# Course Content Breakdown of the new AP Physics 2

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Below please find attached my attempt at breaking down the new course changes by topic.

AP Physics 1 & 2

• Introduction
• What is Physics?
• Math Review
• Metric System
• Significant Figures
• Scientific Notation
• Accuracy & Precision
• Vectors and Scalars
• Mechanics (AP-1 only)
• Kinematics
• Defining Motion
• Graphing Motion
• Kinematic Equations
• Free Fall
• Projectile Motion
• Relative Motion
• Dynamics
• Forces
• Newton’s 1st Law of Motion
• Free Body Diagrams
• Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion
• Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion
• Friction
• Ramps and Inclines
• Atwood Machines
• Linear Momentum
• Momentum and Impulse
• Impulse-Momentum Theorem
• Types of Collisions
• Conservation of Momentum
• 1 Dimension
• 2 Dimensions
• Center of Mass
• Circular Motion and Gravity
• Describing Circular Motion
• Circular Speed and Velocity
• Frequency and Period
• Centripetal Force
• Centripetal Acceleration
• Centripetal Force
• Analyzing Circular Motion
• Horizontal Circles
• Vertical Circles
• Gravitation
• Universal Gravitation
• Gravitational Fields
• Orbits
• Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion
• Rotational Motion
• Rotational Kinematics (AP-1 only)
• Torque
• Rotational Equilibrium
• Rotational Dynamics (AP-1 only)
• Moment of Inertia
• Newton’s 2nd Law for Rotation
• Angular Momentum
• Rotational Kinetic Energy
• Work, Energy, and Power
• Work
• Hooke’s Law
• Power
• Energy
• Kinetic Energy
• Gravitational Potential Energy
• Elastic Potential Energy
• Work-Energy Theorem
• Conservation of Energy
• Mechanical Energy
• Atwood Machines
• Springs
• Oscillations
• Simple Harmonic Motion
• Mass on a String
• Pendulums
• Fluids (AP-2 only)
• Density & Buoyancy
• Pressure & Pascal’s Principle
• Continuity Equation for Fluids
• Bernoulli’s Principle
• Thermal Physics (AP-2 only)
• Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
• Temperature
• Thermal Expansion
• Heat Transfer
• Ideal Gases
• Thermodynamics
• Electrostatics
• Charges
• Coulomb’s Law
• Electric Fields
• Electric Potential Difference
• Capacitors (AP-2)
• Circuits
• Current
• Resistance
• Ohm’s Law
• Electrical Meters
• Series Circuits
• Parallel Circuits
• Combination Circuits
• RC Circuits (AP-2)
• Magnetostatics (AP-2)
• Magnets
• Magnetic Permeability
• Magnetic Dipole Moment
• Magnetic Fields
• Forces on Moving Charges
• Forces on Current-Carrying Wires
• Fields of Current-Carrying Wires
• Electromagnetism (AP-2)
• Magnetic Flux
• Lenz’s Law
• Waves and Optics
• Wave Motion
• Wave Characteristics
• Wave Equation
• Sound Waves
• Interference & Superposition (w/ Beats)
• Standing Waves
• Doppler Effect
• Physical Optics (AP-2 only)
• Interference
• Diffraction
• Single Slit Diffraction
• Double Slit Diffraction
• Diffraction Gratings
• Thin Film Interference
• Dispersion
• Electromagnetic Spectrum
• Geometric Optics (AP-2 only)
• Reflection & Mirrors
• Refraction & Lenses
• Modern Physics (AP-2 only)
• Atomic Physics
• Photons
• Energy of a Photon
• Momentum of a Photon
• Photoelectric Effect
• Compton Scattering
• X-Ray Production
• Atomic Energy Levels
• Energy Level Diagrams
• Emission and Absorption Spectra
• Nuclear Physics
• Nuclear Reactions
• Conservation of Mass Number and Charge
• Nuclear Force
• Nuclear Fission
• Mass-Energy Equivalence

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