**Physics SPM Form 4 Syllabus**

**Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS**

1.1 Understanding Physics

1.2 Understanding Base Quantities and Derived Quantities

1.3 Understanding Scalar and Vector Quantities

1.4 Understanding Measurements

1.5 Applying Scientific Investigations

**Chapter 2 FORCES AND MOTION**

2.1 Analysing Linear Motion

2.2 Analysing Motion Graphs

2.3 Understanding Inertia

2.4 Analysing Momentum

2.5 Understanding the Effects of a Force

2.6 Analysing Impulse and Impulsive Force

2.7 Being Aware of the Need for Safety Features in Vehicles

2.8 Understanding Gravity

2.9 Analysing Forces in Equilibrium

2.10 Understanding Work, Energy, Power and Efficiency

2.11 Appreciating the Importance of Maximising the Efficiency of Devices

2.12 Understanding Elasticity

**Chapter 3 FORCES AND PRESSURE**

3.1 Understanding Pressure

3.2 Understanding Pressure in Liquids

3.3 Understanding Gas Pressure and Atmospheric Pressure

3.4 Applying Pascal’s Principle

3.5 Applying Archimedes’ Principle

3.6 Understanding Bernoulli’s Principle

**Chapter 4 HEAT**

4.1 Understanding Thermal Equilibrium

4.2 Understanding Specific Heat Capacity

4.3 Understanding Specific Latent Heat

4.4 Understanding the Gas Laws

**Chapter 5 LIGHT**

5.1 Understanding Reflection of Light

5.2 Understanding Refraction of Light

5.3 Understanding Total Internal Reflection of Light

5.4 Understanding Lenses