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1 Curriculum Overview IB Physics SL YEAR 1 JUNIOR TERM I (2011) Resources: Gregg Kerr, Nancy Kerr, (2004) Physics International Baccalaureate, IBID Press, Victoria, Australia. Tim Kirk and Neil Hodgson Physics Course Companion, 2007, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK Tim Kirk and Neil Hodgson Physics Course for IB Diploma, 2007, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK Tim Kirk Physics Study Guide, 2003, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK Ken Dobson, David Grace and David Lovett, Physics, Collins Advanced Science, UK Revision of previous year work Physics and physical measurements Discuss a variety of physical phenomena and facts from previous experience. The realm of physics. State that there are ranges of magnitudes of quantities in our universe. Measurements and uncertainties. Know that there is a SI system of fundamental units and derived units. Work on uncertainty and error in measurement, whereas in calculated results and in graphs. Describe error bars. Distinguish between vectors and scalars and express them in different ways. Decompose in their components Operations involving both quantities. mainly on MEASUREMENT. VISIT TO UNIVERSITY LABORATOTIES Mechanics Kinematics. Uniform and variable linear motion expressed by displacement, distance, velocity and acceleration values, calculations and graphs d-t, v-t, a-t. Interpret gradients. Forces and dynamics. Static and dynamic equilibrium. Know all three Newton laws applications. Work, energy and power. Forces produce work and transfer energy or power as a rate. Study principles as that of the conservation of energy. Forms of energy and its transfer. Uniform and non uniform circular motion. mainly on PENDULUM and CHANGES IN MOMENTUN, IMPULSE

2 Gravitational Force and Field State Newton s universal law of gravitation. Define gravitational field strength mainly on GRAVITATIONAL FIELD STRENGTH

3 Curriculum Overview IB Physics SL TERM II Oscillations Kinematics and simple harmonic motion (SHM). Describe examples containing amplitude, frequency, period and phase difference. Apply model equations for SHM. Solve problems graphically and by calculation. Describe energy changes. Forced oscillations and resonance. Damping. Natural frequency. DAMPING OSCILLATIONS Oscilloscope use Waves Wave characteristics: Pulses and traveling wave, energy transfer by waves, transverse and longitudinal waves. Shape of a wave as in wave fronts and rays. Relationship speed, wave length and frequency. Waves in the electromagnetic spectrum. Wave properties: Reflection and transmission of waves through phase boundaries. Snell s Law. Wave behaviour through obstacles and apertures. Kinds of interference. Path difference and phase difference. Wave superposition. and Investigating on WAVE PROPAGATION in water and other different mediums. Experiments in Ripple tank Young Slits and Laser diffraction Wave and vibrations generators Pulses and standing waves INTERFERENCE

4 Light Speed in vacuum, reflection, refraction, dispersion, diffraction. Law of reflection and images location. Total internal reflection. Mirrors, Prisms and Investigating on light in different mediums. TERM III Atomic structure Atomic and nuclear physics Radioactive Decay Fusion Fission Understand the phenomenon of natural radioactive decay. Emission of alpha and beta particles and gamma radiation. Ionization properties. Radioactive nuclei and stability. Half life of a nuclide from a from an exponential decay curve. Mass defect and unified atomic mass Unit. Binding energy per nucleon. Nuclear activity in the Sun and artificial transmutation. Simile with DOMINO, CARDS VIDEOS

5 Curriculum Overview IB Physics SL Option E: Astrophysics TERM IV Outline Solar system, nature of planets and comets. Distinguish between Stellar clusters and constellations. Define light year used in the calculation of relative distance. Stellar radiation and stellar types. Energy source. Luminosity. Wien s Law and Stephan Boltzmann law. Connection between colour and temperature. Relate atomic spectra to chemical and physical data for stars. Types of stars and types of stellar regions. Stellar distance estimation. Parallax. Cephied variables. COSMOLOGY. Simulations and ICT investigation VISUAL VIAS FOR PARALLAX VIDEOS Electric Circuits Draw circuit diagrams. Internal resistance of a battery. SERIES,PARALLEL CIRCUITS Assignment, quiz Electric Current DC and AC Electric potential difference, current Electrical instruments. Definition of voltage as potential difference. Movement of charge through different potentials. Define electron volt. Define electric current and resistance. Resistivity of electric materials. OHM s Law. Ohmic and non - ohmic bahaviour. UNKNOWN CHARGES TEMPERATURE AND RESISTANCE OHM S LAW

6 and resistance Measurement of electrical properties. Circuits and circuit characteristics. Potential divider. Sensors. Light dependent resistor, thermistors and other electronic devices and applications in day to day life. Curriculum Overview IB Physics SL YEAR 2 SENIOR TERM I (2012) Resources: Thermal physics Thermal energy and temperature link. Units for temperature. State the meaning of internal energy. Specific heat capacity. Vapour and steam. Phase changes. Specific latent heat. Kinetic model and ideal gas. Molecular model in macroscopic behaviour. SPCIFIC HEAT HEAT OF FUSION AND VAPORIZATION ABSOLUTE ZERO TERM II

7 Group 4 Project Manipulative Skills: group and personal For Summative Assessment Physics and Biology plus other schools Chemistry Students Other Fields and Forces Electric force and Field State that there are two types of Electric field. Law of conservation of charge. Coulomb s law. Electric field strength for one or more point charges. Draw Patterns for different electric fields. exercises, experimental work ELECTRIC FIELD MILIKAN S OIL DROP EXPERIMENT Magnetic force and Field Magnetic field produced by moving charges. Draw Patterns for different magnetic fields. Determine direction of the field produced by a current carrying conductor. MAGNETIC FIELD Curriculum Overview IB Physics SL Energy, Power and Climate change Projectile motion AHL topic Energy degradation and power generation, world energy sources, fossil and non fossil fuel power production, solar power other sources. Solar radiation and the Green House effect. Global warming. AHL topics Velocity tangent to direction of motion of an object, visits to thermal generation plants Motion in fields AHL topic Orbital motion and escape velocity Circular, elliptical, parabolic

8 Thermal Physics AHL topic Laws of thermodynamics. Enthalpy change, entropy, Gibbs free energy Reading nomograms and enthalpy - entropy graphs for pure substances. Simple internal combustion engines., visits to industrial plants TERM III Curriculum Overview IB Physics SL Advanced Wave Phenomena study AHL TOPIC Standing wave ration, Doppler effect, Diffraction and grating, resolution, polarization Advanced Electromagnetic Induction Electrical terms as: emf, ac, transmission of electrical power Quantum Physics Wave particle duality atomic spectra and energy states. Nuclear physics. Radioactive decay. Digital technology Analogue and digital signals, Data capture (digital imaging using charge coupled devices CCDs) Optical fibre manipulation Reports, tests TERM IV

9 OPTION ELECTROMAGNETISM Unknown: choice between electromagnetic waves option G or Relativity option H or other if equipment is available. Lecture Quiz

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