Here is a link to some revision notes for the Our Dynamic Universe unit.
We’ve been looking at Einstein’s special theory of relativity this week. Special relativity is tricky get get your head round. Let’s start with a video about the speed of light. We watched this video in class, it follows Einstein’s thought process as he worked through his special theory of relativity. special relativity from mr mackenzie on ... Read more
I’ve marked your HW jotters and will hand them back during tomorrow’s lesson. I’ll go over the main issues in class but many of you need to review the way you attempt tension questions; use a free body diagram and only use F=ma when you know the resultant force. These two videos should help. HW ... Read more
Your homework questions are attached. Please return to me by Wednesday 20th September.
Here are some notes to help you prepare for the assessment later this week. There are also some useful resources on BBC Bitesize.
A set of summary notes for the 1st unit of Higher Physics is attached below. Don’t forget that BBC Bitesize and Scholar are also available for revision.
The Scholar tutorial is on Monday 14th November, starting at 6pm. You can join the room from 5.30pm using the link on this page.
In the 1920s, Edwin Hubble had access to the Hooker telescope on Mount Wilson, Los Angeles. This was the largest telescope in the world at that time. His first breakthrough was the discovery of a cepheid variable star in the Andromeda nebula. This enabled him to calculate the distance to Andromeda and he quickly realised this was ... Read more
more redshift and Yoker Uni’s video about Doppler and stuff While redshift can be used to tell us about the recession velocity of (non relativistic) galaxies, we also need to find a way to measure the distance to these galaxies. Astronomers have two main methods to measure these distances; parallax (more parallax here) and cepheid ... Read more
Special relativity is tricky get get your head round. Let’s start with a video about the speed of light. This video follows Einstein’s thought process as he worked through his special theory of relativity. special relativity from mr mackenzie on Vimeo. time dilation A Tale of Two Twins from Oliver Luo on Vimeo. another take on ... Read more