Physics

OCR - A

Physics is recognised and accepted in all higher education establishments. The study of physics gives an essential foundation to many branches of engineering including: civil, mechanical, electronic and automotive, and is a valuable complement to other sciences for those wishing to specialise in medical and biological fields. Due to the practical application of mathematical techniques involved, many physicists progress to careers in accountancy and management.

Course content

  • Development of practical skills in physics.
  • Foundations of physics: Physical quantities and units, Making measurements and analysing data, Nature of quantities.
  • Forces and motion: Motion, Forces in action, Work, energy and power, Materials, Momentum.
  • Electrons, waves and photons: Charge and current, Energy, power and resistance, Electrical circuits, Waves, Quantum physics.
  • Newtonian world and astrophysics: Thermal physics, Circular motion, Oscillations, Gravitational fields, Astrophysics and cosmology.
  • Particles and medical physics: Aromatic compounds, Capacitors, Electric fields, Electromagnetism, Nuclear and particle physics, Medical imaging

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