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A Level Physics inc Exams

Open Study College
Course summary
829 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

AQA Specification Code 7408

Topic 1: Measurements and their errors

  • Fundamental (base) units
  • mass, length, time, quantity of matter, temperature,
  • Electric current
  • SI units
  • SI prefixes, values and standard
  • Light intensity
  • Prefixes
  • Unit converting
  • Random and systematic errors
  • Uncertainty
  • Graph using error bars
  • Gradient uncertainties
  • Straight-line graph
  • Magnitude
  • Values of physical quantities

Topic 2: Particles and radiation

  • Constituents of the atom
  • Stable and unstable nuclei
  • Particles, antiparticles and photons
  • Particle interactions
  • Classification of particles
  • Quarks and antiquarks
  • Applications of conservation laws
  • The photoelectric effect
  • Collisions of electrons with atoms
  • Energy levels and photon emission
  • Wave-particle duality

Topic 3: Waves

  • Progressive waves
  • Longitudinal and transverse waves
  • Formation of stationary waves
  • Interference
  • Diffraction
  • Refraction at a plane surface

Topic 4: Mechanics and materials

  • Scalars and vectors
  • Moments
  • Motion along a straight line
  • Projectile motion
  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Momentum
  • Work, energy and power
  • Conservation of energy
  • Bulk properties of solids
  • The Young modulus

Topic 5: Electricity

  • Basics of electricity
  • Current–voltage characteristics
  • Resistivity
  • Circuits
  • Potential divider
  • Electromotive force and internal resistance

Topic 6: Further mechanics and thermal physics

  • Circular motion
  • Simple harmonic motion (SHM)
  • Simple harmonic systems
  • Forced vibrations and resonance
  • Thermal energy transfer
  • Ideal gases
  • Molecular kinetic theory model

Topic 7: Fields and their consequences

  • Fields
  • Newton's law
  • Gravitational field strength
  • Gravitational potential
  • Orbits of planets and satellites
  • Electric fields
  • Electric field strength
  • Electric potential
  • Capacitance
  • Parallel plate capacitor
  • Energy stored by a capacitor
  • Capacitor charge and discharge
  • Magnetic flux density
  • Moving charges in a magnetic field
  • Magnetic flux and flux linkage
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Alternating currents
  • The operation of a transformer

Topic 8: Nuclear physics

  • Rutherford scattering
  • α, β and γ radiation
  • Radioactive decay
  • Nuclear instability
  • Nuclear radius
  • Mass and energy
  • Induced fission
  • Safety aspects

Topic 9: Astrophysics

  • Astronomical telescope consisting of two converging lenses
  • Reflecting telescopes
  • Single dish radio telescopes, I-R, U-V and X-ray telescopes
  • Advantages of large diameter telescopes
  • Classification by luminosity
  • Absolute magnitude, M
  • Classification by temperature, black-body radiation
  • Principles of the use of stellar spectral classes
  • The Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) diagram
  • Supernovae, neutron stars and black holes
  • Doppler effect
  • Hubble's law
  • Quasars
  • Detection of exoplanets

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92.90 totalling 929

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