AS OCR Physics

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OCR A REVISION RESOURCES

REVISION NOTES INDEX

1. Practical Skills in Physics

2. Foundations of Physics

3. Forces & Motion

4. Electrons, Waves & Photons

2. Foundations of Physics

3. Forces & Motion

4. Electrons, Waves & Photons

All topics are included in papers 1 & 2.

VIDEO TUTORIALS INDEX

1. Practical Skills in Physics

2. Foundations of Physics (coming soon)

3. Forces & Motion

4. Electrons, Waves & Photons

2. Foundations of Physics (coming soon)

3. Forces & Motion

4. Electrons, Waves & Photons

All topics are included in papers 1 & 2.

OCR A REVISION NOTES

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1. Practical Skills in Physics

- Accuracy in Electrical Investigations
- Dynamic Experiments Using Light Gates
- Experiments: Hooke's Law and Young Modulus
- Experiments: Waves
- Gas Law Practicals and Absolute Zero
- Graphical Work in Electricity
- Graphical Work with Electromagnetic Induction
- Interpreting and Drawing Graphs of Motion
- Interpreting and Using V-I Graphs
- Practical Techniques for Damping Oscillations
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2. Foundations of Physics

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3. Forces & Motion

- Motion
- Difficulties with Motion and Energy Problems
- Displacement-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs
- Interpreting and Drawing Graphs of Motion
- Motion I - Uniform Acceleration
- Solving Problems on Projectiles
- Why Students Lose Marks: Motion Questions
- Forces in Action
- Applying Newton's Laws
- Dynamics Experiments Using Light Gates
- Understanding Frictional Forces
- Vectors and Forces
- Where Students Make Mistakes: Balanced Forces and Action-Reaction Pairs
- Why Students Lose Marks: Forces
- Work, Energy and Power
- Answering Questions Using Conservation of Mechanical Energy
- Difficulties with Motion and Energy Problems
- Energy Changes for Vertical Motion
- Work Energy and Power
- Materials
- Experiments: Hooke's Law and Young Modulus
- Material Properties
- Stress and Strain in Metals
- The Young Modulus
- Momentum
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4. Electrons, Waves & Photons

- Electricty
- Answering Exam Questions: Series and Parallel Calculations
- Circuit Electricity I
- Answering Questions on Circuits
- Electric Current Voltage and Resistance
- Electrons as Charge Carriers
- Energy in Electric Circuits
- Graphical Work in Electricity
- Interpreting and Using V-I Graphs
- The Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) Thermistor and the Light Dependent Resistor
- The Physics of Semiconductor Diodes
- The Potential Divider and its Use
- Why Students Lose Marks: Current Electricty
- Waves
- Diffraction Effects
- Diffraction and Light
- Experiments with Waves
- Interference
- Polaroids and Polarisation
- Refraction Calculations
- Stationary Waves on Strings and in Air Columns
- Opitcal Fibres in Communication
- Waves Basics
- Quantum Physics
- Calculations on the Photoelectric Effect
- Calculations on the Quantum Atom
- The Quantum Nature of Light
- Wave-Particle Duality - the Electron
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