AP Physics 1 Essentials - An APlusPhysics Guide


AP Physics 1 Essentials

AP* Physics 1 Essentials - An APlusPhysics Guide is an easy-to-read guide to the entire AP Physics 1 course, featuring more than 500 worked-out problems with full solutions and deeper understanding questions. AP Physics 1 Essentials covers all major topics included in the AP Physics 1 course, including: kinematics, dynamics, momentum, impulse, gravity, uniform circular motion, rotation, work, energy, power, mechanical waves, sound, basic electrostatics, and circuits.

This book is designed to assist physics students in their high school AP Physics courses both as a guide throughout the course as well as a review book to assist in end-of-course exam preparation. Its focus is on providing the bare bones, essential concepts necessary for success in the course in a straightforward and easy-to-read manner, leaving development of in-depth problem solving and lab work to the classroom, where it is most effective. In short, this book is not intended as a substitute for a standard textbook or course, but rather as an invaluable supplementary resource. Supplemental AP-1 style problem sets are available for download for first edition owners, and 90+ of these problems are included in the new revised 2nd edition.

AP Physics 1 Essentials is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master the essential concepts of physics.

Check out the online sample! (Note: Click and drag corners to turn pages.) Chapter outline with links to AP* Physics 1 learning objectives available in the AP* Physics 1 Essentials Roadmap.



Testimonials for AP Physics 1 Essentials

  • "Very well written... it follows very sound problem solving principles that very much match my style!" -- Pete, Physics Teacher
  • "Detailed, complete, plenty of practice problems, and fun illustrations; an excellent resource for AP physics students." -- Sarah, Physics Teacher
  • "Dan Fullerton's book gives teachers and students a coherent, head start on mastering this material." -- Scott, Physics Teacher
  • "Nice worked examples, practice exercises with answers, and both qualitative and quantitative exercises for students to work." -- PensThirdCup
  • "Great starting book or review book to learn the essentials of physics.." -- James, Physics Teacher


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Publication date (2nd edition): August 28, 2014

Paperback 2nd ed., 6"x9"x1", 1.5 lbs., 406 pages

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