Preparing for the AP* Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam

This course introduces students to electrostatics, conductors capacitors and dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism using calculus.

About The Course

This course will address introductory electricity and magnetism topics (using calculus) from a standpoint of continually asking ‘how do we know’, addressing this using experimental evidence, conceptual logic, derivation, and application of equations.  Students will be exposed to how these topics relate to research at Georgetown University.  Teachers taking this course will be exposed to the pedagogical choices made and resources for use in their own classrooms.

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Recommended Background

Prerequisites include introductory calculus-based mechanics addressing kinematics, dynamics, momentum, and energy conservation.  Students should know basic calculus techniques including integration... see more...