Please read the overview page for a description of the structure of Fathoming Physics classes.
Year 12 lessons run on Saturday afternoons 5-7pm (from T4 2022 onwards) and Friday afternoons 5-7pm.
From Term 1 2023 I anticipate adding another year 12 class in the early afternoon on Wednesdays. Please contact me for details.
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: If students have cold/flu symptoms they can attend via zoom. Please contact me for more details.
September holidays 2022
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 school holidays, Mon 26th and Tue 27th Sep, 9am-3pm (5 hours of lessons, 2 breaks). The cost of this intensive is $400 (10 hours of lessons at $40/h)
Term 4 2022
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 2023
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 2023
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 2023
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.