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Ap physics C question ? please reply

Twiggy22Twiggy22 Registered User Posts: 429 Member
edited February 2013 in AP Tests Preparation
I would like to take physics C next year (senior) but just questions i have
I have never taken any physics class so im kinda scared that will be a big problem
However i am currently in calculus AB and im doing phenomenal,
I get all the material so far (except related rates) and i passed last semester with a 93% and im passing this semester with a 91% right now, and i get everything
SOOO my question, do you think i can take Physics C and not be tooo much in the dark.
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Replies to: Ap physics C question ? please reply

  • rspencerspence Registered User Posts: 2,118 Senior Member
    Physics C is pretty doable if you have a good calculus background...I only took C-Mechanics, which only assumes up to Calculus AB knowledge (if I remember correctly?) and got a 5. A few other ppl in the class also got 5's, despite never having taken a physics course in HS.

    For C-Electricity/magnetism, I'm pretty sure you'll have to learn about gradients, surface integrals, flux, and some other multi-variate topics (however many of them are just generalizations of what you've learned in AB). I never took Physics C - E/M, but I'm taking the equivalent course right now at MIT.
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