Let’s start with a song!

and if you like that one, then this is Physics legend

this has got lots more information on the EM Spectrum

2018 Wave Notes as produced by Miss Horn
Wave notes pdf

Wave notes word

Waves Summary Notes
These are waves summary notes I’ve produced. Hope you like them. I’d appreciate someone telling me if a photodiode can detect gamma radiation!

https://mrsphysics.co.uk/n5/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Waves-Summary-Notes-all.pdf
Revision Mind Map
This is part of a series of brilliant Mind Maps made by Miss Milner for the N5 Physics Course. I’ve broken it up into sections so here are the waves mind maps!

Here are a list of current wave resources. I will add more as I go through them. Thanks to other schools if you have kindly supplied material. I really appreciate it as do my students.

Reflection is not in the N5 Course, but it is good to know about reflection!
This is a pdf of the power point that I a using

waves-summary-notes-gairloch1 Some of these notes are for National 4, use with the content statements so you don’t spend too long learning the National 4 work.

vflambda-vdt This starts with a practical model that you can complete in class using the Virtual Physics/ Flash Learning. It then shows how v=fλ is equivalent to v=d/t. Finally some questions will let you practise what you know.

WAVES questions word WAVES questions pdf

I2_Waves&Optics

Januarty 2021
A couple of songs for this unit

I can’t condone where this guy is putting his hands!

The latest version February 2020
Dynamics
This is the updated version of the Dynamics booklet, updated to match the 2017 SQA changes.

Dynamics
This one is a joint effort by Miss Horn and Mrs Physics with formatting help from Mr Risbridger.

New in by Melanie Ehsan, with thanks to eSgoil (who provide lots of online materials), the first of a collection of mindmaps .

older summaries

The materials below I’ve just uploaded from my Intermediate 2 folder and thought some of this might be useful. It’s a quick upload and I’ll sort it out when the rest of the development work is completed (hahaha). Currently I’ve a prelim to write and get copied for two weeks time.

Here are some practice questions with worked answers and 6 to a page diagram of the sky diving graph

24th April 2021

Mrs Physics and Ms Horn are working on the last unit for the N5 course- the new Space Topic. There have been several changes from the previous outcomes. This ought to be the most up to date work.

Space
Sorry I just couldn’t get this to fit on 2 pages. I am sure someone will send it back to me looking beautiful!

You can read about some of the risks of human spaceflight in the infographic below.

Source Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

Here are a few links and documents. Hope you can get access to them.

www.open.edu/History of Universe Timeline

VIDEO

May 2021
Thanks to those in North Ayrshire who provided these excellent questions for you to get your teeth into. I’ll post the answers as password protected to protect those students and staff who are given these for homework! They’re in the old order, so you’ll have to search through for the right section.

ENJOY!

I’ve put together, with Mrs Mac’s help, a document with quantity, symbol, unit and unit symbol so that you know the meaning of the terms in the Relationships Sheet. It is in EXCEL so that you can sort it by course, quantity or symbol.

Quantity, Symbol, Units the excel sheet

Quantity, Symbol, Units N5 a pdf sheet sorted by course and then alphabetical by quantity.

Quantity, Symbol, Unit, Unit Symbol N5-AH
N H A Physical Quantity sym Unit Unit Abb.
5 absorbed dose D gray Gy
5 absorbed dose rate H (dot) gray per second gray per hour gray per year Gys^{-1} Gyh ^{-1} Gyy^{-1}
5 6 7 acceleration a metre per second per second m s^{-2}
5 6 7 acceleration due to gravity g metre per second per second m s^{-2}
5 activity A becquerel Bq
5 6 7 amplitude A metre m
5 6 7 angle θ degree °
5 6 7 area A square metre m^{2}
5 6 7 average speed v (bar) metre per second m s^{-1}
5 6 7 average velocity v (bar) metre per second m s^{-1}
5 6 7 change of speed ∆v metre per second m s^{-1}
5 6 7 change of velocity ∆v metre per second m s^{-1}
5 count rate - counts per second (counts per minute) -
5 6 7 current I ampere A
5 6 7 displacement s metre m
5 6 7 distance d metre, light year m , ly
5 6 7 distance, depth, height d or h metre m
5 effective dose H sievert Sv
5 6 7 electric charge Q coulomb C
5 6 7 electric charge Q or q coulomb C
5 6 7 electric current I ampere A
5 6 7 energy E joule J
5 equivalent dose H sievert Sv
5 equivalent dose rate H (dot) sievert per second sievert per hour sievert per year Svs ^{-1} Svh^{-1} Svy ^{-1}
5 6 7 final velocity v metre per second m s^{-1}
5 6 7 force F newton N
5 6 7 force, tension, upthrust, thrust F newton N
5 6 7 frequency f hertz Hz
5 6 7 gravitational field strength g newton per kilogram N kg^{-1}
5 6 7 gravitational potential energy E_{p} joule J
5 half-life t_{1/2} second (minute, hour, day, year) s
5 6 heat energy E_{h} joule J
5 6 7 height, depth h metre m
5 6 7 initial speed u metre per second m/s
5 6 7 initial velocity u metre per second m s^{-1}
5 6 7 kinetic energy E_{k} joule J
5 6 7 length l metre m
5 6 7 mass m kilogram kg
5 number of nuclei decaying N - -
5 6 7 period T second s
5 6 7 potential difference V volt V
5 6 7 potential energy E_{p} joule J
5 6 7 power P watt W
5 6 7 pressure P or p pascal Pa
5 radiation weighting factor w_{R} - -
5 6 7 radius r metre m
5 6 7 resistance R ohm Ω
5 6 7 specific heat capacity c joule per kilogram per degree Celsius Jkg^{-1} °C ^{-1}
5 6 specific latent heat l joule per kilogram Jkg ^{-1}
5 6 7 speed of light in a vacuum c metre per second m s ^{-1}
5 6 7 speed, final speed v metre per second ms ^{-1}
5 6 7 speed, velocity, final velocity v metre per second m s^{-1}
5 6 7 supply voltage V_{s} volt V
5 6 7 temperature T degree Celsius °C
5 6 7 temperature T kelvin K
5 6 7 time t second s
5 6 7 total resistance R_{} ohm Ω
5 6 7 voltage V volt V
5 6 7 voltage, potential difference V volt V
5 6 7 volume V cubic metre m^{3}
5 6 7 weight W newton N
5 6 7 work done W or E_{W} joule J
7 angle θ radian rad
7 angular acceleration a radian per second per second rad s^{-2}
7 angular displacement θ radian rad
7 angular frequency ω radian per second rad s^{-1}
7 angular momentum L kilogram metre squared per second kg m^{2} s ^{-1}
7 angular velocity,
final angular velocity ω radian per second rad s^{-1}
7 apparent brightness b Watts per square metre Wm^{-2}
7 back emf e volt V
6 7 capacitance C farad F
7 capacitive reactance X_{c} ohm W
6 critical angle θ_{c} degree °
density ρ kilogram per cubic metre kg m^{-3}
7 displacement s or x or y metre m
efficiency η - -
6 7 electric field strength E newton per coulomb
volts per metre N C ^{-1}
Vm ^{-1}
7 electrical potential V volt V
6 7 electromotive force (e.m.f) E or ε volt V
6 energy level E _{1} , E _{2} , etc joule J
feedback resistance R_{f} ohm Ω
focal length of a lens f metre m
6 frequency of source f_{s} hertz Hz
6 7 fringe separation ∆x metre m
6 7 grating to screen distance D metre m
7 gravitational potential U or V joule per kilogram J kg^{-1}
half-value thickness T_{1/2} metre m
6 7 impulse (∆p) newton second
kilogram metre per second Ns
kgms^{-1}
7 induced e.m.f. E or ε volt V
7 inductor reactance X_{L} ohm W
7 initial angular velocity ω _{o} radian per second rad s^{-1}
input energy E _{i} joule J
input power P_{i} watt W
input voltage V _{1} or V_{2} volt V
input voltage V_{ i} volt V
6 internal resistance r ohm Ω
6 7 irradiance I watt per square metre W m^{-1}
7 luminoscity L Watt W
7 magnetic induction B tesla T
7 moment of inertia I kilogram metre squared kg m^{2}
6 7 momentum p kilogram metre per second kg m s^{-1}
6 number of photons per second per cross sectional area N - -
number of turns on primary coil n _{p} - -
number of turns on secondary coil n _{s} - -
6 observed wavelength λ _{observed} metre m
output energy E _{o} joule J
output power P _{o} watt W
output voltage V _{o} volt V
6 peak current I_{peak} ampere A
6 peak voltage V_{ peak} volt V
7 phase angle Φ radian rad
6 7 Planck’s constant h joule second Js
7 polarising angle
(Brewster’s angle) i _{p} degree ̊
power (of a lens) P dioptre D
power gain P_{gain } - -
7 Power per unit area Watts per square metre Wm^{-2}
primary current I _{p} ampere A
primary voltage V_{p} volt V
7 radial acceleration a_{r} metre per second per second m s^{-2}
6 redshift z - -
6 7 refractive index n - -
6 relativistic length l' metre m
6 relativistic time t' second s
rest mass m_{o} kilogram kg
6 rest wavelength λ_{rest} metre m
6 root mean square current I _{rms} ampere A
6 root mean square voltage V_{rms} volt V
7 rotational kinetic energy E_{rot} joule J
7 schwarzchild radius r_{Schwarzchild} metre m
secondary current I_{s} ampere A
secondary voltage V_{s} volt V
7 self-inductance L henry H
6 7 slit separation d metre m
7 tangential acceleration a_{t} metre per second per second m s^{-2}
6 threshold frequency f_{o} hertz Hz
7 time constant t second s
7 torque Τ newton metre Nm
7 uncertainty in Energy ∆E joule J
7 uncertainty in momentum ∆p^{x} kilogram metre per second kgms^{-1}
7 uncertainty in position ∆x metre m
7 uncertainty in time ∆t second s
6 velocity of observer v_{o} metre per second m s^{-1}
6 velocity of source v_{s} metre per second m s^{-1}
voltage gain - - -
voltage gain A_{o} or V _{gain } - -
5 6 7 wavelength λ metre m
6 work function W joule J

Not the best fit for a Properties of Matters song, but still lots of important material here.

The Properties of Matter Booklet in both word and pdf form.

Properties of matter notes pdf

Properties of matter notes word

Here are a set of summary notes, I made a few changes and put them into a table rather than boxes to help the flow, not that anyone would know. Thanks to the teacher who produced these- sorry there was no name on them.

A bright 2 page set of summary notes for this topic.
A scribble from an online lesson. The last 2 comments are perfect answers for those “Explain using the kinetic model of gases….” questions.
Using a simple syringe will remind you of Boyle’s Law, if you reduce the volume pressure increases. I know this as it really hurts my finger when I squeeze the gas into a smaller space or volume.
just some scribbles from an online lesson. We were trying to remember which law went with which rule and this is what we came up with BOYLE’s LAW. If you had a big BOIL and you add pressure by squeezing it the volume increases as it splatters all over the place! CHARLES’ LAW, we know this guy called Charlie and when he gets red hot his face swells up (volume increases with temperature) And GAY-LUSSAC law has been incorrectly attributed to him so we can put him in a pressure cooker (picture below) and increase the temperature. The volume is fixed so we know the pressure increases as the cooker makes a big hissing sound when it’s about to blow!
Courtesy of Wikipedia

Gay-Lussac is incorrectly recognized for the Pressure Law which established that the pressure of an enclosed gas is directly proportional to its temperature and which he was the first to formulate (c. 1809). He is also sometimes credited with being the first to publish convincing evidence that shows the relationship between the pressure and temperature of a fixed mass of gas kept at a constant volume.

Maybe for the deception he should be sent to Pressure Cooker!

These laws are also known variously as the Pressure Law or Amontons’s law and Dalton’s law respectively.

Thanks to other Physics teachers who have provided resources for these notes.

February 2021

For all Senior N4/N5 classes your assessment for the waves section will be on Tuesday AUGUST 29th 2017 . It is expected that you will have completed the Outcome Questions, and marked these REVISE NOW!