AP® Physics C with Labs: Mechanics & Electricity and Magnetism

AP® Physics C with Labs: Mechanics & Electricity and Magnetism


Instructor: Dr. Nilay

Please review course details below.



REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start August 26, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.

No classes:

  • Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019

  • Winter Break: December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

  • Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020


AP® Physics C is divided into two parts: the first semester will cover Mechanics and the second semester will cover Electricity and Magnetism. This calculus-based course, equivalent to a first-year college physics class for scientists or engineers, requires students to utilize complex mathematics like integration and differentiation. Topics covered include: Newton’s Laws of Motion, kinematics, work, energy, gravitation, oscillation, linear and angular momentum, electric and magnetic fields, circuits, Gauss’s Law and Faraday’s Law. During the year, students are expected to utilize critical thinking skills and scientific inquiry by participating in hands-on and virtual labs.

This course requires a study commitment, outside of instruction time, of approximately 7 hours per week.

Lab Component

Materials needed to conduct lab activities can be found in a typical household or inexpensively purchased at a hardware store.


  • Develop an ability to utilize calculus as it applies to physics

  • Understand the connection between major concepts in physics

  • Complete and submit lab reports

  • Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures

  • Participate in interactive online student forums

  • Deliver assessments, assignments, and/or practice AP® exams in a timely manner


  • This course is recommended for students 15 years of age or above

  • Students must have completed a high school course in Physics and AP® Calculus AB (or equivalent)


  1. Semester 1: Mechanics: Halliday, D., Resnick, R., and Krane, K. S. Physics. 4th ed. 2 vols. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1991.

  2. Semester 2: Electricity and Magnetism: Halliday, D., Resnick, R., and Krane, K. S. Physics: Vols. I and 2, 5th Ed. New York: John Wiley.

  3. Binder with loose leaf paper, pencil, eraser, and graphing calculator

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Dr. Nilay graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology, prior to obtaining her degree as a physician from the prestigious Sydney University School of Medicine. Dr. Nilay worked in the hospital setting prior to specializing in General Practice and sub-specializing in child health. She incorporates many of her experiences throughout her career into her courses, providing insight, and purpose to course content. She is a respected and sought after homeschooling educator. Read more.