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REVISION PAPER 3 SECTION B PHYSICS SPM

FORM FOUR
No TOPIC OF EXPERIMENT VARIABLES PROCEDURES
1 Mass and Inertia MV: Mass of 1. Plasticine with a mass of 30 g is attached at the
plasticine end of jigsaw blade.
RV: Period of 2. The jigsaw blade is displaced horizontally to one
Oscillation side and then released so that it oscillates. The
CV: Length of time taken for 10 oscillations, t is recorded by a
jigsaw blade stopwatch./ The period of oscillation is recorded.
3. The steps are repeated 4 times by using plasticine
balls with mass = 40.0 g, 50.0 g, 60.0 g and 70.0 g.

2 Force and acceleration MV: Force 1. Switch on power supply and a ticker timer.
RV: Acceleration 2. The trolley is pulled with a rubber band to a fixed
CV: mass extension and released so that the trolley
accelerates down the runway.
3. The ticker tape obtained is cut into strips of 10‐
ticks and the acceleration is calculated by using
the formula, a=v‐u/t
4. The steps are repeated with 2, 3, 4 and 5 identical
elastic cords.

3 Height and velocity MV: Height 1. Set the track so that the height of track, h = 15.0
Ticker tape RV: Velocity cm.
Ticker timer Trolley
CV: Mass of 2. Switch on the power supply and allow the trolley
trolley to come down the track. Calculate the velocity, v
a.c. power track (of the trolley) from the ticker‐tape.
supply 3. The steps are repeated for h = 20.0cm, 25.0cm,
30.0cm and 35.0cm.

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4 Pressure & depth MV: Pressure 1. The thistle funnel is lowered vertically at the
(Manometer reading) depth of water, h=10.0cm.
// distance of water 2. The difference height of water, L in manometer
that spurts out measured using a ruler.
RV : depth 3. The steps are repeated with the depth of
CV : Density of liquid water,h=20.0cm, 30.0cm, 40.0cm and 50.0cm.

h
L

5 Density and apparent depth MV: Density of liquid ‐ Put the 20 g of salt into the beaker and stir .
RV: Apparent depth, ‐ Adjust the position of the movable optical pin (at
d the retort stand) by observing above the beaker
Observer
CV: Real depth, D until it appears in line with the image
Measure the apparent depth of the straight
line,d.
‐ Repeat the experiment with( different four
densities of liquids) by mixing the mass of salt , m
= 30g , 40g, 50g, and 60g.
Metre rule
Beaker

Retort stand
Water
d
D

Image Movable optical pin

Optical pin

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6 Volume of water displaced and buoyant force MV: Volume of water 1. By using a spring balance, the weight of a
displaced cylinder metal rod in air is measured and recorded
RV: Buoyant force as Wo.
CV: Density of liquid 2. The rod is then lowered into the water until the
volume immersed, V is 50 cm3.
3. The reading on the spring balance, W is
recorded. The buoyant force is calculated using
formula Buoyant force = Wo ‐ W.
4. The steps are repeated for volume of the rod
immersed, V = 100cm3, 150cm3, 200cm3 and
250cm3.

7 Temperature and Pressure (Pressure’s Law) MV: Temperature 1. The water bath is heated and continuously
RV: Pressure stirred until the temperature of the water
CV: Volume reaches 20°C.
2. The pressure of the air is measured by using the
Bourdon gauge.
3. The experiment is repeated by increases the
temperature 40°C,60°C, 80°C and 100°C.

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8 Volume and pressure (Boyle’s Law) MV: Volume of - The nose of the syringe is fitted with a
air rubber tube and the piston is adjusted
RV: Pressure so that the air volume of 100 cm3 at
CV: Mass and atmospheric pressure is trapped in
temperature of the syringe.
air inside a - The rubber tube is connected to a
syringe Bourdon gauge and air pressure is
read from the gauge.
- The experiment is repeated for air
trapped volume, V = 90 cm3, 80 cm3,
70 cm3, and 60 cm3.

9 Pressure and volume (Boyle’s Law) MV: Pressure - Push the piston of bicycle pump until
RV: Volume of air the Bourdon gauge shows a pressure,
CV: Mass and P = 10 kPa
temperature of - Record the volume, V, of air in the
air inside a glass tube
syringe - Repeat the experiment with the
pressures, P = 20 kPa, 30 kPa, 40 kPa,
and 50 kPa.

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FORM 5
No TOPIC OF EXPERIMENT VARIABLES PROCEDURE & DIAGRAM
1 Depth and wavelength of water wave MV: Depth 1. Fill in the ripple tank with water at depth 2cm.
RV: Wavelength *2. A piece of perspex plate at thickness 0.3cm is
CV: Frequency water placed at the middle of the ripple tank.
3. Switch on the power supply, vibrating motor
and lamp.
4. Freeze the water wave by using the
stroboscope.
5. Measure the distance between two consecutive
bright OR dark fringes on white paper using a
ruler.// The wavelength is recorded.
6. Repeat the experiment by using a perspex plate
at thickness 0.6cm, 0.9 cm, 1.2cm and 1.5cm.

* The depth of water also can be adjusted by


changing the volume of water.

2 Wavelength and frequency of water waves MV: Frequency of wave 1. Fill in the ripple tank with water at depth 2cm.
RV: Wavelength 2. Switch on the power supply and adjust the
CV: Depth // velocity frequency of vibrating motor for f1.
4. Freeze the water wave by using the
stroboscope.
5. Measure the distance between two consecutive
bright OR dark fringes on white paper using a
ruler.// The wavelength is recorded.
6. Repeat the experiment by adjusting the
frequency of vibrating motor for f2, f3, f4 and f5.

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3 Distance between two loudspeaker and distance between two MV: a 1. Adjust the separation, a, of the two speakers A
consecutive loud sound RV: x and B to 1.0m.
CV:f 2. Switch on the signal generator.
3. An observer stands 5m in front of A and B and
walks in a straight line parallel to A and B.
4. The distance between two consecutive loud
sound heard, x, is measured by metre rule.
5. Repeat the experiment with distance between
two loudspeakers, a=1.2m, 1.4m,1.6m,1.8m and
2.0m.

4 Resistance & length MV: Length 1. A 10.0cm constantan wire (s.w.g 28) is
RV : Resistance connected between XY.
CV : Cross sectional area of 2. The rheostat is adjusted until the current flows
wire in the circuit 0.5A and voltmeter reading is
recorded.
3. The resistance calculated by using a formula,
R=V/I.
4. Repeat the experiment with length of wire,
L=20.0cm, 30.0cm, 40.0cm and 50.0cm.

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5 Resistance & Cross Sectional Area MV : Cross sectional Area 1. A 1mm2 of constantan wire (10cm) is
RV : Resistance connected between XY.
CV : Length 2. The rheostat is adjusted until the current flows
in the circuit 0.5A and voltmeter reading is
recorded.
3. The resistance calculated by using a formula,
R=V/I.
4. Repeat the experiment with cross sectional
area of wire, d =1.5mm2, 2.0mm2 and 2.5mm2
and 3.0mm2.

6 Electric current and voltage MV: Current 1. The rheostat is adjusted until the current flows
RV: Voltage in the circuit 0.2A.
CV: Temperature // 2. The reading of voltmeter is recorded.
length// surface 3. Repeat the experiment with current flow,
area I=0.4A, 0.6A, 0.8A and 1.0A.