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#### monicak

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##### 3/4 without 1/2 physics?
« on: January 16, 2008, 11:58:06 am »
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Well, my friend is picking up 3/4 physics in year 12 without completing 1/2!  She has been doing quite a bit of work during the holidays to catch up. Is it even possible to pick up such a subject? I'd think that it'd be extremely difficult, especially understanding all the new concepts without having any guidance/assistance from a teacher.

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##### Re: 3/4 without 1/2 physics?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 12:01:08 pm »
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i did 3/4 physics in yr11 without having done 1/2. to be honest, i found it reasonably difficult, but certainly far from impossible. i wouldn't recommend it - i grossly underachieved in physics, i should've got a much higher study score. basically you have to do a fair bit more work to understand topics. everyone's taught new things in 3/4 physics, but people who've done 1/2 have much better background knowledge than those who haven't, and it does make a fair difference.
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#### cara.mel

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##### Re: 3/4 without 1/2 physics?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 01:50:15 pm »
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They'll only need to know unit 2, which basically gets built on for unit 3. Then unit 4 kind of stands alone from everything else.
To be honest I think it would be easily catch up-able because a lot of the stuff is repeated, but yeah, depends on how good she is
If she can do straight line motion, newtons laws, series and parallel circuits I *think* off the top of my head that would be enough to start U3 on

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##### Re: 3/4 without 1/2 physics?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 03:16:23 pm »
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Yes, Unit 1 is completely unnecessary.

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##### Re: 3/4 without 1/2 physics?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 09:35:00 pm »
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Yes, Unit 1 is completely unnecessary.
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##### Re: 3/4 without 1/2 physics?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 09:58:42 pm »
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The only overlap I can recall is with some electronics and motion/kinematics. Both topics are repeated in sufficient detail in year 12 that she should be fine given she does put in a little extra work.
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