Here are guides to some of the core experiments for Advanced Higher courses. There are also ideas on performing core experiments in our Wiimote® and Tracker guides on the main AH page.
Central acceleration and angular velocity
This uses a wireless accelerometer. If you don’t have one, download the Wiimote® guide on the main AH page.
Central force and angular velocity
Here we have worked out the masses and radii that give reasonable results for the “whirling bung” experiment.
Force on a current-carrying wire
Uses standard lab equipment.
This booklet covers Newton’s Rings, e/m, Wedge fringes, the Doppler Effect (but see the new activity on our Higher pages), electromagnetic braking, moment of inertia and polarisation.
Frustrated Total Internal Reflection
This is very similar to quantum tunnelling.
Classical Analogue of the Uncertainty Principle
You can use apps to show that, for a sound wave, as the uncertainty in time decreases, the uncertainty in frequency increases. This then links to the Uncertainty Principle via the equation E = hf.