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## Saturday, October 31, 2009

### Capacitors

When the capacitor is connected to a battery, electrons flow from the negative terminal to plate

Capacitors are widely used in electronic circuits to block the flow of direct current (D.C) while allowing alternating current(A.C) to pass, to filter out interference, to smooth the output of power supplies, and for many other purposes.

SPM past year questions:

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related video from http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

## Thursday, October 29, 2009

### Physics Definition

example :

a. ) momentum is product of mass and velocity ( correct )

b. ) momentum = mass x velocity ( wrong)

SPM Physics Terms and Definition

## Saturday, October 24, 2009

## Friday, October 23, 2009

### Tips for paper 2 ( SPM physics)

Force, work, inertia, impulsive force, coherent...

2. The principle in Physics and applications

Force in equilibrium, thermal equilibrium, Pascal's principle, conservation of momentum.

3. The Law in Physics and application

Hooke's Law, Ohm's Law, Boyle's Law, Charles Law

4. Graph skills

Axis, plotting, scale, straight or curve line, gradient, extrapolation.

5. Drawing skills

Total internal reflection, lens ray, inteferens, field circuit, refraction of wave

Mini quizzes :

1. What is meant by frequency of oscillation on spring?

2. What is meant by pressure ?

3. Define speed.

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## Thursday, October 22, 2009

### How to answer paper 1 (SPM Physics)

- Cancel or mark (x) which is wrong option then choose.
- Always refer to the formula given on page 2
- Blacken each finished answer immediately.

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### Displacement- time graph

1. plot and interpret displacement-time graphs.

2. determine distance, displacement and velocity from a displacement-time graph

3. deduce information from the shape of a displacement-time graph

Content :

On a displacement-time graph, the gradient of the graph is numerically equal to the velocity of the object.

a.On a displacement-time graph, a horizontal line (gradient = ________ ) shows that an object s stationary.

Object moving with constant velocity

Object moving with increasing velocity.

Object moving with decreasing velocity.

## Tuesday, October 20, 2009

### The Equation of linear motion

There are 5 variables in the equation

*v*= final velocity,

*= initial velocity,*

u

u

*s*= displacement,

*a*= acceleration,

*= time*

t

t

You should be able to solve problems using equation about.

Example :

1. A cyclist accelerates uniformly at 1.2 ms-

^{2 }in 10 s from rest. What is his displacement at this time?

Tips:

- Rest mean zero velocity !!
- You need to know 3 variables to find out the required quantities .

Given;

*u*= 0 ms-

^{1}

*a*= 1.2 ms-

^{2}

*t*= 10 s

*v*= ? ( since

*v is not given you are unable to calculate s using equation 1, 2, 4 and 5)*

*substitute*

*all given information into equation 3*

s= ut+ 1/2 at

s= ut+ 1/2 at

^{2}

*s*= (0) (10) + 1/2 (1.2) (10)

^{2}

=60 m

2. A car approaches a traffic light at 15m/s. The traffic light turns red and the driver applies the brakes at the distance of 25 m from the junction and decelerate at 5 ms-

^{2}. Can the car come to complete stop before reaching the stop line at the traffic light? (ans : yes)

Tips:

- remember to insert the negative sign (-) for decelerate

*learn more in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equations_of_motion

## Friday, October 16, 2009

### Last minutes SPM physcis check list

Fill in the blank i will discuss with you all after 2nd trial.

All the best ...good luck in your coming SPM

tip jawab

### Acceleration and deceleration

Dear our form 4 students answer following question before star your lesson.**Pretest: **

1. state the meaning and unit for the symbol

i)

*a*ii)

*v*iii)

*u*iv)

*t*2. Define acceleration and deceleration

**Lesson start:**

Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity. ( 1 mark in paper 2 )

An object ** accelerates** when it moves with

*increasing velocity*.

An object ** decelerates **when is getting slower, its

*velocity is decreasing*.

Equation :

where

*a:* acceleration ( ms-^{2})

*u:* initial velocity ( ms-^{1})

*v:* final velocity ( ms-^{1})

*t:* time ( second)

**Calculation:**

**Tips:**

**First of all find out all useful info as highlighted. Then substitute the info given in equation, while you are calculating check whether need to change units or not. (e.g., from km to m, hour to seconds)**

**email your solution to fizikf5@gmail.com**

**1.An athletic runs from the starting line and achieves a velocity of 12 m/s in 3 s. Find his/her acceleration. (ans: 4 ms ^{-2})**

**2. A track travels along a road with a velocity of 20 m/s the driver slam on the brake when a chicken suddenly runs across the road. Assuming the truck take 8s to complete stop from the time the driver hit the brake, determine the acceleration of the lorry. (ans: -2.5 ms ^{-2})**

**3. A motorcycle move with a velocity of 25 m/s. the motorcyclist brakes and its velocity decreases uniformly to 10 m/s in 3s. The motorcycle continues to slow down with the same acceleration until it comes to a stop. Find the time taken for the motorcycle to stop. (ans: 5s)**

* Step 1 : Determine its acceleration in the first 3s,

Step 2 : Determine the time taken .

For more detail study the graph below.