Our purpose is to give students a wider understanding of their subject beginning Year 13. The subject will be introduced by considering curious and newly discovered features of Physics and connecting them to the first principles of the subject.
Gravity has always presented problems to Quantum Physics. Recent discoveries and extensions to the Quantum theories have begun to shed a different light how the world works. Sounds complicated doesn't it? But this session will tackle these complex areas in language suitable to assist A Level students do better when it comes to examinations.
Evangelista Toricelli is a name you likely do not know. It turns out that you may know something of him. This session is a story of the adventures of a 15th century project manager and how his activity influenced human activity up to and including the building of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The territory of physics and engineering.
You also study Chemistry. Have you ever wondered how molecules form? It turns out we may understand this less than we believe and certainly all those little balls and sticks are misleading. This session explores the world inhabited by electrons and their cousins to display some rather exotic possibilities.
It is amazing how much of what we know is in fact nothing. As far as we can tell based on what we know, that is true. Now we know that we know about what we don't know. We can demonstrate that there is an enormous amount of material - Dark Matter - that we know near to nothing about. And then there is Dark Energy. Intriguing.
I specialise in preparing students for competitive examinations for university entry. These include STEP, MAT and TMUA for mathematicians, PAT for physicists, ENGAA for engineers and various exams for medical students.