VCE Physics

VCE Physics Podcast

A weekly podcast focusing on different concepts in VCE Physics.
VCE Physics Podcast

Description

A podcast focusing on different concepts in VCE Physics. Check out the additional resources at: http://www.vcephysics.com/

Link: vcephysics.podomatic.com

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Education

Episodes

Electric fields

Apr 23, 2018 783

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Electric fields Electric field lines - between plates Electric field lines around particles Electric field between charged particles Coulomb’s law Calculating with Coulomb’s law Electric field strength Electric fields & work Speed of charged particles in electric fields

Electric fields

Apr 23, 2018 783

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Electric fields Electric field lines - between plates Electric field lines around particles Electric field between charged particles Coulomb’s law Calculating with Coulomb’s law Electric field strength Electric fields & work Speed of charged particles in electric fields

Sound recording & playback

Oct 9, 2013 808

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Dynamic microphone, Condenser microphone, Carbon microphone, Frequency response curves, Sound recording, Amplifiers, Loudspeakers

Sound recording & playback

Oct 9, 2013 808

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Dynamic microphone, Condenser microphone, Carbon microphone, Frequency response curves, Sound recording, Amplifiers, Loudspeakers

Exam time

Oct 4, 2013 1093

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

Exam time

Oct 3, 2013 1093

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

Photonics

Jul 5, 2013 1247

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Definitions, Why optical fibres?, Light emitting diodes, Light dependent resistors, A light sensing circuit, Photodiodes, Phototransistors, Remote control circuit, Digital data, Binary numbers, Pulse Code Modulation, Light modulation

Photonics

Jul 5, 2013 1247

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Definitions, Why optical fibres?, Light emitting diodes, Light dependent resistors, A light sensing circuit, Photodiodes, Phototransistors, Remote control circuit, Digital data, Binary numbers, Pulse Code Modulation, Light modulation

Sustainable energy sources

Nov 10, 2012 1772

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Australia’s energy usage, Why is sustainable energy important?, Energy transformations & efficiency, Solar energy, Photovoltaic cells, Solar energy calculations, Wind power, Wind power calculations, Hydro power, Hydro power calculations, Biofuels.

Sustainable energy sources

Nov 9, 2012 1772

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Australia’s energy usage, Why is sustainable energy important?, Energy transformations & efficiency, Solar energy, Photovoltaic cells, Solar energy calculations, Wind power, Wind power calculations, Hydro power, Hydro power calculations, Biofuels.

Light waves: Polarisation & Colour

Oct 20, 2012 1240

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What is light?, The electromagnetic spectrum, Waves, Wave equations, Light as electromagnetic radiation, Polarisation, Colour, Colour addition, Colour subtraction, Interference & structural colour

Light waves: Polarisation & Colour

Oct 20, 2012 1240

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What is light?, The electromagnetic spectrum, Waves, Wave equations, Light as electromagnetic radiation, Polarisation, Colour, Colour addition, Colour subtraction, Interference & structural colour

Optics & vision

Oct 14, 2012 658

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The human eye, Near point, Lens power, Short sightedness (Myopia), Long sightedness (Hypermetropia), Using lenses

Optics & vision

Oct 13, 2012 658

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The human eye, Near point, Lens power, Short sightedness (Myopia), Long sightedness (Hypermetropia), Using lenses

Lenses

Oct 6, 2012 949

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Refraction, Converging lens, Diverging lens, Images in convex (converging) lenses, The human eye, Images in concave (diverging) lenses, The lens & mirror equation, Image formation - summary

Lenses

Oct 6, 2012 949

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Refraction, Converging lens, Diverging lens, Images in convex (converging) lenses, The human eye, Images in concave (diverging) lenses, The lens & mirror equation, Image formation - summary

Mirrors

Sep 29, 2012 810

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Reflection - formation of images, Reflection in concave mirrors, Reflection in convex mirrors, The lens & mirror equation

Mirrors

Sep 29, 2012 810

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Reflection - formation of images, Reflection in concave mirrors, Reflection in convex mirrors, The lens & mirror equation

Reflection & refraction

Sep 15, 2012 930

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Reflection, Formation of images, Refraction, Refractive index, Snell’s law, Total internal refraction, Critical angle, Apparent depth, Dispersion of colour

Reflection & refraction

Sep 14, 2012 930

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Reflection, Formation of images, Refraction, Refractive index, Snell’s law, Total internal refraction, Critical angle, Apparent depth, Dispersion of colour

Work & energy

Sep 3, 2012 1243

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Energy, Work, Gravitational potential energy, Kinetic energy, Work calculations, Ramps, Energy transformations, Elastic potential energy, Efficiency, Power

Work & energy

Sep 2, 2012 1243

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Energy, Work, Gravitational potential energy, Kinetic energy, Work calculations, Ramps, Energy transformations, Elastic potential energy, Efficiency, Power

Momentum

Aug 23, 2012 1209

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Momentum, Calculating momentum changes, Impulse, Force & time - Airbags, Conservation of momentum, Conservation of momentum calculation

Momentum

Aug 23, 2012 1209

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Momentum, Calculating momentum changes, Impulse, Force & time - Airbags, Conservation of momentum, Conservation of momentum calculation

Calculating forces

Aug 2, 2012 786

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Gravity & Newton’s third law, Tension & pulleys, Car towing a trailer, Inclined planes

Calculating forces

Aug 2, 2012 786

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Gravity & Newton’s third law, Tension & pulleys, Car towing a trailer, Inclined planes

Newton's laws of motion

Jul 21, 2012 997

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Forces, Forces as vectors, Resolving vectors, Explaining motion - Aristotle vs Newton, Newton’s first law, Newton’s second law, Weight, Calculating acceleration, Newton’s third law, Moving forward, Gravity & Newton’s third law

Newton's laws of motion

Jul 20, 2012 997

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Forces, Forces as vectors, Resolving vectors, Explaining motion - Aristotle vs Newton, Newton’s first law, Newton’s second law, Weight, Calculating acceleration, Newton’s third law, Moving forward, Gravity & Newton’s third law

Equations of motion

Jul 11, 2012 1128

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Displacement, velocity & acceleration, Velocity-time graph, The five kinematics equations, Solving kinematics problems, Gravity

Equations of motion

Jul 11, 2012 1128

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Displacement, velocity & acceleration, Velocity-time graph, The five kinematics equations, Solving kinematics problems, Gravity

Graphing motion

Jul 1, 2012 842

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Constant velocity, Constant acceleration, Interpreting position-time graphs, Interpreting velocity-time graphs, Solving problems with graphs

Graphing motion

Jul 1, 2012 842

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Constant velocity, Constant acceleration, Interpreting position-time graphs, Interpreting velocity-time graphs, Solving problems with graphs

Describing motion

Jun 22, 2012 871

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Motion as a vector, Vector resolution, Vectors in two dimensions, Distance & displacement, Speed & velocity, Acceleration, Acceleration while changing direction

Describing motion

Jun 22, 2012 871

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Motion as a vector, Vector resolution, Vectors in two dimensions, Distance & displacement, Speed & velocity, Acceleration, Acceleration while changing direction

Nuclear energy

May 21, 2012 885

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The nucleus, Nuclear fission, Chain reactions, Mass defect, Atomic mass units , Uranium 235 fission, Energy released: E = mc2, Binding energy

Nuclear energy

May 21, 2012 885

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The nucleus, Nuclear fission, Chain reactions, Mass defect, Atomic mass units , Uranium 235 fission, Energy released: E = mc2, Binding energy

Radioactivity - doses and effects

May 7, 2012 929

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A look at the effects of radiation and the calculation of doses.

Radioactivity - doses and effects

May 7, 2012 929

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A look at the effects of radiation and the calculation of doses.

Radioactive decay rates

Apr 25, 2012 735

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Radioisotopes all have a characteristic half-live, that measures the time taken to decay. This podcast looks at the calculations involving half-lives.

Radioactive decay rates

Apr 24, 2012 735

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Radioisotopes all have a characteristic half-live, that measures the time taken to decay. This podcast looks at the calculations involving half-lives.

Radioactivity introduction

Apr 15, 2012 1075

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An introduction to the different types of radiation - alpha, beta and gamma.

Radioactivity introduction

Apr 15, 2012 1075

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An introduction to the different types of radiation - alpha, beta and gamma.

Using Yenka Electronics

Mar 7, 2012 512

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An introduction to building electric circuits using the Yenka Software.

Using Yenka Electronics

Mar 6, 2012 512

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An introduction to building electric circuits using the Yenka Software.

Matter & waves

Oct 23, 2011 1413

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Photon momentum, Photon momentum calculations, De-Broglie wavelength, Electron diffraction, Emission & absorption spectra, Energy levels Bohr’s model of electrons, Hydrogen emission spectrum, Mercury emission spectrum, Electron waves

Matter & waves

Oct 22, 2011 1413

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Photon momentum, Photon momentum calculations, De-Broglie wavelength, Electron diffraction, Emission & absorption spectra, Energy levels Bohr’s model of electrons, Hydrogen emission spectrum, Mercury emission spectrum, Electron waves

The Photoelectric Effect

Oct 6, 2011 1117

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Lenard’s experiment, The photon model, Light as photons, Einstein’s explanation of the photoelectric effect, Photon energy, Electron volts, Electron energy

The Photoelectric Effect

Oct 5, 2011 1117

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Lenard’s experiment, The photon model, Light as photons, Einstein’s explanation of the photoelectric effect, Photon energy, Electron volts, Electron energy

Light as a wave

Oct 3, 2011 1028

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Huygen’s wave theory, Newton’s corpuscular theory, Young’s double slit experiment, Double slit interference, Diffraction, Single slit interference, The electromagnetic nature of light, The electromagnetic spectrum, Light as electromagnetic radiation

Light as a wave

Oct 2, 2011 1028

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Huygen’s wave theory, Newton’s corpuscular theory, Young’s double slit experiment, Double slit interference, Diffraction, Single slit interference, The electromagnetic nature of light, The electromagnetic spectrum, Light as electromagnetic radiation

Diffraction and interference

Sep 16, 2011 734

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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.

Diffraction and interference

Sep 15, 2011 734

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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.

Making music

Aug 31, 2011 1265

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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

Making music

Aug 31, 2011 1265

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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

The decibel scale

Aug 22, 2011 910

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Sound intensity, Sound level: The decibel scale, Sound level calculations, Some decibel measurements, Change in intensity, Human hearing, The Phon scale

The decibel scale

Aug 22, 2011 910

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Sound intensity, Sound level: The decibel scale, Sound level calculations, Some decibel measurements, Change in intensity, Human hearing, The Phon scale

Sound Waves

Aug 17, 2011 682

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Sound waves, Wave equations, Speed of sound, The Ear, Speed of sound, Sounds are waves, Intensity, Pitch, Timbre

Sound Waves

Aug 16, 2011 682

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Sound waves, Wave equations, Speed of sound, The Ear, Speed of sound, Sounds are waves, Intensity, Pitch, Timbre

Power transmission

Jul 29, 2011 1083

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Mains AC, Transmission of electricity, Energy losses, Transformers, Transmission power calculations, Power

Power transmission

Jul 29, 2011 1083

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Mains AC, Transmission of electricity, Energy losses, Transformers, Transmission power calculations, Power

Electromagnetic induction

Jul 22, 2011 847

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Voltage across a moving rod, Induced current - opposes changing flux, Magnetic flux, Lenz’s law, Induced EMF, EMF calculations, EMF vs flux graphs, AC generator (alternator)

Electromagnetic induction

Jul 22, 2011 847

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Voltage across a moving rod, Induced current - opposes changing flux, Magnetic flux, Lenz’s law, Induced EMF, EMF calculations, EMF vs flux graphs, AC generator (alternator)

DC Motors

Jul 7, 2011 366

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A look at the parts & rotation of a DC motor.

DC Motors

Jul 7, 2011 366

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A look at the parts & rotation of a DC motor.

Magnetism & forces

Jun 29, 2011 938

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A look at the forces acting on current carrying wires & charged particles in magnetic fields.

Magnetism & forces

Jun 29, 2011 938

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A look at the forces acting on current carrying wires & charged particles in magnetic fields.

Magnetism

Jun 19, 2011 686

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Magnetism, Earth’s magnetic field, Magnetic fields, Drawing the magnetic fields,Strength of magnetic fields, Magnetic fields around wires, The right-hand grip rule, The solenoid

Magnetism

Jun 19, 2011 686

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Magnetism, Earth’s magnetic field, Magnetic fields, Drawing the magnetic fields,Strength of magnetic fields, Magnetic fields around wires, The right-hand grip rule, The solenoid

Structures

May 22, 2011 1153

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Torque, Centre of mass, Equilibrium, Stability, Tension structures, Arches, Cantilevers, Ties

Structures

May 22, 2011 1153

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Torque, Centre of mass, Equilibrium, Stability, Tension structures, Arches, Cantilevers, Ties

Materials

May 12, 2011 886

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Forces, Stress, Strain, Stress / strain graphs, Young’s modulus, Strength, Strain energy & toughness

Materials

May 12, 2011 886

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Forces, Stress, Strain, Stress / strain graphs, Young’s modulus, Strength, Strain energy & toughness

Transistors & amplifiers

May 6, 2011 801

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A look at how transistors work & the basics of how transistors can be used as amplifiers.

Transistors & amplifiers

May 6, 2011 801

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A look at how transistors work & the basics of how transistors can be used as amplifiers.

Diodes

May 4, 2011 720

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Semiconductors & doping, PN junctions, Reverse bias - no current, Forward bias, Diode IV curves, Uses of diodes, Calculations with diodes in series & parallel

Diodes

May 4, 2011 720

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Semiconductors & doping, PN junctions, Reverse bias - no current, Forward bias, Diode IV curves, Uses of diodes, Calculations with diodes in series & parallel

Rectification & smoothing

May 1, 2011 512

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An analysis of half-wave & full rectification – a key aspect of the VCE Further Electronics detailed study.

Rectification & smoothing

May 1, 2011 512

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An analysis of half-wave & full rectification – a key aspect of the VCE Further Electronics detailed study.

Electricity basics

Apr 17, 2011 1381

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Electric charge, Current, Potential difference, Resistance, Ohm’s law, Series circuits, Parallel circuits, Combination circuits - series + parallel, Power

Electricity basics

Apr 17, 2011 1381

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Electric charge, Current, Potential difference, Resistance, Ohm’s law, Series circuits, Parallel circuits, Combination circuits - series + parallel, Power

Light globe circuits

Apr 6, 2011 615

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An overview of the relationship between voltage, current, resistance and power.

Light globe circuits

Apr 6, 2011 615

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An overview of the relationship between voltage, current, resistance and power.

Circular motion

Mar 30, 2011 1249

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Acceleration, Calculating accelerations, Turning & angles, Circular motion on an inclined bank, Vertical circular motion, Staying in the circle

Circular motion

Mar 29, 2011 1249

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Acceleration, Calculating accelerations, Turning & angles, Circular motion on an inclined bank, Vertical circular motion, Staying in the circle

Satellites

Mar 27, 2011 663

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Calculating the height, speed & time period of satellites in orbit.

Satellites

Mar 26, 2011 663

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Calculating the height, speed & time period of satellites in orbit.

Collecting and analysing data

Mar 25, 2011 950

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Types of errors, Accuracy vs precision, Estimating uncertainties, Calculating with uncertainties, Finding relationships between data, Graphing with uncertainties

Collecting and analysing data

Mar 24, 2011 950

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Types of errors, Accuracy vs precision, Estimating uncertainties, Calculating with uncertainties, Finding relationships between data, Graphing with uncertainties

The Spring Pendulum

Mar 18, 2011 681

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An analysis of the energy changes as a weight oscillates up & down on a spring - Gravitational, kinetic & elastic potential energy.

Gravity

Mar 17, 2011 1244

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A look at gravity - the equations & effects.

The Spring Pendulum

Mar 17, 2011 681

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An analysis of the energy changes as a weight oscillates up & down on a spring - Gravitational, kinetic & elastic potential energy.

Gravity

Mar 17, 2011 1244

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A look at gravity - the equations & effects.

Springs & Hooke's law

Mar 10, 2011 470

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Hooke's law, Work, Elastic energy.

Springs & Hooke's law

Mar 10, 2011 470

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Hooke's law, Work, Elastic energy.

Projectile Motion

Mar 10, 2011 927

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Projectile path, Forces on a projectile, Velocity of a projectile, Projectiles & energy, Horizontal projection, Projection at an angle, Problem solving

Projectile Motion

Mar 9, 2011 927

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Projectile path, Forces on a projectile, Velocity of a projectile, Projectiles & energy, Horizontal projection, Projection at an angle, Problem solving