NCEA Level 2 Physics Overview

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NCEA Level 2 Physics Overview
1 Waves
1.1 Light
1.1.1 Reflection
1.1.2 Reflection in curved mirrors
1.1.3 Ray diagrams for plane and curved mirror
1.1.4 Refraction
1.1.5 Refraction through lenses
1.1.6 Ray diagrams for convex and concave lenses
1.1.7 Snell's law including the graphing of sin I and sin R
1.1.8 Total internal reflection
1.1.9 Critical angle at a plane boundary
1.2 Waves
1.2.1 Properties of electromagnetic Waves
1.2.2 Reflection at a plane boundary
1.2.3 Refraction at a plane boundary
1.2.4 Phase and wave parameter upon reflection & refraction
1.2.5 Superposition of pulses
1.2.6 Diffraction
1.2.7 2-point source interference ( qualitative)
1.3 Skills
1.3.1 The appropriate use of significant figures
1.3.2 The appropriate use of units
1.3.3 negative index ( e.g. ms^-2) notation or slash notation ( e.g m/s 2)
2 Mechanics
2.1 Motion
2.1.1 Displacement
2.1.2 Initial velocity
2.1.3 Final velocity
2.1.4 Acceleration
2.1.5 Time
2.1.6 Equation of motion
2.1.7 Displacement - time graphs
2.1.8 Velocity - time graphs
2.1.9 Change in velocity
2.1.10 Velocity vector components
2.1.11 Constant acceleration in a straight line
2.1.12 free fall under gravity including terminal velocity
2.1.13 Projectiles Motion
2.1.14 Circular motion ( constant speed with one force only providing centripetal force)
2.2 Forces
2.2.1 Force components
2.2.2 Drawing force diagrams
2.2.3 Vector addition of forces
2.2.4 Unbalanced force and acceleration
2.2.5 Torque
2.2.6 Equilibrium Balanced Forces Clockwise and anticlockwise torques
2.3 Momentum and Energy
2.3.1 Momentum
2.3.2 Change in momentum in one dimension
2.3.3 Change in momentum in one dimension and impulse
2.3.4 Impulse and force
2.3.5 Conservation of momentum in one dimension
2.3.6 Elastic and inelastic collisions
2.3.7 Work
2.3.8 Power
2.3.9 Conservation of energy
2.3.10 Elastic potential Energy
2.3.11 Gravitational potential energy
2.3.12 Kinetic energy
2.4 Skills
2.4.1 The appropriate use of significant figures
2.4.2 The appropriate use of units
2.4.3 Negative index notations or slash notations e.g m/s^2
3 Electricity and electromagnetism
3.1 Static Electricity
3.1.1 Uniform electric field
3.1.2 electric field strength
3.1.3 Force on a charge in an electric field
3.1.4 Electric potential energy
3.1.5 Work done on a charge moving in an electric field
3.2 DC Electricity
3.2.1 Drawing circuits diagrams
3.2.2 Interpreting circuits diagrams
3.2.3 Series circuits
3.2.4 Parallel circuits ( with resistive components(s) in series with the source)
3.2.5 Complex circuits
3.2.6 Voltage
3.2.7 Current
3.2.8 Resistance in series and in parallel
3.2.9 Energy
3.2.10 Power
3.3 Electromagnetism
3.3.1 Force on a current caring conductor in a magnetic field
3.3.2 Force on charge particles moving in a magnetic field
3.3.3 The DC motor
3.3.4 Induced voltage generated across a straight conductor moving in uniform
3.3.5 The simple generator
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