A secondary school describes an institution that provides secondary education and also usually includes the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools provide both lower secondary education (age 12 to 15) and upper secondary education (age 15 to 18) i.e. levels 2 and 3 of the ISCED scale, but these can also be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system. In the UK, elite public schools typically admit pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. UK state schools accommodate pupils between the ages of 11 to 18.
Secondary schools follow on from primary schools and prepare for vocational or tertiary education. Attendance is usually compulsory for students until age 16. The organisations, buildings, and terminology are more or less unique in each country.
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My name is Sara and I'm a high school student who loves science, particularly physics. I'm in 12th grade and I'm in a specific curriculum which is the 'French International Baccalaureate', I am currently working on a research project titled 'What role do American universities...
Hi! I'm a current high school senior and I'm taking two physics classes this year on top of other math/science courses. I'm starting my college applications and wanting to study nuclear engineering. I'm on here to find help with my courses as well as advice for my future!
I have been taught topics in high school circling around Newtonian mechanics and some basics of work and energy, waves, geometric optics, current and circuits and some poor electrostatics and unclear concepts of modern physics.
I realize that I have significant weak areas in Physics and I aim...
Hi, I am in Highschool and I am interested in pursuing mathematics as a career. I am particularly interested in doing some math research/projects (even if simple) to boost my maturity of the subject. How would I go about doing research/projects? Are there any good ideas?
Math background:
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Hi! I am a high school senior currently enrolled in AP Physics C (college calculus based physics). I am looking for help with homework and to help others if possible :)
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I have to write my matura project, it's kind of a final project of highschool. I decided to examine the wave pendulum. Now I have to decide what the work about exactly is going to be, like what's going to be my own contribution to the work. For example, some researchers showed...
I'm currently a senior in high school and i'm looking for a challenging physics project to do for my physics class since we are supposed to do one during our whole senior year. I first tried to look into fusors but my parents are scared it might be too dangerous -- what are some challenging...
Hello, you can call me V! I just got into highschool and am interested in physics, but I am super bad at math and science... I've been an english and art person my whole life so it's been tough LOL. I joined in the hopes that surrounding myself with STEM related stuff will have a positive...
Hi,I'm a student in Romania and I want to know the steps for becoming a physics teacher. Do you need a master degree or can you teach with a bachelor's degree?
Imagine a plane 1 light minute across. Now imagine 1 person on either and of that plane. Between them, is a thin indestructible bar that is 1 light minute in length. In the center of this plane, a simple device has a wire that leads to a motion sensor on the left side of the bar. If the left...
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I'm a 15-year-old high school student and I was wondering what textbook you guys recommend for Special- and General Relativity. I'm familiar with the concept of the Metric Tensor and Christoffel Symbols, but I wanted a good textbook where I can really learn derive it all and gain a deeper...
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I am Fabrizio Vassallo, 17 years old high school student in northern Argentina!
I'm a physics enthusiast and would love to study that in the future. My idea is to study abroad, but I find that particularly difficult since money is a pretty big issue for me, not because I'm...
My purpose to join this forum is to ask people questions who know better than me with this beautiful subject. I hope I can learn a lot from this forum. :)
Alright so I am 3 quarters into high school, and my marks are looking pretty optimistic. They're not the best, but definitely above average (88% overall). I really enjoy physics and math, and I find physics especially very intriguing. Throughout high school, I have wanted to major in physics in...
Hello, I was working on a worksheet. It gave a graph that was velocity vs. time. I was asked to find the acceleration rate for the given (specific) time in seconds. My first question is if the line on the graph for example is from 1-3 seconds, in that 1-3 second range, is acceleration constant...
So here is a problem (more of a dilemma) I encountered in my mandatory physics class [(high school level) i say mandatory since I take an other optional calculus based one], many students are often mislead for example in kinematics the equations are very clunkily derived and when you finish...
I recently came across a problem in Irodov which dealt with the gravitational field strength of a sphere. Took some time to get my head around it and figure how to frame a triple integral, but it felt good at the end. Am I going to start seeing triple integrals in the freshman year tho? If so...
I'm looking for tested and proven technology for the high school chemistry class, can anyone suggest anything?
It's a passion of mine to improve labs, and teaching lessons. Lately there has been a lot of emphasis on technology in the classroom. How do you implement any technology when there are...
I am very clueless when it comes to prepping for university and things like that, and as a grade 11 going into grade 12 soon, I unfortunately have to figure it out one day or another. So, I have a few quick questions, would I need Physics 30 or Calculus/Math 31 in order to become a family...
1. The problem statement of my lab
I have this physics lab where I have to find the maximum velocity and maximum acceleration of a high school student sprinting/running using carbon tape and a spark timer. Which I already did. Now I'm having trouble developing my sources of error section. I hope...
When I started 8th grade I was just a normal student enrolled in Algebra 1 and in all honors classes. I didn't study that much, and when I did it wasn't that big of a thing. In the second quarter I started to love math and science a lot. I knew I needed to have a great mathematics background to...
I need to make a project that integrates physics with math, involving the use of integrals to find moment inertia of areas. The theory could be read here :http://www.intmath.com/applications-integration/6-moments-inertia.php
I need to make an object that applies the theory above. Can anybody...
So I'm an upcoming freshman at my local high school (class of 2021) and I know without a shadow of a doubt I will pursue a physics major in college and eventually a career in the field. At this point I've managed to set up a pretty solid four year schedule (which I will post below), but I still...
Homework Statement
The coefficient of static and kinetic friction is constant for a specific surface. On an incline plane s and k are both equal to tan of the inclined angle. If the angle increases then tan changes which means the coefficient of friction changes. How is this so?
Homework...
I have read that Feynman Lectures on Physics is pretty good; however, I also read it isn't a replacement for a good textbook. So I wanted a good physics(high school level) textbook that I could read Feynman Lectures on Physics along beside it. Regarding mathematics, I have completed Calculus I...
1. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/1DKin/U1L3a16.gif
2. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/1DKin/U1L3a17.GIF
In the first graph, I get that that the slope is negative and that the object is speeding up
And in the second graph, the slope is negative and the object is slowing down
But...
Homework Statement
the angles which[/B] î + ĵ + √2k̂ makes with x axis, y-axis and z axis are?
The Attempt at a Solution
the question is basically asking us what angle î + ĵ + √2k̂ makes with î + ĵ + k̂ right?
So since √2 is just the magnitude i thought the answer would be 90, 90, 90
the...
I'm planning to start a physics and astronomy club at my high school my junior year (next year). I have an idea of who I can collect to the club, but before I bring it up to the school, I need some ideas for the club. Should there be activities, like building a mini particle accelerator, or a...
A mass is tied to a rope, that rope is attatched to a pole coming out of the screen. The pole is being moved by a person to cause the mass to rotate in a verticle circle at constant speed. A second pole coming out of the screen is introduced within the radius. The second pole interacts with the...
How do I estimate the height of the tall building spiderman swings to at 0:48? I need it for a physics assignment. What does you're intuition tell you? (I've never lived in a city full of buildings). Is there a way to estimate it using physics? I'm not sure that building actually exists.
Im in high school right now and my physics grades are around Bs. The reason why is that I usually procrastinate and don't do homework plus i sometimes freeze up during tests but i usually understand the concepts and the math is usually easy or straight forward for me.
Hey guys, I need an explanation on the definition of the electric field. It was said in a post that " the definition of the electric field is defined in terms of how it is measured or tested". What do they mean by measured/tested?
Homework Statement
Hi. I'm in high school physics, and as I'm only 2 months in, I still don't know much. We launched a model rocket as an experiment and I need to find the thrust after adding 100g of mass to the rocket's body.
The engine is an Estes A8-3. My teacher told me that its thrust is...
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A roller coaster is designed with a clothoid loop that has a radius of 12 m at the top. For comfort, the apparent weight of a rider at the top of the loop must be 0.400 normal weight. What is the speed of the car at the top of the loop?
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Fn = 0.400(Fg)
Fn = 0.400(mg)
mv2 / r = Fn + Fg...
So basicly our teacher taught us in high school how to find the product of some equations but I do not understand it very well and I need someone to teach me how to solve this basic problem.
The Equation is : (3x^2-4x+1)(4x^2+x-2)
I do not know how to find the product of that problem can...
I'm a highly determined (and slightly stubborn) high school freshman who wants to learn enough mathematics to conduct mathematics research with a mentor. Looking on the internet, I found a program called MIT Primes, where students can be matched with graduate students/professors at MIT to...
I'm a high school freshman who's been interested in higher mathematics for an embarrassingly long time, but hadn't been exposed to resources for self-study until the 8th grade. I'm currently reviewing mathematics from previous years in order to prepare to start AP Calculus AB in the coming...
What's a good comprehensive book for a high school student on biology that has never studied the subject before?
(Campbell seems to be college/university-level so I can't touch that)
Hi, I'm ameer bux, I'm 19 years old and studying secondary education. I plan to pursue a physics course in university, which is in 2 years time. I am willing to listen to whatever advice i get that will help me get my degree in physics. I am really interested in physics and willing to put the...
Homework Statement
Two particles of mass m1 = 14 kg and m2 = 24 kg are connected by a massless rod of length 1.4 m. Find the moment of inertia of this system for rotations about the following pivot points. Assume the rotation axis is perpendicular to the rod.
A) center of rod
B) end of m1...
So, I'm currently a sixteen year old sophomore who is really interested in Physics and I wanted to know what realm of Physics I could join that includes some of my interests.
I enjoy soldering, programming, mathematics, circuits and electronics, mechanics, and computers. However, I do not want...
1. So, during one of my classes, the teacher showed us a small experiment, and asked us to explain how it works. The experimented consisted of a tube, closed on both ends, and attached to said tube is what I think is a magnet. Now, everytime he rotated the tube, the magnet rised to the top with...
Homework Statement
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Known weight: 0.2 kg
Center of gravity: 0.501 m
Other found data is in the drawing I made below
Homework Equations
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3. The attempt at the lab
I was just curious on what was everyone's first Physics book, or what was their first encounter with Physics?
My first academic physics book that was not calculus based was my junior year of high school and was Conceptual Physics: The High School Physics Program by Paul G. Hewitt, and then...