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Physics for Academic Upgrading

A guide for students in physics courses

Looking for Physics practice?


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Calculations and Conversions


ConvertPlus Online Units Conversion
Conversions for area, capacity and volume, circular measure, computer storage, currency, distance and length, energy and work, fuel consumption, power, pressure, speed, temperature, time, torque, mass and weight.

The Math Forum: Fermi Questions Library 

Examples of Fermi Questions, including a Fermi Question library.

Graph Sketching and Recognition 
A website with practice questions and "pop-up” answers to test your understanding of the graphical description of motion.

Vector Direction
This web page is designed to provide practice with the use of scaled vector diagrams for the representation of the magnitude and direction of a vector.

Vector Addition 
This web page is designed to provide some additional practice with the use of scaled vector diagrams for the addition of two or more vectors.

Formula Sheets

Physics 20 - Formulas and Re-Arrangements

Physics 30 - Data Booklet (Government of Alberta)