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- 2 May 22
#### School lever

With a long enough lever you can lift anything. Here I am trying to move millstone from the river by my house. I have moved it 2m in 2 days means it will be in out garden some time next year. The mechanical advantage is about 20 since the...

- 18 Apr 22
#### IA 2022

Actually the title should be 2023 since that is when this lot will do their exam, however I always get the IA done early so my first year students have just handed in their 1st draft. I have given feedback and they have 1 week to finish it...

- 9 Apr 22
#### Best fit curves in GeoGebra

Some of my students and I are having difficulty plotting curves in Loggerpro. There seems to be some bugs. Curve plotting is necessary in the IA when an equation can not be linearised, however it is important that the curve plotted is based...

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#### Mathematics

In physics, maths is used as a tool to solve problems related to the relationships between quantities.

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#### Misconceptions

A misconception is an incorrect idea about something that is common among non-experts.

- Mechanics
#### Distance and displacement

Distance is a scalar quantity. The vector equivalent is displacement.

- Mechanics
#### Velocity and speed

Velocity is the vector equivalent of speed. Since speed is the distance travelled per unit time, this means that velocity is displacement travelled per unit time.