AP Physics 1 Crash Course Book + Online

AP Physics 1 Crash Course Book + Online

by Amy Johnson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738611969
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 11/19/2015
Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 180,202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 16 - 17 Years

About the Author

Amy Johnson holds a B.A. in Physics Teaching from Brigham Young University and an M.A. in Physics Education from Smith College. She currently serves as the Director of Science Services for Massachusetts' Mass Math + Science Initiative (MMSI). She has been teaching Physics for more than 10 years at both the high school and college levels.

As a teacher for Northampton (Mass.) High School, Ms. Johnson worked to expand the AP® Physics program to include both AP® Physics B and C. Apart from broadening the program, she also helped students achieve success in their physics education and preparation for college.

Ms. Johnson has also taught Physics for Middle School Science Teachers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the recipient of the Harold Grinspoon New Teacher of the Year Award, as well as the National Math and Science Initiative Science Teacher of the Year Award.

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REA’s AP Physics 1 Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based upon a careful analysis of the AP Physics 1 Course Description outline and available official AP test questions.

Written by an AP Physics 1 expert, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the basic knowledge of physics, including theories and techniques, concepts, and general principles. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the exam by focusing only on the topics tested on the algebra-based AP Physics 1 exam.

Part One discusses the keys for success and shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score. Part Two is an overview of the content that will be covered on the exam, including Newton’s laws of motion and force, circular motion, momentum, rotation, work, energy and power, electrostatics and simple circuits, and more.

Part Three gives you general AP test-taking strategies and teaches you how to master the multiple-choice and free-response sections of the exam. A chapter on laboratory analysis techniques is also included.

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP Physics 1 exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you’ll be ready for the exam.

To check your test readiness for the AP Physics 1 exam, either before or after studying this Crash Course, take REA’s FREE online practice exam. To access your practice exam, visit the online REA Study Center at www.rea.com/studycenter and follow the on-screen instructions.

This true-to-format test features automatic scoring, detailed explanations of all answers, and diagnostic score reporting that will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses so you’ll be ready on exam day!

Good luck on your AP Physics 1 exam!

Table of Contents

About This Book
About Our Author
About REA


Chapter 1: Five Keys for Success on the AP Physics 1 Exam
Chapter 2: Key Terms
Chapter 3: The Big Ideas


Chapter 4: Kinematics
Chapter 5: Newton’s Laws of Motion and Force
Chapter 6: Circular Motion and Gravitation
Chapter 7: Work, Energy, and Power
Chapter 8: Momentum
Chapter 9: Rotation
Chapter 10: Simple Harmonic Motion
Chapter 11: Waves and Sound
Chapter 12: Electrostatics and Simple Circuits


Chapter 13: Major Topics on The Exam
Chapter 14: Mastering Multiple-Choice Questions
Chapter 15: Free-Response Strategies
Chapter 16: Laboratory Analysis Techniques and Errors


Information Tables and Equation Reference Sheet


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