Here are the revision questions for dynamics and space. They are taken from old standard grade and intermedite 2 past papers. I have adjusted the marks to fit national 5.
We’ve been looking at the photoelectric effect this week. In this video, Professor Dave reviews some of the points we covered in class.
Click on the picture below to download a simulation to investigate the effect of irradiance on frequency on photocurrent. You’ll be prompted to install Java if you don’t have it already.
Once the animation is running, you can;
- change the metal under investigation (we used zinc in class)
- vary the wavelength of the incident light
- vary the irradiance of the incident light.
Notice that below the theshold frequency you can’t get any photoelectrons, even if you set the light to its brightest setting.
Compare your results to the graphs provided in your notes.
I have attached some notes & questions on the photoelectric effect. Click on the link below to download a copy.
As school is closed today, here are some revision links with you to help with preparation for the unit assessment on Monday.
The link below will give you a copy of the Scholar notes for unit 1. Log in to your Scholar account to access their tests and check your progress.
Here is a link to some revision notes for the Our Dynamic Universe unit.
Here is the second set of revision notes for your test.
This is the first of two posts with summary notes to help you prepare for the unit assessment next week. Don’t forget that there are also nice notes with built-in tests on BBC Bitesize.
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.
another take on special relativity and the twins paradox
…and the Glesga Physics version
This video has helpful examples to explain length contraction.
Sometimes it’s easier to imagine we’re a stationary observer watching a fast moving object go whizzing past. For other situations, it’s better to put yourself into the same frame of reference as the moving object, so that everything else appears to be moving quickly, while you sit still. The muon example in this video shows how an alternative perspective can work to our advantage in special relativity.
Another way to think about this alternative frame of reference is that it’s hard to measure distances when you yourself are moving really quickly. Think about it, you’d get tangled up in your measuring tape like an Andrex puppy.
It would be far easier to imagine you’re the one sitting still and all the objects are moving relative to your position, as if your train is stationary and it’s everything outside that’s moving. That keeps everything nice and tidy – including your measuring tape. Got to love Einstein’s postulates of special relativity.
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.
Use the attached file to help with revision for your test on Monday. Start at the beginning of the booklet and read up to the end of page 41.
Thanks to Mr Noble for sharing his notes. 🙂
We’ve been looking at work and the rate of change of energy. This handout will help you to revise the key points and introduces gravitational potential energy.