AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.
AP Physics 1 is still relatively new. Although College Board's AP Physics B had been around for years, The new AP Physics 1 and 2 are only in their 2nd year of existence. Keep in mind that this means you really have to pay attention to the edition of any study materials your choose to acquire. Make sure they are for AP Physics 1 and not AP Physics B. This course has been designed not only on algebra based math only but it is designed for students with little to no background in physics. This class is replacing PAP Physics in most schools. The benefit to this is that you can take an AP exam and get credit for a physics class without having to take an extra class.