Level 3 Physics

13PHYS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Riley

Recommended Prior Learning

Reasonable success in Level 2 Physics (gaining an Achieved grade at Level 2 in both mechanics and electricity is really a must to gain success at Level 3 with waves highly recommended) or by negotiation with the HOD.

Having good mathematical skills, particularly algebra, is also recommended particularly if you intend to attempt scholarship.


In Year 13 Physics we cover the following concepts:

Practical skills and the use of error values in experiments.
Mechanics:
• Momentum and Centre of Mass
• Circular Motion and Forces
• Rotational Motion
• Simple Harmonic Motion
Waves:
• Waves Systems and Interference
• Standing Waves
• Doppler Effect
Modern Physics:
• The Photoelectric Effect
• The Bohr Model of the Atom
• Fission, Fusion and Binding Energy
Electricity:
• DC circuits
• Capacitors
• Electromagnetic Induction
• AC circuits

This course is an important building block for anyone who is considering studying Engineering or Health Science at University.


Learning Areas:

Science



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A study guide text is provided but optional workbooks can be purchased.


Pathway Tags

https://www.careers.govt.nz/searchresults?q=Physics