Iain C. IB Physics tutor, GCSE Physics tutor, GCSE Maths tutor

Iain C.

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Degree: Mechanical Engineering (Masters) - Glasgow University

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About me

I am currently a 4th year Mechanical Engineering student at Glasgow University. I thoroughly enjoy my course and would be delighted to share my enthousiasm with others. 

I am patient and understanding and despite lack of previous experience in formal tutoring i have done so informally with classmates and also help coach the University Ultimate Frisbee team. 

The Tutoring

The direction of the sessions will be chosen by you, allowing you to focus on your weak points and enhance your fundamental understanding of the subjects. I will teach from first principles and slowly build untill you are capable of explaining the topic to others. I will also use different methods from simple mathematical analysis to animations to bring the subject to life and share my excitement with you. 

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If you want to know more, please feel free to send me a 'webmail' or book a 'meet the tutor' session. Ensure to detail what topics you are struggling with and which exams you will be sitting.

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Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Maths GCSE £18 /hr
Physics GCSE £18 /hr
Physics IB £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
Physics Higher LevelBaccalaureate7
Chemistry Higher LevelBaccalaureate7
Maths Higher LevelBaccalaureate6
English Standard LevelBaccalaureate6
History Standard LevelBaccalaureate5
French Standard LevelBaccalaureate5
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Questions Iain has answered

How to calculate temperature of expanded ideal gas.

By definition an ideal gas in a closed follows the relationship of PV=nRT, or PV/T = constant This means that Pressure * Volume/ Temperature will be the same at the start and end of the process.  So P1V1/T1=P2V2/T2 Assuming that we have a gas at a temperature of 300k (T1) in a piston initia...

By definition an ideal gas in a closed follows the relationship of PV=nRT, or PV/T = constant

This means that Pressure * Volume/ Temperature will be the same at the start and end of the process. 

So P1V1/T1=P2V2/T2

Assuming that we have a gas at a temperature of 300k (T1) in a piston initially at 1m(V1) which is then expanded at constant pressure (isobaric) to 2m3.(V2) What would be the final temperature?

As Pressure is the same at the start and end of the process, we can ignore the pressure terms, giving

V1/T1=V2/T2

Rearranging the equation to give a solution to T2

T2=V1*T1/V2

Thus filling in the terms we already know, gives

T2=1*300/2

T2=150k

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