6PH01 Physics on the Go

Revision videos


1 use the equations for uniformly accelerated motion in one dimension:

v = u + at
s = ut + \frac{1}{2}at^2
v^2 = u^2 + 2as

2 demonstrate an understanding of how ICT can be used to collect data for, and display, displacement/time and velocity/time graphs for uniformly accelerated motion and compare this with traditional methods in terms of reliability and validity of data
3 identify and use the physical quantities derived from the slopes and areas of displacement/time and velocity/time graphs, including cases of non-uniform acceleration
4 investigate, using primary data, recognise and make use of the independence of vertical and horizontal motion of a projectile moving freely under gravity
5 distinguish between scalar and vector quantities and give examples of each
6 resolve a vector into two components at right angles to each other by drawing and by calculation
7 combine two coplanar vectors at any angle to each other by drawing, and at right angles to each other by calculation
8 draw and interpret free-body force diagrams to represent forces on a particle or on an
extended but rigid body, using the concept of centre of gravity of an extended body
9 investigate, by collecting primary data, and use \Sigma F = ma in situations where m is constant (Newton’s first law of motion (a = 0) and second law of motion)
10 use the expressions for gravitational field strength g = \frac{F}{m} and weight W = mg
11 identify pairs of forces constituting an interaction between two bodies (Newton’s third law of motion)
12 use the relationship E_k = \frac{1}{2} mv^2 for the kinetic energy of a body
13 use the relationship \Delta E_{grav} = mg \Delta h for the gravitational potential energy transferred near the Earth’s surface
14 investigate and apply the principle of conservation of energy including use of work done, gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy
15 use the expression for work \Delta W = F \Delta s including calculations when the force is not
along the line of motion
16 understand some applications of mechanics, for example to safety or to sports
17 investigate and calculate power from the rate at which work is done or energy transferred



18 understand and use the terms density, laminar flow, streamline flow, terminal velocity, turbulent flow, upthrust and viscous drag, for example, in transport design or in manufacturing
19 recall, and use primary or secondary data to show that the rate of flow of a fluid is related to its viscosity
20 recognise and use the expression for Stokes’s Law, F = 6 \pi \eta rv and \mbox{upthrust} = \mbox{weight of fluid displaced}
21 investigate, using primary or secondary data, and recall that the viscosities of most fluids change with temperature. Explain the importance of this for industrial applications
22 obtain and draw force-extension, force-compression, and tensile/compressive stress-strain graphs. Identify the limit of proportionality, elastic limit and yield point
23 investigate and use Hooke’s law, F = k \Delta x, and know that it applies only to some
24 explain the meaning and use of, and calculate tensile/compressive stress, tensile/
compressive strain, strength, breaking stress, stiffness and Young Modulus. Obtain the Young modulus for a material
25 investigate elastic and plastic deformation of a material and distinguish between them
26 explore and explain what is meant by the terms brittle, ductile, hard, malleable, stiff and tough. Use these terms, give examples of materials exhibiting such properties and explain how these properties are used in a variety of applications, for example, safety clothing, foodstuffs
27 calculate the elastic strain energy E_{el} in a deformed material sample, using the expression E_{el} = \frac{1}{2} F \Delta x, and from the area under its force/extension graph