Newtonian World & Astrophysics

(2023) ‘Laser supernova’, Physics Review, 32 (3), pp.34.
When a massive star exhausts its nucelar fuel it rapidly collapses and then explodes as a supernova. The Astrophycial Collisionless Shock Experiments with Lasers (ACSEL) collaboration uses powerful lasers to study supernova explosions. This article supports your study of stars in your unit on Astrophysics and cosmology.

Allday, J. (2023) ‘Exam talkback: escape velocity’, Physics Review, 32 (3), pp.30-33.
This question has several linked sections in which you need to decide how best to approach the calculations. Look out for the other practice-for-exam questions in this article. This article supports your study of escape velocity in your unit on Gravitational fields.

Main, P. (2023) ‘Neutron stars’, Physics Review, 32 (3), pp.22-25.
Peter Main takes us on a tour through the amazing properties of neutron stars, and illustrates them with calculations. A neutron star’s density, gravity, magnetism and temperature are extremely large, while its luminosity and size are extremely small. As pulsras, netron stars can be used in test of general relativity. This article supports your study of stars in your unit on Atsophysics and cosmology.

Holt, R. (2020) ‘Determining Jupiter’s mass’, Physics Review, 29 (4), pp.6-10.
Observational data on Jupiter’s Galilean moons are used to determine the gas giant’s mass.

Jacobs, D. (2020) ‘A simple pendulum?’, Physics Review, 30 (1), pp.20-23.
Experiments with a simple pendulum feature in many physics courses. But the physics is really not that simple…

Wade-Wright, P. (2020) ‘Crossword: electrometry and stars: solution and notes’, Physics Review, 29 (3), pp.14-15.
Answers to the revision crossword earlier. These notes explain how an electrometer measures voltage, and discuss Fred Hoyle’s contributions to astrophysics.

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