What are some practical investigation ideas for A-level physics coursework?

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In summary, the person is seeking help for their A-level coursework practical investigation on physics. They are considering doing something on circuits and are asking for ideas and advice on investigating capacitance. The response mentions that investigating capacitance may involve solving a differential equation but can also be done experimentally by using intuition and experimental data. The approach taken would depend on the expectations for the project.
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Can anyone help me on my practial investigation(I can do wat ever i want on physics for 2 weeks|+write up afterwards)? i really don't know wat to do, i am thinking of doing something on circuit as u won't make much mistake~any other bright ideas or wat should investigate on circuit?(e.g. capacitance)\
 
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What do you already know about circuitry? Investigating capacitance, if you want to do theoretical work, involves solving a differential equation. But if you're just doing experimental stuff, it's probably a neat thing to study; by just using a bit of intuition involving opposing voltages, you can decide what the equation of current vs. time should look approximately like, and then use some experimental data to choose an equation that looks right. So it definitely depends on what you're expected to do for this project.
 
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Sure, I can provide some suggestions for your practical investigation on physics. One idea could be to investigate the relationship between voltage and current in a circuit. You could vary the voltage and measure the corresponding current to see if there is a linear relationship, and then explore the factors that may affect this relationship, such as resistance or type of circuit. Another idea could be to investigate the behavior of capacitors in a circuit, such as how they store and release charge, and how this affects the overall circuit behavior. You could also explore the effects of different types of capacitors or different arrangements of capacitors in a circuit. Ultimately, the key to a successful practical investigation is to choose a topic that interests you and allows for a clear and manageable experiment to be conducted. Good luck with your coursework!
 

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