IB Physics HL - Questionbank
The IB Physics HL Questionbank is a great source of practice questions, coming from the entire syllabus! Each question comes with a clear markscheme and solution video, with an experienced IB teacher going through the question step-by-step. The questions are organized by topic and arranged by difficulty, making it the perfect resource for studying a particular concept.
Measurements & Uncertainties
Topic 1 All
All Questions in Topic 1 Measurements & Uncertainties
Units, Significant Figures, and Measurement
Units, Significant Figures, Metric Multipliers
Uncertainties & Errors
Uncertainties, Random & Systematic Error, Accuracy & Precision
Vectors & Scalars
Adding & Subtracting Vectors, Vector Components
Topic 2 All
All Questions in Topic 2 Mechanics
Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration, Uniform Acceleration Equations, Projectile Motion, Air Resistance
Free-Body Diagrams, Newton's Laws, Friction, Equilibrium
Work, Energy, and Power
Work, Kinetic Energy, Gravitational & Elastic Potential Energy, Power, Conservation of Energy, Efficiency
Momentum & Impulse
Momentum, Impulse, Force-Time Graphs, Conservation of Momentum, Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
Topic 3 All
All Questions in Topic 3 Thermal Physics
Thermal Concepts, Specific & Latent Heat
Temperature, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Internal Energy, Phase Changes, Calorimetry, Specific Heat Capacity, Latent Heat
Ideal Gas Model
Pressure, Gas Laws, Ideal Gases, Ideal Gas Law, Moles, Ideal vs Real Gases, Kinetic Temperature
Oscillations & Waves
Topic 4 All
All Questions in Topic 4 Oscillations & Waves
Simple Harmonic Motion (SL)
Period, Frequency, Amplitude, Simple Harmonic Motion, Graphs of SHM
Sound Waves, Electromagnetic Waves, Wave Equation, Transverse & Longitudinal Waves
Intensity, Superposition, and Polarization
Wavefronts & Rays, Superposition, Wave Intensity, Polarization, Malus's Law
Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction, and Two-Source Interference
Law of Reflection, Index of Refraction, Snell's Law, Critical Angle, Diffraction, Two-Source Interference
Standing Waves, Vibrating Strings, Vibrating Air Columns
Electricity & Magnetism
Topic 5 All
All Questions in Topic 5 Electricity & Magnetism
Electric Force & Field
Coulomb's Law, Electric Fields, Conductors, Current, Potential Difference, Drift Speed
Circuits & Kirchoff's Laws
Circuits, Resistivity, Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Laws, Series & Parallel Circuits, Power in Circuits, Potential Dividers
Cells & Internal Resistance
Internal Resistance, Primary & Secondary Cells
Magnetic Force & Field
Magnetic Fields Due to Currents, Magnetic Force on Moving Charges
Circular Motion & Gravitation
Topic 6 All
All Questions in Topic 6 Circular Motion & Gravitation
Angular Speed, Centripetal Acceleration & Force, Motion in Horizontal and Vertical Circles
Gravitational Force, Field, and Orbits
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, Gravitational Field, Orbits, and Orbital Velocity
Atomic & Nuclear Physics
Topic 7 All
All Questions in Topic 7 Atomic & Nuclear Physics
Atomic Spectra & Radioactivity
Emission/Absorption Spectra, Bohr Model, Alpha/Beta/Gamma Decay, Half-Life
Nuclear Reactions & Binding Energy
Mass-Energy Equivalence, Binding Energy, Mass Defect, Fusion & Fission
Quarks, Leptons, Bosons, Quantum Conservation Laws, Feynman Diagrams, Fundamental Forces
Topic 8 All
All Questions in Topic 8 Energy Production
Sources of Energy
Power Production - Fossil Fuels, Nuclear, Renewables, Sankey Diagrams
Thermal Energy Transfer & Greenhouse Effect
Blackbody Radiation, Wien's Law, Stefan-Boltzmann Law, Energy Balance of the Earth, Greenhouse Effect, Heat Transfer
Topic 9 All
All Questions in Topic 9 Wave Phenomena
Simple Harmonic Motion (HL)
Quantitative Analysis of SHM, Simple Pendulum & Mass-Spring Systems
Single-Slit Diffraction & Interference Patterns, Circular Apertures
Multi-Slit & Thin Film Interference
Multi-Slit Diffraction, Diffraction Gratings, Thin Film Interference, Modulated Two-Slit Interference
Resolution & the Rayleigh Criterion
The Rayleigh Criterion, Resolution, Resolvance
Moving Source & Moving Observer Doppler Effects
Fields & Potential
Induction, Alternating Currents, & Capacitance
Topic 11 All
All Questions in Topic 11 Induction, Alternating Currents, & Capacitance
Motional EMF, Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law
AC Generation, Transformers, & Power Transmission
RMS Current and Potential Difference, AC Generator Graphs, Transformers, Power Transmission
Capacitors, Capacitors in Series & Parallel, Charging & Discharging Capacitors, Diode Bridges
Quantum & Nuclear Physics
Topic 12 All
All Questions in Topic 12 Quantum & Nuclear Physics
Photoelectric Effect, Matter Waves, and the Uncertainty Principle
Photoelectric Effect, Matter Waves, the Uncertainty Principle, Pair Production/Annihilation, Wave Function, Tunneling
Nuclear Physics & Radioactivity (HL)
Distance of Closest Approach, Rutherford Scattering, Nuclear Density, Quantitative Radioactive Decay
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the IB Physics HL Questionbank?
The IB Physics HL Questionbank is a comprehensive set of IB Physics exam style questions, categorised into syllabus topic and concept, and sorted by difficulty of question. The bank of exam style questions are accompanied by high quality step-by-step markschemes and video tutorials, taught by experienced IB Physics teachers. The IB Physics HL Question bank is the perfect exam revision resource for IB students looking to practice IB Physics exam style questions in a particular topic or concept in their IB Physics Higher Level course.
Where should I start in the Physics HL Questionbank?
The IB Physics HL Questionbank is designed to help IB students practice Physics HL exam style questions in a specific topic or concept. Therefore, a good place to start is by identifying a concept that you would like to practice and improve in and go to that area of the Physics HL Question bank. For example, if you want to practice Physics HL exam style questions covering Momentum & Impulse, you can go to Physics HL Topic 2 (Mechanics) and go to the Momentum & Impulse area of the question bank. On this page there is a carefully designed set of IB Physics HL exam style questions, progressing in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest. If you’re just getting started with your revision, you could start at the top of the page with the easiest questions, or if you already have some confidence, you could start at the medium difficulty questions and progress down.
How should I use the Physics HL Questionbank?
The Physics HL Questionbank is perfect for revising a particular topic or concept, in-depth. For example, if you wanted to improve your knowledge of Forces, there are over 20 IB Physics HL exam style questions focused specifically on this concept. Alternatively, Revision Village also has an extensive library of Physics HL Practice Exams, where students can simulate the length and difficulty of an IB exam with the Mock Exam sets, as well as Physics HL Key Concepts, where students can learn and revise the underlying theory, if missed or misunderstood in class.
What if I finish the Physics HL Questionbank?
With an extensive and growing library of full length IB Physics HL exam style questions in the Physics HL Question bank, finishing all of the questions would be a fantastic effort, and you will be in a great position for your final exams. If you were able to complete all the questions in the Physics HL Question bank, then a popular option would be to go to the Physics HL Practice Exams section on Revision Village and test yourself with the Mock Exam Papers, to simulate the length and difficulty of an actual IB Physics HL exam.
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