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# Comprehensive SS3 Physics Scheme of Work - by Weeks and Terms

Scheme of work, week-by-week for the Senior Secondary 3 (SS3) students. Please check with the education body in your state in case of any updates/differences.

## SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS3 PHYSICS FIRST TERM

Recommend: Lesson notes and questions & answers

### Week 1: Introduction to waves

- Definition of waves

- Types of waves (transverse and longitudinal waves)

- Wave characteristics (amplitude, frequency, wavelength, velocity)

- Wave equation and calculations

### Week 2: Sound waves

- Introduction to sound waves

- Characteristics of sound waves (pitch, loudness, quality)

- Speed of sound waves

- Reflection, refraction, and diffraction of sound waves

- Applications of sound waves (music, ultrasound, sonar)

### Week 3: Light waves I

- Introduction to light waves

- Electromagnetic spectrum

- Reflection, refraction, and diffraction of light waves

### Week 4: Light Waves II

- Lenses and their properties (convex and concave lenses)

- Applications of light waves (optical instruments, vision, photography)

### Week 5: Electricity I

- Introduction to electricity

- Electric charge and electric fields

- Ohm's law and resistors

### Week 6: Electricity II

- Circuits and circuit components (series and parallel circuits, capacitors, inductors)

- Electrical safety and hazards

### Week 7: Magnetism I

- Introduction to magnetism

- Magnetic fields and magnetic forces

- Magnetic materials (ferromagnetic, paramagnetic, diamagnetic)

### Week 8: Magnetism II

- Electromagnetism and its applications

- Magnetic induction and Faraday's law

### Week 9: Modern Physics I

- Introduction to modern physics

- Quantum mechanics and wave-particle duality

- Atomic structure and the Bohr model

### Week 10: Modern Physics II

- Nuclear physics (radioactivity, nuclear fission and fusion)

- Applications of modern physics (semiconductor devices, nuclear energy)

## SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS3 PHYSICS SECOND TERM

### Week 1: Energy and Society I

• Introduction
• Sources of energy
• Uses of energy (transportation, industry etc.)

### Week 2: Energy and Society II

• Conversion of energy
• Natural gas
• Fuel combustion

### Week 3-4: Atomic and nuclear physics

- Introduction

- Atomic structure and the periodic table

- Nuclear reactions and energy

### Week 5: Quantum Mechanics I

- Introduction to quantum mechanics

- Wave-particle duality and uncertainty principle

### Week 6: Quantum Mechanics II

- Schrodinger equation

- Quantum states and operators

- Applications of quantum mechanics (quantum computing, cryptography)

### Week 7: Solid state Physics I

- Introduction to solid-state physics

- Crystal structures and symmetry

### Week 8: Solid state Physics II

- Band theory and energy bands

- Conductors, semiconductors, and insulators

- Semiconductor devices (diodes, transistors)

### Week 9: Astrophysics and Cosmology I

- Introduction to astrophysics

- Observational astronomy and telescopes

### Week 10: Astrophysics and Cosmology II

- The solar system and planets

- Stellar evolution and life cycles

- Cosmology and the Big Bang Theory