IB Physics Study Guide: Table of Contents

First Examination in 2009.

According to the IBO, Through studying physics, students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. The scientific processes carried out by the most eminent scientists in the past are the same ones followed by working physicists today and, crucially, are also accessible to students in schools. In all group 4 subjects there is an emphasis on a practical approach through experimental work. The group 4 project (which all science students must undertake) mirrors the work of real scientists by encouraging collaboration between schools across the regions.

Unit 1

1.1 Range of magnitudes of quantities in the universe

1.2 Measurement and Uncertainties

1.3 Vectors and Scalars

Unit 2

2.1 Kinematics

2.2 Forces and Dynamics

2.3 Work, Energy and Power

2.4 Uniform Circular Motion

Unit 3

3.1 Thermal Concepts

3.2 Thermal Properties of Matter

Unit 4

4.1 Kinematics of Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)

4.2 Energy Changes during Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)

4.3 Forced Oscillations and Reasonance

4.4 Wave Characteristics

4.5 Wave Properties

Unit 5

5.1 Electrical Potential Difference, Current and Resistance

5.2 Electric Circuits

Unit 6

6.1 Gravitational Force and Field

6.2 Electric Force and Field

6.3 Magnetic Force and Field

Unit 7:  Atomic and Nuclear Physics

7.1 The Atom

7.2 Radioactive Decay

7.3 Nuclear reactions, fission, fusion

Unit 8

8.1 Energy degradation and power generation

8.2 World Energy Sources

8.3 Fossil Fuel Power Production

8.4 Non Fossil Fuel Power Production

8.5 Greenhouse Effect

8.6 Global Warming

HL Level

Unit 9

9.1 Projectile Motion

9.2 Gravitational Field, Potential and Energy

9.3 Electric Field, Potential and Energy

9.4 Orbital Motion

Unit 10 

10.1 Thermodynamics

10.2 Processes

10.3 Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy

Unit 11

11.1 Standing (stationary) Waves

11.2 Doppler Effect

11.3 Diffractions

11.4 Resolution

11.5 Polarization

Unit 12

12.1 Induced Electromotive Force (emf)

12.2 Alternating Current

12.3 Transmission of Electrical Power

Unit 13

13.1 Quantum Physics

13.2 Nuclear Physics

Unit 14

14.1 Analogue and Digital Signals

14.2 Data Capture; digital imaging using charge- coupled devices (CCDs)


Option E

E1: Introduction to the Universe

E2: Stellar Radiation and Stellar Types


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