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Hyper-FLAP physics modules

 

Measurement - Introducing measurement | Errors and uncertainty | Graphs and measurements |

 

Mechanics - Introducing motion | Projectile motion | Forces | Work and energy | Momentum and collisions | Circular motion | Rotational mechanics | Angular momentum |

 

Fields - Introducing fields | Gravitation and orbits | Electric charge, field and potential |

 

Electricity and magnetism - DC circuits and currents | Introducing magnetism | Electromagnetic force | Electromagnetic induction | Energy in electric and magnetic fields |

 

Vibrations and waves - Simple harmonic motion | Energy, damping and resonance | Forced vibrations and resonance | AC circuits and electrical oscillations | The mathematics of oscillations | Introducing waves | Sound - a wave phenomenon |

 

Light and optics - Light - a wave phenomenon | Rays and geometrical optics | Optical elements | Optical instruments |

 

Heat and properties of matter - The atomic basis of matter | Temperature, pressure and the ideal gas law | Internal energy heat and energy transfer | Specific heat, latent heat and entropy | Kinetic theory - an example of microscopic modelling | Mechanical properties of matter |

 

Atoms and molecules - Introducing atoms | Atomic spectra and hydrogen | Multi-electron atoms | Periodic Table and chemical bonding |

 

Nuclei, particles and relativity - Introducing atomic nuclei | Radioactive decay | Fission, fusion and radiation hazards |

 

Principles of quantum physics - A particle model for light | A wave model for matter | Wave functions | The Schroedinger equation |

 

Applications of quantum physics - Reflection and transmission at steps and barriers | The quantum harmonic oscillator | Schroedinger's model of hydrogen | Quantum physics of solids

 

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