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### 1. Practical Skills in Physics

- Accuracy, precision, error and uncertainty
- Absolute uncertainty
- Percentage uncertainty in single measurements
- Percentage uncertainty in multiple measurements
- Percentage uncertainty in gradients
- Percentage difference
- The scientific community
- Variables
- Control variables, fair tests and causation
- Common control variables
- Anomalous results
- Results tables
- Results tables for log values
- Drawing graphs
- Gradients and y-intercepts
- Using micrometers and calipers
- How to read a vernier scale
- Parallax error and how to minimise it
- Zero error
- Light gates and data loggers

### 2. Foundations of Physics

- Physical Quantities and Units
- Quantities vs Units
- Base units
- Derived units
- Unit prefixes
- Estimating physical quantities
- The greek alphabet
- Nature of Quantities

### 3. Forces and Motion

- Motion
- Speed, velocity and acceleration
- Distance-time and speed-time graphs
- Displacement-time and velocity-time graphs
- Tricky points on s-t and v-t graphs
- SUVAT equations of motion
- Deriving the SUVAT equations
- Solving SUVAT equations
- Stopping, thinking and braking distances
- Car safety features
- Projectile motion (part 1)
- Projectile motion (part 2)
- Projectile motion (part 3)
- The monkey and hunter example
- Forces in Action
- Force, mass, acceleration and newton's second law
- Mass and weight
- Centre of mass and graivty
- Free body diagrams and objects on an inclined plane
- Drag, air resistance and water resistance
- Terminal velocity
- The principle of moments
- Torque of a couple
- Density
- Pressure
- Pressure in liquids and fluids
- Upthrust and archimedes' principle
- Work, Energy and Power
- Work done
- Kinetic energy
- Potential energy
- Conservation of energy
- Conservation of mechanical energy
- Power
- Mechanical power
- Efficiency
- Materials
- Hooke's law
- Springs in parallel and series
- Elastic potential energy in springs
- Stress, stain and young's modulus
- Stress-stain graphs
- Ductile and brittle materials
- Behaviour of rubber
- Momentum

### 4. Electrons, Waves and Photons

- Charge and Current
- Intensity of current
- Quantity of charge
- Kirchhoff's first law
- Conductors, insulators and semi-conductors
- Circuit symbols
- Potential difference vs electromotive force
- Kirchhoff's second law
- The volt and W=VQ
- Energy gained by particles through a potential difference
- Resistance and Ohm's law
- Resistance and temperature
- Resistance and cold temperatures (with liquid nitrogen)
- IV Characteristics of resistors, lamps, diodes and LEDs
- The light dependent resistor
- The NTC thermistor
- Resistivity
- Electrical power
- The kilowatt hour
- Resistors in series
- Resistors in parallel
- How to make circuits that work every time
- Internal resistance and how to measure it
- Potential divider circuits
- How to solve circuit problems
- Waves
- An introduction to waves
- Wavelength, period, amplitude and phase difference
- The wave equation
- Reflection, refraction, diffraction and polarisation
- Amplitude and intensity
- The transverse nature of EM waves
- Wavelengths and frequencies of EM waves
- EM wave speed and refractive index
- Polarisation of waves
- Using microwaves to show polarisation
- Refraction and snell's law
- Total internal reflection and critical angle
- Refrection extra points
- Optical fibres
- Superposition of waves
- Coherence and path difference
- Phase and phase difference
- Two source interference of waves
- Young double slit experiment
- Diffraction gratings
- Standing waves on a string
- Stationary waves on a string
- Stationary waves in an open tube
- Quantum Physics

### 5. Newtonian World & Astrophysics

- Heat & thermodynamics
- Physical properties for solids, liquids & gases
- Kinetic model of matter
- Temperature & motion of particles
- What is Brownian motion?
- Absolute zero
- Specific heat capacity
- Specific latent heat
- Gas Laws
- Circular motion
- Simple harmonic motion
- Damping & resonance
- Maths, graphs & resultants
- Energy in the Tour de France
- Applying SHM equations
- Spring system resonance
- Circular motion problems
- Gravitational fields in general
- Uniform electric fields
- Birth of stars
- Becoming a red giant
- White & black dwarfs
- Lifecycle of massive stars
- Supernovae
- Supernova clarification
- Black holes
- Star classification (Wein's law, Stefan's law & HR diagrams)
- Measuring wavelength of light with a diffraction grating
- Hubble, big bang & the age of the universe I
- Hubble, big bang & the age of the universe II
- Hubble, big bang & the age of the universe III
- Dark Energy
- Dark matter & galaxy rotation

### 6. Particles & Medical Physics

- Capacitors
- Electric fields
- Electromagnetism I (F = BIL & F = Bqv)
- Electromagnetism II (Flux linkage, EMF, transformers & alternators)
- Forces & particles of the standard model
- Rutherford scattering
- Nuclear radius & density
- Decays & interactions
- Atomic structure and photons
- Radioactive decay & half-life
- Decay & NZ graphs
- Mass defect & binding energy
- Nuclear fission
- Nuclear fusion
- The X-ray tube
- X-ray production
- X-ray attenuation I
- X-ray attenuation II
- X-ray image intensifiers & contrast
- CAT / CT scanners
- Nuclear medicine & tracers I
- Nuclear medicine & tracers II: Gamma camera
- PET scans
- Ultrasound I: Production & principles
- Ultrasound II: A-scans, B-scans & M-scans
- Ultrasound & Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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