drawing of an electromagnet

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. […]

11/26/2019 ∙ 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 […]

11/22/2019 ∙ 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 […]

11/22/2019 ∙ 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 […]

01/29/2019 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

Need help learning Physics?

Our Physics tutors have written up a series of articles to help you understand this complex science. Read all about the different topics covered in Physics and get revision tips and resources.

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The study of our universe is amazing

All About Physics

From Archimedes’ Principle, dating back to around 250 BCE to the race to prove quantum gravity, the curiosity of our physical world has stirred the human mind as no other discipline ever has. And yet, for the most part, people are afraid of physics. Students dread learning it and schools report ongoing difficulties in attracting […]

12/29/2018 ∙ 7 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! […]

12/22/2018 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

An image of a library. Undergraduates studying for a physics degree may end up spending quite a bit of time in the library.

Taking Physics Courses

Although the sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics often have a reputation in school for being particularly difficult or challenging subjects, the truth is that they are some of the most rewarding subjects that you can study. Physics, for example, can help teach you more about how things work, as well as teach you about […]

12/04/2018 ∙ 9 minutes reading time