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    AP Physics

    This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of college level physics.It includes topics in both classical and modern physics.The major goals of the course are for students to expand their understanding of the basic principles of physics and to apply these principles mathematically.College level problem solving skills are emphasized. Areas to be studied include kinematics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves and optics, and modern physics.Knowledge of elementary physics, algebra and basic trigonometry is required.All students are required to take the AP exam in May.

    Regents Physics

    Regents Physics is an introductory course with emphasis on the following topics:motion, forces, projectiles, collisions, energy, waves, electricity, magnetism, modern physics and the Standard Model of the Atom. Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 30 hours of laboratory work and submit satisfactory reports in order to sit for the Regents exam.All students are required to take the Physics Regents exam in June and are encouraged to take the SAT II in Physics.