AP Physics B



Tesla Coil

  Last updated 1/23/13  



Welcome to AP Physics B

AP Physics B is a year-long introductory course in physics. It is equivalent to a first-year course in college physics that does not use calculus.

In the first semester, we cover kinematics, Newtonian mechanics, conservation of energy and momentum, fluid statics and dynamics, and thermodynamics.

In the second semester, we cover electricity and magnetism, wave and sound, optics, and modern physics.


We use Principles of Physics as our main textbook in this course. It is a computer-based textbook published by Kinetic Books. For tech support or to order a copy of the CD, check out the Kinetic Books website.

We supplement reading assignments from the textbook with video podcasts - short lectures recorded on a tablet computer. The videos can be viewed or downloaded from here.

The files on this site require Adobe Reader to view. A free copy can be downloaded from the Adobe website.