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

Section 1 (M5-S1): Introduction to Projectile Motion

Section 2 (M5-S2): Full-flight Projectile Motion: Initial Velocity and Launch Angle

Section 3 (M5-S4): Full-flight Projectile Motion: Maximum Height, Time of Flight and Range

Section 4 (M5-S5): Half-flight and Incomplete Projectile Motion

Circular Motion

Section 5: (M5-S5) Introduction to Circular Motion

Section 6: (M5-S6) Circular Motion in a Variety of Situations

Section 7: (M5-S7) Quantitative Analysis of Circular Motion

Section 8: (M5-S8) Torque

Motions in Gravitational Fields

Section 9: Newton's Law of Gravitation

Section 10: Orbital Motion of Planets and Satellites

Section 11: Kepler's Law of Planetary Motion

Section 12: Escape Velocity

Section 13: Gravitational Potential Energy 

Section 14: Changes in Energy in Space