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AimsUnderstand how an event can be measured in different frames of reference.Understand the difference between inertial and non inertial frames of reference.Apply the Galilean transformations.Understand how the nature of light poses problems for Galilean relativityFrames of ReferenceThe position and time for an event can be measure by an observer in a frame of reference. This is a coordinate system...
Unit 11: Atomic and nuclearDiploma assessmentWhen will the content be assessed? xPaper 1xPaper 2Paper 3InvestigationText book referenceHamper SL 229 - 263Inquiry: Establishing the purpose of the unitTransfer GoalsList here one to three big, overarching, long-term goals for this unit. Transfer goals are the major goals that ask students to “transfer”, or apply, their knowledge, skills,...
The InThinking Physics site is designed, written and updated by two physics teachers with physics teachers in mind.We hope that you will find the Getting started section useful if you are new to the IB, physics teaching or these resources. Returning subscribers are also advised to check out this area to make sure that you are using the full functionality of the site.At the heart of the site are the...
AimsIntroduce the concept of fields to explain how bodies can experience a force without contact.State Newton's Universal law and apply it to calculate the force acting on a body close to the earth.See how Newton's law gives the correct value for the acceleration of gravity close to the earth and the period of the earth's orbit around the Sun.Understand the concept of "field strength"...
AimsIntroduce the concept of matter being made of particles.Understand how relative atomic mass can be found.Define the mole.Explain in terms of particles why the 3 states of matter are different.Explain friction, buoyancy and air resistance in terms of particles.Atoms and moleculesYou probably already know and accept that everything is made of atoms but it might be worth looking at why we think this....
A well planned site with lots of informations in Physics!
I consider Chris Hamper's InThinking page for IB Physics to be an indispensable resource for the course. Whether you use his textbook or not the IA section alone is worth the subscription cost.
InThinking Physics is a valuable resource. If you are teaching IB Physics for the first time, then it is an absolute must-have. The materials provided are practical, easy to follow and full of interesting resources.
21 November 2018
The end of the first term, yes, it's the end here, we break up on next Wednesday,. Anyway, the end of the first term is a good time to do a... more
26 Nov Chris Hamper
Interactions between particlesTry this Students are only expected to understand the basic rules
26 Nov Sujatha Ashok
Interactions between particlesI am confused about Feynmann diagrams. Id there a site which explains this ? For example scattering off a electron antineutrino off a muon. If it says just muon is it positive or negative ?
23 Nov Chris Hamper
Activity: Stellar evolutionHI Jaya, Thanks for reporting. It should be fixed now. Try reloading page and if still a problem clear the cache from your browser history.
22 Nov Jaya Ramchandani
Activity: Stellar evolutionHi, the equations in this entire section are not showing up
20 Nov Chris Hamper
LogisticsIt would do but there is no requirement for title, contents or appendix.
20 Nov Sandra Fernandes
LogisticsHi Chris, First of all thanks for the answer to all my other questions on this website, much appreciated. I have a question more to do with structure. Does the page count include the title page, the table of contents, the references list and...
13 Nov Chris Hamper
Ideas for investigationsI think it is fine to use Algodoo in this way, wouldn't be easy to do it in real life.
13 Nov Sandra Fernandes
Ideas for investigationsPs. I am not teaching Imaging as an option so that is a new topic for him.
13 Nov Sandra Fernandes
Ideas for investigationsThanks, Chris :) Another question (sorry this is my first year with IAs and I have a lot of questions). A student of mine is proving the lens equation and he is using Algodoo to show the focal length changes with the refractive index (he is...
2 Nov Chris Hamper
MCQs: Circular motionGood point, I'll fix it.
2 Nov Dustin Norton
MCQs: Circular motionI really like question 2, but the given angle is not possible if the ball has no vertical acceleration (weight does not equal vertical component of T). I was really proud of a student who recognized this method of solving using Pythagoras'...
1 Nov Chris Hamper
LogisticsYes they can but I think it is much better to compare the simulation to real life. I also think that it is much better for a student to build their own simulation in Geogebra or Algodoo than use a ready made one.