Please read the overview page for a description of the structure of Fathoming Physics classes.

# Year 12

22/23 Year 12 lessons run on:

- – Saturday afternoons 5-7pm (class full)
- – Friday afternoons 5-7pm (1 place remaining).

Please note that the lessons have been designed to meet the needs of students who are *concurrently studying Extension 2 and/or Extension 1 mathematics at school.*

For students in year 11 in 2023, the lesson times for 23/24 HSC classes will be the same as those for year 11 lessons in 2023:

23/24 Year 12 lessons will run on:

- – Saturday afternoons 3-5pm
- – Thursday evenings 5:30-7:30pm.

### September holidays 2023

#### Module 5 “Advanced Mechanics”

Module 5 covers projectile motion, circular motion as well as Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, Newton’s law of Universal Gravitation and conservation of mechanical energy for objects moving under the force of gravity.

We begin this module in the last three weeks of term 2 and finish it with an intensive running over two days in the first week of the school holidays. The cost of this intensive is $400 (10 hours of lessons at $40/h)

### Term 4 2023

#### Module 6 “Electromagnetism”

Module 6 covers the motion of charges in electric and magnetic fields, the motor effect, electromagnetic induction and applications of the motor effect.

### Term 1 2024

#### Module 7 “The nature of Light”

Module 7 covers electromagnetic radiation, the wave and quantum models of light, and special relativity. Practical work in this term includes experiments with polarisation (Malus’ law) as well as diffraction and double-slit interference.

### Term 2 2024

#### Module 8 “From the Universe to the atom”

Module 8 covers the big bang and stellar evolution, the structure of the atom, nuclear physics and the standard model. Practicals in this topic include cathode rays and experiments with spectra and as well as a cloud chamber.

We will also spend a significant amount of class time revising for trial exams.

### Term 3 2024

#### Revision for trials and the HSC

We will continue preparation for trials.

After students complete their trials we will begin our revision for the HSC.