Course title

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism


AP Physics

Course description

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism is a semester-long calculus-based physics course designed to be equivalent to an introductory university-level physics course when taken in conjunction with AP Physics C: Mechanics (OP051). In this course; the main focus is on electricity and magnetism; including exploration of electrostatic force; electric fields; electric potential; simple circuits; magnetic fields; induction; and EM Waves. By completing lab work (a combination of at-home labs and virtual labs); students reinforce their understanding of concepts; gain hands-on experimentation experience; and develop their written communication skills. This course prepares students for the AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism exam; though the scope of the course is not limited exclusively to the AP curriculum. Prior completion of AP Calculus BC is advantageous but not required.

School country

United States

School state


School city

Palo Alto

High school

Stanford Online High School

School / district Address

505 South 12th Street

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Deferred date

Deferred Reason

Please provide details on the hand-on labs that are conducted in this course.†

Online / Virtual