AS Unit 2 : PHYA2 : Mechanics, Materials and Waves


This page supports the lessons for the second unit of the year 12 AS qualification:

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Prerequisites

The following links and videos will help to refresh the skills you will need during this unit:

Rearranging Equations
Rearranging Formulae 1
Basic Trigonometry

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08/09/2008
Unit introduction and revision
Unit 2 Mindmap :
Mechanics Mindmap :
10 rules for numerical problems :
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lesson(s) on basic speed calculations, acceleration calculations, distance/time and speed(velocity)/time graphs appear not to be required

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12/09/2008
SUVAT Equations Introduction
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Workings Out :
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15/09/2008
SUVAT Equations Derived from Velocity/Time Graphs
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16/09/2008
Cover Lesson :
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18/09/2008
Ticker Tape practical (Building Velocity Time Graphs)
Sample velocity time graph:
TrolleyVelocityTimeGraph.jpg
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26/09/2008
Projectiles lesson 1 Links to YouTube videos:

Bouncing Football
Freeze Frame parabolic motion
Bomb Dropping
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Questions Sheet Projectiles 01 :
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29/09/2008
Projectiles lesson 2
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Questions Sheet Projectiles 02 :
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30/09/2008
Vector Addition by Scale Drawing

Vector Addition Link 1
Vector Addition Link 2

For those of you who were trying to do scale drawing without any drawing, or scale for that matter, and preferred to do the sums.. there is a video here showing how the cosine and sine rules can be employed to do the sums:

Cosine & Sine Rule
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Question Sheet
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02/10/2008
Cover Lesson (Open Book Exam)

10
06/10/2008
Calculating Resultant Vectors and Resolving vectors into components

The Links below contain alternative video explanations of vector addition:

Vector Addition Video 1 (fizzicsorg)
Vectors 1 (from PhyzWizz see Vectors 2 below)

The Links below contain alternative video explanations of resolving vectors into perpendicular components

Resolving Vectors a beginner's guide (fizzicsorg)
Vectors 2 (from PhyzWizz see Vectors 1 above)

Questions Sheet :
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10/10/2008
Balanced Forces, (Forces in Equilibrium)

There are three short video tutorials here, which will help refresh what was covered during this lesson. It is worth watching: "Scalars", "Vectors" and "Resolving Vectors"
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13/10/2008
Forces in Equilibrium, Resultants, & Resolving Revisited
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20/10/2008
Moments
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03/11/2008
Exam

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04/11/2008
Mark & basic moments experiment

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06/11/2008
Centre of Mass experiments
Centre of gravity (cartoon drawing)
Centre of Mass for a SUV 4x4
Julius Sumner Miller Centre of Gravity 1

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10/11/2008
Moments 2
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14/11/2008
Couples, Torques and Stability
Tilting an old London Bus
Tilting a modern Chinese bus
Do Try This At Home (CoG)
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17/11/2008
Toppling & Toppling on a slope
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Worked answers from L16
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18/11/2008
Car Safety Intro
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20/11/2008
F=ma lab

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24/11/2008
Force, Acceleration and Mass
Force is directly proportional to acceleration from Cabinteely Community School

Harcourt School Force, Mass and Acceleration animation
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Virtual Physics Lab results and graphs
Ticker Tape Graphs
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28/11/2008
F=ma in Practise
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01/12/2008
Bad Day to Freefall
Speed Skydiving & falcon
Hammer & Feather
Feather & Ballbearing in a vacuum
Toyota Prius
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Super Car Top speeds :
Parachute cardsort :
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02/12/2008
Terminal Velocity Practical & Exam Questions

Skydive.swf
Terminal Velocity (SkyDiver) Animation
Exam Paper :
Mark Scheme :
Terminal Velocity Graph :

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04/12/2008
Work Done (and Practical)

Eureka! episode 8 Work
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08/12/2008
Power
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12/12/2008
Car Safety Presentations 1

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15/12/2008
Car Safety Presentations 2

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16/12/2008
Kinetic Energy, Gravitational Potential Energy and Efficiency

Brainiac Do Conservation of Energy
Riding a Roller Coaster
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18/12/2008
Mechanics Wrap up : Stopping Distances & Renewable Energy. Remember : renewable energy does NOT appear to be on the syllabus, but it has a double page spread in the course book.

Stopping Distance Question Sheet :
Answers for Stopping distance :





Past Questions : Note ONLY the mechanics questions are relevant at this stage :



Also ignore questions related to momentum and collisions this is now in Y13

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05/01/2009
Density
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Mind Map for Materials :

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09/01/2009
Density 2
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12/01/2009
Elasticity & Hooke's law
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12/01/2009
Hooke's law practical
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13/01/2009
Young's Modulus
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19/01/2009
Loading & Unloading : Bulk properties of solids
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23/01/2009
Mechanics End of Topic Test
Mechanics end of module test paper
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26/01/2009
Exam Post-Mortem
Mechanics end of module mark scheme
Mechanics end of module model answers
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27/01/2009
Waves : An Introduction
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29/01/2009
Wave Properites 2 (wave speed derivation, interference and superposition)
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03/02/2009
Snow Day

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06/02/2009
Standing Waves 1
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09/02/2009
Standing Waves 2
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10/02/2009
Refraction through a glass block practical
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12/02/2009
Standing wave demostration and Refraction theory
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Half-Term openbook test :
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