This unit introduces the concepts of electric charge and electric force. These concepts serve as the basis for developing electric circuits in Unit 9 as well as being foundational to the magnetism topics in AP Physics 2. These topics will account for ~4-5% of the AP exam questions and will take approximately 3-5 45 minute class periods to cover.
Applicable Big Ideas
Big Idea #1: Systems - Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge. Systems may have an internal structure.
Big Idea #3: Force Interactions - The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces.
Big Idea #5: Conservation - Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws.