Regents Physics

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“Whoever wants to understand much must play much.” -- Gottfried Benn, German physician, 1886-956

Welcome to Regents Physics, 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, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, and selected modern physics concepts.

Throughout the course, a wide variety of sample problems are presented, many of which are taken straight from previous years' Regents Physics Exams.

In addition to a scientific calculator, metric ruler, and 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.

Topics of Study

  1. Introduction
  2. Math Review
  3. Kinematics
  4. Dynamics
  5. Circular Motion & Gravity
  6. Momentum
  7. Work & Energy
  8. Electricity & Magnetism
  9. Waves
  10. Modern Physics
  11. Course Review Quiz


APlusPhysics: Your Guide to Regents Physics Essentials

In addition, this website is integrated with APlusPhysics: Your Guide to Regents Physics Essentials, a NY Regents Physics review book designed to assist students in mastering the fundamental concepts of the course and achieving optimal exam scores.

Topics covered include pre-requisite math and trigonometry; kinematics; forces; Newton's Laws of Motion, circular motion and gravity; impulse and momentum; work, energy, and power; electrostatics; electric circuits; magnetism; waves; optics; and modern physics. Regents Physics Essentials features more than five hundred questions from past Regents exams with worked out solutions and detailed illustrations.


"Very well written... simple, clear, engaging and accessible. You hit a grand slam with this review book." -- Anthony, NY Regents Physics Teacher.

"Does a great job giving students what they need to know. The value provided is amazing." -- Tom, NY Regents Physics Teacher.

"This was tremendous preparation for my physics test. I love the detailed problem solutions." -- Jenny, NY Regents Physics Student.

"Regents Physics Essentials has all the information you could ever need and is much easier to understand than many other textbooks... it is an excellent review tool and is truly written for students." -- Cat, NY Regents Physics Student.