ap-physics-course-description - PhysIcs PhysIcs B PhysIcs c MechaNIcs PhysIcs c electrIcIty aNd MagNetIsM Course Description effective Fall 2012 AP

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PHYSICS PHYSICS B PHYSICS C: MECHANICS PHYSICS C: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM Course Description E f f e c t i v e F a l l 2 0 1 2 AP Course Descriptions are updated regularly. Please visit AP Central ® (apcentral.collegeboard.org) to determine whether a more recent Course Description PDF is available.
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The College Board The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of more than 5,900 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT ® and the Advanced Placement Program ® . The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools. For further information, visit . AP Equity and Access Policy The College Board strongly encourages educators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP programs by giving all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate in AP. We encourage the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP for students from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underserved. Schools should make every effort to ensure their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population. The College Board also believes that all students should have access to academically challenging course work before they enroll in AP classes, which can prepare them for AP success. It is only through a commitment to equitable preparation and access that true equity and excellence can be achieved. AP Course Descriptions AP Course Descriptions are updated regularly. Please visit AP Central ® (apcentral.collegeboard.org) to determine whether a more recent Course Description PDF is available. © 2012 The College Board. College Board, ACCUPLACER, Advanced Placement Program, AP, AP Central, SAT, SpringBoard, and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark of the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All other products and services may be trademarks of their respective owners. (Visit the College Board on the Web: .)
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i © 2012 The College Board. Visit the College Board on the Web: . Contents About the AP Program 1 Offering AP Courses and Enrolling Students 1 How AP Courses and Exams Are Developed 2 How AP Exams Are Scored 2 Additional Resources 3 AP Physics 4 Introduction 4 What We Are About: A Message from the Development Committee 4 The Courses 4 Course Selection 6 Instructional Approaches 7 Laboratory 8 Importance and Rationale 8 Implementation and Recommendations 9
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