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The Schrodinger's Cat Experiment

The boundary between classical and quantum world: The Schrodinger's Cat experiment.   In the...
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Centripetal Motion and Weightlessness

In this article I am going discuss how to think about centripetal motion and weightlessness and...
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What Happens After Tutoring?

For some years now I've had the great privilege of working with older teenagers through their A...
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Physics Heroes: Galileo

As I am from Italian extraction I often refer to some of the great Italian philosophers and...

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  • Richard Feynman - A Physics Superstar?

    Russell Lipscombe A-level Physics Tutor (Derby) Picture All professions need their superstars, those that can influence and inspire future students. Although there are some very strong candidates for the role, for me Richard Feynman was the superstar of the 20th Century. I am sure that there will be those that can't look past Albert Einstein. It is...
  • Concepts in Physics, Concepts in Science,

    David Chitty A-level Physics Tutor (Coventry) Picture      Students frequently complain that so, so, so many concepts in science are very difficult to understand; after all how often do we go the supermarket and ask for a graphite pencil as distinct to a "lead pencil" ? Why in "every day speak", do we refer to "acceleration", meaning going...
  • Answering Past Examination Questions.

    David Chitty A-level Physics Tutor (Coventry) Picture The Student(s) who attain grades  "A" and "B" are usually those who have made a methodical, systematic and systamatic analysis of recent Past Papers and, not just from their specified Exam Board. There may be merits in studying papers  from other  Examining  Boards.It is often a very, very,...

 

  • Study for Success In Physics

    SDM Tutoring A-level Physics Tutor (Gloucester) Picture Generally accepted as one of the most difficult subjects post GCSE, how can you make the most of studying Physics, gain a respectable grade and is it actually worth it? We often hear about how hard physics can be for students, on top of it being a "shortage" subject in terms of people following...
  • Estimating Physical Quantities

    John Conneely A-level Physics Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture Not all the skills learned in science class at school or college are directly related to a specific topic, such as atomic theory or electricity. Some skills are of a more general nature, such as the ones discussed here. Most students will be familiar with this kind of question: What is the...
  • The Benefits of Academic Coaching Editor's Pick

    Educational Success Systems A-level Physics Tutor (East Central London) Picture The Benefits of Tutoring The key to effective tuition is communication between the student and the tutor. During a tutorial session, the following should all take place: An assessment of the student's knowledge of the subject matter should be made, to ensure time is not wasted going over...