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    What sort of topics are covered in AS Physics (AQA)?

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    Look it up herpderp.
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    must depend ond what exam board you have... but yeah boring stuff. They really know how to suck the life out of physics.
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    (Original post by Harry.C)
    Look it up herpderp.
    Being lazy and asking on a forum is easier for the lazy man herpderp.
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    it also depends on what school you go to.
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    Mechanics will be there.
    Can't really say more than that as each board is different.
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    Mechanics will be there.
    Can't really say more than that as each board is different.
    The board will be AQA...
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    Urmm. Mechanics. Sub-atomic particles. Circuits. Waves.

    If it is AQA Physics A of course.
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    (Original post by StephenP91)
    Urmm. Mechanics. Sub-atomic particles. Circuits. Waves.

    If it is AQA Physics A of course.
    Going off topic, but what's the difference between the two? Why would another Physics course be taken?
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    Going off topic, but what's the difference between the two? Why would another Physics course be taken?
    Physics B is more applied work. Physics in the real world if you will.
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    What sort of topics are covered in AS Physics (AQA)?

    inb4herpderpphysicsstuff
    http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/pdf/AQA-2450-W-SP.PDF
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    (Original post by StephenP91)
    Physics B is more applied work. Physics in the real world if you will.
    I'm assuming you get to choose what one you'd like to do?
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    The board will be AQA...
    Went on AQA website:


    Mechanics, Materials & Waves:

    Scalars and vector
    Moments
    Motion along a straight line
    Projectile motion
    Newton’s laws of motion
    Work, energy and power
    Conservation of energy
    Bulk properties of solids
    The Young Modulus
    Progressive Waves
    Longitudinal and Transverse Waves
    Refraction at a plane surface
    Superposition of waves, stationary waves
    Interference
    Diffraction

    Particles, Quantum Phenomena & Electricity:

    Constituents of the atom
    Stable and unstable nuclei
    Particles, antiparticles and photons
    Particle interactions
    Classification of particles
    Quarks and antiquarks
    The photoelectric effect
    Collisions of electrons with atoms
    Energy levels and photon emission
    Wave-particle duality
    Charge, current and potential difference
    Current/voltage characteristics
    Resistivity
    Circuits
    Potential divider
    Electromotive force and internal resistance
    Alternating currents
    Oscilloscope


    That's for physics A. It's unlikely you'll do physics B.
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    Thanks for that. It's been bookmarked.

    (Original post by Manitude)
    Went on AQA website:


    Mechanics, Materials & Waves:

    Scalars and vector
    Moments
    Motion along a straight line
    Projectile motion
    Newton’s laws of motion
    Work, energy and power
    Conservation of energy
    Bulk properties of solids
    The Young Modulus
    Progressive Waves
    Longitudinal and Transverse Waves
    Refraction at a plane surface
    Superposition of waves, stationary waves
    Interference
    Diffraction

    Particles, Quantum Phenomena & Electricity:

    Constituents of the atom
    Stable and unstable nuclei
    Particles, antiparticles and photons
    Particle interactions
    Classification of particles
    Quarks and antiquarks
    The photoelectric effect
    Collisions of electrons with atoms
    Energy levels and photon emission
    Wave-particle duality
    Charge, current and potential difference
    Current/voltage characteristics
    Resistivity
    Circuits
    Potential divider
    Electromotive force and internal resistance
    Alternating currents
    Oscilloscope


    That's for physics A. It's unlikely you'll do physics B.
    Thanks a lot for that. Post repped.
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    I'm doing AS AQA spec A.
    We cover:
    -Electricity
    -Particle Physics
    -Mechanics
    -Wave Properties
    -Material Properties

    Oh and you have a practical skills assessment too.
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    I'm assuming you get to choose what one you'd like to do?
    No. Your teacher will decide.
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    Can anyone help with this question: 9)a. On AQA B spec June 2009: http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/pdf...W-QP-JUN09.PDF

    Apparently the answers in the table should be:
    2/3 R
    2 R
    R/2

    But I dont see how? Thanks

    Edited to say that I get it now! I wasnt looking at switch Y right.
 
 
 
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