Physics:November summative assessment 2019

STUDY GUIDE

November summative assessment 2019

Antoniou Marios

Sat 11/16/2019 4:47 PM

Dear all,

Please find attached the study guide for November summative assessment (criterion A).

Format of test will be the same, size different.

PS You don’t study sections that are strikethrough.

Marios Antoniou


25  Mechanical waves

• Types of wave

• Describing waves

• The wave equation

• Practical work: The ripple tank

• Wavefronts and rays

• Reflection

• Refraction

• Diffraction

• Wave theory

• Interference

• Polarisation

26 Light rays

• Sources of light

• Rays and beams

• Practical work: The pinhole camera

• Shadows

• Speed of light

27 Reflection of light

• Law of reflection

• Practical work: Reflection by a plane mirror

• Periscope

• Regular and diffuse reflection

28 Plane mirrors

29 Refraction of light

• Facts about refraction

• Real and apparent depth

• Practical work: Refraction in glass

• Refractive index

• Refraction by a prism

• Dispersion

30 Total internal reflection

• Critical angle

• Refractive index and critical angle

• Practical work: Critical angle of glass

• Multiple images in a mirror

• Totally reflecting prisms

• Light pipes and optical fibres

31 Lenses

32 Electromagnetic radiation

• Properties

• Light waves

• Infrared radiation

• Ultraviolet radiation

• Radio waves

• Practical work: Wave nature of microwaves

• X-rays

33 Sound waves

• Origin and transmission of sound

• Longitudinal waves

• Reflection and echoes

• Speed of sound

• Practical work: Speed of sound in air

• Limits of audibility

• Musical notes

• Ultrasonics

• Seismic waves

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