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 the sail like an air molecule in the wind pushes a sailboat. Find out how a solar sail works and about the future of this technology!

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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 enough, and your electromagnet can rip a soda can in half. Or rather, make the can rip itself in half! This video was filmed at Arc Attack Studios in Austin, TX with Joe Hanson, Joe DiPrima, John DiPrima and Darren Dyk.

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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. Projectile Motion solutions 2016
6. Circular Motion solutions 2016
7. Gravity solutions 2016
8. Electronics Basics solutions 2016
9. Photonics solutions 2016
10. Amplifiers solutions 2016
11. Magnetic and Electric basics solutions 2016
12. Motors solutions 2016
13. Generation Principles solutions 2016
14. Transformers and transmission solutions 2016
15. Wave – Particle properties of Light solutions 2016
16. Wave Properties of Matter solutions 2016
17. Energy Levels of Atoms solutions 2016

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Exam time podcast

A guide to preparing for & completing the upcoming end of year VCE Physics exam.

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Sound: Making music quiz

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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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Veritasium – The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

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Magnetic Field of a Straight Current-Carrying Wire

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http://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/magneticfieldwire_en.htm

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Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect

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Light and matter quiz

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