Department of Physics

 

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

 

Introduction

Curriculum

S3 Physics

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.

S3 Physics

The following list of pre-lesson videos will be updated EVERY DAY 2 afternoon.

 

OPTICS – The study of light (2015/2016 1st term)
If you have lost your notes,
you should << download Student Notes - OPTICS (pdf) here !   >>
Print your own copy and bring it back in the next lesson!

 

·  Table of Contents  <Introduction (2:40)>

·  Lesson 1 – Light – An introduction <1.1 & 1.2 (7:44)> & <1.3 & 1.4 (5:11)>

·  Lesson 2Reflection <2.1, 2.2 (4:35)>, <Q17 EXPLAINED>

·  Lesson 3Reflection – <2.3, 2.4 & 2.5 (7:02)>, <Q18-28 EXPLAINED>

·  Lesson 4 – Refraction Part 1 - <3.1 & 3.2 (3:36)> <Q28-36 EXPLAINED>

 

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS (click below)

 

<TEST PAPER QUESTIONS EXPLAINED>

 

·  Lesson 5 – Refraction – Part 1 <3.3, 3.4 & 3.5 (9:45)>, <Q37-43 EXPLAINED>

·  Lesson 6 – Refraction – Part 2 <4.1 & 4.2>, <Q44-49 EXPLAINED>

·  Lesson 7 – Refraction – Part 3 <5.1.5.2>, <Q50-51 EXPLAINED>

·  Lesson 8 – Refraction – Part 3 <5.3 & 5.4>, <Q52,62-64 EXPLAINED, Q53-58 EXPLAINED>

·  Lesson 9 – Refraction – Part 3 <REVISION – Preparation for examination>

 

FIRST EXAMINATION COVERAGE:
The examination in Dec 2015 will cover mainly Q1-64 except Q44, 48, 49 and 53-61.  Of course, there will also be questions from the notes (P.1-67) as well as the experimental worksheets. You will try the pre-exam question paper in the last lesson.

 

Pre-Exam Question Paper (Download NOW!!)

 

EXAMINATION PAPER QUESTIONS EXPLAINED

 

 

To get high marks, you should always watch videos and
finish all check point questions before every lesson!

HEAT (2015/2016 2nd term)

If you have lost your notes, you should …
 << download Student Notes - HEAT (pdf) here ! >>
Print your own copy and bring it back in the next lesson!

 

·  Lesson 1 - Temperature and thermometer 1.1-1.2 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 2 - Temperature and thermometer 1.3-1.5 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 3 - Temperature and thermometer 1.6-1.8 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 4Internal Energy and Heat Transfer 2.1-2.4 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 5Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.1 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 6Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.2 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 7Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.3 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 8Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.4 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 9Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.4 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

Solution for Q125-128 <WATCH VIDEO>

·  Lesson 10Test Paper Discussion and  

Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.5 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 11Heat Transfer by Conduction 4.1-4.3 >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 12 Solution for Q134-140 <WATCH VIDEO> (NEW!)

  Examination Preparation (Exam-paper-like-exercise)

·  Lesson 13Examination Preparation (More Exercise)

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HEAT (2014/2015 2nd Term) - OBSOLETE

·  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 (Mixing) >> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 9 - Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Capacity 3.4-3.5>> WATCH VIDEO <<

·  Lesson 10 - Heat Transfer by Conduction 4.1-4.3 WATCH VIDEO > (Part 1) < and > (Part 2) <

·  Lesson 11- Revision and Preparation for exam

If you have lost your notes, you should…
 << download Student Notes - HEAT (pdf) here !   >>
Print your own copy and bring it back in the next lesson!

 

Teacher List

Mr. Lui Chun Sau
Mr. Lam Pui Shing
Mr. Lai Kar Hei

 

This year teaching allocation (2015/2016) :  
S6 (E1, E2) : Mr. Lui
, Mr. Lai KH 
S5 (E1
, E2) : Mr. Lui CS, Mr. Lai KH 
S4 (Core-elective
, E2) : Mr. Lui CS, Mr. Lam PS  
S3A, 3B, 3C
, 3D : Mr. Lui CS, Lam PS

 

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)

 

Topic: Wave (light)

 

Topic: Wave (light)

 

 

 

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

 

Topic: Mechanics

 

Topic: Wave (light)

Topic: Electricity

Topic: Wave

 

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School
Department of Physics 201
4/2015