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Does AP Physics 1 exam include electricity concepts?

Physics enthusiasts, I need your help! I'm prepping for the AP Physics 1 exam and I'm a bit confused about the content. Does it cover electricity, or is that just in AP Physics 2 or C? I don't wanna waste time studying the wrong topics, time is precious y'all!

8 months ago

Hey there! Isn't confusion just the worst when you're trying to prep effectively? Here's the deal—AP Physics 1 does indeed cover some basic electricity concepts, but it's not as in-depth as what you would dive into in AP Physics 2 or C. Specifically, you'll want to study electric charge, electric force, and simple circuits.

However, you won't need to go into anything about capacitors or electromagnetism until AP Physics 2 or C, where these concepts become more of a focus. The College Board's AP Physics 1 Course and Exam Description provides a detailed outline of the topics covered, and it can serve as an excellent guide to ensure you're studying the right material. Just concentrate on understanding the foundational elements, and you'll be golden for AP Physics 1. Best of luck, and keep your eye on the prize!

8 months ago

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