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Help :(
« on: August 07, 2012, 08:26:41 pm »
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Can someone please explain the term RMS? I've read about it but still a bit confused.. Cheers

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Re: Help :(
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 08:32:03 pm »
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Page 209 - 210 of my book (Question 2) explains RMS in more detail than any other VCE Physics book, so if you have a copy of that, you know where to go.

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Re: Help :(
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 08:38:48 pm »
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A VCE physics student will not get that at all. That's maths, not VCE physics.

« Last Edit: August 07, 2012, 08:48:04 pm by VegemitePi »

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Re: Help :(
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 08:45:54 pm »
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A VCE physics student will not get that at all. That's maths, not VCE physics.

Of course - but most VCE Physics students also do Methods - which will allow them to understand that - apart from actually performing the integration, they'll pretty much conceptually understand what it means. There are also many students of VCE Physics who do Specialist Maths - who would be able to do it all by themselves.

Physics is, essentially, grounded in mathematics and one of the issues with VCE is that they've dumbed down the maths in Physics (I know you agree) - thus, throughout my book, I've tried to introduce mathematical detailed explanations wherever I can because I think that students doing Maths would understand the concepts a lot better than rote learning (which is what VCE Physics seems to have become).

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« Last Edit: August 07, 2012, 08:53:13 pm by VegemitePi »