SIXTH FORM PHYSICS:       

1. USEFUL LINKS :     GENERAL PHYSICS WEB SITES :                  

A Level 7408   A-LEVEL DATA SHEET

TO GET THE COMPLETE SYLLABUS                                   TO GET QUESTION PAPERS AND MARKSCHEMES        

                                   RECOMMENDED SIXTH FORM READING:             GLOSSARY OF PRACTICAL TERMS              

2Access to OUR OWN FACTS & DEFINITIONS sheets:

 MR MEAD'S FACTS AND DEFINITIONS SHEETS
Core 1: Measurements & Errors
Core 2: Particles & Radiation
Core 3: Waves
Core 4: Mechanics & Materials
Core 5: Electricity
 
Core 7: Fields and their consequences
 
Astro.Option 9: Astrophysics

3. FREE ONLINE NOTES AND RESOURCES  : Antonine A LEVEL NOTES & RESOURCES

4.  TEXT BOOKS : we have a variety available for use in the Physics Prep. Room. AQA recommends:                                         

AQA A-level Physics Year 1 Student Book

AQA Physics Textbook for AS Physics

Authors: Nick England, Nicky Thomas, Jeremy Pollard, Carol Davenport 
Publisher: Hodder Education 
ISBN-13: 978-1-4718-0773-2 

5.  REVISION GUIDES : Loads available, take your pick! - I like the CGP ones:

AS revision guide by Richard Parsons, ISBN 1847621287

AS revision guide by Richard Parsons, ISBN-10: 1841463671

6 IMPROVING EXAMINATION TECHNIQUE 

7 PARTICLE PHYSICS ACCELERATOR SIMULATOR:

The accelerator is the basic tool of particle physics. It allows us to make particles hit each other at very high speeds.

A linear accelerator accelerates particles in a straight line: the biggest linear machine SLAC, in Stanford, California, is two miles long. Click on this link to see an animation of SLAC.

Circular machines are more common like the Fermilab Tevatron in Illinois USA, or the new European LHC at CERN in Switzerland.

To run the particle accelerator simulator below click START click INJECT ELECTRONS click ACCELERATE (up to 100% energy) then click TRANSFER. Repeat with positrons, then ACCELERATE both, finally COLLIDE.

 

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