AP Physics Books



AP Test Prep Books



Planning on taking the AP Physics test? Below are some excellent test review preparation books for the Physics subject exam. A good AP prep book provides review questions, study tips, explanations, practice questions, etc.

Princeton AP Physics Prep Book









Cracking the AP Physics B Exam 2011 Edition.

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Review (Sept 7, 2010)

Book Description
If you’re preparing for the AP Physics B test, you’ll want a copy of Cracking the AP Physics B Exam, 2011 Edition — a test-prep guide from The Princeton Review that brings you proven strategies to score more. It also includes:

•2 full-length practice AP Physics B tests with detailed explanations
•Comprehensive review of important Physics B topics, including vectors, fluid mechanics, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, and more
•Quick-study tables of key formulas and equations for the AP Physics B exam
•Step-by-step strategies for cracking even the toughest AP physics problems
•Detailed walk-through of the free-response section of the AP exam
•Planning and organization tips to get you all the way to test day!

Princeton AP Physics C Exam Book









Cracking the AP Physics C Exam 2011 Edition.

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Review (Sept 7, 2010)

Book Description
Cracking the AP Physics C Exam, 2011 Edition includes proven strategies for success on the AP Physics C test. This book, from test prep experts at The Princeton Review, includes everything you need to score high on your AP exam:

•2 full-length AP Physics C practice tests with detailed explanations
•Thorough review of top Physics C topics, including Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism
•Coverage of AP Physics subjects - vectors, kinematics, Newton’s laws, linear momentum, rotational motion, gravitation, oscillations, forces & fields, direct current circuits, electromagnetic induction and much more
•Detailed answers for practice AP Physics C multiple-choice and free response questions
•Planning and organization tips to get you all the way to test day!


Kaplan AP Physics B & C Preparation








Kaplan AP Physics B & C 2011 Edition

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher:Kaplan Publishing (Sept 28, 2010)

Book Description
• Tips from students who earned a perfect 5 on the AP Physics B & C exam

• Strategies from AP Physics B & C teachers

• A new group study guide, helping all group members make the most of their study sessions

• Breakthrough advice for parents—on everything from using the book as a coaching aid to preparing for exam day

• 2 full-length practice tests (essential for learning how to beat the clock)

• An intensive diagnostic test so that you can use your time efficiently, targeting weak areas and feeling confident in your strengths

• Detailed explanations to the answers, showing you how to think like the authors of the test

• In-depth reviews of all relevant exam material, going beyond a mere textbook review

• Proven skill-building techniques that are guaranteed to raise your score

• Glossary of key terms, and all key terminology is defined in context

• A user-friendly design for navigating the book in a flash


Barrons AP Physics B Preparation Book







Barrons AP Physics B with CD-ROM

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 5 edition (February 1, 2011)

Book Description
This manual has been updated to reflect the most recent AP Physics B exams. It offers a diagnostic test and two full-length model exams with all questions answered and explained. An extensive review of all AP Physics B test topics covers vectors; motion; Newton's laws of motion, work, and energy; oscillatory motion; fluids; gravitation; temperature and heat; thermodynamics; magnetism; electromagnetic induction; waves and sound; light; geometrical optics; quantum theory; the atom; the nucleus; and much more. Also provided are study and test-taking advice, a math review, and a glossary of physics terms. This edition of the manual comes with an enclosed CD-ROM that contains two additional model tests with answers and automatic scoring of the multiple-choice questions.

  • A diagnostic test to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses
  • Two full-length AP Physics B tests
  • Proven test-taking strategies for success


Barrons AP Physics C test book







Barrons AP Physics C, 2008

  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Barrons, 2 edition (January 1, 2008)

Book Description
Updated to reflect the most recent Advanced Placement exams, this new edition presents a diagnostic test and two full-length Physics C practice tests with questions answered and explained. Physics C problems, as designed by the Educational Testing Service, are those that require use of calculus for their solutions. In addition to practice exams, this manual presents a detailed review of AP physics topics, which include Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and all other related AP test topics. Additional aids for test takers include a general overview of the AP exam, study advice, test-taking tips, and an Appendix of Physics C equations.

From the Inside Flap
(back cover)

  • All AP Physics C test topics reviewed in detail
  • A general overview to familiarize you with the exam
  • Study advice and test-taking tips to help you achieve a high score
  • A diagnostic test and two full length practice tests reflect recent actual tests in question types and degree of difficulty
  • All questions answered and explained
  • An appendix of Physics C equations