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Unit planningfree21 February 2019

This is the template for the unit planner I will be using for my course. All unit planners can be found at the top of the topic sections and are linked at the bottom of this page for convenience. more

Optional Practical: Carnot cycle simulation (GeoGebra)free20 February 2019

Plotting PV curves for isothermal and adiabatic changes is also covered in the worksheet PV diagram in geogebra but plotting the closed curves of a Carnot cycle is a bit clumsy so here is an alternative... more

Activity: Cyclic processesfree20 February 2019

A cyclic process is a series of transformations that take the gas back to its original state. These form a closed loop on a PV diagram like the one below.You can build your own simulation in GeoGebra... more

Activity: The second law20 February 2019

According to the first law of thermodynamics, if you put 10 J of heat into a gas then you should be able to get 10 J of work out but this isn't the case. To understand why we can consider a simple experiment... more

Activity: Torque and equilibrium20 February 2019

Up to this point in the course we have only dealt with the motion of point masses. When considering larger bodies we have assumed that all forces act on the centre of mass.In this example Tension and... more

Unit Planner: Astrophysics20 February 2019

Start date:Diploma assessmentPaper 1Paper 2Paper 3 xInvestigation xText book referenceHamper - online resourcesTransfer GoalsList here one to three big, overarching, long-term goals for this unit. Transfer... more

Unit Planner: Imaging20 February 2019

Start date:Diploma assessmentPaper 1Paper 2Paper 3 xInvestigation xText book referenceHamper - online resourcesTransfer GoalsList here one to three big, overarching, long-term goals for this unit. Transfer... more

Unit Planner: Relativity20 February 2019

Start date:Diploma assessmentPaper 1Paper 2Paper 3 xInvestigationText book referenceHamper - online resourcesTransfer GoalsList here one to three big, overarching, long-term goals for this unit. Transfer... more

Time dilation20 February 2019

I really like teaching this topic. The explanation is so simple but the consequences so hard to accept. Its well worth using an animated version of the lightclock as the movement makes it easier to see... more

Group 4 project 2019 (live)free20 February 2019

The group 4 project is:You will be measuring energy from 1200 today to 1200 tomorrow.Meet to discuss roles and methods for data collection. The time of this meeting is up to you and could be at the weekend more