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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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The Fabric of The Cosmos: Quantum Leap

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Physics Girl – Can you push a spacecraft with light?

What if you could power a ship using sunlight instead of wind? Well in space, you can! Solar sails or light sails are pushed with light from the sun. Photons provide a kick when they reflect off the sail pushing … Continue reading

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Physics Girl – Exploding soda cans with electromagnets in slow motion

Watch a soda can rip itself apart in a fiery explosion at 11,000fps with a Phantom high speed camera. Running a current through a coil, produces an electromagnet. Turn up the voltage in this experiment, and make that current strong … Continue reading

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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.

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Exam time podcast

A guide to preparing for & completing the upcoming end of year VCE Physics exam. Download the notes. Download the video. VCAA exams

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Unit 4 – Sound: Making music quiz

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Direct current electrical motor simulation

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (

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Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect

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Unit 4 – Light and matter quiz

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