Speed, Velocity, Acceleration and more…

Speed, Velocity, Acceleration and more…

Speed, velocity, acceleration and more The terms used throughout physics, at this level and any level, are really important to learn and understand what they mean.  Sometimes the same words in physics have different meanings in mathematics.  Yes…you are...
Scalars & Vectors

Scalars & Vectors

Scalars & Vectors When it comes to motion, graphs and equations it is really important that you understand the difference between a scalar and a vector.  Marks are often lost in exams when you are asked to calculate a velocity but when you give the answer you...
How Exams are Marked

How Exams are Marked

How Physics Exams Are Marked Knowing the answer is one thing.  Getting all the available marks in the Physics Exam is something else.  Teachers always advise you to “show your working” but how important is that really at the end of the day in your exam. ...
F = ma

F = ma

Newton Accelerating Some say there is nothing more important in physics than Newton’s second law – which for us means F = ma. That is a bold claim because we all know there are some amazing equations and concepts in physics right!   We don’t need to...
Triangles and Trig

Triangles and Trig

Triangles & Trig For everything in the world of motion triangles will be your friend.  Sometimes things move in straight lines along the horizontal x axis or vertical y axis only.  Often they move in between them.  That line moving in between the two axis has the...