 Iona Prep Physics Songs  ## Doing Physics Problems:

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

```Doing Physics problems can be trying,
unfortunately wrong!
If you use the method I'm supplying,
then you'll find you're getting answers right
before long.
(Refrain)
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)
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
You can say with confidence "I know a way
to deal with physics mysteries of every kind..."

(Refrain)
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.

```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,
``` ## Newton

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

```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.
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!

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## 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)

```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.

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