# Unit 1 Physics Notes

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 Unit/Area of Study Topics Notes Online Resources Unit.1 What ideas explain the physical world 1. How can thermal effects be explained? Temperature Notes 1.1.1 Celsius Video Fahrenheit Video Absolute Zero Finding Absolute Zero Balloons & liquid Nitrogen Temperature Science PhET Worksheet – Absolute Zero Heat transfer Notes 1.1.2 PhET States of matter Thermal equilibrium PhET Energy forms & changes Khan Academy – Thermodynamics The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics The 1st Law of Thermodynamics 1st Law of Thermodynamics Misconceptions about Temperature Heat transfer Heat quantities Notes 1.1.3 Energy content of food Worksheet Calorimetry Calculating an equilibrium temperature Latent Heat Notes 1.1.4 Transfer of Energy Notes 1.1.5 Ice cutting experiment BBC Heat Transfer PhET Stefan Boltzmann demo Introductory Video Explanatory Video Virtual Lab Atmosphere thumbprints Juddy tutorial video Climate Change Notes 1.1.6 Global Heat Record An Inconvenient Truth National Geographic site 2. How do electric circuits work? Current Electricity Notes 1.2.1 CrashCourse: Electric charge CrashCourse: Electric current What is current? Circuit basics PhET Circuit Builder PhET Ohm’s Law demo Circuit Analysis Notes 1.2.2 CrashCourse: Circuit analysis Juddy Productions: Electric circuit activity video Juddy Productions: Electric circuit activity – solution video Juddy Productions: Voltage divider challenge video Juddy Productions: Voltage divider challenge – solution video Using electricity Notes 1.2.3 3. What is matter and how is it formed? Radioactivity and the nucleus Notes 1.3.1 What is a neutrino? Antimatter explained Known isotopes Nuclear Half Life and Decay Series Notes 1.3.2 PhET – Alpha decay PhET – Beta decay Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail (1) Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail (2) Sample Decay Series Nuclear Forces Notes 1.3.3 Khan Academy video Mouse Trap – Nuclear Fission Veritasium – Energy of the sun Binding Energy Calculations The Standard Model Notes 1.3.4 Four Fundamental Forces Subatomic Particles The standard model (Bozeman video) The standard model (Ri video) Gravitational Waves The best & worst predictions in Science The Australian Synchrotron Historic Timeline 20th Century How big is the universe? Henriett Leavitt Discovery (1912) Harlow Shapley Discovery(1920) Edwin Hubble Discovery (1929) Penzias & Wilson Discovery (1964) The Expanding Universe The Hubble Law (Dr Brian Cox) The Doppler Effect The Big Bang Theory Minute Physics: Pictures of the Big Bang Minute Physics: Expansion The Beginning of Everything Veritasium: Big Bang Theory Evidence of Comsic Inflation