Department of Physics

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

Introduction

Curriculum

Teacher list

Useful Website

What’s more

Introduction

PHYSICS …

In the past Physics was known as "Natural Philosophy".  Physics is understanding the natural world around us.  Physics involves understanding, not memorizing.  Physics is a predictive, numerical science which seeks to describe the world in terms of mathematical models. Mathematical model building is a powerful tool that has applications in many other realms of human activity from science and technology to the stock market. The skills acquired in taking a physics degree are applicable in many different careers.

The Fundamental Science

Physics is a very diverse subject. Physics is the study of the laws of nature that govern the behaviour of the universe, from the very smallest scales of sub-atomic particles to the very largest in cosmology. It applies these laws to the solution of practical problems and to the development of new technologies.

Physicists engage a broad range of skills to undertake this work. A physicist might be a theorist puzzling over fundamental laws, a numerical modeller developing sophisticated computer algorithms to calculate how systems behave, an experimentalist developing new techniques to measure properties of nature or an engineer combining those theories and techniques into new technologies. Physics is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, as physicists work with mathematicians, engineers, chemists and biologists in order to understand and solve a wide range of problems confronting society.

Physics is a challenging and rewarding subject. Its study instructs a person in the art of critical thinking, how to pose questions and how to solve problems. Physics is at the heart of almost every facet of modern life.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Basically, the Physics Curriculum for HKDSE (HK Diploma of Education) is divided into compulsory and elective parts.

The compulsory part includes the topics “Heat and Gases”, Force and Motion”, “Wave Motion”, “Electricity and Magnetism” and “Radioactivity and Nuclear Energy”.

The  elective  part  includes “Astronomy  and  Space  Science”,  “Atomic  World”,  “Energy  and  Use  of  Energy”  and “Medical Physics”.  In SLCSS, we have chosen the electives “Atomic World”, “Energy and Use of Energy”, which are the most-commonly chosen topics, for our students.

For more details, you may access the latest Curriculum and Assessment Guide at HKEA website.

TEXTBOOKS

For HKDSE classes, we are using the textbooks published by Oxford University Press.

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Teacher List

Mr. Lam Pui Shing (Panel Chairman)
Mr. Lui Chun Sau
Mr. Lai Kar Hei

 

This year (2012/2013), Mr. Lam and Mr. Lui take up one class in each level from S4 to S6. 
Mr. Lai teaches all S3 classes.

 

Useful Website

 

HKDSE@HKEA (HK Examination Authority)

Curriculum and Assessment Guide (HKEA)

Practice Papers (HKEA)

Sample Papers (HKEA)

List of data, formulae and relationships (HKEA)

 

SLCSS

SLCSS eClass
Please login and you may find the class <NSS Physics> if you are a member

 

HK Academy for Gifted Education

Homepage

 

Tertiary Institutes

The University of Hong Kong – Department of Physics

Chinese University of Hong Kong – Department of Physics

Univeristy of Science and Technology – Department of Physics

Poly Univeristy of Hong Kong – Department of Applied Physicst

City University of Hong Kong - Department of Physics and Materials Science

Hong Kong Baptist University – Department of Physics

The Open University of Hong Kong – School of Science and Technology

 

Other Website

Online Java Simulation by Mr. CK Ng

Java Applets on Physics

Simple DC Circuit Applet (TRY 6.5 Elektrische schakelingen PhET)

Physics World

Contextual Physics

HyperPhyiscs

Khan Academy

HaileyPhysWiki

Science Theater

Home Kitchen Nano Science

Astro Link

 

What’s more ?

 

There are some interesting physics questions that I want to share with you.

 

Topic: Mechanics

 

Topic: Mechanics

 

Topic: Mechanics

Topic: Wave (light)

 

 

Lastly, let’s see some daily applications of physics.

 

Topic: Mechanics

 

Topic: Wave (light)

Topic: Electricity

 

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School
Department of Physics 2012/2013