Where Can I Find Resources for Homeschooling AP Physics C?

In summary, the speaker is looking for resources for homeschooling in their last two years of high school. They have found a website offering AP physics courses, but they were not impressed with the sample lecture and found errors. They suggest looking for online college level courses or free textbooks for the AP physics C exam. They also advise considering previous math and physics courses before jumping into college level physics.
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I have decided to go home schooled for my last two years of high school and I am trying to make a curriculum at the moment. Do any of you know a good resource for this? It has not been too hard to find a physics 1 or 2 course, but calculus based physics courses have been pretty sparse. So far I have found this website: https://www.educator.com/physics/ap-physics-c-mechanics/fullerton/ which does have APC but I don't really know if there are better options or not...
 
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I can only say that I was not impressed with the sample I saw at that web site. I looked at a sample lecture involving torque on a body and in the first slide there were several errors. One of them was the statement, "Torque is the force ..." No, it doesn't matter how the rest of the sentence reads; torque IS NOT a force. Torque is a moment (which may not help much) defined as rxF (which he got correct) that tends to cause a rotation.

I think I'd keep looking if I were you. You might look for some online college level courses.
 
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https://www.physicsforums.com/insights/resources-high-school-physics-home/

I'd give careful consideration to your math and previous physics or physical science courses before jumping into college level physics.

But if you are really ready for it, college level physics through a dual enrollment program (many are on line) is often a better option for home schoolers than AP coursework.
 
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This website https://openstax.org/subjects has a number of free, peer-reviewed textbooks. For the AP physics C exam, you'd want University Physics (mostly Volume 1). You can find a lot of videos online explaining various concepts.
 

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