AP Physics 1 – Part 3: Electricity & Waves

The third of four courses in a dynamic, comprehensive series that provides a solid base in introductory physics and helps prepare you for the AP Physics 1 Exam. Free textbook included!

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  • Course Type AP
  • Subject Science and Mathematics
  • Level Introductory
  • Length 5 Weeks
  • Effort 4-6 Hours/Week
  • Institution RiceX

About This Course

In this four-part series, we will explore AP Physics 1 concepts and prepare for the AP Physics 1 Exam in an exciting and entirely new way. Increase your skills – and your readiness – for the AP Exam though quality videos, inquiry labs, Hollywood-style Concept Trailers™, Direct Measurement Videos, AP problem-solving sessions and more!

In Part 3: Electricity & Waves, you will learn about a property of microscopic matter called charge and how it leads to attractive and repulsive forces between subatomic particles. The electric field will be described as a means to explain these forces, as well as how the field inside a metal leads to a flow of charge called current. You will learn about the current and resistance in DC circuits. Finally, the basic properties of waves will be described, and sound waves will be discussed as an example.

Instructors

  • Gigi Nevils

    Online Course Developer and AP Physics Teacher Educator
    Rice University

  • Jason Hafner

    Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Chemistry
    Rice University

  • Matt Wilson

    AP Physics teacher
    Fort Bend ISD

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