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AP Physics 2 Course Home Page

Revisions to the AP Physics 1 and 2 Equation Tables
The AP Physics 1 and 2 equation tables have been revised to provide complete definitions of symbols. Please refer to these new, revised equation tables and share them with your students:

To learn more about the corrections, please see this document.

Expectations for Students
Please refer to the documents below for clarifying information about expectations for student work in AP Physics 1 and 2:

This page now features the important information and resources you need to implement the AP Physics 2 course. This course, together with the AP Physics 1 course, replaces the AP Physics B course as of fall 2014. Through inquiry-based learning, AP Physics 2 students will develop critical thinking and reasoning skills, allowing them to cultivate their understanding of physics and science practices.

Essential Course Resources

AP Physics 2 Course Planning and Pacing Guides

Written by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP Physics 2 curriculum across one academic year. Each author brings a unique perspective to approaching the course based on his or her teaching context (e.g., demographics, schedule, school type, setting), and presents a host of ideas for activities, resources, and assessments.

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AP Exam Information and Resources

The AP Physics 2 Exam, which debuts in May 2015, will assess students' achievement of the AP Physics 2 learning objectives. Each learning objective combines the science practices with specific content, as described in the AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Course and Exam Description, Effective Fall 2014 (.pdf/7 MB).

A full Practice Exam reflecting the new course is available for all AP Physics 2 teachers in a secure location. Sign in to your course audit account for access.

AP Course Audit Information

Classroom Resources

Reviews of Teaching Resources

There are currently more than 250 reviews of Physics resources, including textbooks, Web sites, software, and more, in the Teachers' Resources area. Each review describes the resource and suggests ways it might be used in the classroom. Additional resources can be found on the AP Physics Teacher Community.

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Background on Course and Exam Revisions

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