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# MAKTAB RENDAH SAINS MARA KUBANG PASU

## KEDAH DARUL AMAN

SEMESTER 1 EXAMINATION 2015
PHYSICS IGCSE FORM 3

CANDIDATE
NAME

CENTRE
NUMBER

CLASS

PHYSICS
Combination of Paper 2, 4 and 6

0625

May 2015
1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates answer on the Question Paper.

## Write your Centre number, candidate number and name

on all the work you hand in.
Write in dark blue or black pen.
You may use a pencil for any diagrams or graphs.
Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.
DO NOT WRITE IN ANY BARCODES.
At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together.
The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each
question or part question.

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## MRSM KUPA 2015

0610/F3/SEM1/15

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The following information may be useful. The symbols have their usual meaning.

s
t

vu
t

1.

2.
3.

4.
5.

v 2 u 2 2as
1
s ut at 2
2
Momentum = mv
F ma

6.
7.

Density, = m
V

8.

g = 10 m s-2

Section A (Paper 2)
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## Which physical quantity has the correct S.I unit?

Physical quantity

S.I Unit

A.

Time

minute

B.

Mass

Newton

C.

Length

meter

D.

Temperature

Celsius

Prefix

3.

Value of prefix

A.

Giga

10-8

B.

Mili

10-6

C.

Desi

10-1

D.

Nano

10-7

## A measuring cylinder is used to measure the volume of a quantity of water.

Which measuring technique would not improve the accuracy of the
measurement?
A
B
C

## making sure that the measuring cylinder is vertical

making sure that the water surface is at eye level
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4.

## The diagram shows a stopwatch, originally set at 00:00.

When a car was first seen, the stop-start button was pressed. When the car
passed the observer, the stopwatch showed 01:06.

A. 1.06 s

5.

B. 6 s

C. 66 s

D. 106 s

Burette X

Burette Y

A.

more accurate
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6.

B.

less sensitive

C.

more consistent

D.

less consistent

## What is the internal diameter d of the tube?

A. 2.8 cm

7.

B. 3.1 cm

C. 3.4 cm

D. 7.4 cm

A cylindrical can is rolled along the ruler shown in the diagram. The can rolls
over twice. What is the circumference (distance all round) of the can?
starting position

final position

can rolled
mark on can

0 cm51015202530 cm

A. 13 cm

B. 14 cm

C. 26 cm

D. 28 cm

8.

## Diagram shows a vernier caliper which is used to measure the thickness of a

metal block. The reading of the vernier caliper is

Metal block

A. 1.14 cm

9.

B. 1.94 cm

C. 2.04 cm

D. 2.14 cm

Based on the diagram below, what is the actual diameter of the object?

Without object

A. 6.50 mm

With object

B. 6.63 mm

C. 6.66 mm

D. 6.69 mm

10.

Diagram (a) and Diagram (b) show two methods of catching a ball

Diagram (a)

Diagram (b)

Which of the following explains the magnitude of the impulse force on the hands
when catching the ball?
Diagram (a)
Small
Small
Big
Big

A
B
C
D
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Diagram (b)
Small
Big
Small
Big

## A child is standing on the platform of a station, watching the trains.

A train travelling at 30 m/s takes 3 s to pass the child. What is the length of the
train?
A 10 m
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B 30 m

C 90 m

D 270 m

## Below are four statements about the effects of forces on objects.

Three of the statements are correct. Which statement is incorrect?
A

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B
C
D
13.

## A force can change the mass of an object.

A force can change the shape of an object.
A force can change the speed of an object.

## Diagram shows a car involved in an accident.

Why are the front and rear sections designed to crumple easily?
A
B
C
D
14.

## To increase the friction force

To increase the impulse force
To decrease the momentum
To increase the impact time

A heavy lorry is difficult to start moving from rest and difficult to stop when it is
moving. This statement is related to
A
B
C
D

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## the concept of equilibrium of forces

the concept of inertia
the principle of conservation of momentum
the principle of conservation of energy.

## The diagram shows a bird on tree.

In which direction does the weight of the bird act?

16.

A stone falls freely from the top of a cliff into the sea. Air resistance may be
ignored. Which graph shows how the acceleration of the stone varies with time
as it falls?

17.

The graph shows how the speed of a car changes with time

Which of the following gives the distance travelled in time interval OR?
A
B
C
D
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the
the
the
the

area OPQR
length PQ
length (QR PO)
ratio QR/PO

## Diagram shows a displacement-time graph of a motion of a boy who starts from

rest and travels towards north.
Displacement/m
Q

T
O

Time/s

Which part of the graph indicates that the boy is moving to south?
A. OP

B. PQ

C. QS

## 19. Diagram shows trolley A and trolley B of same masses.

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D. ST

Which comparisons are true for the velocity of trolleys A and B after collision?
Trolley A
Increase
Increase
Decrease
Unchanged

A
B
C
D
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Trolley B
Increase
Decrease
Increase
Unchanged

Two objects X and Y are placed on a beam as shown. The beam balances on a
fulcrum at its centre.
Y

fulcrum

A
B
C
D

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## They have the same mass and the same density.

They have the same mass and the same weight.
They have the same volume and the same density.
They have the same volume and the same weight.

## Two forces act on an object.

In which situation is it impossible for the object to be in equilibrium?
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A
B
C
D
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The
The
The
The

## two forces act in the same direction.

two forces act through the same point.
two forces are of the same type.
two forces are the same magnitude.

Two stones of different weight fall at the same time from a table. Air resistance
may be ignored. What will happen and why?
what will happen

why

A both stones hit the floor at the same time the acceleration of free fall is constant
they fall at constant speed

C both stones hit the floor at the same time acceleration increases with weight
speed increases with weight

D
the heavier stone hits the floor first
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State the relationship between velocity,v and time,t in the diagram below.

A.
B.
C.
D.
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v is directly proportional to t.
v is inversely proportional to t
v is linearly proportional to t
v is linearly increasing to t.

## Which diagram shows forces in equilibrium?

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25.

Calculate the rope tension in the following pulley system if the acceleration is 2.5
m/s2.

A. 20 N

B. 35.5

C. 37.5

D. 80 N

Section B (Paper 4)
1 Figure 1.1 shows a ticker tape produced when a trolley move along an inclined
runway. The electric current which is supplied to the ticker timer has a frequency
of 50 Hz.

Figure 1.1
(a) Tick () the correct box.
The type of current used by the ticker timer is
Alternating Current (A.C.)
Direct

Current
[1]
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(D.C.)

(b)

[1]

(c)

## Based on Figure 1.1, determine the velocity of the trolley.

Velocity = ...................................[2]
[Total = 4]
2 Figure 2.1 shows a car with a dummy driver before and after a collision test.

Figure 2.1

The mass of the dummy driver is 90 kg. The impact time to reduce the dummys
speed from 45 m/s to zero is 1.2 s.
a Calculate
i

## The momentum of the dummy just before impact.

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Momentum = ...................................[2]
ii

## The average force on the dummy during impact.

Force = ...............................[2]
b Explain what causes the dummy to be thrown forward during the impact.
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[2]
[Total = 6]

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## 3 (a) Figure 3.1 shows a skier descending a hillside.

Figure 3.2 shows the speed-time graph of the motion.

Figure 3.1
i

Figure 3.2

How can you tell that the acceleration of the skier is constant during the
8s?
..................................................................................................................[1]

ii

## Calculate the acceleration of the skier.

Acceleration = ....................................[2]
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(b)

## Another skier starts from rest at the top of the slope.

As his speed increases, the frictional force on the skier increases.
i

## State the effect of this increasing frictional force on the acceleration.

............................................................................................................ [1]

ii

## Eventually the speed of the skier becomes constant.

What can be said about the frictional force when the speed is
constant?
............................................................................................................ [1]

iii

On the axes of Figure 3.3, sketch a possible speed-time graph for the
motion of the second skier.

Figure 3.3
[2]

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[Total = 7]

4 (a) In an accident, a truck goes off the road and went into a ditch. Two breakdown
vehicles A and B are used to pull the truck out of the ditch, as shown in Figure 4.1.

Figure 4.1
At one point in the rescue operation, breakdown vehicle A is exerting a force of
4000 N and breakdown vehicle B is exerting a force of 2000 N.

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Using a scale of 1cm = 500 N, make a scale drawing to show the resultant
force on the truck.

[4]
ii

Use your diagram to find the magnitude and direction of the resultant force
on the truck.
Magnitude of resultant force = .............................
Direction of resultant force = ........................................to direction of road
[2]

(b)

(i)

## State why the resultant force is an example of a vector quantity.

..................................................................................................................[1]

iii

## Give one other example of a vector quantity that is not a force.

................................................................................................................. [1]
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[Total = 8]

Section C (Paper 6)
5 The IGCSE student is investigating a simple pendulum.
The apparatus is shown in Fig. 5.1.

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## (a) On Fig. 5.1, measure the length l of the pendulum.

l = .................................................. [1]
(b) The diagram in Figure 5.1 is drawn 1/5th actual size.
Calculate the actual length L of the pendulum.

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L = .................................................. [2]

(c) A student places a metre rule on the bench so that the 50.0 cm mark is vertically
below the centre of the pendulum bob.
Describe how you would judge that the 50.0 cm mark is vertically below the centre of
the pendulum bob. You may draw a diagram.

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....................................................................................................................................... [1]

(d) The student pulls the pendulum bob to one side until it is vertically above the 52.0
cm mark on the rule. He has moved the pendulum bob a horizontal distance d = 2.0 cm.
He releases the pendulum bob, then measures the time t taken for 10 complete swings
of the pendulum. He repeats the procedure using a range of d values. The values of d
and t are shown in Table 5.1.

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## (i) Calculate the period T of the pendulum for each value of d.

Enter the values in the table. The period T is the time taken for one complete swing of
the pendulum.
[2]
(ii) Complete the column headings in the table with correct unit.

[1]

(e) Using the evidence in the table, describe the effect on the period T of increasing the
Description .......................................................................................................................
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Justification .......................................................................................................................
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[2]

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(f) Suggest why the student measures the time taken for ten swings of the pendulum
rather than for one swing.
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[Total: 10]

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