Physics P4 and P5 OCR 21st century

Many people have requested P4, P5 and P6 notes howerever I am unable to find the completed version, I have checked my old files but cannot find it! I have this version which is half completed of P4 and P5. I hope this is useful and if I find my completed notes I will definetly upload them 

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P4 ­ Explaining motion

P4.1 How can we describe motion?

The speed of a moving object can be calculated if the distance travelled and the time taken is
Distance travelled (m)
Speed ( m
s) = Time taken (s)

Speed is just the travelled distance in a certain time…

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It is possible to calculate a speed from the gradient of a straight section of a distancetime graph.

This is done by picking any point on the gradient and read off the distance travelled at the is point
and the time taken to get there then use the formula:

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A velocitytime graph shows how the velocity at which an object is moving changes with time.
Velocity has a direction, so if moving in a straight line in one direction is a positive velocity, then
moving away in a straight line in the opposite direction will be a negative velocity.…

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A book on a table has a downwards force (its weight) due to gravity ­ this downward force,
pushing on the table produces an upwards force called reaction .

The weight and the reaction of the surface are the same size, and in opposite directions.

However they are NOT an…

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The greater the mass of an object or the greater its velocity the more momentum the object it

The change in momentum depends on the force.

When a resultant force acts on an object, it causes a change in momentum in the direction of the
force ­ the change…

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P4.4 How can we describe motion in terms of energy changes?

When a force moves an object, it does work and energy is transferred to the object ­ whenever
something moves, something else is providing some sort of effort to move it.

W ork done by a force (joules, J…

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Electrons are negatively charged ­ the material receiving the electrons becomes negatively
charged and the one giving up electrons becomes positively charged .

When two charged materials are bought together, they
exert a force on each other so they are attracted or

Two materials with the same type of…

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P ower (watts, W ) = V oltage (volts, V ) × Current (amperes, A)

When an electric current flows through a component (resistor) it causes the component to heat
up. As the current flows, the moving charges collide with the vibrating ions in the wire giving them
energy ­…

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The current through a component is proportional to the voltage across it when the resistance
stays constant.

P5.3 How do parallel and series circuits work?

The potential difference (voltage) across a component in a circuit is measured in volts (V) using a
voltmeter connected in a parallel across the component…




Have you got P6, by any chance?



Yes, when will you be uploading P6? P4 and P5 are fantastic, but I need the last too...



will you be uploading p6 and 7 as well? 



This P6 everyone keeps banging on about is true, this stuff is dank, but what would really get my spidey senses tingling is definitely that P6 innit.



P5 isn't completed! And do you have P6 by any chance!!! Thanks for your other notes. They're AMAZING!



Great for P5 and 4



have you made any notes for P6 yet?

Dilpreet Kang


I need the full thing please

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