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Help with the SQA Higher Physics course. The blog contains resources for revision and this podcast is used to distribute homework exercises, videos of worked solutions to homework and any other media of interest to the Higher Physics course.

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Help with the SQA Higher Physics course. The blog contains resources for revision and this podcast is used to distribute homework exercises, videos of worked solutions to homework and any other media of interest to the Higher Physics course.

    school closure work for Higher class

    school closure work for Higher class

    We’ve been looking at the photoelectric effect this week.  In this video, Professor Dave reviews some of the points we covered in class.

    Click on the picture below to download a simulation to investigate the effect of irradiance on frequency on photocurrent.  You’ll be prompted to install Java if you don’t have it already.

    Once the animation is running, you can;

    change the metal under investigation (we used zinc in class)
    vary the wavelength of the incident light
    vary the irradiance of the incident light.

    Notice that below the theshold frequency you can’t get any photoelectrons, even if you set the light to its brightest setting.
    Compare your results to the graphs provided in your notes.
    I have attached some notes & questions on the photoelectric effect. Click on the link below to download a copy.

    higher – ODU unit revision notes

    higher – ODU unit revision notes

    Here is a link to some revision notes for the Our Dynamic Universe unit.

    higher homework

    higher homework

    Your homework questions are attached.  Please return to me by Wednesday 20th September.

    higher ODU revision notes

    higher ODU revision notes

    Here are some notes to help you prepare for the assessment later this week. There are also some useful resources on BBC Bitesize.

    higher researching physics & assignment

    higher researching physics & assignment

    As promised, here are the Scholar notes for unit 2 of the CfE Higher course.

    higher assignment

    higher assignment

    Your assignment will be based on an optoelectronics topic.  You will get some ideas for practical work by downloading this booklet.
    I have attached a copy of the Scholar notes for unit 3 of the CfE Higher course.  You will find background physics with appropriate energy band explanations on pages 103-142.
    Don’t print this document, it’s huge!

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