AP Physics C Mechanics-Concise Summary Notes

Course Content

The AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam assesses student application of the science practices and understanding of the learning objectives outlined in the course framework. The exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and includes 35 multiple-choice questions and 3 free-response questions. A four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator is allowed on both sections of the exam. 

Exam Weighting for the Multiple-Choice Section of the AP Exam
Units Exam Weighting
Unit 1: Kinematics 14–20%
Unit 2: Newton’s Laws of Motion 17–23%
Unit 3: Work, Energy, and Power 14–17%
Unit 4: Systems of Particles and Linear Momentum 14–17%
Unit 5: Rotation 14–20%
Unit 6: Oscillations 6–14%
Unit 7: Gravitation 6–14%

About Advanced Placement(AP) Exams: Conducted annually in May, APs are college-level courses which enable you to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both while you are still in high school

About AP Physics exams

  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
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