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Circular motion 4

How fast does a pig fly?


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What is the frequency of oscillation when a mass hangs on a spring?


Gravity 3

How far away are TV satellites?


Thermal 6

How long does it take to boil a kettle dry?

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  • KinematicsMechanics

    Before we can model motion we need to define the quantities that we are going to use, once that has been done we can investigate how they are related.

  • Distance and displacementMechanics

    Displacement as a vector, adding perpendicular displacements using pythagorus

  • Circular motionCircular motion and Gravity

    If your speed is constant how can you be accelerating. When you move in a circle it feels like you are being thrown out so how come the force is towards the centre? If too many people join me on a roller coaster will we all fall to our death

  • Wave basicsOscillations and Waves

    Wave quantities wave propagation reflection refraction interference diffraction

  • Wave propertiesOscillations and Waves

     Wave simulations use the same mathematical equations that are used to model real waves so have the same properties. Here a ripple tank simulation will be used to show how waves reflect, refract, interfere and diffract.