Physics in Daily Life

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SEC Syllabus (2012): Physics SEC SYLLABUS (2012) PHYSICS SEC 24 SYLLABUS 1 SEC Syllabus (2012): Physics Physics SEC 24 Syllabus Introduction Available in September (Paper I and Paper IIB only) Paper 1 (2 hrs) + Paper 2 (2 hrs) + laboratory reports Course Objectives As a result of following a course in Physics, candidates should acquire: Knowledge and understanding recall facts and ideas; show an understanding of facts, terminology, principles and concepts; use units correctly; demonstrate an understanding of the application of Physics in everyday life; understand that scientific concepts are developed within a contemporary and historical context; recognise the importance of the work of key scientists; understand the outcomes of…show more content…
No change in the choice of paper will be allowed after the registration period. In the September Supplementary session, only Paper I and Paper IIB will be offered. Questions requiring the application of knowledge will normally refer to common situations and any calculations required will be simple and direct. When reference is made to particular situations or apparata which might be unfamiliar to candidates, sufficient details will be given to explain the context. Mathematical content The use of non-programmable electronic calculators with arithmetical (four rules, squares, square root, log) and simple trigonometrical functions (sin, cos, tan, and their inverses in degrees) is recommended. Standard notation and SI units will be used. When one quantity is divided by another, the solidus will be used, e.g. m/s but the notation ms-1 will also be accepted. The acceleration of free fall, g, which will be given in the question paper, will be taken as 10 m/s2. Supplementary Units 3 SEC Syllabus (2012): Physics Practical Work Aims Through practical work candidates should be able to carry out experimental and investigative work in which they plan procedures, use precise and systematic ways of making measurements and observations, analyze and evaluate evidence and relate this to scientific knowledge and understanding. A
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