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Should I take physics C after physics 1?
AP recommends Physics C (along with AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC) for students aiming for engineering or physical science majors in college. However, taking AP Physics 1, Physics 2, and Physics C might be overkill—you would lose time taking other science courses, like biology and chemistry.
How much calculus do you need for AP Physics C?
AP Physics C requires calculus, with topics in AP Physics C: Mechanics using derivatives and integrals from single variable calculus (such as AP Calculus AB or BC). AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism uses many concepts that are taught in a multivariable calculus course.
What is the best AP Physics class to take after calculus?
Physics 2 is the best AP Physics class to take after a regular or honors physics class (Physics 1 would pretty much just repeat what you already learned), although AP Physics C is also an option if you’re taking/have already taken calculus.
Can you take AP Calculus AB and BC together?
When it comes to the AP Calculus classes, you have three options: you can take AB and BC Calculus as a sequence, take AB Calculus only, or skip AB Calculus and go straight to BC Calculus. The reason you can take one or the other is because AB and BC aren’t totally different classes.
How do I get AP Calculus ASE credit?
In order to get 18.01 credit, students will need to pass the on-line 18.01 ASE this summer. Students who receive a 5 on the Calculus BC AP exam, or a 5 on the Calculus AB exam or the AB subpart of the BC exam, or pass the first half of the 18.01 ASE will be able to take 18.01A.
How do I read AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2?
You can read the full descriptions of AP Physics 1 and Physics 2 at the College Board’s AP website. Both AP Physics C courses are calculus-based, meaning you should have already taken calculus or concurrently be taking calculus while you take either AP Physics C course.