Free Online Course on Preparing for the AP Physics 1 Exam

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Boston University is offering free online course on Preparing for the AP Physics 1 Exam. This challenging course is designed to help high school students prepare for the AP Physics 1 test, and covers all of the material for the test supported by videos, simulations, and online labs.

In this 34 week course, applicants will prepare for the AP Physics 1 exam in this engaging and interactive prep course from Boston University. This course will start on September 5, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 34 weeks
Effort: 6 hours pw
Subject: Physics
Institution: Boston University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $29
Session: Course Starts on September 5, 2017

Providers’ Details

Boston University’s impact extends far beyond our campus in the heart of Boston. Our students, faculty, and alumni travel around the globe to study, teach, and become immersed in the communities in which they live.

About This Course

Get ready to ace your AP Physics 1 exam in this interactive prep course! Whether you are preparing for an upcoming exam or looking for a more challenging Physics course to add to your current curriculum, this is a great place to start.

Why Take This Course?

Topics include motion, forces, gravitation, energy and momentum, rotation, harmonic motion, and an introduction to electric charge and basic circuits. Each module ends with an assessment, with questions similar in style to those on the AP test, and the course wraps up with a mock AP test.

You may choose to take this course simultaneously with a high school AP course, or on its own to help you prepare for the AP exam.

Learning Outcomes

  • The basics of motion and forces
  • Gravitation and circular motion
  • Conservation of momentum and conservation of energy
  • Rotational motion, torque, and static equilibrium
  • Waves and simple harmonic motion
  • The basics of electric charge and electric circuits

Instructors

Andrew Duffy

Mark D. Greenman

Aaron Osowiecki

Brandon Schmidt

Adam Wolf

Tyler Wooley-Brown

Requirements

Basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Previous conceptual physics understanding helpful but not required.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
  • Once applicant sign up for a course and activate their account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org homepage and type in their email address and edX password. This will take them to the dashboard, with access to each of their active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on their dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

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