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AP® Physics 1 - Part 3: Electricity & Waves

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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.

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You can view or download the complete College Physics for AP®Courses textbook by going to the Reading Assignments page in this course

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Additional Courses in the Preparing for the AP Physics 1 Exam Sequence

  • Preparing for the AP* Physics 1 Exam - Part 1: Linear Motion
  • Preparing for the AP* Physics 1 Exam - Part 2: Rotational Motion
  • Preparing for the AP* Physics 1 Exam - Part 4: Exam Prep

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Matt Wilson, Gigi Noe and Jason H. Hafner


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  • Keshav Gupta completed this course.

    Excellent course for all high school students who wish to take challenging courses along with their regular studies. Those who feel comfortable with the topics covered may like to take the course to reinforce their concepts.

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