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What Is Physics About, Really?

Whether it’s the fundamentals of fluid mechanics such as Archimedes’ principle that dates back to its discovery in 250BCE or the pursuit in quantum mechanics that strives to prove quantum gravity, the drive to understand the laws that govern our universe have been a common theme throughout the ages. But ask most people and they’ll […]

13 Mar 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Magnetism and Electromagnetism: Everything You Need to Know.

In the modern world, we use magnets in an overwhelming number of different ways. From the way that a fridge door closes to the way in which your headphones play music, from the generation and transmission of electricity, to the motor in your car. All of these use magnetic force in some way or another. […]

25 Nov 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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What are Waves?

Without waves there would be nothing. No heat, no light, no sound. Not even any movement. Not a single thing. Because waves aren’t just some abstract scientific concept – or something that you only see on the surface of the ocean. They are literally everywhere at all times. Waves, quite simply, are disturbances or variations […]

21 Nov 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Welcome to Space: A Guide to Astronomy and Astrophysics.

There is a reason why even the most ancient humans were amateur astronomers, mapping the orbit of the moon and the movements of the stars. There’s a reason too that kids are as fascinated by space as they are by dinosaurs, thinking about the Big Bang, distant galaxies, and stars and planets. There’s a reason […]

21 Nov 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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The Best Apps, Books, Podcasts and Websites to Review the Basics of Physics

"Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and more self confidence you will have." -Brian Tracy Learning is a constant experience that is observed from infancy to old age. As humans, we will never stop learning, and that is an astonishing fact; the joy of discovering a new concept will […]

28 Jan 2019 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Children can be taught about particles and motion and how these interact together.

Physics For Kids

Does your child know what the periodic table is? Do they understand gravity, magnetism or states of matter? Do they know who Isaac Newton is and all about Newton's law of motion? Have you ever talked to your child about Earth and planets in our solar system? If the answer is no, then don't worry! […]

21 Dec 2018 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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All the Topics Considered in the GCSE Physics Syllabus

"Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics." -Stephen Hawking In the United Kingdom, secondary school students have a wide variety of GCSE subjects to choose from such as Architecture, Business, Biology, Engineering, English Literature, […]

3 Dec 2018 ∙ 10 minutes reading time