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Physics is the study of the behaviour and applications of the physical aspects of the Universe. 

The Preliminary course incorporates the study of kinematics and dynamics; the properties of waves; electrical energy, electric and magnetic fields; and the interaction between energy and matter that brought about the formation of the Earth. 
The HSC course builds upon the Preliminary course.  It examines the effects of gravitational fields, momentum, projectile and circular motion.  Motors and Generators are examined in detail as well as Semiconductors and Superconductors.  The development of our understanding of the macro and atomic world throughout the Twentieth Century is also investigated. 
This course requires a reasonable level mathematics (the ability to manipulate formulas) and a strong scientific literacy. 

Preliminary Course

  • Moving About
  • The World Communicates
  • Electrical Energy in the Home
  • The Cosmic Engine

HSC Course

Core Topics:

  • Space
  • Motors & Generators
  • From Ideas to Implementation

One Option from the following:

  • Geophysics
  • Medical Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • From Quanta to Quarks
  • The Age of Silicon

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