Module 5: Advanced Mechanics

Module 5: Advanced Mechanics is the first module of Year 12 HSC Physics. In this module, students build upon their knowledge of rectilinear and 2-dimensional motion from Year 11.

Students begin to examine applications of projectile and circular motion in various situations as well as mechanics in the context of space.

Projectile Motion

Inquiry question: How can models that are used to explain projectile motion be used to analyse and make predictions? 

Circular Motion

Inquiry question: Why do objects move in circles? 

Motions in Gravitational Fields

Inquiry question: How does the force of gravity determine the motion of planets and satellites?