Level 2 Physics

12PHY
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Tsai

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 1 Science and Mathematics including one Merit from either Physics 1.3 (electricity)  or Science 1.1 (mechanics) and a Merit in 1.2 Algebra (91027) or HOF approval.


Physics is the study of the physical world around us, including motion of objects, forces, gravity and electromagnetism. Knowledge of Physics is a requirement for entry to university courses in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Structural, Civil and Electrical), Architectural Design and Surveying. 

Course Description:

  • Experimental Methods: Measurement and analysis of physical systems.
  • Mechanics: A look at how and why objects move in different situations. 
  • Electricity and Electromagnetism: Electrical circuit behaviour. Electric and magnetic fields and the links between them.
  • Waves: The properties and behavior of different types of waves including light and sound. 
  • Atoms: Radioactivity and properties of nuclei.

Faculties:

Science



Pathway

Level 3 Physics

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