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Mr. Jonathan Kinney, Physics

AP Physics students and parents,
Welcome! Check your grades regularly through Skyward using your assigned username and password. If you need assistance with your login information, visit or call our attendance offic(615-904-6789, ext. 23307).  
You may view class lesson plans and updates on the calendars linked below or at the quick links tab. 
Students, use the class OneNote notebook to access handouts and more details concerning daily assignments. You must be logged into your Office 365 account to view the notebook.  Contact me if you have trouble accessing the OneNote notebook.
You can access your Office 365 account by clicking here. The username and password are the same as your computer login at school.
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Mr. Kinney
(615)904-6789 ext. 23334
AP Physics online textbook registration information can be found on the class OneNote: Content Library: 00-Introduction section. Email me if you have any problems accessing the book.
When I plan, I expect students to complete 45 minutes per day on AP Physics homework.  Parents, if you see your child spending more time than that, please let me know.
I also plan to implement aspects of the Flipped Classroom and Thayer Method of instruction for AP Physics.  It will require students to read, watch videos, take notes, answer questions, and complete straight-forward word problems/exercises outside of class.  The purpose behind this is allow students to learn the basics at their own pace.  This also frees up class time to complete higher-ordered tasks (discussion, complex problem-solving, lab research, etc.) while their peers and teacher are around to help. If you have questions/concerns with this, you may read the linked articles below or email me your thoughts.
AP Physics 1 is algebra-based and does not require calculus, though concepts of calculus are applied. The topics studied are typical of a college Physics 101 course. (Motion, forces, energy, and momentum).  The AP Physics 1 Exam requires more writing than a typical college Physics course and the AP Physics C courses.
The two AP Physics C courses apply, and thus require, calculus. Science and engineering majors are typically expected to take calculus-based Physics in college.  AP Physics C: Mechanics covers topics studied in a first semester Physics course (Motion, forces, energy, and momentum).  E&M is short for electricity and magnetism, and AP Physics C: E&M covers topics typically studied in a second semester Physics course (Electric fields and forces, voltage, circuits, magnetism, and electromagnetism.)