Physics Essay Examples

Physics of racing cars

Racing cars are high performance cars. In order for them to be fast the cars body (and interior must be very light). By re-arranging Newton’s 2nd it can be seen that the larger the mass of the car the smaller the acceleration the car will have. For the car to accelerate (or decelerate) there must… View Article

A light Dependent Resistor

The end of the bulb was always 10cm from the LDR. Method: 1. Set up apparatus as shown: The bulb should be aligned so that it is clamped 0. 1m directly above the LDR- this is difficult to represent on the diagram. 2. The apparatus must be placed where no other light sources can interfere… View Article

Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) of a Simple Pendulum

Objectives: To study the simple harmonic motion (SHM) of a simple pendulum and to investigate the phase relationship between the displacement, velocity and acceleration, and to investigate how acceleration is related to displacement in a simple harmonic motion. Apparatus: * half metre rule * a light string * pendulum bob * video camera with tripod… View Article

Physics Research Assignment

Introduction The study of physics has had a large impact on the development of road safety. The study of Newton’s Laws, impulse and momentum help to reduce initial momentum or decrease impulse (rate of change of momentum) to protect passengers. Technological advances and studies of vehicle crashes increase the automobile industry’s understanding of the forces… View Article

Theme Park visit report

On the 11th October 2007, we visited Drayton Manor theme park. We set out to learn more about the physics involved in theme parks. Although there are many aspects of physics present in a theme park I have concentrated my effort on just two aspects in this report. The two aspects I have chosen are… View Article

Theory of Gravity

Of all the current nuclear fusion reactor experiments JET and ITER are the largest. JET, Joint European Torus, based in Culham Science Centre in the UK, is the centre of Europe’s fusion research. JET is currently the world’s largest tokomak capable of delivering up to 30 MW of power, it is used by more than… View Article

Physics making sense of data

As you can see from the table above, my prediction of acceleration being 0. 30 m s-2 is relatively accurate. However, there are two anomalies, which give particularly high values for the ball bearing’s acceleration. The cause of this is most likely a measurement error, since a human-controlled stopwatch was used to measure the times…. View Article

Physics of the Impossible – building a light sabre

In Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel, Kaku explains the real science behind some of our favorite technologies in science fiction, including time travel, teleportation, invisibility, alternate worlds, and more. He explains that some of the technologies we consider commonplace now, would have… View Article

Physics Rubber Essay

Rubber is an elastic material, so when the force is removed; it returns to its original size and shape. Its structure is that, it’s a polymer as it has many long chains of this molecule (hydrocarbons). Rubber is used for many purposes including making tires, belts, hoses, furniture, rubbers and many more. The force-extension graph… View Article

Physics industrial visit

Sheffield’s Supertram is a vast network of tracks linking the whole city together. The Sheffield supertram is run by stagecoach. The supertrams employ many aspects of physics in there day to day running I am going to discuss two of these namely regenerative breaking and Three Phase power supply: The trams are supplied with electricity… View Article

Physics in sports

When many people think of sports, the topic of physics doesn’t always come to mind. They usually don’t think about connecting athletics with academics. In reality math, science, and especially physics, tie into every aspect of sports. Sports are a commonality that brings nations together, Soccer, known as football to most of the world, is… View Article

Physics of sports

Instructions: One of the best (and most fun) ways to explore physics and how it relates to the real-world is through sports. Every sport utilizes multiple physics principles. For this project you will chose a sport and study the physics principles involved. The sport you choose must be an actual sport, not a computer simulation… View Article

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Tamil-speaking Brahmin family in Lahore, India. He was preceded into the world by two sisters and followed by three brothers and four sisters. His mother Sitalakshmi had only a few years of formal education, in keeping with tradition, and a measure of her intellectual strength can be appreciated from her successful translation of Ibsen and… View Article

Physics Help Us in Daily Life

Well how does the study of physics made a milestone for the world. And how does it help me in my daily life. Physics is the science of matter and its motion, space-time and energy. Physics describes many forms of energy – such as kinetic energy, electrical energy, and mass; and the way energy can… View Article

Critique: The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

The Elegant Universe is a book, also adapted into a television broadcast, in which Brian Greene introduces and discusses the string and superstring theory. Greene discusses the essential problem facing modern physics: unification of Einstein’s two theories, general relativity and quantum mechanics. He suggests that the string theory is the solution to these two conflicting… View Article