Here is a little video to remind you of the relationships required at AH. See below for updates
Using John Sharkey’s Flash Learning this video covers the required Virtual CfE Advanced Higher Physics Equations. NB there are some updates to equations since this material was produced.
Resources: Notes and video (flash learning AH CfE Virtual Physics)
Read the notes, watch the video and answer the questions below, in a way that makes them form a good note about the subject.
Here is a nice little video on Standing Waves. Standing waves are formed when a wave interferes with its reflection to produce nodes and antinodes.
…..and here is the explanation for the standing wave video
Below are some accumulated resources. Thanks to all of those who produced them.
ah-quanta-summary notes problems-2015 Thanks to RGC for these notes
quanta-and-waves-student-booklet-i-ror Thanks to Mr Orr for these.
Quanta and Waves Student booklet I ROR pdf version of the above
ah waves summary notes and problems 2013 RGC notes thanks for these
PhysicsQuantaandWaves_tcm4-726389 Andrew McGuigan Numerical Questions
cosmic-rays A quick research task on cosmic rays.
cosmic-rays-answers The answers to the sheet above.
Scientist think that the Earth is due a “Magnetic Flip” Research this starting at the link below and then answer the AH Revised question on this from the 2015 Paper Q11
Here is a Radio 4 programme talking about the consequences of a polar flip. If you want to view further programmes click on the link below.
The number of sunspots is an indication of solar activity. Research this and then complete the AH Revised 2013 paper Q6.
Quantum Tunnelling – strange but true
What is the Uncertainty Principle? Minute Physics
Quantum Tunnelling is the process by which a particle gets across a barrier that it cannot classically pass.
It is related to wave-particle duality in that it is a result of the wave nature of a particle.
The probability of the particles getting through the barrier drops exponentially with the thickness of the barrier.
“>What is Quantum Tunnelling? Minute Physics
How to walk through walls- Quantum Tunnelling
Is Quantum Tunnelling faster than the speed of light?
Here is a link to a presentation that I gave for the IoP on AH Uncertainties
Below is attached various useful documents to assist you in this vital part of the course. It is when you begin to use this material when going through your own experiments that it will become clear. Take time to read and understand it.
AH uncertainties summary notes 2013 These are a great set of notes produced by SSERC.
UPSN Uncerts These are the content statements covering this topic from the May 2016 Course Support Notes.
Uncertainties notes Mrs Physics’ AH Uncertainty Notes based on the pdf file by N Fancey and G Millar.
AH uncertainties experiments 2013 Experiment sheets produced by SSERC.
AH uncertainties tutorial 2013 Questions from Robert Gordon College.
AH uncertainties tutorial solutions 2013 The solutions from Robert Gordon College. Q1 updated. I’ll need to check through the rest.
Use this document very sparingly, it is not compatible with some of the AH mark scheme, especially in that it recommends you always round UP in an uncertainty. This is NOT what you should do at AH.- You’ve been warned! Contact me if you have concerns.
Hope these help you through your course. I suggest you read them through several times and quite carefully.
Here is a link to a presentation I gave for the IoP on AH Uncertainties. It is worth AH students checking it out.