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Physics Advanced Higher

Everything you need is accessible using the links below

All the Knowledge & Skills covered in the course (the mandatory content) is detailed in a single document. This is it:

The SQA AH Physics Course Specification.
(In other words, this is the 'What You Should Know' document.)

AH Rotational Motion & Astrophysics

For the Knowledge & Skills content in this unit please refer to the relevant pages in the AH Physics course spec document  (at top of page).

Summary Notes: Rotational Motion

Summary Notes: Astrophysics

RMA Tutorial Questions

RMA Tutorials Solutions (fully worked)

Homework Homework Solutions
 1. Kinematic Relationships   1. Kinematics Solutions
2. Angular Motion 2. Angular Motion Solutions
3. Rotational Dynamics 3. Rotational Dynamics Solutions
4. Gravitation  4. Gravitation Solutions
 5. General Relativity 5. General Relativity Solutions
6. Astrophysics 6. Astrophysics Solutions

AH Quanta & Waves

For the Knowledge & Skills content in this unit please refer to the relevant pages in the AH Physics course spec document  (at top of page). 

Summary Notes: Quanta

Summary Notes: Waves

QW Tutorial Questions

QW Tutorials Solutions (fully worked)

Homework Homework Solutions 
1. Intro to Quantum Theory   1. Intro to Quantum Theory solutions
 2. Particles from Space 2. Particles from Space solutions
3. Simple Harmonic Motion  3. SHM solutions
4. Waves 4. Waves solutions
5. Interference 5. Interference solutions
6. Polarisation 6. Polarisation solutions
 7.  QW Homework complete Booklet  

AH Electromagnetism

For the Knowledge & Skills content in this unit please refer to the relevant pages in the AH Physics course spec document  (at top of page).

Summary Notes: Electromagnetism

Electromagnetism Tutorial Questions

Electromagnetism Tutorials Solutions (fully worked)

Homework Homework Solutions
1. Coulomb's Law & electric fields  1. Coulomb's Law & electric fields solutions
2. Magnetic fields  2. Magnetic fields solutions
3. Capacitors & Inductors  3. Capacitors & Inductors solutions

AH PowerPoints for the whole course.....

Please note: Microsoft have updated Equation Editor. These PowerPoints were originally produced with Equation Editor 3.0. They are all in the process of being updated so that the equations will display properly on iOS versions of PowerPoint (iPhone & iPad)...please bear with us....they work fine on PC. 

Introductory Experiment & Uncertainties (including LINEST):
The AH Pendulum Experiment with Uncertainties 2020
Unit 1: Rotational Motion & Astrophysics PowerPoints
 1. Kinematic Relationships
2. Circular Motion 2020
3. Radial Acceleration 2020
4. Centripetal Force 2020
5. Torque & Moment of Inertia
 6. Gravitation
6b. Stanford Torus

 7. General Relativity

8. Stellar Physics 2019
Unit 2: Quanta & Waves PowerPoints
 1. Intro to Quantum Mechanics
 2. Particles from Space
3. SHM The Pendulum Experiment 2020
4. Simple Harmonic Motion 
5. Travelling wave
6. Interference
 7. Polarisation
Unit 3: Electromagnetism PowerPoints
 1. Electrostatics 
2. Magnetic Fields
3. Capacitors & Inductors
4. Maxwell

 

AH Physics SQA Past Papers

Advanced Higher Past Papers by Key area: Thanks to Mr Davie: click here

Question Paper Marking Instructions
 2022 AH Physics  awaiting standardisation
 2021 No standardised paper published
 2020  No paper
 2019 AH Physics 2019 Marking Instructions
 2018 AH Physics   2018 Marking Instructions
 2017 AH Physics   2017 Marking Instructions
 2016 AH Physics  2016 Marking Instructions
2015 AH Physics 2015 Marking Instructions
2014 AH Physics  2014 Marking Instructions
2013 AH Physics 2013 Marking Instructions

Older Past Papers:

These papers were produced for the AH course before the Curriculum for Excellence updates. They still have relevant questions although the content changed. Use these carefully:

Traditional AH Physics  Marking Instructions
2013 AH Physics 2013 AH Physics MIs
2012 AH Physics  2012 AH Physics MIs
2011 AH Physics  2011 AH Physics MIs
2010 AH Physics  2010 AH Physics MIs
2009 AH Physics  2009 AH Physics MIs
2008 AH Physics  2008 AH Physics MIs
2007 AH Physics  2007 AH Physics MIs
2006 AH Physics 2006 AH Physics MIs
2005 AH Physics 2005 AH Physics MIs
2004 AH Physics 2004 AH Physics MIs
2003 AH Physics 2003 AH Physics MIs
2002 AH Physics 2002 AH Physics MIs
2001 AH Physics 2001 AH Physics MIs

 

 

AH Useful Documents & Websites

AH Physics Relationships Sheet (subject to change)

AH Physics Data Sheet (subject to change)

AH Full Course Specification (from SQA)

Demos of experiments and walkthroughs of past papers are available on:

mrstewartphysics on YouTube

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