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Whats the Adv Physics Course Like?? ^


Posted 12 February 2004 - 09:04 PM

I was thinking of taking adv physics next year and wanted 2 no wat its like, and kinda topics u do.


Posted 12 February 2004 - 09:18 PM

I found this on a website and though it might be interesting for you.

Why Physics?

This course is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the nature of Physics and its applications. It builds on the skills, attitudes and abilities that you have developed at Higher level and provides a challenging experience for those who wish to study the subject in greater depth. The study of Advanced Higher Physics encourages an interest in current developments and applications of physics.

Entry to the course

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained the following

Higher Physics
Higher Mathematics

Course Outline

The course is made up of four compulsory units – two 40 hour units and two 20 hour units.

Mechanics (40hours)
Topics studied in this unit include

kinematic relationships and relatavistic motion
angular motion
rotational dynamics
simple harmonic motion
wave - particle duality.

Electrical Phenomena (40 hours)
Topics studied in this unit include

electric fields
motion in a magnetic field
self inductance
forces of nature.

Wave Phenomena (20 hours)
Topics studied in this unit include

interference – division of amplitude
interference – division of wavefront

Physics Investigation (20 hours)
In this unit you are required to carry out an investigation and produce a report of your findings. This involves planning, organisation, designing experiments, collection and analysis of information.

Core Skills

H Problem Solving (Critical Thinking, Planning and Organising, Reviewing and Evaluating)

H Numeracy (Using Graphical Information, Using Numbers)

Units are assessed internally by your teacher/lecturer in accordance with SQA guidelines.

The course is assessed by

a written examination, set and marked by the SQA
external assessment of the Investigation Report by the SQA.

Hope this helps


Posted 12 February 2004 - 10:16 PM

Cheers man thts loadsa help!

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