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Physics Form 4

Chapter1: Introduction to Physics

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS


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1.1 Understanding Physics


Physics Form 4 LEARNING OUTCOMES Chapter1: Introduction to Physics By the end of this subtopic, student will be able to : 1. Explain what Physics is, 2. Recognize the Physics in everyday situations and natural phenomena
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What is Physics
1. Physics is a branch of science concerned with the study of natural phenomena and properties of matter and energy. 2. Name several physics concepts related to daily live or natural phenomenon. Refraction of light Gravitational force Friction radio wave Inertia Density Air resistance Reflection of light Physics concepts Refraction of light Gravitational force

Phenomena A straight stick seems bent in water. Satellites do not fall out of the sky.

While a car is braking to a stop, you continue in Inertia motion, sliding along the seat in forward motion. More massive object (a stone) falls faster than Air resistance less massive object (a feather). People can communicate using mobile phones. Example: Electromagnetic wave// radio wave We can see the image of an object in a mirror. Reflection ofm light 1 Tm = 1 x 1012. A submarine can sail on the sea surface3.6 and Density //-3 Upthrust mA = 3.6 x 10 A under the sea.

How to change the unit: Field of Study in Physics LEARNING OUTCOMES:


A student should be able to :

Example: 1. Mega to nano 106 (-9) = 1015

1. Identify variables in a given situation, 2. Tera to micro 2. identify a question suitable for scientific investigation, Field of study Explanation 1012 (-6) = 1018 3. form a hypothesis, Force and motion/ Investigates the action of force and motion. 4. design and carry out a simple experiment to test the hypothesis, Mechanics 3. form, piko to Mega 5. record and present data in a suitable - 6 types-18 Heat Studies of heat on different 10-12 2 = 10 of matter. 6. interpret data to draw a conclusion, Force and motion Heat n A/ x 10 , where 1 <Derived A < 10 and n is anphenomena integer. Prefixes Base Standard Scalar Using Accuracy Sensitivity Errors Measurement Quantities Appropriate and in Measurements Form and in Vector Measurements of Consistency and Length Quantities Instruments in Quantities Measurements to Measure Nuclear physics Light Optics Explain the different due to light and

Notes : 1g = 10-3 kg Notes : 1 hour = 3600 s 1000 m = 1 km

Physics Form 4

Chapter1: Introduction to Physics

SMSKP

Points to Note!