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AP Physics II A,B (HP) (6359, 6360)

Grade Range:
 AP Physics I A,B
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Science; weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 d - Laboratory Science
Course Description:

AP Physics II is equivalent the second semester of an introductory, algebra-based college physics course. This course provides teachers with time to foster deep conceptual understanding through student-centered, inquiry-based instruction. Twenty-five percent of instructional time is spend in laboratory work. The course explores such topics as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Wilson and Buffa, College Physics, 5th ed., Prentice-Hall, 2003.

Supplementary Resources:
Science Safety Handbook for California High Schools, California Department of Education, 2014.