AP Physics 1 Course Content Students explore principles of Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.The course is based on six Big Ideas, which encompass core scientific principles, theories, and processes that cut across traditional boundaries and provide a broad way of thinking about the physical world.

The following are Big Ideas: • Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge. Systems may have internal structure. • Fields existing in space can be used to explain interactions. • The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces. • Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems. • Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws. • Waves can transfer energy and momentum from one location to another without the permanent transfer of mass and serve as a mathematical model for the description of other phenomena.

Students explore principles of Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.The course is based on six Big Ideas, which encompass core scientific principles, theories, and processes that cut across traditional boundaries and provide a broad way of thinking about the physical world.

The following are Big Ideas:• Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge. Systems may have internal structure.• Fields existing in space can be used to explain interactions.• The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces.• Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems.• Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws.• Waves can transfer energy and momentum from one location to another without the permanent transfer of mass and serve as a mathematical model for the description of other phenomena.