## Predictions for Upcoming 2016 A Level Physics Paper 3

Predictions for Singapore Cambridge A Level Physics Paper 3 (H2) 2016 A Level Physics Paper 2 was just over! Hope that you guys found the paper manageable. Paper seemed generally doable for most students. Topics tested included Measurements, Kinematics, Forces, Dynamics, E-field, Nuclear, Alternating Current, EMI and Oscillations. Almost all…

## What you need to know before you opt for physics tuition for your child

Ask students to name the most difficult of the subjects they learn in high school, and physics will come on top. It is a common notion that physics is a difficult subject to learn and parents feel that the child should be given extra tuition in order to understand the…

## Air Suspension System Explained

A suspension system whereby air is used as the working fluid and also the shock absorber, is known as an air suspension system. Such systems are talked about during our Physics tuition class on damping concepts as well as hydraulic systems. The back and front suspension systems, or simply the…

## Workings of a Pressure Cooker – Part II

The definition of boiling point and the energy changes that occur in the boiling process are described in detail in the previous article. This article deals with application of this knowledge to solve our problem to attain energy efficient cooking method and also to answer the effects of high altitude on cooking. Since…

## Workings of a Pressure Cooker – Part 1

Pressure cooking saves a great deal of energy compared with conventional cooking methods. Pressure cookers have their place in almost every household. As the name implies this form of cooking relies on pressure. But how is this pressure generated? Secondly how does pressure cooking save energy? In order to answer these questions one…

## What is Physics

A.F. Chalmers, one of the best philosophers of science authored a book titled ‘What is this thing called as Science?’. Unlike the rhetoric we regularly encounter, this question has a well defined answer. Knowledge of the philosophy of science is essential to attain a better understanding of the scientific theories, discoveries and their…

## Moment of Inertia and Torque

The last article dealt with inertia and Newton’s first law of motion. Inertia is the tendency of the body to remain in the current motion state. We have, so far, studied the behaviour of objects in linear motion. It requires force to change the motion state of a body. Think of a…

## Physics of Inertia

A car at rest remains as such unless the engine forces the wheels to rotate and initiate its motion. The same car requires brakes for it to achieve rest state. Let’s think of a hypothetical situation where you give a thrust, just enough to move it from rest state, to the car…