Advanced Level Physics syllabus Tanzania, form Five & Form Six Physics Syllabus

Physics Syllabus Tanzania, Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE),

The objectives of ACSEE

The objectives of this examination are to assess the learner’s knowledge and ability to pursue with further education such as diploma and degree courses; to examine the extent to which the learners can use the skills gained to meet the social, political, economic and technological challenges for the individual and the national development at large. Therefore, candidates at this level are expected to possess the following skills in a broad range of activities: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

FORM V TOPICS

  1. ERRORS
  2. DIMENSIONS OF PHYSICAL QUANTITIES
  3. MECHANICS
  • Projectiles
  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Uniform circular motion
  • Rotation of rigid bodies
  • Gravitation
  • Simple harmonic motion (SHM)
  • Surface tension
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Strength of materials
  1. HEAT
  • Thermometer
  • Thermal Conduction
  • Thermal Convection
  • Thermal radiation
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • First law of Thermodynamics
  1. WAVES
  • Mechanical Vibration
  • Sound
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Nature of waves
  • Diffraction
  • Polarization of light

 

FORM VI TOPICS

1.ELECTROSTATICS

  • Coulomb’s law
  • Electric field intensity
  • Electric potential
  • Van de Graaf generator
  • Capacitance

2.CURRENT ELECTRICITY

  • Electric conduction in metals
  • Conduction of electricity electrolytes
  • Electric conduction in gases

3.ELECTROMAGNETISM

  • Magnetic fields
  • Magnetic properties of materials
  • Magnetic forces
  • Induced Emf
  • A.C theory

4.ELECTRONICS

  • Energy bands in solids
  • Semiconductors
  • Transistor

5.STRUCTURE OF THE ATOM

  • Electron
  • Bohr’s model of the hydrogen atom
  • Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) and Magnetic Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (MASER)
  • Quantum Physics
  • Nuclear Physics

6. GEOPHYSICS

  • The atmosphere
  • Earth quakes and volcanoes
  • Magnetic field of the earth
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