## Science / Senior

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Practical Physics for Senior Students HSC 12, 1st Edition

ISBN-10: 0170135233  ISBN-13: 9780170135238

152 Pages

Chapter 1: SPACE

Part 1: Syllabus Point 9.2.1

First Hand Investigations: Determining ‘g’ using a simple pendulum.
Secondary Information: The Physics of the gravity of different plane
Solving Problems: Calculating the weight of objects on other planets

Part 2: Syllabus Point 9.2.2

Solving Problems: Calculations of Projectile motion
First Hand Investigations: Examining Projectile motions
Secondary Information: The Early Rocket Scientists who made a contribution to Space flight
Solving Problems: Centripetal force and circular motion; Kepler’s Third law

Part 3: Syllabus Point 9.2.3

Secondary Information: Examining the factors that determine the size of gravitational forces
Solving Problems: Newton’s Universal Gravitation equation

Part 4: Syllabus Point 9.2.4

First Hand Investigations: Inertial and non-inertial frames of reference
Secondary Information: A search for the “Aether Wind” and the Michelson-Morley experiment; Einstein’s Thought Experiments and the birth of Special Relativity
Solving Problems: Einstein’s equations of special relativity

Chapter 2: MOTORS AND GENERATORS

Part 1: Syllabus Point 9.3.1

Solving Problems: Ampere’s Law
First Hand Investigations: The Motor effect and forces on a current carrying wire in a magnetic field
Solving Problems: The force on current-carrying wires in a magnetic field Torque in a DC Motor
Secondary Information: Application of the motor effect in the galvanometer and loudspeaker

Part 2: Syllabus Point 9.3.2

First Hand Investigations: Faraday’s Discovery: Generating an electric current through the relative motion of a coil and magnet, and the factor’s affecting the induced voltage and resulting electric current
Secondary Information: Application of induction in an electric cook top; Application of induced Eddy currents in electromagnetic braking
Part 3: Syllabus Point 9.3.3

First Hand Investigations: Generating an alternating current
Secondary Information: The advantage and disadvantages of AC and DC generators; The battle of the currents – AC vs DC; Features of the transmission wires used to supply electricity

Part 4: Syllabus Point 9.3.4

First Hand Investigations: Examining a model transformer
Solving Problems: Ideal transformers
Secondary Information: Dealing with Eddy currents created in transformer components to improve efficiency;
The role of the transformer to provide an efficient supply of electrical energy

Part 5: Syllabus Point 9.3.5

First Hand Investigations: AC Induction Motor
Secondary Information: The energy transformations in the conversion of electrical energy into other useful forms of energy

Chapter 3: FROM IDEAS TO IMPLEMENTATIONS

Part 1: Syllabus Point 9.4.1

First Hand Investigations: Striation patterns for different pressures in discharge tubes;
Properties of cathode rays using discharge tubes
Solving Problems: The force on electric charges in electric and magnetic fields

Part 2: Syllabus Point 9.4.2

First Hand Investigations: Production and reception of radio waves
Secondary Information: Einstein’s use of Planck’s ideas launches Quantum Theory;
The role of the Photoelectric Effect in solar cells and photocells
Solving Problems: Planck’s Equation
Secondary Information: Einstein and Planck

Part 3: Syllabus Point 9.4.3

First Hand Investigations: Modelling the behaviour of semiconductors
Secondary Information: Problems with communication technology that led to the development of solid state devices; The impact of the invention of the transistor and the development of the microprocessor on society

Part 4: Syllabus Point 9.4.4

Secondary Information: Superconductors