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Episode 227: Hooke’s Law

In this learning episode from the Institute of Physics, students use Hooke's law to demonstrate the strength and stiffness of materials when subject to linear tensile or compressive forces.

The activities include:
• recap of Hooke's law
• explaining tension and extension in a variety of...

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2000 - 2009

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Episode 228: The Young Modulus

Produced by the Institute of Physics, in this learning episode students measure the Young modulus.

Through a range of discussions, questions and student investigations, activities look at:
• defining the Young modulus
• measuring the Young modulus of a material
• measuring the stiffness of...

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2000 - 2009

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Episode 301: Recognising Simple Harmonic Motion

Through demonstrations and discussions, this learning episode from the Institute of Physics helps students to understand the main features of simple harmonic motion. This is in preparation to moving to a more mathematical description.

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* observing simple harmonic motion (SHM)...

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2000 - 2009

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Episode 303: Mass-Spring Systems

In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students use experimental techniques and modelling to investigate simple harmonic motion (SHM).

The activities include discussions, practical investigations and worked examples, including:
• linking Hooke's law and SHM
• investigating a...

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2000 - 2009

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Episode 304: Simple Pendulum

In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students investigate the simple harmonic motion of a pendulum. This involves discussion and student investigations.

The activities include:
• measuring the restoring force
• investigating the time period of a pendulum
• using a...

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2000 - 2009

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Episode 306: Damped Simple Harmonic Motion

From the Institute of Physics, this learning episode will help students to see how energy moves from an oscillating system and how this results in a decrease in amplitude that follows an exponential decay pattern.

The activities include:
• observing water oscillating in a u-tube
• the motion of...

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2000 - 2009

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Episode 307: Resonance

In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students see demonstrations and perform practical work to understand how simple harmonic oscillators show resonance when forced to vibrate at their natural frequency.

The activities include:
• discussing resonance
• demonstrating Barton's...

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2000 - 2009

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Episode 309: Generating Waves

From the Institute of Physics, this learning episode introduces the idea that vibrations can give rise to disturbances travelling outwards, i.e. to progressive waves. This illustrates some of the basic properties of waves.

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• investigating transverse and longitudinal waves in a...

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2000 - 2009

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Episode 311: Speed, Frequency and Wavelength

These activities, from the Institute of Physics, consider how speed, frequency and wavelength are linked by the wave equation v = fλ . This is achieved by measuring frequency using an oscilloscope and measuring the velocity of sound in free air.

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* worked example to deduce and...

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2000 - 2009

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Episode 313: Polarisation

This learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, help students to develop their idea of electromagnetic radiation and polarisation. The basic ideas are developed through demonstrations and experiments. The approach is non-mathematical.

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* using polarising filters to observe...

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2000 - 2009

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