AP Physics Introduction (Summer)
This course is designed for rising 11th or 12th grade students. It has many Questions and Problem Solving sessions to help students sharp their understanding of key concepts, and learn how to apply those concepts to solve real physics problems. It offers the opportunity for high school students to build up the Physics foundation that is required to succeed in taking the rigorous AP Physics or Honors Physics in their base schools, as well as to achieve high scores in May AP test.
This class will cover the following concepts:
(1) Conventions and Graphing
(3) Kinematics in one dimension
(4) Kinematics in Two Dimensions
(6) Circular Motion
(7) Energy, Work, and Power
(8) Momentum and Impulse
(10) Electric Field
(11) Electric Potential
(12) Circuit Elements and DC Circuits
(14) Electromagnetic Induction
The class will have many Questions and Problem Solving sessions to help students sharp their understanding of key concepts, learn how to apply those concepts to solve real physics problems. It offers the opportunity for high school students to build up Physics foundation that is required to succeed in taking the rigorous AP Physics in their base school; and to achieve high score in May 2017 AP test.
NEW contents include: Motion in one and two dimensions, Force and Motion, Kinetic Energy and Work, Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy, Center of Mass and Linear Momentum, Rotation, Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum, Electric Charge, Electric Fields, Gauss Law, Electric Potential and Circuits. Capacitance, Current and Resistance, Magnetic Fields, Induction and Inductance, Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current, Maxwell’s Equations and Magnetism of Matter. We also plan to cover selective major chapters from Optics and Thermodynamics. *Teacher’s bio
Instructor: Dr. Frank Lu is an experienced teacher with a PhD in Physics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) . He received degrees from Fudan University, University of Maryland, and Duke University. Dr. Lu taught college students at UMBC (MD), and American University (DC). He also tutored and taught students from TJ, Oakton, and Langley High Schools as well as other private schools. His students have received excellent scores in SAT Physics (700 – 800) and AP Physics (5).
Dr. Lu’s unique instructional method and teaching style includes many question and problem solving sessions, sharpening students’ understanding of key concepts, enabling students to apply those concepts to solve real Physics problems in life, and building a solid foundation for the rigorous AP Physics Test.
From 2014 to 2017, some of Dr. Lu’s AP and SAT Physics students reported their admission to top schools, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, Georgetown, UPenn, New York U., UC Berkeley, Swarthmore, and other great colleges. A big congratulation to our seniors!!
The text books include: “Fundamentals of Physics” by Hallliday, Resnick, and Walker, the 7th Edition; Barron’s AP Physics; and other required materials
Location: 2705 Hunter Mill Rd, VA 22124
Contact: [email protected] for any questions!