# Senior High School Specialized Subject: General Physics 2

General Physics 2 is one of the specialized subjects under the Academic career track and the STEM learning strand. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

- Electric Charge, Coulomb’s Law, Electric Fields, and Electric Flux
- Electric charge
- Insulators and conductors
- Induced charges
- Coulomb’s Law
- Electric forces and fields
- Electric field calculations
- Charges on conductors
- Electric flux and Gauss’s law
- Electric charge, dipoles, force, field, and flux problems

- Electric Potential
- Electric potential energy
- Electric potential
- Equipotential surfaces
- Electric field as a potential gradient
- Electric potential

- Capacitance and Dielectrics
- Capacitance and capacitors
- Capacitors in series and parallel
- Energy stored and electric-field energy in capacitors
- Dielectrics

- Capacitance and capacitors
- Current, Resistance, and Electromotive force
- Current, resistivity, and resistance
- Ohm’s law
- Energy and power in electric circuits
- Electrical safety

- Direct-Current Circuits
- Resistors in series and parallel
- Kirchoff’s rules
- R-C circuits
- Experiments with batteries-and-resistors circuits

- Force due to Magnetic Fields and Sources of Magnetic Fields
- Magnetic fields
- Lorentz Force
- Motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields
- Magnetic forces on current carrying wires

- Integration of Electrostatic, Magnetostatics, and Electric Circuits Concepts
- Magnetic Induction, Inductance, AC, and LC Circuits
- Magnetic induction
- Faraday’s law
- Alternating current, LC circuits, and other applications of magnetic induction

- Light as an Electromagnetic Wave
- Maxwell’s synthesis of electricity, magnetism, and optics
- EM waves and light
- Law of reflection
- Law of refraction (Snell’s law)
- Dispersion
- Polarization (Malus’s law)
- Applications of reflection, refraction, dispersion, and polarization

- Geometric optics
- Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces
- Mirrors
- Thin lens
- Geometric optics
- Image formation experiments

- Interference and diffraction
- Huygens’ principle
- Two-source interference of light
- Intensity in interference patterns
- Interference in thin films
- Diffraction from single-slits

- Relativity
- Postulates of special relativity
- Relativity of times and lengths
- Relativistic velocity addition
- Relativistic dynamics
- Relativistic Doppler effect

- Atomic and Nuclear Phenomena
- Photoelectric effect
- Atomic spectra
- Radioactive decay
- Experiments on atomic and nuclear phenomena
- Applications of atomic and nuclear concepts

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

- Predicting charge distributions and the resulting attraction or repulsion
- Calculating the net electric force on a point charge exerted by a system of point charges
- Calculating electric flux
- Solving problems involving electric charges, dipoles, forces, fields, and flux
- Inferring the distribution of charges at the surface of an arbitrarily shaped conductor
- Solving problems involving electric potential energy and electric potentials
- Calculating the equivalent capacitance of a network of capacitors connected in series/parallel
- Solving problems involving capacitors and dielectrics
- Determining the power supplied or dissipated by each element in a circuit
- Solving problems involving current, resistivity, resistance, and Ohm’s law
- Operating devices for measuring currents and voltages
- Planning, performing, and analyzing experiments involving ohmic and non-ohmic materials
- Calculating magnetic fields for highly symmetric current configurations using Ampere’s law
- Planning and performing an experiment involving ray optics and analyze the data
- Planning and performing an experiment involving optical polarization and analyze the data
- Calculating radioisotope activity using the concept of half-life
- Calculating the electric field in the region given a mathematical function describing its potential in a region of space
- Determining the electric potential function at any point due to highly symmetric continuous- charge distributions
- Calculating the current and voltage through and across circuit elements using Kirchhoff’s loop and junction rules
- Solving problems involving the calculation of currents and potential differences in circuits consisting of batteries, resistors, and capacitors
- Planning and performing experiment involving batteries and resistors in one or more electric circuits and analyze the data
- Calculating the magnetic field due to one or more straight wire conductors using the superposition principle
- Calculating the electric field due to a system of point charges using Coulomb’s law and the superposition principle
- Calculating the force per unit length on a current carrying wire due to the magnetic field produced by other current-carrying wires
- Solving multi-concept, rich-context problems in electricity and magnetism using theoretical and experimental approaches
- Calculating the induced EMF in a closed loop due to a time-varying magnetic flux using Faraday’s Law
- Calculating the intensity of the transmitted light after passing through a series of polarizers applying Malus’s Law
- Calculating kinetic energy, rest energy, momentum, and speed of objects moving with speeds comparable to the speed of light

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the Academic track and STEM learning strand. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.