Stage 2 Physics

LENGTH OF COURSE: Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Successful Completion of Stage 1 Physics Semester 1 and 2, with B grades or better

CURRICULUM CHARGES:  Nil

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

1. Motion and Relativity – understanding of acceleration on the motion of objects, the energy involved, and the relativistic effects when velocity approaches the speed of light.
2. Electricity and Magnetism – understanding of fields, analysis of the motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields, and the application of these in modern medical and diagnostic equipment.
3. Light and Atoms – understanding of electromagnetic radiation, the dual wave and particle behaviour of light and the analytical applications of this

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Investigations Folio [30%]:
Includes practical and Science as a Human Endeavour activities, with written reports

Skills and Applications Tasks [40%]:
Includes supervised tasks and activities

External Examination [30%]:
Written examination