Solaj (A level) Physics annual plan | Sudhir

June

Atomic Physics

  • Alpha scattering
  • Rutherford model
  • Nucleons
  • Radioactivity

July

Particle physics

  • Particle detectors
  • Particle accelerators
  • Fundamental particles
  • Families of particles
  • Beta decay mechanism in terms of quarks

Waves

  • Doppler effect
  • Mach cone

Superposition of waves

  • Beats
  • Interference
  • Diffraction

August

Stationary waves

  • Theory of stationary waves
  • Conditions for stationary waves
  • Stationary waves on strings
  • stationary waves with sound
  • stationary waves with microwaves
  • Measuring wavelength and speed of sound

Circular motion

  • Angular momentum
  • Centripetal acceleration

September

Gravitation

  • Force of gravity
  • Field strength
  • Energy in a gravitational field
  • Gravitational potential
  • Orbiting around a mass

October

Thermal physics

  • Kinetic molecular model
  • Heat vs Temperature
  • Internal energy
  • Zeroth law of thermodynamics
  • First law of thermodynamics
  • Latent Heat
  • Evaporation
  • Specific heat capacity

Ideal gases

  • Brownian motion and the atomic model
  • Deriving PV=(1/3)*mN<c2>
  • R=kB/Na
  • The importance of the Boltzmann constant

November

Quantum physics

  • History - Blackbody radiation
  • Photoelectric effect
  • The photon
  • Bohr's theory and the line spectrum
  • Sommerfeld's model

December

Quantum mechanics continued

  • Matter waves
  • Wave particle duality
  • Using electron diffraction to probe materials

January

Nuclear Physics

  • Balanced nuclear equations
  • Mass and energy
  • Binding energy
  • Decay equation
  • Half life and decay constant
  • Randomness and decay

Electronic circuits

  • Sensors
  • Operational amplifiers

Communication systems

  • Modulation
  • Amplitude Modulation
  • Frequency modulation

February

Medical Imaging

  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Echo
  • CAT
  • X-rays

Exam orientation

March

Revision and exams

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