Course title

AP Physics C: Mechanics


AP Physics

Course description

AP Physics C: Mechanics 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: Electricity and Magnetism (OP053). In this course; students explore mechanics; including study of kinematics; force; circular motion; momentum; energy; rotation; gravitation; and simple harmonic oscillation. 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 Mechanics 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