Topic Notes

Introduction

The Building Blocks

Stable/Unstable Nuclei

Nuclear Radiation

Nuclear Equations

Electromagnetic Radiation

Antiparticles

Quarks

Fundamental Forces

Feynman Diagrams

Classification of Particles

Conservation Laws

Photons

Excitation and Ionisation

The Fluorescent Tube

The Photoelectric Effect

Electron Diffraction

Wave-Particle Duality

Progressive Waves

Longitudinal Waves and Transverse Waves

Refraction

Superposition

Interference

Stationary Waves

Diffraction

Scalar and Vector Quantities

The Addition of Vectors

The Resolution of Vectors

Turning Moments

Motion in a Straight Line

Equations for Uniform Acceleration

Projectile Motion

Newton's First Law

Newton's Second Law of Motion

Newton's Third Law of Motion

Practical Investigations

Work

Calculating the Energy

The Principle of Conservation of Energy

Efficiency

Power

Introducing Momentum

Momentum and Impulse

Conservation of Linear Momentum

Momentum and Energy

Elastic and Inelastic Collisions

Density

Hooke's Law

Stress and the Young Modulus

Moving Charge and Electic Current

Potential Difference and Electromotive Force

Resistance

Current/PD characteristics and Ohm's Law

Thermistors

Resistivity

Electrical Power in Circuits

Circuit Calculations

Internal Resistance and Electromotive Force

Resistor Networks

Potential Dividers

Circular Measure

Centripetal Acceleration

Centripetal Force

Simple Harmonic Motion

Mathematical Description of SHM

Time Period of Oscillations

Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion

Free, Clamped and Forced Oscillations

Forced Oscillations

Newton's Law of Gravity

Gravitational Fields

Gravitational Potential

Escape Velocity

Orbits

Thermodynamics

Heating up Substances and Changes of State

The Gas Laws

Avogadro's law, the ideal gas equation and moles

Ideal Gases

A molecular kinetic theory model

Comparing two models of the behaviour of gases