AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

  • Course Description

    AP Physics C: E&M is the equivalent of a second semester calculus based college physics course. Most colleges will give credit for this course if you pass the AP exam. This course covers electrostatics, circuits, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism. It is meant to be taken after completing AP Physics C: Mechanics, but students may decide to take C: Mechanics and C: E&M concurrently. This course should not be taken instead of C: Mechanics.

    Recommended math Co-requisite: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, or Multivariable Calculus


    • A student may take more than one physics course during high school. For instance, a student may choose to take AP Physics 1 as a junior and AP Physics C as a senior.
    • AP Physics 1 is being introduced so that SAMOHI students have an opportunity to take an AP Physics course even if they are not taking calculus.