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Second time around

Tuesday 26 April 2016

It's spring which means the daffodils are out in our garden and it's time to do the IA again.I do the IA at the end of the first year because: more

Back to the future

Thursday 21 April 2016

As it says on the packet:Chris will talk about his experiences using technology in the classroom during his career as a physics teacher. People... more

Spoiler alert

Wednesday 20 April 2016

It maybe difficult to see what's happening but seeing the real thing is way cooler than watching an animation, at least that's what Maria thinks. more

Subscriber comments

  • 18 Apr Chris Hamper
    Vibrations and waves
    Hi Stephen. I don't think so. You should mention that there is polarisation on reflection but no calculation.
  • 18 Apr Stephen Greenslade
    Vibrations and waves
    Chris, Is Brewsters angle still on the specification? It is in the 2014 Physics fr the IB diploma oxford revision guide but not in any other books that I can see. Thanks
  • 17 Apr Eric Heim
    Ring of charge
    Hi, thanks for sharing. for the 2-d problem, I tried this on Phet also, but I thought the reason why the field did not cancel was the imperfection of my circle, and also that the 'field arrows' do not show how weak it really is. Your positive...
  • 13 Apr Chris Hamper
    Brownian motion
    Thanks Ylva; You just made Herman's day. He was hoping for a comment :-)
  • 13 Apr Ylva Muilwijk
    Brownian motion
    Very nice analysis, though!
  • 12 Apr Chris Hamper
    I submit
    No need to upload the PSOW. Just keep it somewhere safe in case its ever needed.
  • 12 Apr Christopher Rieger
    I submit
    One last question Chris, do I need to upload my PSOW with the sample? I have been seeing conflicting information on this.
  • 11 Apr Muraleetharan Kanthiah
    Engineering Physics
    I am with you, Chris. This is strange. Thank you for your time.
  • 11 Apr Chris Hamper
    Engineering Physics
    This looks strange Work done = 610 J and heat transferred out of the gas = 1300 J. This means that heat into gas = 1910 J so efficiency = 6/19. The answer scheme is taking 1300 J into the gas. Strange how the MS acknowledges this but doesn't...
  • 11 Apr Muraleetharan Kanthiah
    Engineering Physics
    Thank you so much.
  • 11 Apr Chris Hamper
    Engineering Physics
    I'll have a look at it later today.
  • 11 Apr Muraleetharan Kanthiah
    Engineering Physics
    Dear Chris. I have a doubt in the past paper M15/4/PHYSI/HP2/ENG/TZ2/XX question 7 part 2. It is about the thermodynamic cycle. I don't understand the efficiency calculation in the mark scheme. Efficiency = work done/ Total thermal energy...


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