Iona Prep Physics Songs

 

Doing Physics Problems:

Music by Joe Green (Giuseppe Verdi) Words by Br. R.W.Harris

(Click here for the music from Il Trovatore)

Doing Physics problems can be trying,
	and you'll often find your answers are
	unfortunately wrong!
If you use the method I'm supplying,
	then you'll find you're getting answers right
	before long.
(Refrain)
	First the problem read,
	then to the diagram proceed,
	and then you write down every formula you know.
	If you keep the numbers and the labels straight,
	then you may graduate a "Physics Pro."!


Doing Physics problems without method
	is a little bit like beating your poor head against a wall.
But they tell me that if you don't do a lot of problems,
	then you're headed for a big fall.


(Refrain)
	First the problem read,
	then to the diagram proceed,
	and then you write down every formula you know.
	If you keep the numbers and the labels straight,
	then you may graduate a "Physics Pro."!

When the specter of examination day
	is drawing close, and all your thoughts
	seem scrambled in your mind,
You can say with confidence "I know a way
	to deal with physics mysteries of every kind..."

(Refrain)
	First the problem read,
	then to the diagram proceed,
	and then you write down every formula you know.
	If you keep the numbers and the labels straight,
	then you may graduate a "Physics Pro."!


	

Distance

Music by Vincenzi Bellini Words by Br. R.W.Harris.

(Click here for the music from Norma)

Chorus:
d equals vit plus half a t squared.
d equals vit plus half a t squared.
d equals vit plus half a t squared;
	and don't leave out units, you'll incur the wrath!
Time is the only scalar here.
A,V and d are vectors.


Solo:
Distance and time, your secrets we've shared.
d equals vit plus half a t squared.
Yes, d is vit plus half a t squared,
And I never make the left-out-units gaffe!
Time is the only scalar here.
A, V, and d are vectors.


All: 
d equals vit plus half a t squared,
And please don't neglect to check your math!
 

Newton

Melody: I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover, by Harry Woods. Words: Br. R.W.Harris

(Click HERE for the music)

There's no disputin'
Sir Isaac Newton
	was one very brainy guy.
He started thinkin'
	(It didn't take long),
Soon he wrote three laws
	that make up this song:
First was inertia,
F equals m a came next
and as we all know;
Force and Reaction 
are equal always,
In opposite ways they go.


There's no disputin'
Sir Isaac Newton
	Was one very brainy guy.
He made up Physics,
and Calculus too!
No one was able his work to outdo.
Motion and forces,
and heat and optics,
and gravity he explained.
Science and Math he
explained succinctly,
and over them both he reigned!



The Impulse Song

Melody: Soldier's Chorus from Faust.

F delta t equals delta p
F delta t equals delta p
F delta t equals delta p
A physical fact:
  An impulse must act
  to change the MV
F delta t equals delta p
F delta t equals delta p
F delta t equals delta p
A physical fact:
  An impulse must act
  to change the MV
Conservation laws are
     what we now proclaim;
But momentum can change,
	It's a tricky game!
How, oh how can you know--
	if it stays the same?
	A physical fact:
	An impulse must act
	to change the MV.


F delta t equals delta p

F delta t equals delta p

F delta t equals delta p


An impulse must act
   to change the MV!
	

 

 

Equal They Will Be

--inspired by Rob Ryan and Andy O’Connor


(Melody: Home on the Range)

(Click HERE for the music)

One bright sunny day,
when an  incident ray
hit a mirror, it then stopped to say...
"When reflected, I’ll know
what direction to go,
at what angle I’ll reflect away."

Refrain:
Equal they will be,
Angles I and R, you will see.
By the Normal they’re split,
and the Normal will hit
the surface perpendic-u-lar-ly.

Reflection, we know,
governs where things will go
when they’re moving and bouncing around.
Whether light rays or balls --
when they’re bouncing off walls,
By this law they will always be bound.

Refrain:
Equal they will be,
Angles I and R, you will see.
By the Normal they’re split,
and the Normal will hit
the surface perpendic-u-lar-ly.

Songs on this page ©2000 Br. R.W.Harris





       

 

 

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