Last update: 2009-06-19

a stable mount for your telescope (video) june 19th 2009

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2009-06-19 Length: 1m 27s
This physics video podcast looks at how you can utilise a cheap telescope and a camera or video tripod to get a decent view of the heavens. This year is the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and if you don't already own a telescope then you have the opportunity of purchasing a ridiculously cheap, good quality telescope, the Galileoscope, from www.galileoscope.org …


microwave ovens (video) sept 16 07

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2007-09-15 Length: 2m 37s
This physics video podcast looks at the components in a microwave oven, and the basic physics principles involved. ie the forces experienced by moving charges in magnetic fields. I show the magnetron, transformer, capacitor, and electric motors. …


microwave ovens (audio) sept 16 07

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2007-09-15 Length: 2m 37s
This physics enhanced podcast looks at the components in a microwave oven, and the basic physics principles involved. ie the forces experienced by moving charges in magnetic fields. I show the magnetron, transformer, capacitor, and electric motors. …


stability (video) june 11 07

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2007-06-11 Length: 4m 14s
This physics video podcast 'stability (video) june 11 07' looks at the concepts of centre of mass and centre of gravity and how these relate to the stability of objects. I have used an interactive whiteboard/capture device (MIMIO Xi) to capture my whiteboard notes. Thanks to Erin Hagerty and Jaemes Shanley at www.mimio.com for their assistance. …


investigating black holes (video) april 16 07

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2007-04-15 Length: 7m 0s
This physics video podcast 'investigating black holes (video) april 16 07', looks at how you can determine the mass at the centre of a virtual black hole. You will get an appreciation of the 'stiffness' of space by following the instructions in this physics podcast. …


reaction forces (video) march 4 07

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2007-03-04 Length: 7m 17s
This video physics podcast 'reaction forces (video) march 4 07', looks at how we can resolve a force into its components and determine the magnitude of the normal reaction force, and explains what causes the existence of the reaction force. …


reaction forces (audio) march 4 07

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2007-03-04 Length: 7m 17s
This audio podcast is the soundtrack for the video podcast 'reaction forces (video) march 4 07'. It looks at how we can resolve a force into its components to determine the magnitude of the normal reaction force, and explains what causes the existence of this reaction force. …


measurement, mathematics and physics (video) feb 25 07

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2007-02-24 Length: 6m 7s
This video physics podcast looks at some simple experiments conducted by Galileo, and by my students, that can provide sophisticated analysis of physics concepts. Hopefully this episode conveys the impression that our universe is based on mathematics, and measurements can change our way of thnking. …


circular motion (video) feb 17 07

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2007-02-17 Length: 6m 21s
This physics video podcast looks at the force that produces circular motion. It explains that this centripetal force acts towards the centre of the circular motion and debunks the concept of the imaginary 'centrifugal' force. …


circular motion (audio) feb 18 07

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2007-02-17 Length: 6m 21s
This episode is the audio track for the physics video podcast 'circular motion (video) feb18 07'. It looks at centripetal force and its related acceleration, as well as proving the non-existence of centrifugal force. …


projectile motion (video) feb 11 07

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2007-02-10 Length: 8m 39s
This physics podcast looks at how you can describe, capture and analyse the motion of a projectile using computer and web cam and simple free software. …


projectile motion (audio) feb 11 07

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2007-02-10 Length: 8m 39s
This physics podcast is the audio soundtrack of my video podcast on projectile motion ie 'projectile motion (video) feb 11 07'. It looks at how you can describe, capture and analyse the motion of a projectile. …


addition of vectors (video) feb 4 07

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2007-02-03 Length: 4m 50s
This physics podcast looks at the mathematics you need to use to add and resolve vectors. …


scalars and vectors (definitions) (video) jan 28 07

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2007-01-27 Length: 5m 1s
In this physics podcast we look at definitions of scalars and vectors - in particular distance and displacement. We also consider the notation to use and how to represent vectors graphically. …


scalars and vectors (definitions) (audio) jan 28 07

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2007-01-27 Length: 5m 1s
Hi, this is the audio from the physics video podcast 'scalars and vectors (definitions) (video) jan 28 07'. Please let me know if these audio files are useful. …


weight and mass (audio) 25th jan 07

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2007-01-24 Length: 3m 26s
This physics podcast talks about the common misunderstandings that people have about the concept of weight. …


weight and mass (video) 25th jan 07

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2007-01-24 Length: 3m 26s
Most people, physics students included, do not understand the concept of weight. This first physics podcast looks at the meaning of weight and mass. …


About this podcast:

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This video podcast site for my high school physics classes is being developed, following the success of my high school chemistry podcasts, (www.meaghersclasses.podomatic.com) If you like my site please click on the 'send to a friend' link below the episodes. All the best for your studies this year, Richard If you have the time could you please do the 6 question survey about this site, which is listed in the links below?

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