A Level H2 Physics Syllabus 2020 | Ingel Soong

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A Level H2 Physics Syllabus

The following A Level H2 Physics Syllabus will be covered in Ingel’s class:

SECTION I MEASUREMENT
1. Measurement

  • Physical quantities and SI units
  • Scalars and vectors
  • Errors and uncertainties

SECTION II NEWTONIAN MECHANICS
2. Kinematics

  • Rectilinear motion
  • Non-linear motion

3. Dynamics

  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Linear momentum and its conservation

4. Forces

  • Types of force
  • Centre of gravity
  • Turning effects of forces
  • Equilibrium of forces
  • Upthrust

5. Work, Energy and Power

  • Work
  • Energy conversion and conservation
  • Efficiency
  • Potential energy and kinetic energy
  • Power

6. Motion in a Circle

  • Kinematics of uniform circular motion
  • Centripetal acceleration
  • Centripetal force

7. Gravitational Field

  • Gravitational field
  • Gravitational force between point masses
  • Gravitational field of a point mass
  • Gravitational field near to the surface of the Earth
  • Gravitational potential
  • Circular orbits

SECTION lII THERMAL PHYSICS
8. Temperature and Ideal Gases

  • Thermal equilibrium
  • Temperature scales
  • Equation of state
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Kinetic energy of a molecule

9. First Law of Thermodynamics

  • Specific heat capacity and specific latent heat
  • Internal energy
  • First law of thermodynamics

SECTION IV OSCILLATION AND WAVES
10. Oscillations

  • Simple harmonic motion
  • Energy in simple harmonic motion
  • Damped and forced oscillations, resonance

11. Wave Motion

  • Progressive waves
  • Transverse and longitudinal waves
  • Polarisation
  • Determination of frequency and wavelength of sound waves

12. Superposition

  • Principle of superposition
  • Stationary waves
  • Diffraction
  • Two-source interference
  • Single slit and multiple slit diffraction

SECTION V ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
13. Electric Fields

  • Concept of an electric field
  • Electric force between point charges
  • Electric field of a point charge
  • Uniform electric fields
  • Electric potential

14. Current of Electricity

  • Concept of an electric field
  • Electric force between point charges
  • Electric field of a point charge
  • Uniform electric fields
  • Electric potential

15. D.C. Circuits

  • Circuit symbols and diagrams
  • Series and parallel arrangements
  • Potential divider
  • Balanced potentials

16. Electromagnetism

  • Concept of a magnetic field
  • Magnetic fields due to currents
  • Force on a current-carrying conductor
  • Force between current-carrying conductors
  • Force on a moving charge

17. Electromagnetic Induction

  • Magnetic flux
  • Laws of electromagnetic induction

18. Alternating Current

  • Characteristics of alternating currents
  • The transformer
  • Rectification with a diode

SECTION VI MODERN PHYSICS
19. Quantum Physics

  • Energy of a photon
  • The photoelectric effect
  • Wave-particle duality
  • Energy levels in atoms
  • Line spectra
  • X-ray spectra
  • The uncertainty principle

20. Nuclear Physics

  • The nucleus
  • Isotopes
  • Nuclear processes
  • Mass defect and nuclear binding energy
  • Radioactive decay
  • Biological effects of radiation

A Level H1 Physics Syllabus

SECTION I MEASUREMENT
1. Measurement

  • Physical quantities and SI units
  • Scalars and vectors
  • Errors and uncertainties

SECTION II NEWTONIAN MECHANICS
2. Kinematics

  • Rectilinear motion
  • Non-linear motion

3. Dynamics

  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Linear momentum and its conservation

4. Forces

  • Types of force
  • Centre of gravity
  • Turning effects of forces
  • Equilibrium of forces

5. Work, Energy and Power

  • Work
  • Energy conversion and conservation
  • Efficiency
  • Potential energy and kinetic energy
  • Power

6. Motion in a Circle and Orbits

  • Kinematics of uniform circular motion
  • Centripetal acceleration
  • Centripetal force
  • Gravitational force between points masses
  • Circular orbits

SECTION V ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
7. Current of Electricity

  • Electric current
  • Potential difference
  • Resistance and resistivity
  • Electromotive force

8. D.C. Circuits

  • Circuit symbols and diagrams
  • Series and parallel arrangements
  • Potential divider

9. Electromagnetism

  • Concept of an electric field
  • Concept of a magnetic field
  • Magnetic fields due to currents
  • Force on a current-carrying conductor
  • Force between current-carrying conductors
  • Force on a charge

SECTION VI NUCLEAR PHYSICS

10. Nuclear Physics

  • The nucleus
  • Isotopes
  • Nuclear processes
  • Mass defect and nuclear binding energy
  • Radioactive decay
  • Biological effects of radiation

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