Physics Fundamentals

Sec 3

Course Intro

This course delves into the foundational principles of mechanics, covering physical quantities, units, and measurements. Participants will explore scalar and vector quantities, kinematics, forces, pressure, and the turning effect of forces.

Course Description

Gain a comprehensive understanding of mechanics, from scalar and vector quantities to force and pressure. Explore motion, equilibrium, and energy transformation through practical applications. Ideal for students seeking a solid foundation in physics.

Who is this Course for?

This course is designed for secondary 3 students studying physics, providing a robust foundation.

What you will Learn?

  • Grasp the difference between scalar and vector quantities and become proficient in measurement techniques using SI units.
  • Comprehend speed, velocity, acceleration, and motion analysis through graphical representations like distance-time and velocity-time graphs.
  • Gain insights into various force types, their effects on objects, and practical applications in real-life scenarios. Understand mass, weight, and pressure.
  • Comprehend the turning effect of forces, moments, and equilibrium, along with calculating moments using relevant equations.
  • Understand the principles governing energy transformation and conservation.

Key Takeaways

  • Grasp fundamental principles of mechanics.
  • Apply knowledge to analyze motion and forces.
  • Understand energy transformations in various systems.
  • Explore practical applications of force and pressure.
  • Develop problem-solving skills in physics.

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Concept Mastery: We emphasize deep understanding and mastery of key concepts, building a strong learning foundation for your child.

Small Group Classes: We maintain small class sizes to ensure an interactive, engaging, and personalized learning experience.

Course Curriculum

Physical Quantities and Units: Introduction to scalar and vector quantities, understanding their differences, and learning measurement techniques using SI units. This section forms the foundation of measurement in physics.
Kinematics: Study of motion parameters such as speed, velocity, and acceleration. Analysis of motion through distance-time and velocity-time graphs, crucial for understanding the dynamics of moving objects.
Force and Pressure: Exploration of various force types (e.g., gravitational, frictional) and understanding their effects on objects. Study of mass, weight, and practical applications of force in daily life scenarios. Introduction to pressure and its significance.
Turning Effect of Forces: Understanding moments, torque, and equilibrium. Application of principles to comprehend how forces create rotational effects and calculating moments using the equation: moment = force × distance.
Energy: Exploration of different forms of energy including kinetic, potential, and thermal. Understanding the concept of work done, power, and their applications in various systems. Analysis of energy transformations in different scenarios, providing insights into the conservation of energy principle.

Course Type


Class Type

Small Group

Group Size



1.5 hrs

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