H2 Physics Tuition Syllabus

SECTION I: MEASUREMENT

  1. Measurement
  • SI Units
  • Errors and uncertainties
  • Scalars and vectors

SECTION II: NEWTONIAN MECHANICS

  1. Kinematics
  • Rectilinear motion
  • Non-linear motion
  1. Dynamics
  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Linear momentum and its conservation
  1. Forces
  • Types of force
  • Equilibrium of forces
  • Centre of gravity
  • Turning effects of forces
  1. Work, Energy and Power
  • Work
  • Energy conversion and conservation
  • Potential energy and kinetic energy
  • Power
  1. Motion in a Circle 
  • Kinematics of uniform circular motion
  • Centripetal acceleration
  • Centripetal force
  1. Gravitational Field
  • Gravitational field
  • Force between point masses
  • Field of a point mass
  • Field near to the surface of the Earth
  • Gravitational potential
  1. Oscillations
  • Simple harmonic motion
  • Energy in simple harmonic motion
  • Damped and forced oscillations, resonance

SECTION III: THERMAL PHYSICS

  1. Thermal Physics
  • Internal energy
  • Temperature scales
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Specific latent heat
  • First law of thermodynamics
  • The ideal gas equation
  • Kinetic energy of a molecule

SECTION lV: WAVES

  1. Wave Motion
  • Progressive waves
  • Transverse and longitudinal waves
  • Polarisation
  • Determination of frequency and wavelength
  1. Superposition
  • Stationary waves
  • Diffraction
  • Interference
  • Two-source interference patterns
  • Diffraction grating

SECTION V: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

  1. ElectricFields
  • Concept of an electric field
  • Force between point charges
  • Electric field of a point charge
  • Uniform electric fields
  • Electric potential
  1. Current of Electricity
  • Electric current
  • Potential difference
  • Resistance and resistivity
  • Sources of electromotive force
  1. D.C.Circuits
  • Practical circuits
  • Series and parallel arrangements
  • Potential divider
  • Balanced potentials
  1. Electromagnetism
  • Force on a current-carrying conductor
  • Force on a moving charge
  • Magnetic fields due to currents
  • Force between current-carrying conductors
  1. Electromagnetic Induction
  • Magnetic flux
  • Laws of electromagnetic induction
  1. Alternating Currents
  • Characteristics of alternating currents
  • The transformer
  • Rectification with a diode

SECTION VI: MODERN PHYSICS

  1. Quantum Physics
  • Energy of a photon
  • The photoelectric effect
  • Wave-particle duality
  • Energy levels in atoms
  • Line spectra
  • X-ray spectra
  • The uncertainty principle
  • Schrödinger model
  • Barrier tunnelling
  1. Lasers and Semiconductors
  • Basic principles of lasers
  • Energy bands, conductors and insulators
  • Semiconductors
  • Depletion region of a p-n junction
  1. Nuclear Physics
  • The nucleus
  • Isotopes
  • Mass defect and nuclear binding energy
  • Nuclear processes
  • Radioactive decay
  • Biological effect of radiation

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