Introduction

What is Physics?

from the Greek phisike,

Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and attempts to develop a unified description of how they behave and interact with each other. Nature is complex and beautiful and physics attempts to describe natural phenomena in terms of all-embracing fundamental concepts.

Physics the subject was previously known as Natural Philosophy.

Physics is why stuff does stuff.

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There are 8 forms of energy

Before we do that we need to check on our measurements the ones we already know, many more will be explored in our course.

Some Simulations / online software that will help your study of physics

Many thanks to Walter Fendt

http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/

Data Grapher thanks to Zona

http://id.mind.net/~zona/simpleDataGrapher/simpleDataGrapher.html

a physics experiment simulation site

http://www.mathsphysics.com/

join the edmodo.com group ....

Revision

EXAM TIPS FROM RTE.ie

Some Clever Tactical help from RTE for Leaving Cert students http://www.rte.ie/radio1/gettingitright/

click on the pod casts

subscribe to the Getting it Right podcast

the Other physics teacher Noel Cunninghams site

www.thephysicsteacher.ie/

and his Revision Site

Revision notes from Pat Doyle

Stuck about how to graph?

https://sites.google.com/site/giantscience/maths-1/graphs