IBDP Physics SL&HL: New Syllabus and Study Notes -First assessment 2025

Unit A : Space, time and motion

Unit B: The particulate nature of matter

Unit C:  Wave behaviour

Unit D : Fields

Unit E Nuclear and quantum physics

  • 21 Atomic physics
    • 21.1 The structure of the atom
    • 21.2 Quantization of angular momentum
  • 22 Quantum physics
    • 22.1 Photons and the photoelectric effect
    • 22.2 Maher waves
  • 23 Nuclear physics
    • 23.1 Mass defect and binding energy
    • 23.2 Radioactivity
    • 23.3 Nuclear properties and  the radioactive decay law
  • 24 Nuclear fission
    • 24.1 Nuclear fission
  • 25 Nuclear fusion and stars
    • 25.1 Nuclear fusion
    • 25.2 Stellar properties and the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram 5
    • 25.3 Stellar evolution extension

Here are some steps you can follow to prepare effectively:

  1. Study the syllabus: Make sure you understand the topics that are covered in the IB DP physics syllabus. This will give you a clear idea of what to expect on the exams.

  2. Review class notes and textbooks: Regularly review your class notes and textbooks to reinforce your understanding of the material.

  3. Practice, practice, practice: Practice solving physics problems as much as possible. Try to work through as many practice questions and Mock tests as you can find here at iitianacademy.com . This will help you get a feel for the types of questions you can expect on the exams and build your problem-solving skills.

  4. Seek help when needed: If you’re struggling with a particular concept, don’t hesitate to ask your teacher or a tutor for help.

  5. Stay organized: Make sure to keep track of important formulas, equations, and concepts so you can easily reference them when you need to.

  6. Stay up-to-date on current events in physics: Being knowledgeable about current developments in physics can help you better understand the applications of the concepts you are learning.

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