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Is it worthwhile to take AP Physics 1 and/or AP Physics 2 before AP Physics C? I know that the 1 and 2 are algebra based and C is calculus based. Couldn't a student take a solid physics class (not AP) and then follow it up with AP Physics C, assuming the student has had calculus?

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There is no reason to take the algebra based AP Physics classes if the student will take calc based physics anyway.

A solid algebra based one year course suffices (and is not even strictly necessary)

In particular, with the redesign each of those AP classes is supposed to take a year. I do not consider it sensible to spend three high school years on physics. (And I am a physics prof)

Edited by regentrude
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