3 Introduction to Year 12 Physics Motion in Two DimensionsTopic 1: Projectile MotionApplication: Projectiles in SportTopic 2: Uniform Circular MotionApplication: The Banking of Road CurvesTopic 3: Gravitation and SatellitesApplication: Weather and Communication SatellitesTopic 4: Momentum in Two DimensionsApplication: Spacecraft Propulsion
4 Introduction to Year 12 Physics Electricity and MagnetismTopic 1: Electric FieldsApplication: Photocopiers and Laser PrintersTopic 2: The Motion of Charged Particles in Electric FieldsApplication: The Use of Electric Fields in CyclotronsTopic 3: Magnetic FieldsApplication: The Moving-coil LoudspeakerTopic 4: The Motion of Charged Particles in Magnetic FieldsApplication: The Use of Magnetic Fields in Cyclotrons
5 Introduction to Year 12 Physics Light and MatterTopic 1: Electromagnetic WavesApplication: Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS)Topic 2: The Interference of LightApplication: Compact DiscsTopic 3: PhotonsApplication: The Use of X-rays in MedicineTopic 4: Wave Behaviour of ParticlesApplication: Electron Microscopes
6 Introduction to Year 12 Physics Atoms and NucleiTopic 1: The Structure of the AtomApplication: LasersTopic 2: The Structure of the NucleusApplication: The Production of RadioisotopesTopic 3: RadioactivityApplication: Positron Emission Tomography (PET)Topic 4: Nuclear Fission and FusionApplication: Fission Nuclear Power
8 Introduction to Year 12 Physics If there is no air between Earth and Mars what does the rocket push against to get to Mars?If almost all of the fuel is used to escape the Earth’s gravity, how can the rocket make all the way to Mars?How do they calculate the orbits around Earth and Mars?What keeps a satellite in orbit? What is weightlessness?How can they work out how much force is required to slow the capsule down in 7 minutes? What is 7g?What alternatives can be used to power a space craft?
12 Welcome to Stage 2 Physics Skills and Assessment Tasks 30%Investigations Folio 40%Practical InvestigationsIssues InvestigationExternal examination 30%
13 Welcome to Stage 2 Physics You are expected to do about 4 hours of work in Physics per week in addition to programmed time.
14 Welcome to Stage 2 Physics 1 ½ hours -weekly assignment1 ½ hours -studying and learning from texts and notes etc1 hour - Information Search, practical preparation, essays etcThis is a rough guide only.