Subject Overview

Physics is the study of energy and matter, and how they relate to and interact with each other. It includes topics such as dynamics, oscillations and waves, special relativity and gravitational and electromagnetic fields.

These subject resources will help you to discover some exciting and interesting topics in Physics, and learn more about them. You can then share your thoughts and debate your ideas with others in our interactive online forums.

You may also want to take a look at the Isaac Physics project website that has a range of online resources and problem-solving activities for budding Physicists.

  • Introduction to Advanced Concepts

    These pages are designed to collate resources and provide some worked examples to help you push yourself beyond your A level syllabus in Physics.

  • Mechanics

    This topic introduces you to the concept of mechanics. It covers the key themes, with some worked examples.

  • Solar Cells

    For many decades, scientists have been interested to find ways and means of harnessing the energy from the sun. Solar cells – often referred to as photovoltaic (PV) cells – provide a very attractive way to convert solar energy directly into electricity without affecting the environment.

  • Special Relativity

    This topic introduces you to the concept of special relativity. It covers the key themes, with some worked examples.

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is a technique used in Chemistry and Biochemistry to give information about the structure of molecules.

  • Quantum Physics

    Quantum physics is a description of the world on the smallest scales: that of electrons, protons and other particles.