Mr. Rogers' IB Physics Topics

Syllabus 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter IB Objectives
Core Thermo HL Thermo Core Energy Core Waves HL Waves HL Digital Tech 
Opt SL/HL EM Waves Opt SL/HL Com Core Nuclear HL Nuclear Opt HL Relativity Opt HL Medical

The above IB topics are not all inclusive but are needed to meet the IB standards not addressed by the AP Physics C curriculum.

 

Topic 4

IB Physics Standards: Items directly related to the standards are shown in blue

Topic 7 and 11: SL and HL Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Objectives

Essential Question: H?

 

Alpha

4 He
2

 

238 U 234 Th

+

4 He
92 90 2

Beta

excess neutron:

 

excess proton:

 

Gamma

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