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Einstein for Everyone Nullarbor Press 2007revisions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Copyright 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 John D. Norton Published by Nullarbor Press, 500 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 with offices in Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222 All Rights Reserved John D. An advanced sequel is planned in this series:Einstein for Almost Everyone 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 ePrinted in the United States of America no trees were harmed web*bookTM This book is a continuing work in progress. January 1, 2015. Preface For over a decade I have taught an introductory, undergraduate class, "Einstein for Everyone," at the University of Pittsburgh to anyone interested enough to walk through door. With each new offering of the course, I had the chance to find out what content worked and which of my ever so clever pedagogical inventions were failures. At the same time, my lecture notes have evolved. This text owes a lot to many. i i i
Einstein for Everyone
Various examples of physical phenomena Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Over the last two millennia, physics was a part of natural philosophy along with chemistry, certain branches of mathematics, and biology, but during the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century, the natural sciences emerged as unique research programs in their own right.[b] Physics intersects with many interdisciplinary areas of research, such as biophysics and quantum chemistry, and the boundaries of physics are not rigidly defined. Physics also makes significant contributions through advances in new technologies that arise from theoretical breakthroughs. History Ancient astronomy Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences. Natural philosophy Classical physics Physics became a separate science when early modern Europeans used experimental and quantitative methods to discover what are now considered to be the laws of physics. Philosophy
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Stephen Hawking: Physics Leaves No Room For God
The Infamous Double Slit Experiment
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Physics Flash Animations
We have been increasingly using Flash animations for illustrating Physics content. This page provides access to those animations which may be of general interest. The animations will appear in a separate window. The animations are sorted by category, and the file size of each animation is included in the listing. Also included is the minimum version of the Flash player that is required; the player is available free from The categories are: In addition, I have prepared a small tutorial in using Flash to do Physics animations. LInks to versions of these animations in other languages, other links, and license information appear towards the bottom of this page. The Animations There are 99 animations listed below. Other Languages and Links These animations have been translated into Catalan, Spanish and Basque: En aquest enllaç podeu trobar la versió al català de les animacions Flash de Física.
Physics Games - online physics-based games
Einstein for Everyone
Motion Mountain - The Free Physics Textbook for Dowload
Physics Solver - Blue Solver
Physics Flash Animations
Phyfun - Physics Games - learn, explore and have fun
Phyfun is a collection of physics games that are free to play and download. They are physics based, and include platform, equilibrium, construction, demolition, motion, stacking and puzzle games and much more. The games are fun, and can be used to demonstrate and explore different physics concepts.
Rockets Project a Success! Fun day launching today
I love rockets. My Bachelor's degree is in Aerospace Engineering and I've been interested in rockets since I was a kid. My dad worked on the main engines for the Saturn V rocket when he worked at Pratt & Whitney as a chemist, I've designed and manufactured parts for the space program as an engineer, and my senior project in college was designing a two-state-to-orbit space vehicle (and we got to work with NASA engineers on the project - very cool!). I've found that all kids seem to have some interest in rockets and I use that as a great end-of-the-year project in my physics class. Today was Rocket Launch Day for my Physics classes. It's the finale to their last project of the year. Here are some pictures some students took from today's launches. A couple of the students jump when the 1st rocket launches That's me at the launch controls. Their end of the year project is to research, design, build, analyze, and launch model rockets. It's a great project to end the year.
GCSE Physics Revision
This item has been hidden This item has been hidden GCSE Physics P2-Revison Play all This is a video tutorial for all of the concepts covered in the GCSE AQA Physics Unit 2 (P2). It is best split into 3 different topics: 1.Motion, 2.Electricity and 3.Nuclear Physics. The first 3 films cover each of the 3 topics. The following short clips are the topics broken down into the key concepts. These films are hyperlinked from my checklist on my blog to make it easy for my students to pick out the topics they need extra help with. 18:15 18:41 10:33 0:56 3:00 Forces - Duration: 3 minutes. View 28 more This item has been hidden This item has been hidden This item has been hidden
P1.1 The transfer of energy by heating processes and the factors that affect the rate at which that energy is transferred Overview Energy can be transferred from one place to another by work or by heating processes. We need to know how this energy is transferred and which heating processes are most important in a particular situation. Candidates should use their skills, knowledge and understanding to: compare ways in which energy is transferred in and out of objects by heating and ways in which the rates of these transfers can be varied Examples should include the design of a vacuum flask, how to reduce the energy transfer from a building and how humans and animals cope with low temperatures. evaluate the design of everyday appliances that transfer energy by heating, including economic considerations Examples include radiators and heat sinks. Topic content – Choose the section of the topic you want to see in more detail P1.2 Energy and efficiency
AQA Sciences from 2011 - GCSE Physics Unit 1
So, you’ve decided to take on the challenge of learning physics… a noble pursuit, no doubt, but what have you gotten yourself into? What do you hope to accomplish with this newfound knowledge? Where ever will you use what you learn? Why go to all this trouble? Those are some pretty deep questions, which hopefully you’ve started to think about if you haven’t previously. The answers, though personal, may be helped by first answering the question, “What is Physics?” Physics is many things to many different people. Physics, in many ways, is the answer to the favorite question of most 2-year-olds: “Why.” Matter If physics is the study of matter, then we probably ought to define matter. Energy If it’s not matter, what’s left? Mass – Energy Equivalence Our definition of physics so far boils down to the study of matter, energy, and their interactions. Answering the Question Physics, in some sense, can therefore by defined as the study of just about everything.
Regents Physics Introduction
Physics for Engineers and Scientists 3rd Edition Online Concept Tutorials These 45 tutorials feature interactive animations that reinforce conceptual understanding and develop students’ quantitative skills. Section Menu Organize Learn Connect Physics in the News Instructors now have an easy way to collect students’ online quizzes with the Norton Gradebook without flooding their inboxes with e-mails. Students can track their online quiz scores by setting up their own Student Gradebook.
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Our organization was developed over twenty years ago by physics teachers for persons interested in physics education in the state of Minnesota. There are no dues, just an interest in sharing ideas that can improve physics education and the persons attending the meetings. There are usually 4 meetings a year. We have had people attend who live in northern Iowa or northern Minnesota and we try to accommodate these participants by scheduling meetings from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturdays (the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months). There is a newsletter sent to some schools. Participants are always welcomed and are encouraged to bring others with them. Steve Ethen
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APlusPhysics - High School Physics and AP Physics Online
Welcome to the death defying Funderstanding Roller Coaster! This simulator is designed for people who want to design their own thrilling coaster and educators who want to use a cool activity to simulate the application of physics by using an exciting interactive tool and access to a wonderful reference source. It is your mission to become a roller coaster designer so that you can achieve maximum thrills and chills without crashing or flying off the track (unless that’s how you like your coaster to work!). If you accept this mission you must decide on a number of factors. This great educational online tool offers an interactive way for kids to play a roller coaster game, and learn while doing it. Finally, some fun online education kids! Due to some great feedback, we have decided to put back the original coaster AND also created a different version of this new coaster which keeps the coaster locked to the track. If you need help, click on the ‘? Contact us for more information.
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Major Laws of Physics
Physics is the study of nature, where it is a field of science that that treats the laws and properties of matter and the forces acting upon them (light, magnetism, heat and gravitation, to name a few). To be put simply, physics is the study to find out how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest after the inclusion of Astronomy. It has been the catalyst to many modern innovations in mechanical engineering, quantum physics, chemical physics, thermodynamics and industrialisation. Throughout the years, physicists start to see that nature is more complex than we give it credit for. Law 1: Newton's Three Laws of Motion Newton's Three Laws of Motion describes the basic rules of how the motion of objects change. Law 2: Law of Gravity Newton developed his "Law of Gravity" to explain the attractive force between a pair of masses. Law 3: Conservation of Mass Energy Law 4: Conservation of Momentum Law 5: Law of Thermodynamics Law 6: Electrostatic Law
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A physics degree sets you up well for research-based roles and positions in other sciences, it is also useful for careers in business, finance, IT and engineering... Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. Work experience Work experience is expected by most employers so being able to provide relevant examples in your job applications will greatly enhance your chances of success. Some physics degrees include a year in industry to help students get practical experience. Laboratory work, for example a part-time job as a laboratory technician or assistant, may be useful if you want a career in science. You can also try to get involved with specialist groups of relevant professional institutions such as the Institute of Physics. Typical employers Skills for your CV Further study
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Physicists do experimental and developmental work in areas such as electronics, medicine, engineering, the environment, energy, nuclear physics, manufacturing and information technology. The Work You could be: Conditions Depending on the type of work you do, you would work in a laboratory, factory, hospital or office.Hours vary depending on the type of work, but are generally Monday to Friday. You may have to be flexible for some types of work.You might sometimes have to wear a lab coat or other protective clothing such as gloves or a face mask.You may sometimes have to work with potentially dangerous materials.You may need to attend scientific conferences and meetings, which might involve some travel. Getting In For most jobs you would require a degree. Degree courses in Physics last 4 or 5 years depending on whether you study for a BSc Hons, MPhys or MSci. What Does It Take? You should be: Training Training is normally on the job. Getting On Pay The figures below are only a guide. Addresses
100 Amazing Videos for Teaching and Studying Physics