AP Physics 1


This self-paced course covers all of the concepts relevant to an AP® Physics 1 class through concept videos taught by Rice University professor, Dr.  Jason Hafner, problem solving sessions taught by experienced AP® teachers, virtual lab experiences, practice problems and a free textbook offered by OpenStax College. This course is aligned with College Board’s Curriculum Framework and incorporates their Science Practices.

Topics covered include:

  • Linear Motion:
    Kinematics & translational motion
    Motion, force, mechanical energy & momentum
  • Rotational Motion:
    Circular motion & kinematics
    Torque & rotational kinematics
    Rotational energy & angular momentum
    Harmonic motion & gravitation
  • Electricity and Waves:
    Charge and matter
    Electric forces, fields & circuits
    Waves & sound

Student Resources

The course includes: high-quality concept and problem solving videos, interactive, virtual lab experiences, practice problems and more!

Free Textbook

A free textbook from our partner, OpenStax College, is aligned with College Board’s new physics framework and is available to all enrolled students. The textbook is used with video lectures and problem sessions.


Any questions? Please e-mail RiceOnline@rice.edu