# AS Level Physics · OCR (reformed)

**Dates Available **Week 1: Monday 3 - Friday 7 April

Week 2: Monday 10 - Friday 14 April

Week 3: Monday 17 - Friday 21 April

**Board**OCR A H156

*Not suitable for those studying OCR-B*

**Length of Course**

20 hours

**Times**

9am to 1pm daily

The course examines key topic areas and extensive use will be made of previous exam questions to illustrate relevant principles. The course will focus on exam technique and relating principles to applications.

The course will cover the following topics:

**Module 2 • Foundations of Physics**

Quantities and units

Vectors and scalar

**Module 3 • Forces and Motion**

Motion*Motion in a straight line, SUVAT (constant acceleration), equations, projectile motion, freefall*

Forces in Action*Force diagrams, terminal velocity, moments and couples, density and pressure, Archimedes principle*

Work, Energy and Power*Conservation of energy, kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, power and efficiency*

Materials*Springs and Hooke's law, elastic potential energy, Stress-strain and the Young modulus*

Newton's Laws of Motion and Momentum*Newton's laws, Linear Momentum, Impulse, Collisions*

**Module 4 • Electrons, Waves and Photons**

Charge and Current*Kirchoff's first law*

Energy, Power and Resistance*Circuit components and symbols, I-V characteristics, resistance*

Electrical Circuits*Kirchoff's law and circuits, resistor combinations, analysing circuits, internal resistance, potential dividers, sensing circuits*

Waves*Progressive waves, wave properties, refraction and reflection, superposition and interference, Young's double slits, stationary waves*

Quantum Physics*Photons, the photoelectric effect, wave-particle duality*

**Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Physics is not explicitly covered on this course, however relevant experiments and techniques will be discussed where appropriate throughout.**