# IB DP Physics Standards FIXED

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1: Measurement and
uncertainties
2: Mechanics
3: Thermal physics
4: Waves
5: Electricity and
magnetism
6: Circular motion
and gravitation
7: Atomic, nuclear
and particle physics
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1.1 – Measurements in physics
1.1
1.2 – Uncertainties and errors
1.2
1.3 – Vectors and scalars
1.3
2.1 – Motion
2.1
2.2 – Forces
2.2
2.3 – Work, energy and power
2.3
2.4 – Momentum and impulse
2.4
3.1 – Thermal concepts
3.1
3.2 – Modeling a gas
3.2
4.1 – Oscillations
4.1
4.2 – Traveling waves
4.2
4.3 – Wave characteristics
4.3
4.4 – Wave behavior
4.4
4.5 – Standing waves
4.5
5.1 – Electric fields
5.1
5.2 – Heating effect of electric currents
5.2
5.3 – Electric cells
5.3
5.4 – Magnetic effects of electric currents
5.4
6.1 – Circular motion
6.1
6.2 – Newton’s law of gravitation
6.2
7.1 – Discrete energy and radioactivity
7.1
7.2 – Nuclear reactions
7.2
7.3 – The structure of matter
7.3
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Uses common standards of
measure and scientific notation,
determines and applies
uncertainties in measurements
and calculations, and analyzes
vector and scalar quantities.
Describes motion through the
kinematic equations and
Newton’s three laws, solves
complex problems using the
generalizing principles of work,
energy and power, and explores
systems of interacting particles
by applying momentum and
impulse.
Describes concepts involving the
molecular theory of solids, liquids
and gases and the kinetic model
of an ideal gas, applies principles
of specific heat capacity and
latent heat to thermal transfer
problems, solves state variable
problems using equation of state.
Describes concepts and solves
problems involving oscillations,
traveling waves, frequency,
period, wavelength, amplitude,
superposition, polarization,
intensity, interference,
diffraction, reflection, refraction,
Snell’s law, and standing waves.
Describes concepts and solves
problems involving electric
charge, field, force, potential
energy, potential, power, circuits,
and cells, and describes concepts
and solves problems involving
magnetic field and magnetic
force.
Describes concepts and solves
problems involving centripetal
force and acceleration, Newton’s
law of gravitation, and the
relationship between the two for
planets or satellites in circular
orbits.
Describes concepts and solves
problems involving discrete
energy, radioactive decay, halflife, the fundamental forces,
isotopes, mass defect, binding
energy, fission, fusion, the
standard model, particle
conservation laws, and Feynman
diagrams.
8.1 – Energy sources
8.1
8.2 – Thermal energy transfer
8.2
9.1 – Simple harmonic motion
9.1
9.2 – Single-slit diffraction
9.2
9.3 – Interference
9.3
9.4 – Resolution
9.4
9.5 – Doppler effect
9.5
10.1 – Describing fields
10.1
10.2 – Fields at work
10.2
11.1 – Electromagnetic induction
11.1
11.2 – Power generation and transmission
11.2
11.3 – Capacitance
11.3
12.1 – The interaction of matter with radiation
12.1
12.2 – Nuclear physics
12.2
A.1 – The beginnings of relativity
A.1
A.2 – Lorentz transformations
A.2
A.3 – Spacetime diagrams
A.3
A.4 – Relativistic mechanics (HL only)
A.4
A.5 – General relativity (HL only)
A.5
B.1 – Rigid bodies and rotational dynamics
B.1
B.2 – Thermodynamics
B.2
B.3 – Fluids and fluid dynamics (HL only)
B.3
B.4 – Forced vibrations and resonance (HL only)
B.4
8: Energy
production
9: Wave phenomena
10: Fields
11: Electromagnetic
induction
12: Quantum and
nuclear physics
A: Relativity
B: Engineering
physics
Describes concepts and solves
problems involving specific
energy, energy density, primary
and secondary sources,
renewable energy, conduction,
emissivity, the solar constant, the
greenhouse effect and energy
balance models.
Extension of Topic 4. Describes
concepts and solves problems
involving simple harmonic
motion, traveling waves,
superposition, interference,
diffraction, resolution, and the
Doppler effect.
Extension of Subtopics 5.1 and
6.2. Describes concepts and
solves problems involving
gravitational and electrostatic
fields and potential, equipotential
surfaces, potential energy and
orbital motion.
Extension of Topic 5. Describes
concepts and solves problems
involving emf, magnetic flux and
Lenz’s law, ac generators, rms
power, transformers, diode
bridges and rectifiers,
capacitance, dielectrics, and RC
circuits.
Extension of Topic 7. Describes
concepts and solves problems
involving photons, the
photoelectric effect, matter
waves, pair production, the Bohr
model, wave functions, the
uncertainty principle, tunneling,
and nuclear energy levels and
decay.
Describes concepts and solves
problems involving reference
frames, absolute time and space,
special relativity, velocity
dilation, length contraction, muon
decay, spacetime, relativistic
mechanics, and general relativity.
Describes concepts and solves
problems involving torque,
moment, rotational kinematics,
dynamics, the two laws of
thermodynamics, pV diagrams,
efficiency, density, pressure,
buoyancy, hydrostatics,
hydrodynamics, natural
frequency, damping, and
resonance.
C: Imaging
D: Astrophysics
IB Internal
Assessment
IB Group 4 Project
Technical skills
C.1 – Introduction to imaging
C.1
C.2 – Imaging instrumentation
C.2
C.3 – Fiber optics
C.3
C.4 – Medical imaging (HL only)
C.4
D.1 – Stellar quantities
D.1
D.2 – Stellar characteristics and stellar evolution
D.2
D.3 - Cosmology
D.3
D.4 – Stellar processes (HL only)
D.4
D.5 – Further cosmology (HL only)
D.5
IA Personal Engagement: Engages in
exploration by making it personal.
IA Exploration: Establishes scientific context &amp;
focused research.
IA Analysis: Selects, records, processes, and
interprets relevant data.
IA Evaluation: Evaluates an investigation and its
results effectively.
IA Communication: Presents and reports
investigation results effectively.
Group 4 project: Completes an interdisciplinary
investigation or project.
IA-PE
Lab Safety: Demonstrates proper, effective and
safe lab practices.
Lab-T
Communicate Topical Area: Communicates
effectively in topical area.
Com-T
IA-EX
IA-AN
IA-EV
IA-CO
IB-Gp4
Describes concepts and solves
problems involving lenses, ray
diagrams, images, magnification,
aberrations, microscopes,
telescopes, fiber optics,
attenuation, and X-ray,
ultrasound, and nuclear magnetic
resonance imaging.
Describes concepts and solves
problems involving stars,
parallax, luminosity, spectra,
stellar evolution, Chandrasekhar
limits, the Big Bang model,
microwave background, Hubble’s
law, redshift, Jean’s criterion,
fusion, galaxies, dark matter, dark
energy.
Engages in an exploration,
establishes a scientific context
with a focused research question,
gathers, selects, records,
processes and interprets relevant
data, evaluates the investigation,
and effectively presents and
reports the results.
Collaborates on an
interdisciplinary topic or
problem focused on process.
Demonstrates appropriate
research, experimental, and
personal skills necessary to carry
out insightful and ethical
investigations.
Demonstrates effective
communications in the topical
area in various mediums,
including spoken, written,
technical, conceptual, and shared
presentations.
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