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Learn about AP Physics & SAT Physics Exams

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High school students across the country and around the world take AP Physics or SAT Physics Subject Test courses and exams to challenge themselves, explore their interests, and earn college credit and placement. If you score high enough in one of these advanced physics courses you may be eligible for credit or advanced placement at most U.S. colleges. You may even be eligible for a scholarship which will save you money!

Dr. Donnelly can teach you the correct approach for each type of question that will appear on the AP Physics 1 Test, the AP Physics 2 Exam, the AP Physics C E&M Exam, the AP Physics C Mechanics Test, or SAT Physics Subject Test, or any other standardized physics test.

Click on the links below to learn more:
  1. How to Improve Your Physics Scores
  2. Contact Dr. Donnelly about private physics lessons
  3. Read our Students' Reviews
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    1. AP Physics Tutoring
    2. SAT Physics Subject Test Tutoring
    3. MCAT Physical Sciences Tutoring
    4. NYS Regents Physics Tutoring

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AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Test

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Test

The AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Test measures your understanding of the Common Core Learning Standards for basic Physics. You will be permitted to use a graphing calculator on all sections of the AP Physics 1 exam. You will also be supplied with a table of equations commonly used in physics. The exam is three hours long and contains 55 questions divided into two sections: a Multiple-Choice section and a Free-Response section.

The Multiple-Choice section last 90 minutes and contains 45 single-select questions each followed by four possible responses, only one of which is correct. There are also 5 multi-select questions which require two of the listed answer choices to be selected to answer the question correctly.

The Free-Response section last 90 minutes consists of five multi-part questions, which require you to write out your solutions, showing your work. There will be one experimental design questions, one qualitative/quantitative translation question, and three short answer questions (requiring a paragraph-length argument).

You should be familiar with the following topics:

i. Kinematics

ii. Dynamics: Newton’s laws

iii. Circular motion and universal law of gravitation

iv. Simple harmonic motion: simple pendulum and mass-spring systems

v. Impulse, linear momentum, and conservation of linear momentum: collisions

vi. Work, energy, and conservation of energy

vii. Rotational motion: torque, rotational kinematics and energy, rotational dynamics, and conservation of angular momentum

viii. Electrostatics: electric charge and electric force

ix. DC circuits: resistors only

x. Mechanical waves and sound.

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based Test

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based Test

The AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based Test measures your understanding of the Common Core Learning Standards for basic Physics. You will be permitted to use a graphing calculator on all sections of the AP Physics 2 exam. You will also be supplied with a table of equations commonly used in physics. The exam is three hours long and contains 55 questions divided into two sections: a Multiple-Choice section and a Free-Response section.

The Multiple-Choice section last 90 minutes and contains 45 single-select questions each followed by four possible responses, only one of which is correct. There are also 5 multi-select questions which require two of the listed answer choices to be selected to answer the question correctly.

The Free-Response section last 90 minutes consists of four multi-part questions, which require you to write out your solutions, showing your work. There will be one experimental design questions, one qualitative/quantitative translation question, and two short answer questions (requiring a paragraph-length argument).

You should be familiar with the following topics:

i. Kinematics

ii. Dynamics: Newton’s laws

iii. Circular motion and universal law of gravitation

iv. Simple harmonic motion: simple pendulum and mass-spring systems

v. Impulse, linear momentum, and conservation of linear momentum: collisions

vi. Work, energy, and conservation of energy

vii. Rotational motion: torque, rotational kinematics and energy, rotational dynamics, and conservation of angular momentum

viii. Electrostatics: electric charge and electric force

ix. DC circuits: resistors only

x. Mechanical waves and sound.

AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnestism Test

AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnestism Test

The AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnestism Test (often referred to as AP Physics C: E&M, or simply E&M) is an Advanced Placement science course about electricity and magnetism. It is one of the four AP Physics courses offered in some U.S. secondary schools. This course may be combined with AP Physics C: Mechanics to make a unified Physics C course that prepares for both exams.

The AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnestism lasts 90 minutes and is configured in two categories: a 35-question multiple choice section and a 3-question free response section. Use of an approved calculator is permitted during the entire exam. Each section is worth 50% of the final score. Calculus should be used wherever appropriate in formulating physical principles and in applying them to physical problems. Therefore, students should have completed or be concurrently enrolled in a calculus class.

The topics covered by the exam are as follows:

i. Electrostatics (30%),

ii. Conductors, insulators, capacitors, dielectrics (14%),

iii. Electric Circuits (20%),

iv. Electromagnetism (16%),

v. Magnetic Fields (20%).

AP Physics C: Mechanics Test

AP Physics C: Mechanics Tes

The AP Physics C: Mechanics Test (often referred to as AP C Mechanics, AP Mechanics, or simply AP Physics C) is an Advanced Placement science course that studies Newtonian mechanics. This course may be combined with AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism to make a unified Physics C course that prepares for both exams.

The AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam lasts 90 minutes and is configured in two categories: a 35-question multiple choice section and a 3-question free response section. Use of an approved calculator is permitted during the entire exam. Each section is worth 50% of the final score. Calculus should be used wherever appropriate in formulating physical principles and in applying them to physical problems. Therefore, students should have completed or be concurrently enrolled in a calculus class.

The topics covered by the exam are as follows:

i. Kinematics (18%),

ii. Newton's Laws of Motion (20%),

iii. Work, Energy, and Power (14%),

iv. Systems of Particles, Linear Momentum (12%),

v. Circular Motion and Rotation (18%),

vi. Oscillations and gravitation (18%).

Physics SAT Subject Test

Physics SAT Subject Test

The Physics SAT Subject Test lasts 1 hour and contains 75 multiple choice questions (each with five answer choices). Students receive 1 point for every correct answer, lose ¼ of a point for each incorrect answer, and receive 0 points for questions left blank. The scaled score ranges from 200 to 800. Calculators are NOT permitted.

The Physics SAT Subject Test assesses your understanding of concepts from one year of introductory physics on the college-preparatory level, as well as reasoning and problem-solving skills derived from lab experience. If you’re thinking about pursuing a math- or science-based program of study, taking the Physics Subject Test is a great way to demonstrate your interests on your college application.

The questions on the Physics Subject Test cover a broad range of topics:

Kinematics (36%–42%),

Electricity & Magnetism (38%–24%),

Waves & Optics (15%–19%),

Heat & Thermodynamics (6%–11%).

Modern Physics (6%–11%).

Miscellaneous (4%–9%).

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