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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (1613 - 1661) is best known for his work on pressure which came to be known as Pascal's law of pressure. Pascal also invented the first digital calculator to help his father with his ...

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Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630) is chiefly remembered for discovering the three laws of planetary motion that bear his name. He also did important work in optics, discovered two new regular polyhedra, ...

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George Gabriel Stokes

George Gabriel Stokes (1819 - 1903) is best known for his work in mathematics in particular vector analysis which has a theorem named after him (Stokes Theorem). He is also noted for his work on the ...

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Jeno Pal Wigner

Jenó Pál Wigner (1901 - 1995) Hungarian-born American physicist, joint winner, of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1963. He received the prize for his many contributions to nuclear physics, which ...

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Bragg's Law

Definition of Bragg's law from Eric Weisstein's World of Physics. Includes some maths.

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Refraction, Snell's law and total internal reflection

A concise but detailed explanation of refraction. Clear diagrams and worked examples, some harder than others.

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Momentum and its Conservation

The impulse-momentum change theorem and the law of conservation of momentum are introduced, explained and applied to the analysis of collisions of objects.

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Ohm's Law

Explanation of Ohm's law, the relationship between voltage, resistance and current intensity . Includes a calculator for solving basic problems.

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Temperature and Thermal Properties

Good revision guide aimed at UK A level standard, covers topics such as temperature scales, heat capacity, gas laws etc.

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Reflection of Light

Explains law of reflection including interactive Java tutorials. Links to ideas of fluorescence, diffraction, polarization, scattering and virtual microscopy.

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