What's changed?

 

Physics Unit 1   
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  • Kinetic theory
  • Energy transfer by evaporation and condensation
  • U-values
  • Specific heat capacities
  • Transverse and longitudinal waves and their characteristics
  • Cosmic microwave background radiation
  • Diffraction
  • Reflection in a plane mirror (from P3)
  • Sound waves (from P3)
  • Atomic structure and radioactivity (to P2)
  • X-rays (to P3)
  • Optical fibres (to P3)
  • Analogue and digital signals
  • Observations of the solar system
  • Uses of microwaves and IR other than for communication
  • Danger and uses of ultraviolet radiation

 

Physics Unit 2   
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  • Elasticity and Hooke's law
  • Gravitational potential energy
  • Light emitting diodes
  • Atomic structure and radioactivity (from P1)
  • Star life cycles (from P3)
 
  • Danger and uses of static electricity
  • Relationship between force, change in momentum and time
  • Explanation of live and neutral terminals of a mains electricity supply

 

Physics Unit 3   
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  • Structure of the eye and correction of vision
  • Focal length, refractive indices and lens power
  • Laser applications
  • Levers
  • Hydraulics
  • Pendulums
  • Switch mode transformers
  • Optical fibres (from P1)
  • X-rays (from P1)
  • Reflection in a plane mirror (to P1)
  • Sound waves (to P1)
  • Star life cycles (to P2)
  • National Grid (to P1)
  • Generators
  • Geostationary outlets
  • Concave and Convex Mirrors