AP Physics C new Manual Part 2

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This is a continuation of the original post discussing the changes/tweaks to the AP Physics C Mechanics curriculum by the College Board.

The Electricity & Magnetism curriculum is in the same new format as the Mechanics one. There are the same four Big Ideas that are across all the units:

Unit 1:Electrostatics
Unit 2: Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics
Unit 3: Electric Circuits
Unit 4: Magnetic Fields
Unit 5: Electromagnetism
Big Idea 1: Change (CHA)
Interactions produce changes in motion.
Big Idea 1: Force Interactions (INT) Forces characterize interactions between objects or systems.
Big Idea 3: Fields (FLD) Fields predict and describe interactions.
Big Idea 4: Conservation (CON) Conservation laws constrain interactions

With only five units instead of the seven  in Mechanics each unit contains more Leaving Objectives but I found the Essential Knowledge section a bit more sparse. There seemed to be more times that the equation was thrown down and then “using calculus” was meant to explain more of the content. I mean, it does, but I think the content needed under Essential Knowledge is more apparent in Mechanics than in E&M. Unlike in  Mechanics I don’t recall seeing any additional equations not on the supplied equation sheet either.

Unit 1: Electrostatics (pdf or Google Doc)
Unit 2: Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics (pdf or Google Doc)
Unit 3: Electric Circuits (pdf or Google Doc)
Unit 4: Magnetic Fields (pdf or Google Doc)
Unit 5: Electromagnetism (pdf or Google Doc)

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