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Episode 218: Mechanical Power

From the Institute of Physics, this resource is concerned with the conservation of mechanical energy and the principle in its wider context. Students look at the meaning of power, undertake sample calculations and the measurement of human power. Activities include: • discussing the meaning of power • sample...
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Episode 220: Momentum and its Conservation

Produced by the Institute of Physics, this learning episode introduces the concepts of momentum and its conservation. A series of activities include: • an introduction to the conservation of momentum • investigating the conservation of momentum • application of the conservation of momentum in simple cases...
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2000 - 2009

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Episode 221: Elastic Collisions

From the Institute of Physics, this learning episode extends the idea of conservation of momentum into elastic collisions, in which, because kinetic energy (KE) is conserved. Useful information can also be found by calculating the changes in KE of the colliding objects. The activities include: • introducing...
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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 materials •...
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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 a material •...
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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. Activities include: * observing simple harmonic motion (SHM) * discussing...
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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 loaded spring...
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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 computer model of 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 a damped spring...
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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 pendulums •...
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