AS AQA Phys Unit 1 (6)

Practice exam questions/important points with relevent answers/descriptions on the reverse side. This set is for I/V characteristics and for resistivity and superconductivity.

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What is the characteristic Current/Voltage graph of a filament lamp and what does the shape of the gradient mean? (2 marks)
The characteristic I/V graph for a filament lamp is a curve (1) The curved shape means that the resistance is changing (1)
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How are diodes designed? (1 mark)
To let current flow in one direction only (1)
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State how the resistance of a filament lamp changes as the temperature increases. (1 mark)
Resistance increases as the temperature increases (1)
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Name the units for resistivity and give the equation (2 marks)
The units for resistivity are the ohm-metres (1) Resistivity can be calculated by multiplying resistance by cross-sectional area and dividing both by length (1)
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What happens to a component if it is cooled down to its transition temperature? (2 marks)
The component becomes a superconductor (1) and its resistivity, and therefore resistance, equals zero (1)
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Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

How are diodes designed? (1 mark)

Back

To let current flow in one direction only (1)

Card 3

Front

State how the resistance of a filament lamp changes as the temperature increases. (1 mark)

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Name the units for resistivity and give the equation (2 marks)

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What happens to a component if it is cooled down to its transition temperature? (2 marks)

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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