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Title: Physics Resources
Post by: pi on November 16, 2010, 05:24:08 pm
AN Physics Resources and Links

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Tips
How to do well in Physics from SAMAD (Phys 50, ATAR 99.95)
Paulsterio's Year 12 Physics Guide

VCAA Exam Related Resources
VCAA Physics Index
Vic Physics Exam Solutions
iTute Solutions

Notes
ATAR Notes Physics Notes
AN users donated physics notes
itutes' notes
ATARNotes Physics Tutorials - Archive Thread
Zsteve's Physics Notes

Worksheets and Practice SACs
TT's Physics Stuff

Cheat Sheets
pi's Cheat Sheets (Units 3 and 4)
TrueTears' Physics CheatSheets and Stuff
jgarnaut's cheat sheets (unit 1/2)

N.B. Physics cheat sheet:
Quote from: VCAA
Students will be allowed to bring into the examination one folded A3 sheet OR two A4 sheets bound together by tape of pre-written notes that may be single- or double-sided. These notes may be typed or handwritten. They may be from any source. Commercially available materials are acceptable.

External Research Links
Hyperphysics
FAQ in high school Physics
MIT's Highlights for High School
Physics Classroom
Physics Central
iTute Resources
VCE Maths and Physics Wiki

Simulations, Animations, Applets etc.
Whilst YouTube is probably the go to source for this kind of stuff, these two sites are probably two of the best:
PhET
UNSW Physclips

Podcasts/Vodcasts etc.
KhanAcademy Physics
MHS Physics Podcasts
Alex Hua's Unit 3 Physics vids
Alex Hua's Unit 4 Physics vids

Other
[Review] VCE Physics 3/4
Extra formulae donated by VN users (good for cheat sheets)
Harder physics questions
Recreational Problems (Physics)
TT's question thread - interesting read!
Physics 3/4 Advice
- EEEEEEP's practice questions
Title: Re: Physics Links
Post by: TrueTears on November 16, 2010, 05:25:33 pm
Stickied, again thanks for the great stuff!

Also add http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy
 
Scroll down to physics playlist, it's great :P
Title: Re: Physics Links
Post by: MBBS on November 16, 2010, 05:28:58 pm
Rohitpi= Young VN poster of the year?
Title: Re: Physics Links
Post by: pi on November 16, 2010, 05:33:36 pm
Rohitpi= Young VN poster of the year?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links
Post by: Bozo on November 20, 2010, 10:51:48 pm
Legendary
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links
Post by: Bozo on November 21, 2010, 11:54:24 am
I just found my old cheat sheets for radioactivity and electricity if anybody wants?

Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links
Post by: pi on November 22, 2010, 04:26:47 pm
I just found my old cheat sheets for radioactivity and electricity if anybody wants?



Nice! Added above!

Anyone else can do the same or post other links of stuff and I will add to main post for the benefit of the VN community!
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links
Post by: TrueTears on November 22, 2010, 05:08:27 pm
I just found my old cheat sheets for radioactivity and electricity if anybody wants?



Nice! Added above!

Anyone else can do the same or post other links of stuff and I will add to main post for the benefit of the VN community!
There are many other cheat sheets posted around, I think I posted some up too before, just cbf finding the threads again lol
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links
Post by: pi on November 22, 2010, 05:16:36 pm
I just found my old cheat sheets for radioactivity and electricity if anybody wants?



Nice! Added above!

Anyone else can do the same or post other links of stuff and I will add to main post for the benefit of the VN community!
There are many other cheat sheets posted around, I think I posted some up too before, just cbf finding the threads again lol

Found yours (both?) and more!

Actually, decided to include a new section on cheat sheets!
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links
Post by: TrueTears on November 22, 2010, 06:10:14 pm
I just found my old cheat sheets for radioactivity and electricity if anybody wants?



Nice! Added above!

Anyone else can do the same or post other links of stuff and I will add to main post for the benefit of the VN community!
There are many other cheat sheets posted around, I think I posted some up too before, just cbf finding the threads again lol

Found yours (both?) and more!

Actually, decided to include a new section on cheat sheets!
You are amazing :)

Definitely worthy of being a mod :P
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: kevvy on January 19, 2011, 07:09:14 pm

kriptik's physic's pack

megaupload link is dead.
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: pi on January 21, 2011, 05:30:36 pm

kriptik's physic's pack

megaupload link is dead.

Damn! was working a few months ago... Removed now. Thanks
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: pi on April 02, 2011, 01:30:26 pm
If there any errors, dead links, suggestions, constructive criticisms or your own resources that you'd like to be added to the main page, PM me or post/attach your issues on this thread.

Main thread links have been updated (again) and feel free to +1 the main thread :D
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: cranberry on May 17, 2011, 06:47:57 pm
http://vcephysicsandmaths.wikispaces.com/Physics+Unit+3

good little website
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: cranberry on May 27, 2011, 07:39:16 pm
Vic physics under "useful links" is fked....i got a virus warning from it just now :S....
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Archimedes on June 28, 2011, 01:02:28 pm
Nice work
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: onur369 on July 18, 2011, 12:29:26 pm
Damn, I think you now need to update the urls. :(
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Lasercookie on July 18, 2011, 04:23:35 pm
Damn, I think you now need to update the urls. :(
Just need to take out the "vce." bit from "vce.atarnotes.com" and then all the links work fine.

I've fixed and checked these links:
Resources: eg. textbook answers (no actual textbooks -mod friendly), notes, etc
Notes (from VCENotes -not the forum part)
TT's Physics Stuff
Extensive VCE Resources
MattPritchard's Resources
Extra formula's donated by VN users (good for cheat sheets)
Harder physics questions
VN users donated physics notes
itutes' notes
Exams: (VCE exams only)
itutes' exam resources
Fyrefly's cheat sheets
Killerkob's cheat sheets
Bozo's cheat sheets
qwertyda2nd's cheat sheet
Ovalteenies' cheat sheet
• TrueTear's cheat sheet: Part 1 and Part 2
Edit: I guess Rohitpi can just extract the URL's from my post if he wants, but all I did was copy and paste his post into Word and use find + replace.
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: onur369 on July 18, 2011, 04:45:06 pm
Yes, but where are the actual attachments? Are they deleted?
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Lasercookie on July 18, 2011, 05:13:22 pm
Yes, but where are the actual attachments? Are they deleted?
Oh, attachments. I read somewhere on the announcement forum that they didn't carry over properly and that they'll be fixing that soon.

Here:
Some of the data... Like avatars and post attachments for instance... Could not be transferred over. Depending on demand... I will code something to port attachments (>2gb worth) over if need be. However, I will be leaving the old forums up for the time being at http://www.atarnotes.com/agora/. They are in maintenance mode (read-only), but it will give anyone interested an opportunity to acquire anything (like avatars and attachments) that wasn't transferred to the new forum.
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Lasercookie on September 09, 2011, 07:16:37 pm
I think this post should be linked to: VERY IMPORTANT - !!Dot Point not covered !!
It's got a list of stuff that's in the current study design, but wasn't in the previous one (only for Unit 4 though).

It should be pretty useful, I've got a lot of old exams and not that many current study design ones.
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Sm1l3y on September 21, 2011, 07:50:31 pm
So does anyone know where to get exams from the current study design from?

Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Lasercookie on September 21, 2011, 08:16:35 pm
So does anyone know where to get exams from the current study design from?
TSSM sells students their 2011 one for $7
Insight sells their 2009 and 2010 years for $10
Neap sells students the 2009 and 2010 for $7

TSFX, iTute and Engage give there's out for free.
Obviously there's VCAA 2009 and VCAA 2010 on the website.

The rest are more expensive I think. I never realised how cheap some trial exams actually are.

Ask your teacher - they should have some money in the budget to purchase some (STAV are pretty good, I like their exams).
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Sm1l3y on September 21, 2011, 08:39:45 pm
Sweet, thanks for that.

Dude, my school is in like $800 000 debt...LAWL
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Lasercookie on September 21, 2011, 08:50:18 pm
Sweet, thanks for that.

Dude, my school is in like $800 000 debt...LAWL
lol, the STAV exams are like $4 dollars each and $2 for the solutions (like $8 postage though). I'm not sure if students can order them though.
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Sm1l3y on September 23, 2011, 03:56:03 pm
Well looks like I will have to buy them now... that sucks. Just bought some Neap ones.

Email me if you have any new physics exams, would be greatly appreciated.

[email protected]

Also, which exams are good, I have some Lisachem, Chemology, Itute and Insight. Any I should throw away?

Also, what has changed from the previous study design, because I have heaps of exams from previous study design, and want to know what parts I can do and can't do?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links (Units 1 - 4)
Post by: Lasercookie on November 16, 2011, 09:28:32 pm
OK, I'll get this thread fixed up over the next week or so for the class of 2012 :)

Post any new links to info/vids/docs that you've found useful and I'll gladly add them up! :)
Most definitely MIT's Highlights for Highschool: http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/physics/

The study design lists some books in the last page. One of these was Paul Hewitt's Conceptual Physics. A lot of the book was irrelevant and doesn't really focus too much on calculations, but the author explains quite well. Initially disliked it, but I grew to like it a bit more over time. The book is quite expensive though, I don't think it'd be worth shelling out for, but local library might have it.

Feynman Lecture's on Physics is probably largely irrelevant for VCE, but it's damn interesting if you want to expose yourself to more physics. I probably would have stayed in my state of having this extreme dissatisfied with VCE Physics (it's as if Unit 3 Motion is designed to kill motivation and interest) if I hadn't of started reading stuff written by Feynman.

If you're doing special relativity (and you don't have access to a copy of the Feynman Lectures), the chapters by Feynman on the topic really helped me get my head around it. I believe a book called "Six Not So Easy Pieces" had the relevant chapters - I've seen it sold for $5 to $10 at a few bookstores, so it's pretty cheap.

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/ also has quite a lot of good explanations. I only came across that one recently, the sound section there is quite good.

In terms of threads on ATARNotes, I don't think you can pass by TrueTear's physics thread: TrueTears question thread
The majority of it focuses on Unit 4, but first 10ish pages is Unit 3 stuff from memory. There's some damn interesting discussions that was going on in that thread.

I've got a few more links bookmarked here and there, I'll dig them up again at a later point in time.
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: nina_rox on December 19, 2011, 12:57:15 pm
Random question but which is the longest Area of Study? Motion or Electronics and Photonics?
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: pi on December 19, 2011, 12:59:23 pm
Random question but which is the longest Area of Study? Motion or Electronics and Photonics?

Motion is longer, although electronics is the most boring imo
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: b^3 on December 19, 2011, 01:03:38 pm
Random question but which is the longest Area of Study? Motion or Electronics and Photonics?

Motion is longer, although electronics is the most boring imo
Yeh electronics drove me around in circles.
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: nina_rox on December 19, 2011, 01:04:16 pm
Thanks for quick responses. :) And is it because it's hard or is it just plain boring?
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: pi on December 19, 2011, 01:06:04 pm
Thanks for quick responses. :) And is it because it's hard or is it just plain boring?

Just plain boring. It wasn't overly difficult, much the same as 1/2 imo
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: Lasercookie on December 19, 2011, 01:08:53 pm
Thanks for quick responses. :) And is it because it's hard or is it just plain boring?
Plain boring, a huge chunk of the interesting stuff was taken out of the Electronics and Photonics area of study with the new study design in 2009. 

Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: nina_rox on December 19, 2011, 01:11:34 pm
Thank you for your help! :)

and sorry another questions; I'm just organizing my folder next year. Would you say motion has the most chapters in the textbook so the most work?

and did any of you guys do 'Structures and Materials?' Is it any good?
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: pi on December 19, 2011, 01:14:08 pm
Thank you for your help! :)

and sorry another questions; I'm just organizing my folder next year. Would you say motion has the most chapters in the textbook so the most work?

and did any of you guys do 'Structures and Materials?' Is it any good?

Motion has 3 chapters (heinemann) and electronics has 2, I think. So yeah, more questions.

Structures and materials actually makes electronics interesting at times. Fortunately, it's actually kinda straightforward, so it's a nice detailed study to do :)
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: nina_rox on December 19, 2011, 01:16:16 pm
Ahh okay thank you. :) I'm more of a maths student so which for the three detailed study do you think I would enjoy more?
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: pi on December 19, 2011, 01:18:50 pm
Ahh okay thank you. :) I'm more of a maths student so which for the three detailed study do you think I would enjoy more?

Relativity is the most mathsy imo, but it also the hardest to grasp (its quite weird in its way)

S&M is the easiet, and the maths involved is pretty basic (basic trig, etc.)

Further elctronics (thats unit 3 right?) is apparently very hard, and if you don't like electronics, even worse. Not sure on the maths with this one though


edit: just realised I haven't replied to your PM yet, will do later this week, sorry about that
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: nina_rox on December 19, 2011, 01:25:54 pm
Thanks Rohitpi, I'll stick with Structures and Materials then. :)
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: b^3 on December 19, 2011, 02:17:25 pm
I wouldn't say further electronics is hard, it was just down-right annoying. And over the three exams worth of the current physics study design exams, there have always been one or twice questions on each exam that our textbook had no way of covering (keep in mind at this stage I was still stuck using Jacaranda, the other texbooks hopefully covered it). Although I did fluke the answer and guessed it right on the exam.

So in short, further electronics isn't hard, its just drives you crazy, don't do it. Plus realtivity looked fun, wish we did it.
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: Genericname2365 on April 15, 2012, 12:08:23 pm
I should point out the first link in the opening post is broken.  :)

Quote
Up to two pages (one A4 sheet) of pre-written notes. These notes may be typed or handwritten. They may be from any source. Commercially available materials are acceptable.
By that do they mean a double-sided A4 sheet?
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: Lasercookie on April 15, 2012, 12:55:15 pm
I should point out the first link in the opening post is broken.  :)

Thanks :) I'll try and find the new link :)
I think the same information is on pages 77 to 88 of the study design.
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: pi on August 10, 2012, 04:48:32 pm
A friend found some helpful stuff made by a guy called Alex Hua :)

http://alexhuatutoring.com/unit3physics/

http://alexhuatutoring.com/unit-4-physics/
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: jm123 on November 08, 2012, 04:02:37 pm
A friend found some helpful stuff made by a guy called Alex Hua :)

Alex Hua is awesome, I recommend anyone who is doing Physics to see him next year if they need help with some concepts. ;)
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: paulsterio on November 08, 2012, 04:05:46 pm
A friend found some helpful stuff made by a guy called Alex Hua :)

http://alexhuatutoring.com/unit3physics/

http://alexhuatutoring.com/unit-4-physics/

He was a doctor, then he became a teacher, respect x1009091238091320^12930801928^1298301283^213091820312
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: pi on February 04, 2013, 03:07:56 pm
Bringing this back after one of our mods accidentally deleted it LOL
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: paulsterio on February 04, 2013, 03:10:34 pm
Bringing this back after one of our mods accidentally deleted it LOL

"accidentally"
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: Lasercookie on February 04, 2013, 03:52:17 pm
Yeah I dun goofed.

But anyway, I cleared out some of the old and now useless posts with dead links and lost attachments from this thread, so it should be looking a bit cleaner.
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: FlorianK on April 08, 2013, 09:43:17 pm
FlorianK's Electronics Notes
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: pi on May 16, 2013, 04:34:53 pm
lol just realised how ironic it was that I made this thread... -_-
Title: Re: Physics Resources and Links
Post by: Conic on May 16, 2013, 10:22:01 pm
:)
Thanks TT!


Added a 'Just for fun' area because contrary to a lot of the older threads I was looking through, physics can be fun! Also put a random exam pic at the bottom, its pretty old but always cracks me up at its pure randomness!  :D

This was even more weird ^
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: brenden on May 16, 2013, 10:35:13 pm
^^^^^ My life is a lie  :-\
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: pi on May 16, 2013, 10:46:38 pm
I'm pretty consistent, never would I say VCE physics is fun (in proper mental state that is).
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: Robert123 on August 19, 2013, 06:09:40 pm
Brightstorm physics playlist
http://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF71B362214423F9D
The guy in these videos is extremely energetic and passionate in his teaching style making it very easy to retain information. Without it, I would be at complete lost with lenzs law. These videos are design for the American physics curriculum but a lot of topic do overlap particularly unit 4 stuff
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: Musmoros on June 02, 2015, 07:54:29 pm
Thanks alot! Still useful in 2015 :P
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: KhaLeeee on October 22, 2015, 02:06:57 pm
I can't access the link, when I click on the cheat sheets it redirects me to atarnote's blog?
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: Skidous on May 16, 2016, 07:35:35 pm
amazing
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: zsteve on July 15, 2016, 10:57:25 pm
My physics notes from year 12.
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AoHlYIDs1ZImuG4t2q81q66AwZ43

Mods: feel free to add to list

Mod edit: fixed link and added to list :)
Title: Re: Physics Resources
Post by: stawze on November 22, 2016, 08:09:32 am
The link to TT's stuff is broken! Can anyone fix it?