Physics Week 22: Capacitance and Electrical Energy Storage

Lesson one of week 22 focused of electrical potential with a dipole, capacitance, and energy storage. Diagrams and equations were drawn out to show how all the concepts work and then a couple of practice problems followed. Dipoles occur frequently in physics and chemistry, so it was nice to see how this concept related to … Continue reading Physics Week 22: Capacitance and Electrical Energy Storage

Physics Week 21: Electrical Potential

This week of my physics course from the Ron Paul Curriculum covered the concepts of electrical potential, potential difference, equipotential lines, electron Volts, and potential around point charges. We went through lots of diagrams which was great for memorizing and understanding these new concepts. Lesson 101: Potential around a single charge and between two platesMoving … Continue reading Physics Week 21: Electrical Potential

Physics Week 20: Electric charge and Electric fields

This is my quick review of week 20 of my Physics course in the Ron Paul Curriculum. This week looks rather short, but working through all the concepts and practice problems takes a while. Lesson 96: Electromagnetic forceThe 4 fundamental forces including gravityVideo demonstrations of electromagnetic forcesrubbing a balloon on your hair and then attracting … Continue reading Physics Week 20: Electric charge and Electric fields

Review of Topics in Physics 1

I have now finished the first half of the grade 12 physics course in the Ron Paul Curriculum. This past week was spent reviewing the topics and concepts that were taught from Week 3 to Week 17. Throughout each week I worked through practice problems, and though I wanted to type them out here, they … Continue reading Review of Topics in Physics 1

Physics Week 18: Thermodynamics

This past week in the Ron Paul Curriculum Physics course focused on Thermodynamic laws and definitions. Concepts that were covered: First law of Thermodynamics - the heat put into the system is equal to the increase in energy of the system plus the work done by the system.Q - W = Î”UThermodynamic Processes - Adiabatic, … Continue reading Physics Week 18: Thermodynamics

My Physics Course Introduction

For the past few months I have been steadily working on the Physics course from the Ron Paul Curriculum as part as my grade 12 year. Each week I work through a topic and at the end complete a review and practice problems. Unlike my other two courses, English 4: American Literature and Economics, where … Continue reading My Physics Course Introduction