College Physics for AP ® Courses
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The AP® curriculum was designed to allow instructors flexibility in their approach to teaching the physics courses. OpenStax College Physics: AP® Edition helps you orient students as they delve deeper into the world of physics. Each chapter includes a Connection for AP® Courses introduction that describes the AP® Physics Big Ideas, Enduring Understandings, and Essential Knowledge addressed in that chapter. Each section starts with specific AP® learning objectives and includes essential concepts, illustrative examples, and science practices, along with suggestions for applying the learning objectives through take home experiments, virtual lab investigations, and activities and questions for preparation and review. At the end of each section, students will find the Test Prep for AP® courses with multiple-choice and open-response questions addressing AP® learning objectives to help them prepare for the AP® exam. 4 Preface This content is available for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11844/1.13 OpenStax College Physics: AP® Edition has been written to engage students in their exploration of physics and help them relate what they learn in the classroom to their lives outside of it. Physics underlies much of what is happening today in other sciences and in technology. Thus, the book content includes interesting facts and ideas that go beyond the scope of the AP® course. The AP® Connection in each chapter directs sudents to the material they should focus on for the AP® exam, and what content—although interesting—is not part of the AP® curriculum. Physics is a beautiful and fascinating science. It is in your hands to engage and inspire your students to dive into an azing world of physics, so they can enjoy it beyond just preparation for the AP® exam.
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