Epsilon (AS level) Physics annual plan (Sudhir)
Table of Contents

July
Introduction
 Why everyone should know some Physics
 History of Science in general and Physics in particular
 Methods of inquiry in Physics
 The open questions in Physics
 Possible futures studying Physics
 Student specific goal assessment
 Exam preparation vs understanding
Units and dimensions
 History of the units system
 Features of a good unit system
 The FPS, CGS and MKS systems
 The SI system
 Basic and derived units
 Prefixes
 Inter system conversions
 Dimensional analysis
August
Using spreadsheets (i.e. MS Excel/ LibreOffice Calc) for simulations
 to plot graphs
 to simulate physical systems
 to simulate chemical systems
 to simulate biological systems
 to help in alternate ways of solving textbook problems
Errors and Variations
 Systematic error
 Random error
 Adding and multiplying errors
 errors vs variations
 significant figures
 scientific notation
Vectors
 Scalars and vectors.
 Why vectors?
 Vector operations
 resolution of vectors
 vectors in the cartesian coordinate system
September
Classical Mechanics I  Kinematics
 Kinematics vs dynamics
 distance/speed vs displacement/velocity
 acceleration
 displacementtime graphs and velocitytime graphs
 Equations of motion
 2 dimensions: projectiles
Classical Mechanics II  Dynamics
 Mass and inertia
 Newtons laws of motion
 Forces
 Resolving forces into components
October
Energy
 Work and energy
 Gravitational potential energy
 Kinetic Energy
 Energy transfer
Classical Mechanics III  Pressure
 Density
 Pressure
 Δp = ρgΔh
 Measuring pressure
Classical Mechanics IV  Center of mass
 Experimental determination
 Theoretical derivation
November
Classical Mechanics V  Collisions
 Momentum
 Collisions
Classical Mechanics VI  Rotational motion
 Angular momentum
 Torque and angular acceleration
 Moment of inertia
December
Waves
 Qualitative wave description
 Amplitude, frequency,wavelength
 Intensity
 Wave energy
 Electromagnetic waves
January
Waves continued
 linear superposition
 diffraction
 interference
February
Waves continued
 Stationary waves
 Nodes and antinodes
March
Radioactivity
 Alpha scattering
 Atomic structure: Plum pudding vs Rutherford
 Radioactive decay
 Ionising vs nonionising radiation