LEVEL 3 PHYSICS – L3PHY

Learning Area: Science
Qualification: NCEA Level 3

The basic physics in Level 2 is extended into new areas. In mechanics, further work on linear motion leads to rotational dynamics and simple harmonic motion. Study of waves introduces interference and the Doppler Effect. Atomic physics introduces the Bohr model of the atom, quantum effects and the application of the conservation laws to nuclear fusion and fission.

Course Components:
  • Wave systems
  • Mechanics
  • Physics application
  • Modern physics
  • Socioscientific issue

External Credits:                                    10
Internal Credits:                                     9
Literacy:                                                   N/A                                                           Numeracy: 19
Entry Recommendations:                  12 Level 2 NCEA Physics credits.

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