AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores topics such as kinematics, forces, linear and rotational motion, Newton's Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation, rotational motion, work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple electrical circuits. Through inquiry based learning students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills.  Students should have completed Geometry and be concurrently taking Algebra II or an equivalent based course.  Although the Physics 1 course includes basic use of trigonometric functions, this understanding can be gained either in concurrent math course or in the AP Physics 1 course itself.  No prior work in physics is necessary.  All students completing the course are expected to take the advanced placement examination.  Students may be able to earn college credit with an appropriate score on the AP Exam