HL Topics

1. Measurements and uncertainties
1.1 – Measurements in physics
1.2 – Uncertainties and errors
1.3 – Vectors and scalars

2. Mechanics
2.1 – Motion
2.2 – Forces
2.3 – Work, energy and power
2.4 – Momentum and impulse

3. Thermal physics
3.1 – Thermal concepts
3.2 – Modelling a gas

4. Waves
4.1 – Oscillations
4.2 – Travelling waves
4.3 – Wave characteristics
4.4 – Wave behaviour
4.5 – Standing waves

5. Electricity and magnetism

5.1 – Electric fields
5.2 – Heating effect of electric currents
5.3 – Electric cells
5.4 – Magnetic effects of electric currents

6. Circular motion and gravitation
6.1 – Circular motion
6.2 – Newton’s law of gravitation

7. Atomic, nuclear and particle physics

7.1 – Discrete energy and radioactivity
7.2 – Nuclear reactions
7.3 – The structure of matter

8. Energy production
8.1 – Energy sources
8.2 – Thermal energy transfer

9. Wave phenomena
9.1 – Simple harmonic motion
9.2 – Single-slit diffraction
9.3 – Interference
9.4 – Resolution
9.5 – Doppler effect

10. Fields
10.1 – Describing fields
10.2 – Fields at work

11. Electromagnetic induction

11.1 – Electromagnetic induction
11.2 – Power generation and transmission
11.3 – Capacitance

12. Quantum and nuclear physics
12.1 – The interaction of matter with radiation
12.2 – Nuclear physics

Option D. Astrophysics
D.1 – Stellar quantities
D.2 – Stellar characteristics and stellar evolution
D.3 – Cosmology
D.4 – Stellar processes
D.5 – Further cosmology


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