Isaac Physics: Student Workshop Problem Solving with Vectors

Date: 
6 Mar 2017 - 4:15pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Room: 
Fisher Room
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

Are you...

  • aiming for A* to B grade in A-Level Physics and Maths?
  • hoping to study Physics, Engineering or Maths at a top university?
  • keen to improve your problem solving skills?

Aims
This free workshop aims to develop each student's confidence and problem solving skills in a core area of physics by tackling a range of examples from idealised problems through to real-world situations.

Students will be guided through the problem solving process, and will solve a range of unusual problems with help and guidance from teachers.

Target Audience
AS and A2 students, who are aiming to achieve A* to B grades in both Physics and Maths A level.

Timetable
16:15 Refreshments and starter problems
16:30 Introductory Session
16:45 Problem Solving Session
18:15 Plenary / close & feedback forms
18:30 End

Preparation
Guidance and pre-workshop tasks will be emailed upon registration. Read and follow the instructions to secure your place. Pre-workshop tasks must be completed by the date stated in the booking confirmation email.

Bring with you
Students should bring to the workshop:

  • written solutions to the pre-workshop questions,
  • a pen, pencil, plenty of paper and a calculator.
  • Registering for the event
  • Students are welcome to attend with or without their teachers, but any teachers and students who wish to attend must register.

Please note that students must book their own place on the workshop.

Students are encouraged to complete some pre-workshop questions on vectors to secure their place. Instructions for accessing these questions are given in the registration confirmation email.

For more information contact: 

Registration through the Isaac Physics website: https://isaacphysics.org/events/06032017oxford