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A2 Unit 4 : PHYA4 : Further Mechanics & Fields
This page supports the lessons for the first unit of the year 13 A2 qualification:
Lesson
Notes
Resources & Links
1
Introduction to A2
AQAPhysicsA.pdf
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Unit4PHYA4.pdf
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A2TextBooks.doc
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2
Momentum 1
To understand what momentum is
To understand conservation of momentum and to be able to complete related calculations
To understand different types of collision, to be able to complete related calculations and to be able to classify a collision as either elastic or inelastic
A2_Unit4_02_Momentum_01.ppt
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PastQuestion_A2_01_Momentum_HSW.pdf
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3
Momentum 2
To revisit Newton’s 2nd law in terms of momentum.
To define the impulse of a force and connect it to the change in momentum
To understand the significance of the area under a force v time graph
To be able to complete “impulse of a force” calculations
To revisit car safety
A2_Unit4_03_Momentum_02.ppt
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PastQuestion_A2_02_Momentum_GolfClub.pdf
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4
Momentum 3
To Summarise what has been learnt about momentum by looking at real world examples.
Rebound impacts including oblique impacts
Dropped balls
Explosions & Guns
Rockets & Water jets
A2_Unit4_04_Momentum_03.ppt
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5
Circular Motion 01
To summarise the relationship between degrees and radians
To understand the term angular displacement
To define angular velocity
To connect angular velocity to the period and frequency of rotation
To connect angular velocity to linear speed
Physics_A2_Unit4_05_CircularMotion_01.ppt
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PastQuestion_A2_03_BlockStoppingDistanceHSW.pdf
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6
Centripetal Force
To consider speed & velocity around a circle
To consider acceleration as a change in velocity
To define an equation for centripetal acceleration
To define an equation for centripetal force
Physics_A2_Unit4_06_CentripetalForce.ppt
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PastQuestion_A2_04_BlockStoppingDistanceHSW.pub
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7
Banked Tracks
To show that the centripetal force is provided by real world forces such as tension, gravity & friction
To consider three particular cases of motion:
Over the top of a hill or humped back bridge
Around flat curves (roundabouts)
Around banked curves
Physics_A2_Unit4_07_BankedTracks.ppt
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8
Fairgrounds
To apply what we have learnt about circular motion to rides at the fairground
To consider three particular cases of motion:
The big dipper
The long swing
The “centrifuge” wall of death
Physics_A2_Unit4_08_FairGrounds.ppt
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9
Oscillations
To introduce some common examples of simple harmonic motion
To
define
some common terms such as period and frequency
To
think
about the phase relationship between displacement, velocity, force & acceleration
Physics_A2_Unit4_09_Oscillations.ppt
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10
Principles of Simple Harmonic Motion
To arrive at the relationship between displacement, velocity and acceleration for a system in SHM
To be able calculate the magnitude & direction of the acceleration at any time for an object in SHM
Khan Academy: Introduction to Harmonic Motion
Physics_A2_Unit4_10_PrinciplesOfSHM.ppt
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11
SHM Displacement and Velocity
To investigate the relationship between circular motion and SHM
To be able to calculate the displacement at any particular moment under different starting conditions
To be able to calculate the velocity at any particular moment.
Physics_A2_Unit4_11_DisplacementVelocity.ppt
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12
Simple Pendulum Practical
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Simple Pendulum Theory
To establish which factors influence the period of a pendulum
To understand how the period of a simple pendulum can be used to establish a value for g experimentally
Physics_A2_Unit4_13_SimplePendulum.ppt
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14
SHM Application 2. Mass of a spring
To recognise that a loaded spring is an application of SHM
To review Hooke’s law
To establish the period of an oscillating loaded spring
To review springs in parallel & series
Physics_A2_Unit4_14_SHM_MassAndSpring.ppt
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PastQuestion_A2_06_LoadedSprings.pdf
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PastQuestion_A2_05_CircularMotion.pdf
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PastQuestion_A2_04_WorkedExample.pdf
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15
Damping
Jack Knife Protection
Unstable Caravan Jack knife
Damping & Resonance @ Salford
To be able to answer the question
“What is Damping?”
Physics_A2_Unit4_15_Damping.ppt
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16
SHM and Energy
To understand the energy transformations which take place during simple harmonic motion
Physics_A2_Unit4_16_SHM_Energy.ppt
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17
Resonance
Tacoma Bridge
London Millenium Bridge
The Opening of the Millenium Bridge
To Understand resonance
To be able to qualitatively explain how a system behaves at resonance and on either side of resonance in terms of amplitude & phase
To look at some real world examples of resonance
Physics_A2_Unit4_17_Resonance.ppt
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18
Gravitational Fields 01
To understand what we mean by gravity
To understand how we represent a gravitational field
To look at radial and uniform fields
To understand what we mean by the strength of a gravitational field
To revisit what we mean by
“g”
Physics_A2_Unit4_18_GravitationalFields01.ppt
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PastQuestion_A2_04_SimplePendulum.pdf
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No lesson Y7 CATs cover
17
Slight cockup! An extra SHM lesson was required and is numbered as 13B above
Fully worked example for PQ A_04
19
Gravitational Fields 02
To investigate the value of
g
on other planets in our solar system & to practice our graph drawing and other practical skills
To recreate some of Newton’s work on gravitation & to establish Newton’s law of gravitation
To use Newton’s law to establish the gravitational force of attraction between two objects
Physics_A2_Unit4_19_GravitationalFields02.ppt
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GravitationQuestions01.doc
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PastQuestion_A2_07pendulum_08massSpring.pdf
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PastQuestion_A2_MS_05_06.pdf
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PlanetData.xls
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PlanetPupilData.doc
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20
Gravitational Fields 03
Animation showing how g changes around the Earth
To investigate how the gravitational field strength varies as you move away from a planet and also inside the planet
To
begin
to explore the concept of Gravitational potential
Physics_A2_Unit4_20_GravitationalFields03.ppt
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20
Gravitational Fields 04
To
continue
to explore the concept of Gravitational potential
To examine gravitational potential near a spherical planet
Physics_A2_Unit4_21_GravitationalFields04.ppt
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WorkDoneAreaGraph.pdf
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21
Satellites
To do some sums!
To define what a satellite is
To describe two popular types of orbit for manmade satellites
To connect Satellite motion with circular motion
To look at Kepler’s third law
Physics_A2_21_Satellites.ppt
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KeplerSums.xls
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22
Static Electricity 01
Balloons & Static
John Travoltage
Gold Leaf Electroscope
More anvanced Electroscope
Another Electroscope
Petrol Pump Explosion Caused by Static
ElectroStatic Discharge
To examine the concept of Electric field strength (two ways)
To examine the factors which affect the nature of an electric field
Physics_A2_Unit4_23_StaticElectricity01.ppt
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23
Electric Field Strength
To recap what we can remember from Y11 about static electricity
Physics_A2_Unit4_23_ElectricFieldStrength.ppt
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2 MB
24
Coulombs Law
To look at the work of Charles Coulomb
To understand electric potential
L24_A2_2009_10_CoulombsLaw.ppt
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Year 13 Unit 4 Revision HW.doc
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HalfTerm Revision for Further Mechanics Exam. Open book exam and mark scheme
Y13_Autumn_OpenBook.pdf
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MS_Y13_Autumn_OpenBook.pdf
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25
Revision for further mechanics, (nothing new just merged powerpoints)
L25_A2_2009_10_FurtherMechanicsRevision.ppt
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26
Resonance (by popular demand). Inserted above as 15B
27
Electric Field Catchup Lesson (After return from sickness)
ElectricFieldPastQuestions.pdf
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MS_ElectricFieldPastQuestions.pdf
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28
Point Charges
Comparing Gravitational and Electric fields
To understand what we mean by “point charge”
To consider field strength as a vector
To apply our knowledge of equipotentials to electric fields
To understand what is meant by potential gradients
Physics_A2_28_PointCharges.ppt
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FieldComparison.doc
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29
How Electric Fields Vary with distance
To investigate how Electric field strength and Electric potential vary with distance
Physics_A2_29_HowElectricFieldsVaryWithDistance.ppt
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30
Capacitors 01
To understand what a capacitor is
To understand their applications
To understand how we define capacitance
Physics_A2_30_Capacitors01.ppt
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ConstantCurrentResults.xls
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31
Energy Stored in a Capacitor
To understand that when a capacitor is charged it stores energy
To be able to calculate the amount of energy stored
To be able to solve problems involving the energy stored in a capacitor
Physics_A2_31_CapacitorsEnergyStored.ppt
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32
Charging & Discharging through fixed resitors
To qualitatively understand how a capacitor discharges through a resistor
To derive the equation which defines this rate of discharge
To be able to solve capacitor discharge problems
Physics_A2_32_CapacitorsDischargeThroughFixedResistor.ppt
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33
Capacitor Summary
To look at how capacitor discharge may be examined in the lab
To revisit capacitor applications (particularly timing circuits)
To understand charging a capacitor through a fixed resistor
Physics_A2_33_CapacitorsSummary.ppt
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34
Magnetc Fields Introduction
To recap the nature of the magnetic field around a bar magnet & the Earth
To understand the nature of the magnetic field around a current carrying wire
To be able to calculate the magnitude & direction of the force on a current carrying wire in a magnetic field
Physics_A2_34_CurrentCarryingConductorsInAMagneticField.ppt
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35
Electric Motors & Forces on Charged particles
To apply are knowledge about electromagnetic behaviour to electric motors
To understand
moving
charges in magnetic fields
To derive an equation for the force experienced by moving charges in magnetic fields
Physics_A2_35_MotorsAndParticles.ppt
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36
Charged Particles in Circular Orbits
To understand that the path of a charged particle in a magnetic field is circular
To equate the force due to the magnetic field to the centripetal force
To examine practical applications of circular displacement of particles
Physics_A2_36_ChargedParticlesInCircularOrbits.ppt
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37
Generating Electricity : Electromagnetic Induction
To understand how to generate electricity using electromagnetic induction
To be able to establish the relative direction of the field, motion & induced current by using the
“dynamo rule”
Physics_A2_37_GeneratingElectricity.ppt
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38
Induction Laws
To understand the direction of induced currents and their associated fields
To introduce the terms magnetic flux and magnetic flux linkage
To be able to calculate the size of the induced EMF for a given generator arrangement
Physics_A2_38_InductionLaws.ppt
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39
Catch Up Problems
Physics_A2_39_CatchupProblems.ppt
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MagneticFieldCatchUpProblems01.doc
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MagneticFieldCatchUpProblems02.doc
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40
AC Generation
To understand how we generate alternating current (A.C.)
To begin to appreciate some of the advantages of A.C.
Physics_A2_40_ACgeneration.ppt
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41
Back EMF
To understand that a spinning motor is also a generator
To understand how electric motors behave when lightly or heavily loaded
Physics_A2_41_BackEMF.ppt
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42
Transformers
To understand that transformers are all around us in everyday life
To understand the significance of A.C.
To be able to specify transformers using the “transformer rule”
To be able to complete efficiency calculations
Physics_A2_42_Transformers.ppt
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43
The National Grid
Physics_A2_43_NationalGrid.ppt
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NOTE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES RELATED TO THE PRACTICAL EXAM CAN BE FOUND UNDER UNIT 3
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This page supports the lessons for the first unit of the year 13 A2 qualification:
 To arrive at the relationship between displacement, velocity and acceleration for a system in SHM
 To be able calculate the magnitude & direction of the acceleration at any time for an object in SHM
Khan Academy: Introduction to Harmonic MotionJack Knife Protection
Unstable Caravan Jack knife
Damping & Resonance @ Salford
Tacoma Bridge
London Millenium Bridge
The Opening of the Millenium Bridge
Animation showing how g changes around the Earth
Balloons & Static
John Travoltage
Gold Leaf Electroscope
More anvanced Electroscope
Another Electroscope
Petrol Pump Explosion Caused by Static
ElectroStatic Discharge
Comparing Gravitational and Electric fields