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A Level Physics

A Level Physics

Easter Revision Course Dates 2024

  • Week 1: Monday 25 March – Friday 29 March
  • Week 2: Monday 1 April – Friday 5 April
  • Week 3: Monday 8 April – Friday 12 April

Boards

Suitable for all examination boards.

Length of Course

Five full days, 40 hours total.

Times

9.00am to 12.30pm or 1.00pm to 4.30pm daily.

The course covers the following topics that are common to all specifications, but students should check carefully that sessions are relevant to their own particular studies:

Topic 1 – Mechanics I:
Vectors; Equations of constant acceleration; Projectiles; F = ma; Work, energy, power; Newton’s laws; Momentum.

Topic 2 – Electricity:
Current; Voltage; Resistance; Electromotive force (EMF); Internal resistance and resistivity; Current-voltage graphs; Potential dividers.

Topic 3 – Waves:
Single slit diffraction (qualitative treatment only); Two source interference pattern; Standing waves; Polarisation; Phase.

Topic 4 – Quantum Physics:
Wave-particle duality; Photoelectric effect; Line spectra; De Broglie wavelength; Electron diffraction.

Topic 5 – Particle Physics: 
Quark-Lepton model, including hadrons, baryons and mesons; Particle interaction to include fundamental forces, exchange particles, conservation laws and Feynman Diagrams.

Topic 6 – Mechanics II:
Circular motion; Simple harmonic motion (SHM).

Topic 7 – Electric & Gravitational Fields:
Newton’s law; Coulomb’s law; Electric fields; Gravitational fields.

Topic 8 – Electromagnetism:
Magnetic fields; Motion of charged particles in magnetic fields; Electromagnetic induction; A.C.

Topic 9 – Capacitors and Thermal Physics & Gases:
Capacitors; Ideal gases; pV = nRT; Kinetic energy and its proportionality to Kelvin temperature; Internal energy; Specific heat capacity.

Topic 10 – Radioactivity:
Nuclear radiations; Nuclear decay equations; Calculations including the exponential decay formula; E = mc2; Fission; Fusion.

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