GCE O level Science Physics Paper 1 in round the corner (8th Nov 2012)

The Physics Guru in Fun Learning Yard http://www.funlearners.com/ helps to zoom into the possible questions which may come out.

The questions are predicted based on the Science physics paper 2 which has just passed yesterday.

Physical Quantities, Unit and Measurement

(1) Reading of vernier calipers and micrometer screw gauge

Kinematics

(1) Identify types of motion shown in distance-time graph and speed-time graph

(2) Calculation of average speed (total distance / total time)

Dynamics

(1) Understanding vector diagram

(2) Calculation of balanced and unbalanced force (applied force – opposing force = resultant force)

Mass, Weight and Density

(1) Effect of inertia on moving and stationary object

Turning Effect of Forces

(1) Describe the state of stability and equilibrium

Energy Work Power

(1) Calculation of power (P = Energy / time)

Pressure

Unlikely to appear in paper 1

Kinetic Model of Matter

(1) Describe the relationship between temperature and the kinetic energy of particles

Thermal Properties of Matter

(1) Difference between boiling and evaporation

(2) Effect of evaporation

Transfer of Thermal Energy

(1) Describe convection

Reflection

All possible questions. Examples :

(1) Determine the position of the image

(2) Identify laterally inverted image

Refraction

All possible questions. Examples :

(1) Calculation involving sin i / sin r = n

(2) Calculation involving critical angle (sin c = 1/n)

(3) Condition for total internal reflection to occur

(4) Calculation involving n = c/v

Thin converging lens

(1) Identify the position of the object or image (especially real image)

General Wave Properties

(1) Calculation and reading of displacement-time graph and displacement-distance graph.

(2) Identify the motion of particle along the wave

(3) Definition for wavefront, frequency, etc

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Unlikely to appear in paper 1

Sound

(1) Understand that sound requires a medium to travel

(2) Compare pitch and loudness of different sound

Static Electricity

All possible questions. Examples :

(1) Identify the electric field pattern and field direction

(2) Determine the direction of force on a charged object

Current Electricity

(1) Calculation or definition involving E = QV

(2) Identify ohmic or on ohmic conductors

(3) Calculation of resistance of wire through the change of length and cross-section area of wire.

Direct Current

Unlikely to appear in paper 1

Practical Electricity

(1) Explanation of fuse and fuse rating

(2) Function of Earth wire

(3) Understanding of double insulation

(4) Identify different hazards

Magnetism

(1) Identify magnetic field pattern

(2) Compare hard and soft magnetic material (include examples of usage material)

(3) Identify force direction using Fleming’s left hand rule

(4) Describe demagnetization