Please read the overview page for a description of the structure of Fathoming Physics classes.
Year 12 2020
Current (for students finishing in 2020) year 12 classes run on Saturday mornings (10:45-12:45pm), Friday afternoons (3:30-5:30pm) and Friday evenings (5:40-7:40pm). These classes are now closed to new students.
New year 12 classes (for students beginning year 12 in term 4 2020) will begin with a two day intensive in the October holidays (Thursday 8th and Friday 9th October) which will cover the first year 12 module (Module 5: Advanced Mechanics).
In term 4 year 12 classes will cover Module 6: Electromagnetism. Lessons will run on Saturday mornings, 8:30-10:30am (this class is now full for face-to-face enrolments), Wednesday afternoons (4:30-6:30pm) and Friday afternoons 4:30-6:30pm.
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.
COVID-19 UPDATE: As of the 21st of March 2020, students are able to attend lessons remotely, via video conference link. Please contact me for more details.
October holidays 2020
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.
Term 4 2020
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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.