AP Physics C: My Teacher Sucks

<p><em>shrugs</em> What's going on in your AP Physics C class? </p>

<p>So far, my teacher this year for physics is le suck. His notes, per topic, are 2-4 pages long maximum, with poor word examples (sometimes you have trouble figuring out what the question is even asking -- because he made it up), and poor explanations. They are disorganized (no sequence/order whatsoever, kind of just randomly inserting points whenever he feels like it) and his teaching is no better. I feel like I haven't learned a thing in this new classes versus the one I had last year.</p>

<p>As a result, I've gone on an internet hunt for better physics notes out there. XD The joys of self-learning. I'm considering dropping his class and just learning the rest of physics on my own after the mechanics section. That means I will self-teach the entire magnetism portion of the AP. </p>

<p>Oh. I forgot to mention: We have barely even used derivatives or integrals since the beginning of the course. Something's definitely fishy around here. I refuse to trust him. If I follow him, there's no way I can make it to a 5 on the AP.</p>

<p>Any thoughts?</p>

<p>A lot of people have teachers like that. Our physics teacher wasn't that great as well - we didn't even got to using the book. Nevertheless, amazingly I made a 5 on the AP exam.</p>

<p>Yeah, I've also heard it's cause the curve for AP Physics C is a lot nicer..XD</p>

<p>Don't worry about not using much calculus. It turns out there just isn't that much on the exam, and most of it is in the electricity and magnetism half anyway. A good textbook and a good amount of time is, for me, just as good as a mediocre teacher, and far better than a bad one. Definately take it upon yourself to learn the material, and use the teacher/his materials/the lab for whatever you need.</p>