Physics Challenge II

Course Description

This year-long, calculus based physics course provides a solid and thorough review for students to prepare for the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics C exams in Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. It also covers the fundamental knowledge needed for the the F=ma and much of the USA Physics Olympiad (USAPhO). The syllabus covers Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. All of the course content will focus on areas that will be tested in the AP Physics C exams. There will be a partial lab component along with a full discussion of the scientific method and the real-world nature of analyzing experimental data. The course consists of class lectures with engaging student-to-teacher participation, an online homework system, as well as physics and general test preparation in order to ace the AP Physics C as well as Physics Olympiad exams.

This course follows the textbook University Physics with Modern Physics, by Young and Freedman (13th edition). This textbook is used for all the Physics Challenge II courses and it is recommended, but not required, for the course. Supplemental problems are taken from past physics contests and AP exams. The spring term requires an additional book for AP Exam preparation.

Course Terms

Physics Challenge II is offered in four terms:

  • Summer, covering an introduction to calculus based physics, giving a head start for the rest of the course or an AP Physics C class in school
  • Fall, covering Mechanics
  • Winter, covering Electricity & Magnetism
  • Spring, covering AP Physics C exam review

Course Meetings

This course meets Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM Pacific (7:30-9:00 PM Eastern). For the specific dates of the course please see the full course schedule by clicking here.

Registration and Tuition

Click on any of the courses below to register! You will be prompted to login or create a new account if you have not already done so. Registration options include:

  • Single Term, \$450
  • Year Packet, \$1620 including the summer, fall, winter, and spring terms (in that order)
  • School Year Packet, \$1215 including the fall, winter, and spring terms (in that order)

This course is also available as self-paced, more information can be found by clicking here.

Students enrolled in this Bundle have access to 4 Terms of Physics Challenge II: Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2019-20, and Spring 2020.

The focus of the summer term of Physics Challenge II is electricity and magnetism.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13.

The focus of the spring term of Physics Challenge II is thermodynamics and AP test review.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7.

The focus of the winter term of Physics Challenge II is electricity and magnetism.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12.

The focus of the fall term of Physics Challenge II is advanced problem solving with mechanics.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/02, 10/09, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13.