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Is AP Physics hard?

rinyslinerinysline Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
edited August 2009 in AP Tests Preparation
I am taking AP physics next year and am very worried. Any tips for the biginners?
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Replies to: Is AP Physics hard?

  • HImomHImom Registered User Posts: 29,720 Senior Member
    Like anything else, IF you have a good teacher & keep up, it should be an interesting class. My son enjoyed it & had an awesome teacher who did 60+ lab experiments & made the subject come alive for everyone. Most of his class got 5s on the AP test & a few got 4s. It's great for folks who love & are good at math.
  • RamJagRamJag Registered User Posts: 222 Junior Member
    I haven't taken AP physics, but I have taken a college level physics class. Physics is an intresting subject, though, regardless of what class it is; I found myself doing problems to boost my confidence, at times. If you're refering to the physics B class, it shouldn't be too bad since there isn't any calc in it (though I don't know since I've never taken it). The C class is not to bad either...kinda like AP Calc--just practice to stay on top of things and you should be fine.
  • loganrloganr Registered User Posts: 244 Junior Member
    its really easy if u have a prior interest
  • chemphychemphy Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    i agree with HImom. it actually depends on the teacher who teaches it and i also agree with loganr...it also depends on ur interest in physics.
  • RemmusRemmus Registered User Posts: 31 New Member
    Is there any prerequisites one should have before taking AP Physics?
  • zh0uzh0u Registered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
    yes, if you are a biginner its (AP PHYSICS) will may have be a tad bit difficult.
  • loganrloganr Registered User Posts: 244 Junior Member
    in our school we have to take physics honors then AP
  • peck191peck191 Registered User Posts: 531 Member
    Just take it, do the problem sets, and be glad your school even offers AP physics :D
  • rinyslinerinysline Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    k thanx for all the info
  • bing121086bing121086 Registered User Posts: 1,097 Senior Member
    There are no prerequisites to AP Physics--I hadn't even taken freshman physical science when I took it last year. I have to say though it was one of my least favorite classes--the teacher was nice (a little boring) and I liked the people in the class. First semester is much better than second though. Kinematics (If you drop a ball off a cliff, after three seconds, how fast is it going? What is the momentum of a ball rotated at the end of a string...?) and the like are easier and more interesting than thermodynamics, light, waves, and (ugh) electricity.

    AP Physics can definitely be done, but it helps if you like physics.
  • m1ch3113m1ch3113 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    my school has prerequisites. in order to take ap physics, we must have taken ap calculus in previous year or on concurrent year. Most people I know did not have difficult time passing.. getting "5" is doable.
  • IHATESATIHATESAT Registered User Posts: 790 Member
    BUMP... I was wondering the same about AP Physics B
  • lostinwildlostinwild Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    UGH. it most definitely depends on the teacher you get for AP Physics B.
    I'm taking AP Physics B right now and it's a terribly hard class. This is mainly due to my teacher, who, although very smart, doesn't know how to teach. Our class average for our last test was a 63, which tells you a lot since my school is a very academically-driven school.
  • blackhypeblackhype - Posts: 63 New Member
    3 year bump...
  • SaugusSaugus Registered User Posts: 3,906 Senior Member
    9 month bump.
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