Department of Physics
Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School
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.
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.
For HKDSE classes, we are using the textbooks published by Oxford University Press.
The following list of pre-lesson videos will be updated EVERY DAY 3 afternoon.
To get high marks, you should always watch videos and
· Lesson 1 - Temperature and thermometer 1.1-1.3 >> WATCH VIDEO <<
· Lesson 2 - Temperature and thermometer 1.4-1.5 >> WATCH VIDEO <<
· Lesson 3 - Temperature and thermometer 1.6-1.8 >> WATCH VIDEO <<
· Lesson 4 - Internal Energy and Heat Transfer 2.1-2.4 >> WATCH VIDEO <<
· Lesson 5 - Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.1 >> WATCH VIDEO <<
· Lesson 6 - Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.2 >> WATCH VIDEO <<
· Lesson 7 - Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.3 >> WATCH VIDEO <<
· Lesson 8 - Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.4
· Lesson 9 - Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.4-3.5
· Lesson 10 - Heat Transfer by Conduction 4.1-4.3
· Lesson 11- Revision and Preparation for exam
If you have lost your notes, you should << download Student Notes (pdf) here ! >>
Mr. Lui Chun Sau
This year teaching allocation (2014/2015) :
HKDSE@HKEA (HK Examination Authority)
Practice Papers (HKEA)
Sample Papers (HKEA)
HK Academy for Gifted Education
Simple DC Circuit Applet (TRY 6.5 Elektrische schakelingen PhET)
What' s more ?
There are some interesting physics questions that I want to share with you.
Topic: Wave (light)
Lastly, let’s see some daily applications of physics.
Topic: Wave (light)
Department of Physics 2014/201