Category Archives: Unit 4

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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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. Download the notes. Download the videos. Links: pHET Wave interference Interference of … Continue reading

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Making music podcast

Standing waves in strings, Speed of waves in strings, Standing waves in strings – other harmonics, Beats, Open ended pipes, Open ended pipe harmonics, Closed pipes, Closed pipes harmonics, Harmonics & timbre, Spectral analysis Download the notes. Download the video.

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Sound waves podcast

Sound waves, Wave equations, Speed of sound, The Ear, Speed of sound, Sounds are waves, Intensity, Pitch, Timbre. Download the notes. Download the video. Links: http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/stlwaves.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear

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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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Checkpoint Solutions – 2016

Thanks to Colin Hopkins of Bialik College, here are the worked solutions to the Checkpoints 2016 Unit 3 & 4 Physics book. 1. Motion Basics solutions 2016 2. Forces solutions 2016 3. Energy solutions 2016 4. Momentum solutions 2016 5. … Continue reading

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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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Direct current electrical motor simulation

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (http://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/index.html).

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