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Give an example of four energy stores
Thermal , kinetic , gravitational potential , elastic potiential , chemical , magnetic , electrostatic , nuclear
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Describe how energy is tranferred as a ball falls to the ground
The gravitational force does work it causes energy to be transferred from the balls gravitational potiential energy store to its kinetic energy store
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Give the equation for calculating the amount of energy in an objects kinetic energy store
1/2 times mass times speed squares
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If energy is transferred to an objects kinetic energy store what happens to its speed
The speed increases
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Give the equation for finding the energu in an objects gravitational potential energy store
Mass times gravitational field strength times height
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What kind of energy store is energy transferred to when you compress a spring
Elastic potiential energy
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What is the definition of the specific heat capacity of a material
The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1kg of a substance by 1 celsius
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Give the equation that relates energy transferred and specific heat capacity
Mass times specific heat capacity times temperature change
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State the conservation of energy principle
Energy can be transferred stored or dissipated but can neeer be created or destroyed
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Define power and give two equations to calculate power
The rate of energy transfer , energy transferred/time , work done / time
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What are the units of power
Watts
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True or false ? A high thermal conductivity means there is a high rate of energy transfer
False it means they transfer energy quickly
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How can you reduce unwanted energy transfers in a machine with moving touching components
Lubrication
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Give four ways to prevent unwanted energy transfers in a home
Cavity wall insulation , loft insulation , double glazed windows , draught excluders
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True or false ? Thicker walls make a house cool down quicker
False it makes them cool slower
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What is the efficiency of an energy transfer ? Give the equation
How much useful energy is transferred , useful output energy tansfer / total input energy transfer
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Name four renewabke energy resources and three non renewable
Sun , wind , water waves , biofuel , tides , hydro electicty these are all renewable . Coal , oil , gas are not
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What is the difference between renewable and non renewable
Renewable will never run out where as non renewable will
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Explain why solar power is considered to be fairy reliable energy resource
Because the sun is out most of the time besides nightime
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give one environmental benefit of using nuclear power
Its clean
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define current and state the equation that links current charge and time
current is the flow of an electrical charge, charge flow = current times by time
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what is meant by potential difference and resistance in a circuit
potential difference is the driving force that pushes the charge around . resistance is anything that slows the flow down.
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what is the equation that links potential difference current and resistance
potential difference = current times resistance
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what is an ohmic conductor
a conductor with a constant resistance
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name one linear component and one non linear component
linear = fixed resistor , non linear = filament lamp
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explain how the resistance of an LDR varies with light intensity
in bright light the resistance falls when in darkness the resistance is at its highest
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what happens to the resistance of a thermistor as it gets hotter
when it gets hotter the resistance drops
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true or false? potential difference is shared between components in a series circuit
true
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how does potential difference vary between components in a parallel
the potential difference is the same across all components
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explain why adding resistors in parallel decreases the total resistance of a circuit but adding them in a series increases the total resistance
because the current more the one direction to go in this increases the total current decreasing the total resistance , in series the resistance is shared
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true or false ? mains supply electricity is an alternating current
true
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what is the potential difference and the frequency of the uk mains supply
230 v , 50Hz
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name and give the colours of the three wires , why are they colour coded ?
they are colour coded so that its easy to tell the different wires apart , neutral wire is blue , live wire is brown , earth wire is green and yellow
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give the potential differences for the three wires in a three ore mains cable
neutral wire is 0v ,live wire is 230v , earth wire is 0v
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explain why touching a live wire is dangerous
because a current flows through you causing an electric shock
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state an equation that can be used to calculate electrical power
potential difference times current ,
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what is the power rating of an appliance
the maximum safe power that they can operate at
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what are the functions of step up and step down transformers
a step up transformer increases potential difference , a step down transformer reduces it
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how does rubbing of materials cause static electricity to build up
negatively charged electrons will be scraped off leaving it electrically charged with a positive static charge
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what is the formula for density
mass / volume
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what are the units for density
kg/m3
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what are the three states of matter
solid , liquid , gas
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what is internal energy
the energy stored by the particles that make up a system
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what happens to the particles in a substance when that substance is heated
energy is transferred to its particles increasing their internal energy
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name the five changes of state
freezing , melting , sublimating , evaporating , condensing
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is a change of state a physical change or chemical charge
physical
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true or false ? mass stays the same when substance changes state
true
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define specific latent heat
energy needed to change the state of 1kg of mass
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give a formula for specific latent heat
energy = mass times specific latent heat
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what is an isotope
different form of the same element , they have the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons
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what is radioactive decay
nuclei of isotopes can be unstable so they give off radiation to try and become stable
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explain why alpha radiation could not be used to check the thickness of metal sheets
because they don't penetrate very far into materials
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what type of decay doesn't change the mass or charge of the nucleus
gamma rays
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what is half life
the time taken for the number of radioactive nuclei in an isotope to half
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what is radiation dose
it tells you the risk of harm to body tissues
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define irradiation and contamination
irradiation simply means being exposed to radiation whereas contamination is radioactive particles getting onto objects
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give two ways that radiation is used in medicine
radiation is used to treat cancer by killing cancer cells , used in medical tracers
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define fission and fusion
fission is the splitting up of a large unstable nucleus , fusion is the joint of small nuclei
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true or false ? fission is usually spontaneous
false
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describe what a chain reaction is and what happens when its uncontrolled
two or three neutrons are released this can cause more fission to occur this is a chain reaction , uncontrolled chain reactions lead to explosions
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Describe how energy is tranferred as a ball falls to the ground

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The gravitational force does work it causes energy to be transferred from the balls gravitational potiential energy store to its kinetic energy store

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Give the equation for calculating the amount of energy in an objects kinetic energy store

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If energy is transferred to an objects kinetic energy store what happens to its speed

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Give the equation for finding the energu in an objects gravitational potential energy store

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