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1

What do vector quantities have? Examples?

-have a MAGNITUDE and DIRECTION
-force, velocity, acceleration, displacement, momentum

2

What do scalar qualities have? Examples?

-MAGNITUDE
-speed, distance, mass, temperature, time

3

What is a contact force?

When two objects have to be touching for a force to act

4

What is a non contact force?

When objects do not need to be touching to cause a force

5

How do you calculate the weight?

Weight= mass (kg) X gfs (N/kg)

6

What forces act on a car?

^ normal contact force
> driving force
< friction
!weight

7

How do you calculate work done?

Work done= force (N) X distance (m)

8

How do you calculate the elastic potential energy?

=0.5 x spring constant (N/m) x extension (m)

9

How do you calculate the moment of a force?

Moment = force X distance

10

How do you calculate pressure?

Pressure (Pa) = Force / Area (m2)

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What does a lever do?

They increase the distance from the pivot at which the force is applied. This means less force is needed to get the same moment

12

What do gears do?


Different sized gears can be used to change the moment of a force

13

What does Newton's first law of motion state?

Objects with balanced forces acting on them will stay at rest or in constant motion

14

What does Newton's second law of motion state?

When an unbalanced force acts on an object, the direction of the objects acceleration is the same as the unbalanced forces direction.

F=mass x acceleration

15

What is friction?

A force that opposes motion when two objects slide past each other.

16

Why would a person weigh less on the moon?

Because the gravitational field strength of the moon is a lot smaller than that of earth. But our mass would stay the SAME

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What does Newton's third law state?

The size of the forces acting on the first object equals that of the second object. In every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two objects

18

How do you convert from Nm to joules?

1 joule = 1 Nm
Eg 5J = 5Nm

19

What happens when you apply a force to an object?

It will stretch, compress or bend

20

What happens when a spring is stretched or compressed?

Work is done which causes energy to be transferred to the elastic potential energy store of the object which is equal to the work done

If it is elastically deformed then ALL of this energy has been transferred to its epe store

21

How do you calculate the force of an object?

Force =Spring constant X extension

22

How do you investigate the relationship between the force and extension of springs? (PRACTICAL)

Measure the length of the Spring with a ruler when a weight is added. Continue this using more weights each time by hanging them.

23

How do you calculate the moment?

Moment (Nm) = force X distance

24

What is the moment?

The turning effect of a force (causes object to rotate)

25

What is the pressure of a fluid?

A force is exerted normal to any surface in contact with the fluid

P= f/a

26

What does it mean if a liquid is dense?

It means it has more particles in a certain space. Density is a measure of 'compactness' of a substance.

Density (kg/m3) =mass / volume

27

What is upthrust?

Force that determines whether an object will sink or float. It is a resultant force. An object will float if it's weight = upthrust.

28

What is atmospheric pressure?

The pressure exerted by the air around us. It is created on a surface by air molecules colliding with the surface

29

What happens as the altitude (height above Earth) increases?

The atmospheric pressure will decrease because the atmosphere becomes less dense so there are fewer air molecules able to collide with surface

Which is why cliffs have a low atmospheric pressure

30

How to work out pressure in a liquid?

Pressure (pa) = height X gfs X density of liquid