Physics 2 - Forces and their effects

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  • Power
    • Forces and their effects
      • Speed is how fast you are going
        • Velocity also has a direction
          • Acceleration is how quickly velocity is changing
            • Acceleration = Change in velocity / Time taken
        • Speed = Distance / Time
        • Distance time graphs describe something travelling through time and space
          • Gradient tells you how fast the object is travelling
            • Gradient = Speed
              • Steeper the graph, the faster it's going
              • Flat means it is stationary
      • Gravitational force is the force of attraction between all masses
        • Weight and mass are not the same
          • Mass is just the amount of stuff in an object
            • Not a force
            • Measured in kilograms
          • Weight is the pull of the gravitational force
            • Measured in newtons
          • Weight = Mass x Gravitational field strength
      • Resultant forces
        • This is the overall force on a point or object
          • The overall effect of these forces will decide the motion of the object
        • A resultant force means a change in velocity
        • The overall effect of these forces will decide the motion of the object
        • Any resultant force will produce acceleration
          • Resultant force = mass x acceleration
      • Reaction forces
        • They are equal and opposite
      • Stopping distances
        • Thinking distance is affected by:
          • How fast you're going
          • Tiredness, drugs and alcohol
        • Braking distance is affected by:
          • How fast you're going
          • How good your brakes are
          • How good the tyres are
          • Weather conditions, road conditions
      • Work and  potential energy
        • When a force moves an object through a distance, energy is transferred and work is done
        • Work done = Force x Distance
        • Gravitational potential energy is energy due to height
          • A.K.A. GPE
          • Gravitational potential energy = mass x g x height
      • Kinetic energy
        • Energy of movement
        • Kinetic energy = 1/2 x mass x speed squared
      • Elastic potential energy
        • F = k x e
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      • Momentum
        • The greater the mass and the greater the velocity, the more momentum
        • Total momentum before = Total momentum after
          • This is the conservation of momentum
        • Momentum = Mass x Velocity
    • Power is when energy  is transferred
      • Power = Work done / Time taken




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