AP PHYSICS C: MECHANICS EXAM: 90 MINUTES
The AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam includes questions posed in a laboratory or experimental setting. Questions assess understanding of content as well as experimental skills. The exam may also include questions that overlap several major topical areas or questions on miscellaneous topics, such as identification of vectors and scalars, vector mathematics, or graphs of functions.
Students will be allowed to use a calculator on the entire AP Physics C: Mechanics and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exams, including both the multiple-choice and free-response sections. Scientific or graphing calculators (including the approved graphing calculators listed here) may be used, provided that they do not have any unapproved features or capabilities.
Format of Assessment
Section I: Multiple Choice | 35 Questions | 45 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
- Questions in Sets
Section II: Free Response | 3 Questions | 45 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Laboratory Based (graphing calculator permitted)
- Discrete Questions (graphing calculator permitted)
For sample multiple-choice questions, refer to the Course Description.
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