources targeted to specific courses are listed below.

Honors Physics is an introductory course in algebra-based high school physics designed to provide students a basic understanding of physics principles in the areas of mechanics, work and energy, electricity and magnetism, semiconductors, waves, optics, and modern physics.

Regents Physics is an introductory course in high school physics designed to prepare students for the New York State Board of Regents Physics Examination. Key topics in the course include mechanics, energy, electricty and magnetism, waves, topics, and selected modern physics concepts. In addition to a scientific calculator, metric ruler, and a protractor, students are provided with a formula packet known as the Reference Table. A vast majority of formulas required to successfully undertake the exam are given on the table.

AP Physics 1 is the College Board's equivalent of a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics, but designed to be taught over a full academic year, allowing extra time for students to develop a deep understanding of the content and its application in problem solving. Topics covered include mechanics (with rotational dynamics and angular momentum), work, energy, power, mechanical waves, sound, and basic electrical circuits.

AP Physics 2 is the College Board's equivalent of asecond-semester college course in algebra-based physics, but designed to be taught over a full year, allowing time for students to develop a deep understanding of the content and its application in problem solving. Topics covered include fluids, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic / nuclear physics.

AP Physics C: Mechanics is roughly equivalent to a first-semester calculus-based physics course at a college or university for a student majoring in physical science or engineering. Focus of the course is purely mechanics. Calculus is considered a co-requisite.

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism is roughly equivalent to a first-semester calculus-based physics course at a college or university for a student majoring in physical science or engineering. Focus of the course is purely electricity and magnetism, with a strong emphasis on Maxwell's Equations. Calculus is considered a co-requisite.