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Ahhh yes, A-level physics was sooo serious. Our Teacher was crap, we asked her a question and she'd say "It's because of the left hand rule" and we were all like "What!?!??!?! Magnetic field lines came BEFORE the left hand rule! and it just so happens that the left hand rule works for mangetic field lines NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!"

She was an idiot... sigh still got an A though lol
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That's what irritates me about Physics and other science A-Levels - If Maths was a compulsory subject to a high enough level, it would make life much easier for people with a decent ability in the subject - rather than just assuming the left hand rule works by luck and that it is the reason for manetic fields causing phenomen as they do, actually being able to teach that it is a vector product would increase people's understanding no end... anyhow - every thread in this forum seems to degenerate into a thread about Physics?!
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(Original post by //Mike)
That's what irritates me about Physics and other science A-Levels - If Maths was a compulsory subject to a high enough level, it would make life much easier for people with a decent ability in the subject - rather than just assuming the left hand rule works by luck and that it is the reason for manetic fields causing phenomen as they do, actually being able to teach that it is a vector product would increase people's understanding no end... anyhow - every thread in this forum seems to degenerate into a thread about Physics?!
Agreed about the vector product malarky, people in my class seriously thought that Fleming worked it out using his hands and fingers.
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Agreed about the vector product malarky, people in my class seriously thought that Fleming worked it out using his hands and fingers.
people, people - fingers generate magnetic fields! It's the obvious answer! only left hand ones though, right hand fingers just are the exception :p:

There i've just made a whole new law of physics

"When the thumb and first 2 fingers of the left hand are pointed in each of the 3 dimensions, magnetic field lines are produced." - they'll be printing it in heinemann textbooks soon :p:
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No, right hand fingers generate electricity.... All the World's energy crisis solved, just like that.
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genius. who needs renewable fuels when you have right hand fingers.
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Indeed - sad don't you think that I have come back from the pub to chat about physics. Judging by reputation, I have the feeling that I'll fit in quite well at IC :-/.
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For some bizarre reason I think pubs and physics will be fairly common at IC, although for freshers' week i sincerely hope not!
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Oh I can just imagine it - revising in the pub. Oh dear. I think I am going to go to the pub as soon as I arrive to be honest, I'm sure someone will want to join me.
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lol if there's a pub involved, i'm there. actually revising in a pub is a good idea, you won't learn anything but you might actually have fun doing it.
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Well, I'm not sure I can be bothered with all this 'Mingle' *******s - either the hall will have something organised or I will go to the pub.

For some reason I can't see the Librarian allowing us to smuggle bottles of vodka into the library when revising, so the pub it is.
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Hmm I'd say the mingle stuff is worth doing, there'll be no better time to meet loads of new people, when everyone's in the same position - new and nervous lol - so I'll be going. If there's nout at the Union though, the pub definitely deserves a thought.

Hmm suppose it would be possible to smuggle vodka in those really small aeroplane style bottles and leave them in there. Put them behind books that no one will ever read like "mein kampf" or something :p:
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Ahh, Mein Kampf - I remember we used to tease a German girl in my year about that when we were in year 9... So immature. We used to tease her about Anne Frank as well. Oh dear.

I didn't realise the library stocked humanities books - if they do, then as you say, hardly anyone will read them...

To be honest, I'm sure they aren't quite so authoritarian as to stop people drinking water, so it would be pretty easy to smuggle it in .
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lol the diary of anne frank always amused me:

day 1: hid
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day 3: hid
day 4: hid

etc lol

hmm yeah I actually hadn't realised that, vodka looks like water (i'm smart enough to get into IC but not smart enough to realise that water looks the same as vodka!) Could start getting cheeky and take in vodka and coke in coke bottles, vodka and red bull etc; could get quite a bar going!

doesn't vodka mean "little water" in russian, vod-ka?
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Perhaps you could run some sort of under cover tuck shop from within...
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it's doable
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lol the diary of anne frank always amused me:

day 1: hid
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day 4: hid
dude you cracked me up with that.

i remember hardly any of my physics a level - talking physics is gona b hard.....
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dude you cracked me up with that.

i remember hardly any of my physics a level - talking physics is gona b hard.....
lol feel free to rep me for it, I won't mind :p:

phys a level is the kind of thing you'll forget when you don't need it, but will come flooding back horribly when you do :eek:
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lol Shameless promotion.
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(Original post by ashy2005)
day 1: hid
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etc lol
you forgot day 3246526.7 (approx:p: ): got found. bummer.
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