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VCE Physics Podcasts – All are available in the iTunes store

Don’t forget that all of the podcasts can be found at http://vcephysics.podomatic.com/.

The best option is to subscribe in iTunes for the free download of all of the podcasts (currently there 48). New episodes can be automatically downloaded to your computer. These can viewed on an iPad or similar device, or through iTunes on your computer.

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Electric fields podcast

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Download the video.

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Electromagnetism quiz

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10 ways to see the electric field

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Professor Dave explains Special Relativity

Special Relativity Part 1: From Galileo to Einstein

Special Relativity Part 2: Time Dilation and the Twin Paradox

Special Relativity Part 3: Length Contraction

Special Relativity Part 4: Mass-Energy Equivalence or E = mc²

General Relativity: The Curvature of Spacetime

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Physics Girl – Special Relativity and the Twin Paradox

How can just two rules of Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity lead to seemingly paradoxical changes in the perception of time?

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Veritasium – Can You Go the Speed of Light?

Einstein’s classic thought experiment involves sitting on a train travelling at the speed of light. If you hold a mirror in front of your face, will you see your reflection in a mirror? How could light from your face reach the mirror if the mirror is travelling away from you? But it would be a pretty spooky train if you couldn’t see your reflection so Einstein felt this solution wasn’t realistic. On the other hand if you could see your reflection, it would mean light was travelling at the speed of light inside the train. But that meant the same light observed from outside the train would be going twice the speed of light. This again seems inconsistent. So Einstein resolved that you must see your reflection but that light must travel at the same speed inside and outside the train. The only way this is possible is if space and time are perceived differently by observers inside and outside the train.

 

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Vsauce – Would Headlights Work at Light Speed?

If you were driving at the speed of light and turned on your headlights, what would happen?

 

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Exam formula sheet

Here is a copy of the exam formula sheet with rearrangements of equations.
It’s a very long list; it would be useful to make sure that you have the rearrangements (particularly kinematics and gravity) on your own summary sheet.

Formula sheet

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Photonicinduction – 10 second kettle

Photonicinduction and Polar again take control of the power supply but this time test an Electric Kettle to it’s limits and beyond, the speed and power is surprising.

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Diffraction & interference podcast

Diffraction, Diffraction through gaps, Interference patterns – two sources, Calculating interference patterns, Calculating interference patterns – directly between sources
Calculating interference patterns – in front of one source.

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