分不清AP物理1和AP物理2的区别？

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As you're deciding which AP courses to take next school year, you may find yourself wondering about the differences between courses that have similar names. In this post, we’re breaking down the differences between AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based and AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based.

## What are AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based and AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based?

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based is an introductory course in which you will explore the foundational principles of physics with hands-on laboratory learning.

The units included in this course and exam are:

- Kinematics (Unit 1)
- Dynamics (Unit 2)
- Circular Motion and Gravitation (Unit 3)
- Energy (Unit 4)
- Momentum (Unit 5)
- Simple Harmonic Motion (Unit 6)
- Torque and Rotational Motion (Unit 7)

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based is a course in which you will explore additional topics in physics with hands-on laboratory learning.

The units included in this course and exam are:

- Fluids: Pressure and Forces (Unit 1)
- Thermodynamics (Unit 2)
- Electrical Force, Field, and Potential (Unit 3)
- Electrical Circuits (Unit 4)
- Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction (Unit 5)
- Geometric and Physical Optics (Unit 6)
- Quantum, Atomic, Nuclear Physics (Unit 7)

## How are these courses different?

The AP Physics 1 course is equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. At the time you start taking this course, it's beneficial to have completed a course in geometry and be taking (or have completed) a course in algebra 2.

The AP Physics 2 course is equivalent to a second-semester college course in algebra-based physics. At the time you start taking this course, you should have already taken AP Physics 1 and be taking (or have completed) a course in precalculus.

The AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 courses contain similar content to what is taught in AP Physics C: Mechanics and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism. However, both AP Physics C courses are calculus-based. At the time you start taking either AP Physics C course, you should be taking (or have completed) a calculus course.

To learn more about other AP courses and materials, visit https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/

文章主要指出：

AP物理1 和AP物理2 分别所包含的科目；

AP物理1 是以代数为基础的大学初级物理课程；

AP物理2 虽然同样也是代数为基础的大学物理课程，但它研究的课题比AP物理1 更深入，在学习AP物理2 之前需已完成 AP物理1 的课程学习并且正在学习（或已完成）微积分课程；

AP物理C 的课程内容其实和AP物理1 、AP物理2 所包含的相关科目课程内容相似，但AP物理 C的课程都是以微积分为基础学习。在您开始学习任何AP物理 C 课程时，您应该正在学习（或已完成）微积分课程。