Fast-Paced High School Physics

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Fast-Paced High School Physics
Science Course
Course CodePHYW
Year Opened1983*
Sites OfferedCAR, LAN, LOS, SAR
Previously OfferedJHU, LOU, RED, UNI
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Course Description

CTY Physics is a course which covers roughly two years of high school level physics in three weeks. A typical honors-level high school class will cover about 16-17 chapters over a school year. CTY Physics covers 28-30 chapters, resulting in a pace of over 2-4 chapters per day. The class essentially covers the AP Physics 2 curriculum and is a good preparation class for both AP Physics C: Mechanics and E/M. Students are strongly advised to have had trigonometry before taking this class. Basic knowledge of differential and integral calculus are also helpful for understanding certain concepts, though the course is not a calculus-driven physics course.

Class History

Details about notable classes at Saratoga Springs and Los Angeles can be found in the Memories pages about those sites.

The 15.2 LOS Physics class was pretty legendary at CTY. Especially the six girls who constantly went around harmonizing to physics equations. The TA was merely indifferent.

The 17.2 LOS Physics class made a huge meme out of their instructor and TA, leading to Seth C. giving hall meetings about taking pictures of people during class. Nevertheless, Denis Kane and Bryan White live on as memes in our hearts forever.