A Level Physics Syllabus1. A Level Physical Quantities and Unit- Definition and classification of physical quantities
- SI units and prefixes
- Scalar and vector quantities
- Measurement and significant figures
- Uncertainty and errors in measurement
2. A Level Momentum and Newton’s Laws of Motion- Linear momentum and its conservation
- Impulse and impact
- Newton's laws of motion
- Applications of Newton's laws
- Projectile motion
- Circular motion
3. A Level Work, Energy & Power- Work done by a force
- Energy and its forms (kinetic, potential, and thermal)
- Conservation of mechanical energy
- Power and efficiency
- Work-energy theorem
- Simple machines
4. A Level Deformation of Solids- Stress and strain
- Elasticity and Hooke's law
- Young's modulus, shear modulus, and bulk modulus
- Elastic behavior of materials
- Plastic deformation and ultimate tensile strength
5. A Level Waves and Superposition- Wave properties (amplitude, frequency, wavelength, and speed)
- Types of waves (transverse and longitudinal)
- Wave equation and wave motion
- Superposition of waves
- Interference and diffraction
- Standing waves
6. A Level Electric Charges & Fields- Electric charge and its properties
- Coulomb's law
- Electric field and electric field lines
- Electric field due to point charges and charged objects
- Electric potential and potential difference
- Electric field and potential of a dipole
7. A Level Electrostatic Potential & Capacitance- Electrostatic potential energy
- Electric potential and potential difference
- Capacitance and capacitors
- Capacitors in series and parallel
- Energy stored in a capacitor
- Dielectrics and their effect on capacitance
8. A Level Current Electricity- Electric current and its measurement
- Ohm's law and resistance
- Resistivity and its dependence on temperature
- Electrical circuits and circuit components
- Series and parallel circuits
- Kirchhoff's laws and their applications
9. A Level Particle Physics- Fundamental particles and their classification
- Particle interactions and conservation laws
- Quarks and leptons
- Particle accelerators and detectors
- Standard Model of particle physics
- Particle decays and interactions
10. A Level Gravitational Fields- Newton's law of universal gravitation
- Gravitational field and gravitational potential
- Gravitational potential energy
- Kepler's laws of planetary motion
- Satellite motion
- Escape velocity
11. A Level Thermodynamics- Temperature and thermal equilibrium
- Laws of thermodynamics
- Heat and internal energy
- Heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection, and radiation)
- Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics
- Thermodynamic processes
12. A Level Ideal Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases- Gas laws (Boyle's law, Charles's law, and Avogadro's law)
- Ideal gas equation
- Kinetic theory of gases
- Kinetic energy and temperature
- Distribution of molecular speeds
- Real gases and deviations from ideal behavior
13. A Level Oscillations- Simple harmonic motion
- Oscillatory motion and its mathematical representation
- Energy in simple harmonic motion
- Damped oscillations
- Forced oscillations and resonance
- Pendulum motion
14. A Level Magnetic Fields- Magnetic fields and magnetic field lines
- Magnetic force on moving charges
- Magnetic force on current-carrying conductors
- Magnetic field due to straight wires and loops
- Ampere's law and its applications
- Magnetic field of solenoids and toroids
15. A Level Magnetism and Matter- Magnetism and magnetic materials
- Permanent magnets and electromagnets
- Magnetic properties of materials (paramagnetic, diamagnetic, and ferromagnetic)
- Magnetic hysteresis and magnetic domains
- Applications of magnets in technology
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
16. A Level Electromagnetic Induction- Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction
- Lenz's law and conservation of energy
- Induced electromotive force (emf) and induced current
- Self-induction and mutual induction
- Eddy currents and their applications
- Transformers
17. A Level Alternating Current- Alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC)
- AC circuits and AC generators
- Root mean square (rms) value and average value of AC
- Reactance and impedance in AC circuits
- Power in AC circuits
- Resonance in AC circuits
18. A Level Quantum Physics- Dual nature of light and matter
- Photoelectric effect and Einstein's explanation
- Energy levels and quantization
- Wave-particle duality
- Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
- Quantum mechanics and quantum numbers
19. A Level Nuclear Physics- Atomic structure and nuclear models
- Radioactive decay and half-life
- Nuclear reactions and nuclear energy
- Fission and fusion reactions
- Nuclear radiation and its detection
- Medical applications of nuclear physics
20. A Level Medical Physics- Physics in medicine and healthcare
- Medical imaging techniques (X-rays, CT scans, MRI, ultrasound)
- Radiotherapy and radiation therapy
- Biophysics and biomaterials
- Medical devices and diagnostics
- Ethics and safety in medical physics
21. A Level Astronomy and Cosmology- Celestial objects and their properties
- Solar system and planetary motion
- Stars, galaxies, and the universe
- Stellar evolution and life cycles
- Cosmological models and the Big Bang theory
- Dark matter and dark energy
This A Level Physics syllabus covers a wide range of topics, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and applications of physics. It prepares students for further studies and careers in various fields such as engineering, medicine, research, and academia.
This course is helpful for the following exams: Year 13, A Level