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Physics KS5

£75.00

Our Physics KS5 solution meets the need to develop understanding, skills and knowledge required for students at KS5 level. We incorporate fun and intriguing technologies to teach some of the hardest science concepts. Our teaching methodologies ensure students grasp key science ideas and principles without having to laboriously memorise the scientific rules and laws such as Newton’s Laws, Fleming’s Rules and so on.

Description

Physics KS5

Objectives and aims:

Our Physics KS5 solution meets the needs to develop understanding, skills and knowledge required for students at KS5 level. We incorporate fun and intriguing technologies to teach some of the hardest science concepts. Our teaching methodologies ensure students grasp key science ideas and principles without having to laboriously memorise the scientific rules and laws such as Newton’s Laws, Fleming’s Rules and so on.

Our Physics KS5 Solution is tailored to ensure students develop confidence and competence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills. Most students develop enthusiasm in further study and careers associated with physics and we support with such development. Our Physics KS5 Solution ensures that there is an appropriate balance between mathematical calculations and written explanations and students develop practical skills. Along with this, student get vital understanding of how the sciences contribute towards the success of the economy and society.

Physics KS5 Contents:

Vector and Scalers:

  • the distinction between vector and scalar quantities
  • resolution of vectors into two components at right angles
  • addition rule for two vectors
  • calculations for two perpendicular vectors

forces

Kinematics:

  •  Use of kinematic equations in one dimension with constant velocity or
    acceleration
  • graphical representation of accelerated motion
  • interpretation of velocity-time and displacement-time graphs
  • dynamics:
  • use of F = ma when mass is constant
  • one- and two-dimensional motion under constant force
  • independent effect of perpendicular components with uniform acceleration,
    projectile motion
  • calculation of work done for constant forces, including force not along the line of
    motion
  • calculation of exchanges between gravitational potential energy and kinetic
    energy
  • principle of conservation of energy
  • momentum: definition, principle of conservation of momentum, calculations for one-dimensional problems.
  • Circular Motion:
  • radian measure of angle and angular velocity
  • application of F = ma = mv2/r = mrω2 to motion in a circle at constant speed

Oscillations:

  • simple harmonic motion
  • quantitative treatment using a = –ω²x and its solution x = A cos ωt.

Mechanical Properties of Matter:

  • stress, strain, Young modulus
  • force-extension graphs, energy stored

Electric Circuits:

  • electric current as rate of flow of charge, I = Δq/Δt
  • emf and potential difference:
  • definition of emf and concept of internal resistance
  • potential difference in terms of energy transfer
  • resistance: definition, resistivity, Ohm’s law
  • DC Circuits:
    • conservation of charge and energy in circuits
    • relationships between currents, voltages and resistances in series and parallel
    circuits
    • power dissipated
    • potential divider circuits
  • capacitance:
    • definition
    • energy of a capacitor
    • quantitative treatment of charge and discharge curves.

Waves

  • qualitative treatment of polarisation and diffraction
  • path difference, phase and coherence, interference
  • graphical treatment of superposition and stationary waves

Matter

  • molecular kinetic theory:
  • ideal gases; pV = NkT
  • absolute zero
  • relationship between temperature and average molecular
    kinetic energy
  • internal energy:
    • idea of internal energy
    • energy required for temperature change = mcΔθ

Quantum and nuclear physics

  • photons and particles:
    • photon model to explain observable phenomena
    • evidence supporting the photon model
    • wave-particle duality, particle diffraction

Nuclear decay:

  • connections between nature, penetration and range of emissions from
    radioactive substances
  • evidence for existence of nucleus
  • activity of radioactive sources and idea of half-life
  • modelling with constant decay probability leading to exponential decay
  • nuclear changes in decay
  • nuclear energy:
    • fission and fusion processes
    • E = mc2 applied to nuclear processes
    • calculations relating mass difference to energy change

Fields

  • force fields:
    • concept and definition
    • gravitational force and inverse square field for point (or spherical) masses
    • electric force and field for point (or spherical) charges in a vacuum
    • electric and gravitational potential and changes in potential energy
    • uniform electric field
    • similarities and differences between electric and gravitational fields
  • B-fields:
    • force on a straight wire and force on a moving charge in a uniform field
  • flux and electromagnetic induction:
    • concept and definition
    • Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws
    • emf equals rate of change of magnetic flux linkage
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