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VCE Physics Podcast

A video podcast focusing on different concepts in VCE Physics. Check out the additional resources at: http://www.vcephysics.com/

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Episode 9: Electricity basics

Electric charge, Current, Potential difference, Resistance, Ohm’s law, Series circuits, Parallel circuits, Combination circuits - series + parallel, Power

23mins

17 Apr 2011

Rank #1

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Episode 4: Materials (Previous study design)

Forces, Stress, Strain, Stress / strain graphs, Young’s modulus, Strength, Strain energy and toughness

14mins

12 May 2011

Rank #2

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Episode 7: Circular motion

Acceleration, Calculating accelerations, Turning and angles, Circular motion on an inclined bank, Vertical circular motion, Staying in the circle

20mins

29 Mar 2011

Rank #3

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Episode 4: The Spring Pendulum

An analysis of the energy changes as a weight oscillates up & down on a spring - Gravitational, kinetic and elastic potential energy.

11mins

17 Mar 2011

Rank #4

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Episode 3: Transistors & amplifiers (Previous study design)

A look at how transistors work and the basics of how transistors can be used as amplifiers.

13mins

6 May 2011

Rank #5

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Episode 8: Light globe circuits

An overview of the relationship between voltage, current, resistance and power.

10mins

6 Apr 2011

Rank #6

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Episode 35: Light waves: Polarisation & Colour

What is light?, The electromagnetic spectrum, Waves, Wave equations, Light as electromagnetic radiation, Polarisation, Colour, Colour addition, Colour subtraction, Interference & structural colour

20mins

20 Oct 2012

Rank #7

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Episode 3: Gravity

A look at gravity - the equations and effects.

20mins

17 Mar 2011

Rank #8

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Episode 2: Diodes (Previous study Design)

Semiconductors and doping, PN junctions, Reverse bias - no current, Forward bias, Diode IV curves, Uses of diodes, Calculations with diodes in series and parallel

12mins

4 May 2011

Rank #9

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Episode 6: Satellites

Calculating the height, speed and time period of satellites in orbit.

11mins

26 Mar 2011

Rank #10

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Episode 5: Collecting and analysing data

Types of errors, Accuracy vs precision, Estimating uncertainties, Calculating with uncertainties, Finding relationships between data, Graphing with uncertainties

15mins

24 Mar 2011

Rank #11

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Episode 1: Rectification & smoothing (Previous study design)

An analysis of half-wave and full rectification – a key aspect of the VCE Further Electronics detailed study.

8mins

1 May 2011

Rank #12

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Episode 34: Optics & vision

The human eye, Near point, Lens power, Short sightedness (Myopia), Long sightedness (Hypermetropia), Using lenses

10mins

13 Oct 2012

Rank #13

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Episode 33: Lenses

Refraction, Converging lens, Diverging lens, Images in convex (converging) lenses, The human eye, Images in concave (diverging) lenses, The lens & mirror equation, Image formation - summary

15mins

6 Oct 2012

Rank #14

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Episode 32: Mirrors

Reflection - formation of images, Reflection in concave mirrors, Reflection in convex mirrors, The lens & mirror equation

13mins

29 Sep 2012

Rank #15

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Episode 31: Reflection & refraction

Reflection, Formation of images, Refraction, Refractive index, Snell’s law, Total internal refraction, Critical angle, Apparent depth, Dispersion of colour

15mins

14 Sep 2012

Rank #16

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Episode 30: Work & energy

Energy, Work, Gravitational potential energy, Kinetic energy, Work calculations, Ramps, Energy transformations, Elastic potential energy, Efficiency, Power

20mins

2 Sep 2012

Rank #17

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Episode 29: Momentum

Momentum, Calculating momentum changes, Impulse, Force & time - Airbags, Conservation of momentum, Conservation of momentum calculation

20mins

23 Aug 2012

Rank #18

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Episode 28: Calculating forces

Gravity and Newton’s third law, Tension and pulleys, Car towing a trailer, Inclined planes

13mins

2 Aug 2012

Rank #19

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Episode 27: Newton's laws of motion

Forces, Forces as vectors, Resolving vectors, Explaining motion - Aristotle vs Newton, Newton’s first law, Newton’s second law, Weight, Calculating acceleration, Newton’s third law, Moving forward, Gravity & Newton’s third law

16mins

20 Jul 2012

Rank #20