This article lists the scheme of work for the Senior Secondary School 2 (SS2) classes, term by term. As usual, please note that scheme of work may vary for different regions/states, and the education body can update/change the scheme as well.

** Recommended**: Lesson Notes and Exam Questions & Answers

## SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS2 PHYSICS FIRST TERM

### Week 1: Geometrical Optics

- Reflection of light (laws of reflection, plane and curved mirrors)
- Refraction of light (laws of refraction, lenses)
- Lens formula and magnification
- Lens combinations and optical systems
- Applications of geometric optics (microscopes, telescopes)

### Week 2-3: Electricity and Magnetism

- Electric fields and electric potential
- Capacitors and capacitance
- RC circuits and time constants
- Magnetic fields and forces on charged particles
- Electromagnetic induction and Faraday's law

### Week 4-5: Electromagnetic Waves

- Electromagnetic spectrum and properties
- Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves
- Electromagnetic wave equations and calculations
- Applications of electromagnetic waves (radio waves, microwaves)

### Week 6-7: Modern Physics - Quantum Mechanics

- Wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle
- Photoelectric effect and the photon model of light
- Wave nature of particles (electron diffraction)
- The Bohr model and atomic spectra
- Quantum mechanics and electron configurations

### Week 8-9: Modern Physics - Nuclear Physics

- Radioactivity and nuclear decay
- Alpha, beta, and gamma radiation
- Half-life and radioactive dating
- Nuclear reactions and energy
- Nuclear fission and fusion

### Week 10: Revision and Assessment

- Review of topics covered in the term
- Practice exercises and problem-solving
- Assessment of understanding and knowledge

## SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS2 PHYSICS SECOND TERM

### Week 1: Mechanics - Motion in a Plane

- Vector quantities in two dimensions
- Projectile motion and related calculations
- Uniform circular motion and centripetal force
- Vertical circular motion and banking of tracks
- Applications of motion in a plane

### Week 2-3: Mechanics - Laws of Motion

- Newton's laws of motion and their applications
- Frictional forces and coefficients of friction
- Tension in ropes and inclined planes
- Equilibrium of forces and free-body diagrams
- Applications of Newton's laws in real-life scenarios

### Week 4-5: Waves and Sound

- Wave characteristics (amplitude, frequency, wavelength)
- Wave properties and wave equation
- Reflection, refraction, and diffraction of waves
- Interference and superposition of waves
- Properties of sound waves and applications

### Week 6-7: Heat and Thermodynamics

- Heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection, radiation)
- Specific heat capacity and calorimetry
- Thermal expansion and contraction
- Laws of Thermodynamics and heat engines
- Refrigeration and heat pumps

### Week 8-9: Electronics

- Introduction to electronic components (resistors, capacitors, diodes)
- Electric circuits with resistors and capacitors
- Transistors and their applications
- Digital electronics and logic gates
- Integrated Circuits and Their Role in modern technology

### Week 10: Revision and Assessment

- Review of topics covered in the term
- Practice exercises and problem-solving
- Assessment of understanding and knowledge

## SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS2 PHYSICS THIRD TERM

### Week 1-2: Electromagnetism

- Electric fields and electric potential
- Capacitors and capacitance
- RC circuits and time constants
- Magnetic fields and forces on charged particles
- Electromagnetic induction and Faraday's law

### Week 3-4: Optics - Wave Optics

- Interference of light waves
- Young's double-slit experiment
- Diffraction of light waves
- Polarisation of light
- Applications of wave optics

### Week 5-6: Modern Physics - Quantum Mechanics

- Wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle
- Photoelectric effect and the photon model of light
- Wave nature of particles (electron diffraction)
- The Bohr model and atomic spectra
- Quantum mechanics and electron configurations

### Week 7-8: Modern Physics - Nuclear Physics

- Radioactivity and nuclear decay
- Alpha, beta, and gamma radiation
- Half-life and radioactive dating
- Nuclear reactions and energy
- Nuclear fission and fusion

### Week 9-10: Space Physics and Astrophysics

- The solar system and its components
- Celestial bodies
- Hubble's law and the expanding universe
- The Big Bang theory and cosmic microwave background
- Space exploration and its significance

Recommended: SS1 Physics Scheme of Work (1st, 2nd, 3rd term)