We’re having a quick look (get it?) at Special Relativity before tackling General Relativity. Here are some videos to get you thinking.
You might have noticed that the server has struggled to cope with so many people trying to view the resources as the Physics exams approach.
If you can’t get in, you can still access some of the video files and PDF notes through iTunes.
There are iTunes podcasts set up for Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 Physics. Those of you sitting National 5 might also find useful resources in the old Standard Grade and Intermediate 2 podcasts.
Higher podcast – includes some past papers
National 5 podcast – includes specimen question paper and the 2014 exam, plus marking instructions
Subscribe to the appropriate podcast and download the pdf/mp3/mp4 files. I’ve run some tests and this seems to work even when though the site won’t let you in.
Here are the unit 3 notes from Scholar.
Scholar notes for unit 2 are attached.
Here are the unit 1 notes from Scholar.
We spoke about the eclipse in class today. It’s really important that you follow advice for watching the eclipse safely to avoid permanent damage to your eyes.
You can buy eclipse viewing glasses online. They look like this
and only cost a few pounds per pair. Make sure any glasses you buy have the CE mark on them.
Here is one UK retailer of eclipse viewing glasses who still has them in stock.
Although we’re not in the totality (100%) zone, Thurso is well placed to get a good view. Here is a simulation for Orkney, our view will be very similar. Click on the picture to start to animation.
Here is Stephanie Bell‘s booklet – A Beginner’s Guide to Uncertainty of Measurement. There’s a lot of useful information in here, so please do have a read during the holidays. If you see any issues in here that might affect what you are doing with your procedures or data handling, please let me know.
Here is the second uncertainty guide. It is a more recent document and covers Higher in addition to Advanced Higher. You’ll probably find page 11 onwards has the most relevant information for investigation work.
Here is the first of the uncertainty documents to help you with your investigations.
The final page will help you to quantify some of the calbration uncertainties in instruments. If you use these values, remember to reference Learning & Teaching Scotland as the original source of the booklet.