As of 2014, the AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam contains multiple choice questions on a variety of topics, including kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, and work and energy. Other topics include systems and linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, and oscillations and gravitation.
Each multiple choice question is written as a question or incomplete statement followed by five possible answers or completions, one of which is correct. Sometimes, multiple questions are based on a given set of information. For instance, the following information has two related questions: "The speed v of an automobile moving on a straight road is given in meters per second as a function of time t in seconds by the following equation: v(t) = 4 + 2t^3."
The related questions are: "What is the acceleration of the automobile at t = 2s?" and "How far has the automobile traveled in the interval between t = 0 and t = 2s?"
A multiple choice question that requires the test taker to complete a statement is: "If a particle moves in a plane so that its position is described by the functions x = A cos omega t and y = A sin omega t, the particle is a) moving with constant speed along a circle; b) moving with varying speed along a circle; c) moving with constant acceleration along a straight line; d) moving along a parabola; e) oscillating back and forth along a straight line."