CIE - A Level Physics

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Course Name : CIE - A Level Physics

Features :

· Lecture Notes and PPT

· Related video link with some practical experiment

· Related reading assignment with some related work and/or exam

· Applied Experiments in Real life

· Exam Techniques in each chapter

Course Meeting Time :

Discussions : 2 sessions / week, 90 minutes / sessions

Recitations : 1 session / week, 60 minutes / sessions

Pre-requisites :

Physics : CIE AS - Level Physics

IGCSE Physics

Mathematics : CIE AS/A Level Mathematics

IB SL Mathematics

Course Descriptions :

First of all, this A-Level Course of Physics is divided into two main majors of Physics according to CIE, like AP Physics 1 Algebra Based (APP 101, and APP 102), AP Physics 2 Algebra Based (APP 201, APP 202, and APP 203), AP Physics: Mechanics (APM 101, APM 102, APM 103, and APM Lab), and AP Physics: Electrics (APE 101, APE 102, APE 103, and APE Lab).

AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based introductory college-level physics course. AP Physics is designed to be representative courses commonly offered in American colleges and universities, but the aim of AP Physics course should be to develop the student's ability for interpreting the physical information – symbolic, mathematical, and graphical – then to describe and explain the sequences of steps in the analysis of a particular phenomenon or problems in the scope, such as idealized model to be used, simplifying assumptions where necessary, with the purposes to build the state of the concepts or definitions that are applicable with the relevant limitations on applications for these principles equivalent to their freshman year of college.

The online AP course is designed for American Program Physics enthusiast in all levels, beginner, intermediate, expert, who want to understand the conceptual laws and physical processes that govern the sources, extraction, transmissions, storage, conversion, and end uses, of course, to hope you will attempt the AP Physics Exam that will be given in May.

Class meets once a week for 90 minutes of period for up to 10 learning weeks, 1 week of grading periods. The system starts by any time on student’s readiness once they tried the chapter introduction or pre-requisite chapter, so, there’s very little time after the administration, due to a deadline for AP Exam will be in May of each year. These past few years, since 2007, were my years of teaching Physics, so I had the classical students choose their favorite topic and they did a project to help promote physics to the underclassmen and/or some other in their community. With such short periods, learners are required to do several things outside of the time they spent in the course for their homework, technical problems, applied to learn preparations and analysis.

Course Objective :

In general, the course is intended to elaborate on the content outline for Physics Description, and also as below:

Physics as knowledge – The basic knowledge of the discipline of Physics, including phenomenology, theories, and techniques of concepts and general principles.

Problem-solving – ability to ask physical questions and to obtain solutions to physical questions by use of qualitative and quantitative reasoning and by experimental investigation.

Learner attributes – fostering an important attribute, including appreciation of the physical world and the discipline of physics, curiosity, creativity, and reasoned skepticism, with the term of understanding in the graphical diagram and mathematical analysis.

Connections – understanding the connections of physics to other disciplines and social issues by utilizing the real-world experience to understand and controlled laboratory experience to understand physical phenomena.

Goals – to developing a learner’s ability to evaluate a situation, analytically determine the steps to take, create an order in which to investigate, and possibly solve the situation set before them.

Course attributes – to read, understand, and interpret the physical information around them, with the use of the scientific method to analyze a particular physical phenomenon or problem, by the use in basic mathematical reasoning in a physical situation or problem, and hopefully perform an individual experiment to interpret the results of observations and communicate results, including uncertainty assessment.

Additional – to introduce Physics graduate students to fundamental techniques of classical and quantum mechanics at a theoretically sophisticated level. In addition, lead to demonstrate the usefulness of these techniques in real-life application problems, thereby helping students to master other core subjects (classical mechanics, electrodynamics, optics, quantum mechanics, etc.) and to develop problem-solving skills and research attitude. Therefore, we can prepare students for the Ph.D. qualifying exams at some of the universities.

Homework and Exams :

Problem sets posted at this course come from several resources, like:

§ AP Physics Exercises by Pearson

§ AP Physics by Barron’s

§ Exercises in Introductory Physics for University

§ Exercises on other Physics and Math Problems of Interest (is a catch-all for other sources, rather than the informed book sources).

There are two-in-month exams, a final exam, and presentation and/or experiment reports.

The problem should focus on testing creativity and understanding the concept of physics rather than testing mathematical virtuosity or speed of working. The proportion of marks allocated for mathematical manipulations should be kept small. In the case of mathematically challenging tasks, alternative approximate solutions with scientific uncertainty should receive partial credits. Word problem texts should be concise; the theoretical and the experimental examination texts should each contain fewer than 12,000 characters (including white spaces but excluding cover sheets and answer sheets).

Detailed solutions to exercises are provided on each exercise page if it’s determined of correctness. Solutions may be posted in any file format accepted for postings at this site.

Grading :

Final Exam : a standardized exam chosen by me based on several modification papers.

Experiment : presentation, project, or research proposal in the format of portfolio

Exams : tests, essays, the final assignment

Homework : weekly grades, discussion participations

Course Outline :

AP Physics 1 Algebra Based 2 (APP 102):

Chapter 8 : Uniform Circular Motion

Chapter 9 : Torque and Rational Motion

Chapter 10 : Electric Charge and Electric Force

Chapter 11 : DC Circuits

Chapter 12 : Mechanical Waves and Sounds

Experiment :

You will be given the situation or problem, then you will need to form the hypothesis, then written the procedures like designing steps, with creating of data tables (clean and clear in labeled, readable, appropriate), perform the calculations, analysis, appropriate graphs, and finally the formal conclusions.

Format :

Rather than follow the traditional format of theory followed by application, we will integrate fundamental physics with practical applications to Energy systems of contemporary relevance throughout the course. If you complete this course, you should be equipped with the technical tools and perspective to enable you to start to evaluate energy choices objectively and quantitatively both at a community and a personal level.

Additional Comments:

This course will focus on the fundamental physical principles underlying energy processes, and on the application of these principles to practical calculations.

This course had no textbook – the learner has only written guidance that came from materials that were created “on the several sources like in the references on this site”, mimeographed, and handed out in reference sections and labs. These materials included lecture summaries and outlines, lab guidelines, descriptions of experiments, homework assignments, exams, and quizzes.