An AP Physics textbook is a textbook for the Advanced Placement Physics course, a high school science class that allows students to earn college credit for their work. AP Physics is more difficult and more thorough than a traditional high school physics class.
The College Board administers the AP program. The AP program allows students to opt for more difficult coursework in a variety of different disciplines. At the end of the year, students take the AP test, earning a score of up to five points. A score of at least three points may earn the student credit toward college courses, depending on the institution's rules.