first term ss 2
first term ss 2
PHYSICS  
Table of Contents
SCHEME OF WORK WEEK: TOPIC
 Revision of last year’s work.
 Position, distance and displacement: (a) concept of position and position coordinate
(b) frame of reference
 Vectors; (a) concept of vectors (b) vector representation (c) addition of vectors (d) resolution of vectors(c) concept of resultant velocity using a vector representation.
 Equation of uniformly accelerated motion; (a) Revision on velocitytime graph (b) application and interpretation of equation of motion in simple problems.
 Projectile: (a) concept of projectiles (b) simple problems involving range, height and time of flight
 Equilibrium of forces; (a) resultant and equilibrant forces (b) parallel forces (c) moment of a force (torque) (d) centre of gravity and equilibrium (e) equilibrium of forces in a liquids
 MIDTERM BREAK
 Equilibrium of Bodies in Liquids: Concept of upthrust, Archimedes’ Principle, Density & Relative Density, law of floatation and calculations.
 Simple Harmonic Motion(SHM): (a) definition of simple Harmonic Motion (b) speed and acceleration of SHM(c) period, frequency and amplitude of SHM (d) energy in SHM (e) force vibration in SHM.
 Revision
 examination
REFERENCES:
 new school Physics by MW Anyakoha
 New system PHYYSICS for senior secondary schools. Dr. Charles Chew.
 Comprehensive Certificate Physics by Olumuyiwa Awe
 Senior School Physics BY PN Okeke, SF Akande
 STAN Physics.
WEEK ONE:
TOPIC: REVISION OF LAST YEAR’S WORK. CONTENT:
The educator should make a good revision of the last term’s/year’s work especially on areas the students are having problems.
GENERAL EVALUATION:
Educator should construct questions based on previous term’s/year’s work to ascertain the level of recalling.
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT:
Educator should give the students questions based on the previous term’s/year’s work and also prepare the students’ mind for week 2.
READING ASSIGNMENT
Read up the topic: ‘’Position Distance and Displacement’’ in the following text books.

 Senior Secondary School Physics by P.N. Okeke et al.
 New School Physics for Senior Secondary Schools by Anyakoha, M.W.
WEEK TWO. DATE………………………………….
TOPIC: Position, Distance and Displacement
CONTENT:
 Concept of position
 Location of point on a Cartesian plane
 Distance
 Estimation of distance between two point on a Cartesian plane
 Displacement
 Difference between distance and displacement
 Frame of reference
PERIOD ONE: POSITION
This is the location of a point/object with respect to areference point. The position of a point in space is defined in terms of the distance of the point from the reference point (which is sometimes called ORIGIN). In physics, the position of an object in space is represented in a coordinate system. There are three main types of coordinate system for representing the position of an object in space:


 Cartesian coordinate system
 Spherical coordinate system
 Cylindrical coordinate system

Of all these, the Cartesian coordinate system is the most commonly used.
Cartesian coordinate system:
This is also called the rectangular coordinate system. This consists of two (or three) mutually perpendicular axes. The Cartesian plane in two dimensions consists of two mutually perpendicular axes:
 the horizontal axis (also called the X axis or the abscissa)
 the vertical axis (also called the Y axis or the ordinate).
The position of a point in this coordinate system is define in terms of it perpendicular
distance from these axes. (0,0) is the origin.
Yaxis
(0,0)
Xaxis
For instance the position of a point P define as (a,b) is represented as shown.
b
This is similar to the location of point on a graph sheet when plotting points.
CLASS ACTIVITY: locate the following point onthe graph sheet below. A(2,3) B(1,1) C( 2,3) D(2,1) E(0, 2)
A (2.3)
D (2,1)
Locate the remaining points.
EVALUATION: On a graph sheet, locate the following points 1. (2, 5)
2. (3, 2)
3. (2.6, 3.4)
4. (5.1, 6.3)
5. (2.76, 1.92)
PERIOD TWO:DISTANCE.
This can be defined as the actual length measured along the path moved by an object. Distance is a scalar quantity and it S.I unit is metre (m). If an object moved along a straight line, the distance moved is the length of the straight line. If the path is a curve, then the distance moved is the length of the curve.
DISPLACEMENT:
This is the distance moved in a specified direction. Displacement is a vector quantity and its
S.I unit is metre.
Estimation of displacement between two points on the Cartesian plane
Consider the point P and Q on a Cartesian plane. If the coordinate of P and Q is given as: P(x_{1},y_{1}) and Q(x_{2},y_{2}), then the displacement between P and Q on the Cartesian plane is given as
Example: Calculate the distance between the two points: P(4,2) and Q(1, 6) Solution: P (x_{1},y_{1}) Q (x_{2}, y_{2})
P(4,2) Q(1,6)
X_{1} = 4, Y_{1} = 2 X_{2} = 1, Y_{2} = 6
Displacement between two points on the Cartesian plane
Consider the points P and Q on a Cartesian plane. If their coordinates are: P(x_{1},y_{1,}z_{1}), Q(x_{2},y_{2,}
), then the distance between P and Q on the Cartesian plane is given as
E.g: Calculate the distance between the points P(2, 0, 5) and Q(3, 2, 1)
Soln:
P(2, 0, 5) = ,
Q(3, 2, 1) = ,
D = 4.58units
Differences between distance and displacement
Distance  Displacement 
It is the actual length of the path moved by an object.  It is the distance moved in a specified direction. 
It is a scalar quantity  It is a vector quantity 
EVALUATION;
 Calculate the distance between the following set of points. (i) (2, 5) and (4, 3)
(ii) (8, 7) and (0, 8)
(iii) (6, 6) and (6, 1) (iv) ( 4, 14) and (8, 6)
 The distance between the points (p, 2) and (3, 8) is 10units. What is the value of p?
PERIOD THREE: frame of reference
This is a set of axes used to specify the position of object in space at any instant of time. For practical purposes, the frame of reference of the earthis taken to be at rest (i.e an inertia frame of reference). However, this is never so. In two dimensional continuums, the frame of reference consists of two axes.
z
x
y
In four dimensional continuums, the time coordinate is added to the space coordinate (x, y, z). Hence for three dimensional frames of reference position is defined as (x,y,z). But for four dimensional frame of reference, position is define as (x,y,z,t) – (spacetime)
When an event in a frame of reference is observed in two frame of reference moving relatively with respect to each other, their observations will be different. This leads to the concept of relativity. (see Einstein theory of special relativity)
However, all frames of reference moving at a constant velocity with respect to each other are equivalent. All frames of reference at rest or moving with uniform velocity are called Galilean frames and that are equivalent for describing the dynamics of moving bodies.
EVALUATION
 What is an inertia frame of reference?
 What is a Galilean frame of reference?
GENERAL EVALUATION
 The following are types of coordinate system except …. (a) rectangular coordinate system (b) cubical coordinate system (c) cylindrical coordinate system (d) spherical coordinate system
 Another name for the horizontal axis of a Cartesian coordinate system is …. (a) Yaxis
(b) ordinate (c) abscissa (d) coordinate
 An ant on a graph page moved starting from the origin to another point (6, 8). What is the displacement of the ant? (a) 4units (b) 7units (c) 9units (d) 10units
 A rat on a horizontal frame of reference moved from (13, 7) metres to another point (x, 0) metres. For what value of x will the displacement of the rat be 25m? (a) 16 (b) 21 (c) 37 (d) 43
 is the distance moved in a specified direction. (a) vector (b) displacement (c)
distance (d) scalar
 A body moving with uniform acceleration a is represented by points (10, 30) and (25,
65) on a velocitytime graph. Calculate the magnitude of a. (a) 0.47ms^{2} (b) 0.50ms^{2} (c) 0.60ms^{2} (d) 1.67ms^{2} (e) 2.33ms^{2}
Essay
 Differentiate between distance and differences
 Sketch a Cartesian plane and locate the following points on it. (i) (3, 4)
(ii) (5, 2)
(iii) (4, 0)
(iv) (1.2, 4.6)
(v) (5.72, 3.31)
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT: what is the difference between an inertia frame of reference and a noninertia frame of reference?
READING ASSIGNMENT: read pages 111116 of the New School Physics by MW Anyakoha and answer question 7 and 8 on page 121
WEEK 3: DATE ——————
TOPIC: VECTORS CONTENT:
Concept and examples of scalars
 Concept of vectors
Distincton & similarities between scalars & vectors
 Examples of vectors
Representation of vectors
 Addition of vectors
Resolution of vectors
SubTopic 1: CONCEPT OF SCALARS
Scalars are physical quantities that have magnitude but no direction. That is, scalar has value and unit but no direction. E.g, 10km. This 10km could be in any direction since there is no actual direction. The ‘10’ is the value the magnitude. Therefore, just 10km is a scalar quantity. Scalar quantities are always not directional.
Scalar quantities unlike vectors have only magnitude. Example; length, area, volume, temperature, work, energy, power, mechanical advantage, velocity ratio, efficiency, surface tension,
Other examples of scalar quantities include:
 Speed
 Time
 Density
 Mass
 Distance, etc.
10km
Scalars are non directional physical quantities.
CONCEPT OF VECTORS
Vectors are physical quantities that have both magnitude and direction. This means that vectors quantities have values and are always directional. E.g, 10km due North. Here, the value, which is the magnitude, is ‘10’ while the direction is North.
Examples of vector quantities include: pressure, friction, tension, electric field intensity, magnetic field intensity, moment of forces, torque, upthrust.
Other examples of vector quantities are:
 25km at
 Displacement
 Force
 Acceleration
 Momentum
 Impulse
 Velocity 25km at
 Weight, etc. Vectors are directional physical quantities.
Evaluation:
 What are vector quantities?
 List five examples of each of the two types of the physical quantities.
SubTopic 2: DISTINCTION BETWEEN SCALARS AND VECTORS.
S/
N 
SCALARS  VECTORS 
1.  Scalars are non directional
physical quantities. 
Vectors are directional physical
quantities. 
2.  Always directed towards different
directions. 
Always directed towards a
particular direction. 
3.  E.g, 100km  100km due east. 
4.  E.g, mass  Weight 
Their similarities include:

 They are both physical quantities;
 They both have values, which are the magnitudes.
Evaluation:
 State three differences between scalars and vectors.
 State the similarities between them.
GENERAL EVALUATION:
 What is the difference between 20km and 20km due South?
 How would you differentiate a scalar from a vector quantity?
 List five examples of scalar quantities.
 Mention five physical quantities you consider as vectors and why.
Types of vectors

 Position vectors; these are vectors whose starting point is fixed to a position
 Free vectors; these are vector whose starting point could be anywhere in space.
 Unit vector; this is a vector whose magnitude is one. It is often represented as â.
 Orthogonal vectors; these are vectors whose lines of action are mutually perpendicular to each other
 Collinear vectors; these are vector whose lines of action are parallel to one another.
 Coplanar vectors; these are vectors whose lines of action lies on the same plane.
 Resultant vector; this is a single vector that has the same effect as a system of vectors.
 Null vector: this is a vector whose magnitude is zero.
Representation of vectors
Vectors can be represented by a directed line segment whose length is proportional to the magnitude of the vector and its direction is pointing in the direction of action of the vector.
a
Vectors are represented with bold face letters a, a, orâ. EVALUATION:
 A measurable quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called (a) vector
(b) scalar (c) displacement (d) distance
 The following are example of vectors except (a) moment (b) pressure in gas (c)
tension (d) viscosity
 A vector whose magnitude is one is called (a) collinear vector (b) orthogonal
vector (c) unit vector (d) free vector
 A set of vector whose line of action lies on the same plane is called (a) collinear
vectors (b) concurrent vectors (c) coplanar vectors (d) coordinate vectors
 Which of the following groups of quantities is NOT all vectors? (a) (a) momentum, velocity, force (b) acceleration, force, momentum (c) momentum, kinetic energy, force (d) magnetic field, acceleration, displacement
PERIOD TWO:Addition of vector
The addition of two or more vector produces a single vector call the resultant vector.
A resultant is a single vector which has the same effect as a system of vectors put together.
Equilibrant is the vector that will bring a system of vector to equilibrium when added to the system. It has the same magnitude as the nt of the system but acting in the opposite direction to the equilibrant.
Consider two vectors a and b, the addition of these vector can be obtained by joining the head of one to the tail of the previous one. The resultant is the vector that joins the beginning to the end.
b
b
c
a
Case 1. Parallel vectors acting in the same direction
V_{1}
V_{2}
Resultant R = V_{1} + V_{2}
For two parallel vectors acting in the same direction, the angle between the vectors is ZERO
Example 1: Three men pushed a car out ofa muddy ground by applying the following forces 450N, 600N and 920N. What is the resultant force on the car?
Case 2. Parallel vectors acting in opposite direction
V1 V_{2}
Resultant R = V_{2} – V_{1}
Example 2: during a tug of war game, team A pull in the positive x direction with a force of 900N and team B pull in the negative X – direction with a force of 1200N. what is the resultant of the train?
V_{1} = 900N V_{2} = 1200N
= 1200 – 900 = 300N
Case 3. Two perpendicular vectors acting at a point.
V_{1}
R
V_{2}
12  P a g e
The angle made by the resultant with the direction of V_{2} is given as
Example 3: two force 8N and 15N acting along the vertical and the horizontal axis respectively acts on a body of mass 3kg. What is the acceleration of the body?
Solution: 8N
Force = mass x acceleration
F = ma F = R = 17N m = 3kg a =?
17 = 3 X a
Case 4. Two vector acting at a point and at angle to each other.
V_{1}
Ø
V_{2}
This case can be solved by using the parallelogram law of vectors.
Parallelogram law of vectors state that:
Parallelogram law of vectors state that when two vectors acting at a point are represented in magnitude and direction by the adjacent sides of a parallelogram, the resultant of the two vectors can also be represented in magnitude and direction by the diagonal of the parallelogram drawn from the common point of the two vectors.
V_{1}
R
180 – Ø
V_{2}
Ø is the angle between the two vectors. The direction the resultant force R made with V_{2}( can be obtained using the sin rule. This is given as
Example: two forces F_{1} and F_{2} act on a particle. F_{1} has magnitude 5N and in direction 030^{0}, and F_{2} has a magnitude of 8N and in the direction 090^{0}. Find the magnitude and direction of the resultant.
Solution:
5N
30^{0}
90^{0}
5 N
ϴ
300 R
8N
The angle between the two forces is 090^{0} – 030^{0} = 60^{0}
 direction of the resultant
ϴ
don’t forget

 120^{0} is obtained from (180^{0} – 60^{0}) in the diagram
 we use V_{1} because we are looking for the angle between R and V_{2}.
So the direction of the resultant in three digits ( 90 – 22) = 0680
EXPERIMENT 1:

 Educator should carry out an experiment to verify the parallelogram law of vectors
 using the force board
CASE 5. Three vectors acting at a point and in equilibrium.
Consider a metal ball suspended from a ceiling by a string. If is pulled by an horizontal force as shown below, the triangular law of vector may be applied as shown below.
F T
T
w
W
three v
can be
lar l
Triangu aw of vectors states state that when acting act a point are in equilibrium, the vectors F
ectors
represented in magnitude and direction by the adjacent sides of a triangle by joining the head of one vector to the tail of the previous one.
Example: a 15 kg mass suspended from a ceiling is pulled asides with a horizontal force, F, as shown in the diagram above. Calculate the value of the tension T (g= 10m/s^{2})
Solution:
60^{0}
T
F
60^{0}
T
F
150 N
Using the trigonometric ratio; EXPERIMENT 2:

 An experiment to verify the Lami’s theorem using the force board.
N.B. note that the resultant of a system in equilibrium is ZERO. The triangular law of vectors is also called the Lami’s theorem EVALUATION

 The angle between two parallel vectors acting in opposite direction is (a) 0^{0} (b)
45^{0} (c) 90^{0} (d) 180^{0}

 The resultant of a system of forces is equilibrium is vector. (a) unit (b) free (c)
orthogonal (d) null

 What is the resultant of the forces 6N and 8N acting act an angle 60^{0} to each other? (a) 9.0N (b) 10.1 N (c) 11.1N (d) 13.5N
 Two vectors a and b act on a body. What will be the angel between a and b for the resultant to be maximum. (a) 0^{0} (b) 45^{0} (c) 90^{0} (d) 180^{0}
PERIOD THREE: Resolution of vectors
Any position vector can be resolved into two components which are perpendicular to each other. Consider the vector P acting at angleϴ to the horizontal as shown below,
P_{x}
P
P_{y}
For a system which consist of several vectors, each vector in the system can be revolved into
two components as shown above. V1
V_{2}
Consider a system of vectors as shown below,
V_{3}
If are the angles made the vectors respectively, then the component of the resultant along the horizontal is given as:
And the vertical component of the resultant vector is given as:

 the angles the vectors V_{1}, V_{2}, V_{3}, and V_{4} makes with the positive x direction The magnitude resultant R is given as:
The direction of the resultant with respect to the positive x direction is given as
Example: a boy pull a nail from the wall with a string tied to the nail. The string is inclined to the wall at angle 600. If the tension in the string is 4N. What is the effective force used in pulling the nail?
Solution;
nail
60^{0}
T
rope
T_{x} = T sin 60
60^{0}
T_{y} = T cos60
The tension has two components T_{x} and T_{y}. note that the value of T_{x} and T_{y} were obtained using the trigonometric ratio.
The component of T to extract the nail is T_{x}.
EXAMPLE: four forces act at appoint as shown below. Calculate the magnitude and direction of the resultant force.
15N
9N
30^{0}
40^{0}
10N
12N
Solution:
Vector F  Fi  Angles ϴ with +ve x direction  Fx = Fcos ϴ  Fy=Fsin ϴ 
F_{1}  10N  30^{0}  10cos30 = 8.66  10sin30= 5.00 
F_{2}  12N  (180 – 40) = 140^{0}  12cos140= – 9.192  12sin140= 7.713 
F_{3}  9N  (180 + 90) = 270^{0}  9cos 270= 0.000  9sin270= 9.00 
F_{4}  15N  (360 – 60) = 300^{0}  15cos300= 7.50  15sin300= 12.99 
OR
Vertical components
Direction of the resultant force
ϴ is negative. Tan ϴ is negative in the 2^{nd} and the 4^{th} quadrant. Looking at the geometry of the forces, R will be in the 4th quadrant.
This is the angle made by the resultant with the positive x –axis.
EVALUATION.


 The component of a force along the vertical and the horizontal axis is given as 24N and 7N respectively. What is the magnitude and direction of the resultant force?
 The resultant of two forces 12N and 5N is 13N. what is the angle between the two forces? (a) 0^{0} (b) 45^{0} (c) 90^{0} (d) 180^{0}
 Two uniform velocities are represented by V_{1} and V_{2}. If the angle between them is . Where 0^{0}the magnitude of their resultant is —–

(a) ^{1/2} (b)
 (d)

 Below is the diagram of an experiment to determine the resultant of a system using a force board, calculate the angle between the 25N and the 35N.

25N
50N


 The wind velocity is 30ms^{1}, 30^{0} north of West. Find the component in the north and West direction
 A force of 15N acts in the positive xdirection. In what direction to the positive

xdirection will a force of 20N be applied to give a resultant whose component along the xdirection is zero?
GENERAL EVALUATION:
 A boy drag a heavy crate along the horizontal ground with a string inclined to the horizontal at 50^{0}.if the tension in the string is 1500N, calculate the effective force pulling the crate along the ground.
 A body is in equilibrium under the action three forces. One of the force is 6.0N acting due East and one is 3.0N in a direction 60^{0} North of East. What is the magnitude and direction of the third force?
 Two forces acting at a point makes angles of 25^{0} and 65^{0} respectively with their resultant which is of the magnitude 15N. find the magnitudes of the two component forces.
 Differentiate between scalar and vector
 The resultant of two forces acting on an object is maximum if the angle between them is (a) 180^{0} (b) 90^{0} (c) 45^{0} (d) 0^{0}
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT 1:
 200inches due east is an example of —
 Displacement
 Speed
 Acceleration
 Distance
 20km due east is an example of —
 Scalar quantity
 Vector quantity
 Fundamental quantity
 Basic quantity
 500 miles is an example of,..
 Displacement
 Distance
 Force
 Speed
 The following are examples of scalar quantities. Except —
 Time
 Density
 Velocity
 Mass
 One of the following is a vector quantity.
 Force
 Distance
 Mass
 Speed
Essay
Tabulate the below physical quantities into scalars and vectors.
Force, acceleration, speed, velocity, time, mass, weight, distance, momentum, displacement.
READING ASSIGNMENT
Read up the topic: ‘’Work, Energy and Power’’ in the following text books.


 Senior Secondary School Physics by P.N. Okeke et al.
 New School Physics for Senior Secondary Schools by Anyakoha, M.W.

WEEKEND ASSSIGNEMT 2:



 Differentiate between a resultant of force and equilibrant
 Describe an experiment to determine the resultant of a system of force using the force board.


READING ASSIGNMENT: Students should read pages 112118 of New School Physics by MA Anyakoha and answer question 13 and 14 on page 121.
WEEK 4:
TOPIC: EQUATION OF UNIFORMLY ACCELERATED MOTION CONTENT
Revision on velocitytime graphs.
 Derivations of equation of uniformly accelerated motion
Application of equation of uniform motion
 Equation of motion under gravity
–
PERIOD ONE:
Velocity – time vt graph.
 Gradient of a vt graph = acceleration
v
t
 Area under a vt graph = distance.
v
0 t
e
d
a
b
c

 Total distance covered during the motion = area of trapezium 0edc
 Distance covered during acceleration = area of triangle 0ea
 Distance covered during constant velocity = area of rectangle aedb
 Distance covered during deceleration = area of triangle bdc
 Acceleration = slope of line 0e ,
 Deceleration = slope of dc,
Example 1
 A car starts from rest and accelerates uniformly to 15ms^{1} in 5 s. it then continues at this velocity for the next 10s before decelerating back to rest in another 8 s.
Use the information to answer the following questions

 Sketch the velocity time graph of the motion of the car
 Calculate the acceleration of the car
 Calculate the deceleration of the car
 What is the total distance travelled by the car
 Estimate the average speed of the car.
v
15
0 5
ii.
15 23 t
ation
Acceler


 deceleration –a =

22  P a g e


 total distance = area under the graph

= area of trapezium S
=


 average speed v = v =

Example 2
A body at rest is given an initial uniform acceleration of 8.0ms^{2} for 30s after which the acceleration is reduced to 5.0ms^{2} for 30s. The body maintains the speed attained for 60s after which it is brought to rest in 20s.
 Draw the velocitytime graph of the motion using the information given above.
Using the graph, calculate (b) maximum speed attained during the motion. (c) average retardation as the body is brought to rest. (d) total distance travelled during the first 60s (e) average speed during the same intervals as in (c)
Solution.
 there are two stages of acceleration
Stage 1. Acelecation = gradient a= 8 ms^{2} Cross multiplying
Stage 2. A= 5 ms^{2} Cross multiplying
But V_{1}=240
Average retardation is equal to gradient
but V_{2} = 390ms^{1} a = 19.5ms^{2}
Average retardation = – 19.5ms^{2}
(d) distance is in the first 60sec = area of triangle + area of the next trapezium S =
S =
 average speed
RELATIVE MOTION
This is the motion of a body with respect to another. All motion is relative. The motion of a car on the road is with respect to the earth or any other frame of reference in which the motion of the car is being observed.
Resultant velocity of relative motions

 Consider two cars X and Y travelling in the same direction and at the same speed, a commuter in X will observe that Y is stationary (not moving)
Relative velocity

 If car X is to be travelling at a speed V_{x}which is greater than the speed of V_{y}, a commuter in car Y will observe the speed of car X to be
A commuter in X will observed the relative velocity of Y to be
This value will be negative. This means that to an observer in X, the car Y will appear to be going backward (going the opposite direction with a speed of
/V_{y} – V_{x}/

 But is car X and Y were to be travelling in opposite direction, the relative velocity of X with respect to Y will be
V_{y} – V_{x} = relative velocity of Y with respect to X
N.B. note that the relative velocity of X with respect to Y, V_{xy} is equal in magnitude but opposite in direction to the relative velocity of Y with respect to X, V_{yx}.
V_{xy} = – V_{yx}
EXAMPLES

 Two racing cars A and B travelling in the same direction at 300m/s and 340mls respectively. What is the relative velocity of A with respect to B?
Solution:
V_{a}= 300 km/h V_{b}=340 km/h
Relative velocity of a with respect to B, V_{ab} = V_{a} V_{b} = 300 – 340 = 40 km/h
(note that this is negative. A appears to be travelling in the opposite direction to B)

 A boat whose speed is 8 km/h sets course on a bearing 060^{0}. If the tide is running at a speed of 3 km/h from a bearing of 330^{0}, find;
 The actual speed of the boat(i.e, relative speed of the boat)
 The direction of travel
 A boat whose speed is 8 km/h sets course on a bearing 060^{0}. If the tide is running at a speed of 3 km/h from a bearing of 330^{0}, find;
V_{t}
Direction of tide
V_{b}
60^{0} Vb
N.B the angle 90^{0} in the triangle is obtained by geometry
V rel
boat
V_{t}
To obtain the relative velocity (actual velocity), draw the component velocity such that the head of one point to the end of the other. Draw the relative velocity to beginning from end of the first to the head of the last.
Using Pythagoras theorem
Let ϴ be the angle between the relative velocity and the direction of the boat.
EVALUATION
 A train runs at a constant speed of 20m/s for 300s. and then accelerate uniformly to a speed of 30m/s over a period of 20s. this speed is maintained for 300s before the train is brought to rest with uniform deceleration is 30s. draw the velocity – time graph to represent the journey describe above. From the graph find,
 The acceleration while the speed changes from 20m/s to 30m/s.
 The total distance travelled in the time described
 The average speed over the time described. (J.M.B)
 A car travels at a uniform velocity of 20m/s for 4s. if the brakes were applied to bring the car to rest in the next 8 s. draw the velocity time graph for the motion. How far does the car travel after the brakes were applied?
GENERAL EVALUATION
 The planetary motions are examples of motion. (a) rectilinear (a) rotation (c)
vibratory (d) spin
 The rate of change of velocity is called (a) speed (b) displacement (c) uniform
velocity (d) acceleration
 Which of these is also referred to as negative acceleration? (a) instantaneous acceleration (b) uniform acceleration (c) retardation (d) nonuniform acceleration
 The gradient of a distance –time graph gives (a) velocity (b) acceleration (c)
speed (d) displacement
 represent the area under a velocity – time graph. (a) distance (b) speed (c)
acceleration (d) none of the above
 Which of these graphs represent the velocitytime graph of the motion of a spherical metal ball falling through a fluid until it attain it terminal velocity?
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT:
1. The graph below represent the velocity time graph a body
v
0 t
e
d
a
b
Sketch the corresponding displacement –time graph for this motion.
READING ASSIGNMENT
Students should read page 121125 of the New School Physics by MA Anyakoha and answer question 21 and 25 on page 131
DERIVATIONS OF EQUATION OF UNIFORMLY ACCELERATED MOTION
SubTopic 3: ANALYSIS OF RECTILINEAR MOTION.
Supposing a body moving at an initial velocity later attains a final velocity in time Its acceleration is given as:
Change in velocity = vu
By making v subject of the formula, We have
Recall that
Since the body above experienced two velocities, u & v, thus, the average velocity is Hence,
Putting (2) into (3), we have Hence,
From (1),
Putting (5) into (3), we have
But is a different of two squares, implying that Hence,
Making subject of the formula, we have
Thus, in summary, the equations of motion include:
Under gravity, for a body descending, . Therefore, the above equations become: Under gravity, for a body ascending, . Therefore, the above equations become:
EVALUATION
 Define the following terms (i) average speed (ii) average velocity (iii) uniform acceleration (iv) constant velocity
 State the value of the acceleration of a body moving with uniform velocity.
PERIOD TWO
Derivation of equation of uniform motion
Recall that, Equation (i) —
Equation (ii) —
Substituting equation (i) into equation (ii) Again from equation (i),
Dividing both sides by a,
Substituting equation (3) into equation (ii)
(ii) — becomes
Expanding the bracket in the numerator, Cross multiplying,
Summarily, the equations of uniformly accelerating bodies are:
.N.B. note that these equations can only be applied to solve problems on bodies moving with constant/uniform acceleration. Problems on bodies moving with non uniform acceleration can be solved using differential calculus.
EVALUATION
 State the equations of uniformly accelerating bodies.
 Derive the (iv) of uniformly accelerating motion.
PERIOD THREE
Application of the equations of uniform accelerating bodies.
 A train starts from rest and accelerate until it attains a velocity of 8m/s is 10 s. calculate the acceleration of the train.
Solution:
For a body at rest velocity is zero.
Initial velocity U=0 Final velocity V= 8m/s Time t=10 s Acceleration a= ?
{ you use any of the four equations that has U,V, t, a has identified from the question}
V = U + at 8 = 0 + ax10
8 = 10a
Dividing both side by 10 a = 0.8m/s^{2}
 A horse rider moving with constant acceleration covers the distance between two point 70.0m apart in 7.0 s. if his speed as he passes the second point is 15.0 m/s. what is its speed at the first point?
Distance S = 70.0m Time t = 7.0s
Initial speed U = ?
Final speed V = 15.0m/s
{ the equation containing S, t, U, and V is S = }
70 =
Cross multiplying (15+U)7 = 140
Dividing both sides by 7 15 +U = 20
U = 20 – 15
U = 5m/s
 A body starts with an initial velocity of 26m/s and moves down it with uniform acceleration of 7m/s^{2} for 25 s. find the total distance moved in metres Solution: Initial velocity U = 26m/s
Acceleration a = 7m/s^{2} Time t = 25 s
Distance S = ?
{the equation containing U, a, t and s is
Motion of bodies under gravity
Neglecting air resistance, motion of bodies moving under gravity (either vertical upward or downward) is an example of uniformly accelerating motion.
A body thrown vertically upward in the earth gravitational field.
When a body is thrown vertically upward from the earth surface, it retards uniformly (with acceleration of a = g) until it attain it maximum height where its final velocity is zero. (V = 0)
If U is the initial velocity with which the body was projected vertically upward and H=S is the maximum height where it the velocity is zero (i.e, temporarily at rest before coming down)
g – acceleration due to gravity
V=0 s = H a = g is negative (retardation) where g is the acceleration due to gravity 0 = U^{2} + 2(g) H
0 = U^{2} 2gH
2gH = U^{2}
H is the maximum height Again , using V= U + at
V = 0 a = g 0 = U + (g)t
0 = U –gt gt = U
T is the time to reach the maximum height.
If the body is thrown vertically upward and allowed to return to the point of projection, the total time of flight is given as
Motion of a bodies falling freely under gravity
The body was initially at rest, hence the initial velocity is zero. As it falls, it velocity increase i.e it accelerate, a = g
Using , V^{2} = 0 + 2gH
This is the velocity of the body just as it it about to reach the ground Again using
H = 0 x t + ½ g t^{2} H = ½ gt^{2}
CLASSWORK; A projectile is fired vertically upward and it reach a height of 78.4 m. find the velocity of projection and the time it takes to reach the highest point.( take g = 10m/s^{2}) Solution: initial velocity U = velocity of projection
U =?
Maximum height S =H = 78.4 m Acceleration a = g = 10m/s^{2}
Final velocity V = 0 m/s ( body is temporarily at rest at the maximum height)
{ U, S, a, V} V^{2} = U^{2} + 2(g) H
0 = U^{2} – 2 x 10 x 78.4
U^{2} = 1568 U
U = 39.6 m/s
CLASSWORK; A body falls from a height of 80m. what is it velocity just before hitting the ground
Solution; height H = S = 80m
Initial velocity U = 0 ( body is taken be initially at rest)
Acceleration a = g = 10 m/s^{2} ( this is positive because the body is coming down) Final velocity V = ?
{ S, U, a, V}
A stone is dropped from a height of 196 m. neglecting air resistances; calculate the time to reach the ground.
Solution
H=S = 196 m
a = g = 10 m/s^{2}. ( g is positive because the body is moving downward) U=0m/s ( body is taken to be initially at rest)
t= ?
196 = 0xt + ½ x 10 t^{2}.
196 = 5 t2.
EVALUATION:
 A stone was thrown vertically upward with an initial speed U. If g is the acceleration of free fall, show that the time taken for the ball to return to its point of projection is
 A ball is thrown vertically upward with a velocity of 19.6m/s. what distance does it travels before coming to rest momentary at the maximum height?
 With what velocity must a ball be projected vertically upward for it return to it point of projection in 5s?
 A vehicle which starts from rest is accelerated uniformly at the rate of 5m/s^{2} for 5 s. It attains a speed which is maintained for 60 s. the vehicle is then brought to rest by a uniform retardation after another 3 s. determine the total distance covered.
GENERAL EVALUATION
 Two cars A and B move parallel to each other but in opposite direction. If the velocity of A is 10m/s and that of B is 15m/s. what is the relative velocity of B with respect to A?
 A car travelling with a uniform acceleration of 3m/s^{2} starts from rest. What time will it attain a velocity of 15m/s?
 A ball was thrown vertically upward from the ground with a velocity of 40m/s. a similar ball was thrown 1 s later from the same spot with the same velocity. At what time will the two ball meet each other?
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
Derive an equation of uniformly acceleration motion that involves only S, V, t and a
READING ASSIGNEMENT
Students should read pages 125, 130132 of New School Physics. By MA Anyakoha and answer question26 on page 131
WEEK 5:
TOPIC; PROJECTILE CONTENT
 Concept of projectiles
 Example of projectile motion
 Projectile of bodies at angle to the horizontal
 Horizontal projection
PERIOD ONE
CONCEPT OF PROJECTILE.
Projectile refers to the motion of a body which travels freely in space but under the influence of gravity and air resistance. When a ball in kicked into air, it will travel through space in a plane. The motion in a plane is a combination of upward and horizontal motion.
The path through which a projectile travel is called trajectory. Example of projectile
In sport,
 Throwing of discus
 Throwing of javelin In warfare
 Firing of catapult
 Shooting of arrows with bow
 Launching of missiles Miscellaneous
 Throwing of stones
Projectile of bodies at angle to the horizontal
When a body is projected at an angle to the horizontal, the trajectory is a parabola.
The motion of this projectile can be splitted into two:
I. The horizontal motion
In the horizontal motion, the body moves with constant velocity. Therefore the horizontal acceleration is zero. This also implies that the initial and the final horizontal velocity are equal.
a_{x} = 0V_{x} = U_{x}
U
U is the initial velocity with which the body was projected. Resolving U into it vertical and horizontal components, we have:
U_{y}
U_{x}
the horizontal Range R, is the horizontal distance covered by the projectile. Since the acceleration along the horizontal is zero,
Horizontal Range R,
1. Vertical motion
The vertical motion is an example of a uniformly accelerated motion. The equations of uniform motion are still valid for it.
During the upward motion,
Vertical acceleration a_{y} = g (where g is the acceleration due to gravity) Initial vertical velocity U_{y} = U sin
At the maximum height, the body is temporarily at rest. Therefore V_{y} = 0 Substituting these into V = U + at
V_{y} = U_{y} + at
t is the time to reach the maximum height.
The total time of flight is twice the time to reach the maximum height Total time of flight T, (iii)
Using the equation,
Summarily
— — — — (iii)
The horizontal range R can also be expressed as For range to be maximum, 2must be equal to 90^{0}_{.} Therefore maximum range occur when
Vertical
component 
Horizontal
component 

Initial velocity  Usin  Ucos 
Velocity at the any point p  V_{y}  V_{x} 
Velocity at the max height  0  Ucos 
Displacement at any point p  Sy  S_{x} =Ut cos 
acceleration  g  0 
U = U_{x}
CLASSWORK:
 a projectile is fired from the ground level with a velocity of 500m/s at 30^{0} to the horizontal. Determine;
 it horizontal range
 the greatest height attained.
SOLUTION:
R=?
R= 25000 x 0.866 R = 2165m
(i)
H_{max} = 6250m
 A bullet is fired at an angle of 45^{0} to the horizontal with a velocity of 450m/s. calculate (i) time to reach the maximum height (ii) the maximum height reached and the horizontal distance from the point of projection at this instant.
SOLUTION
t = 31.8 s
(Further examples should be solved as classwork)
EVALUATION
A particle is projected from the ground level with a velocity of 40m/s at an angle of . Calculate the
 Time of flight
 Range
 Ime taken to reach the greatest height
 Greatest height
PERIOD TWO
BODIES PROJECTED HORIZONTALLY AT A HEIGHT ABOVE THE GROUND
The motion of such projectile can also be splitted into two: the horizontal and the vertical motion.
 Horizontal motion
In the horizontal motion, the body moves with constant velocity. Therefore, the horizontal acceleration is zero. This also implies that the initial and the final horizontal velocity are equal.
U_{x} = Vx = U
a_{x} = 0.
If t is the time to reach the ground,then
 Vertical motion
The vertical motion is an example of a uniformly accelerated motion. The equations of uniform motion are still valid for it.
During the upward motion,
Vertical acceleration a_{y} = g (where g is the acceleration due to gravity)
The body was given an initial horizontal velocity. Since no vector has a perpendicular component, U_{y} = 0
Height H = S_{y}
Substituting these into S = Ut + ½ at^{2}.
CLASSWORK
 A ball is projected horizontally from the top of building with a velocity of 10m/s. the height of the building is 45m. determine;
 Time taken by the ball to reach the ground
 Distance of the ball from the building after hitting the ground
 The direction of the ball to the horizontal just before it hit the ground.
EVALUATION
 For a particular value of U, at what to the horizontal should a ball be projected in order to have a maximum range? (a) 15^{0} (b) 30^{0} (c) 45^{0} (d) 60^{0}
 Which of these is not true about the horizontal motion of a projectile? (a) constant acceleration (b) uniform velocity (c) it is not affected by gravity (d) accelaeration is zero
 A coin is pushed from the edge of a laboratory bench with a horizontal velocity of 15m/s of the height of the bench is from the floor is 1.5m. calculate the distance from the foot of the bench of the point of impact with the floor. (g = 10m/s^{2}) (a) 0.75m (b) 2.25m (c) 8.22 m (d) 15.00m. (WASSCE 2011)
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
1. Using any of the equation of uniform motion, such that the maximum height attained by a ball projected at an angle to the horizontal with a velocity U is
READING ASSIGNMENT.
Students should answer the question on page 134 of New School Physics by MA Anyakoha
WEEK SIX DATE ………………………………
TOPIC: EQUILIBRIUM OF FORCES CONTENT
 Resultant of force
 Equilibrant force
 Equilibrium, types of equilibrium
 Moment of force
 couple
 Conditions for equilibrium for system of parallel forces
 Centre of gravity (types of equilibrium)
 Centre of mass
PERIOD ONE;
Resultant force
This can be defining a single force which can produce the same effect as the combined force on a system. The addition of two or more force produces the resultant force. The resultant of any system of force can be obtained through any of the process described earlier.
Equilibrant force
This is that force which when added to a system of vectors will make the resultant of the system zero. Equilibrant has the same magnitude as the resultant force but it always acts in a direction opposite to that of the resultant.
F_{1}
F_{1}
R
F_{2}
F_{2}
For a system in equilibrium, the resultant force is ZERO.
Types of equilibrium
 Stable equilibrium; a body is in stable equilibrium if it velocity and it resultant force is zero. ( v = 0 and R = 0)
 Dynamic equilibrium: a body is said to dynamic equilibrium if its velocity is constant or it is rotating with a constant angular velocity. For bodies in dynamic equilibrium, velocity is not zero but the resultant force on it is zero
(i.e, )
 Translational equilibrium: a body is said to be in translational equilibrium if there is no net force acting on it though it is at rest or moving with constant velocity.
Thus a body is said to be in equilibrium is it resultant force is zero.
Moment of a force
The turning effect of a force is it moment. Moment of a force about a point can be define as the product of the force and it perpendicular distance from the point.
CASE 1; d
O
F
Moment of the force F about the point O = F x d CASE 2.
d
O
F
The perpendicular component of F is . So moment of F about O is Moment
CASE 3:
The force F will create a translational motion and not a turning effect. Therefore the moment of F in this case is ZERO.

 note that the moment of a force is maximum when the force is at right angle.
EVALUATION


 The product of a force and its perpendicular distance force a point called (a)

resultant (b) equilibrant (c) moment of force (d) couple


 If moment M = Fdsin, for what value of will the moment of the force F be zero? (a) 0^{0} (b) 90^{0} (c) 180^{0} (d) 270^{0}.
 The angle between the resultant and the equilibrant of a system of force is (a) 0^{0}

(b) 90^{0} (c) 180^{0} (d) 270^{0}.


 The type of equilibrium possess by a body falling through a fluid after attaining it terminal velocity is equilibrium. (a) stable (b) unstable (c) dynamic (d) neutral
 The resultant force on a body in translational equilibrium is —

PERIOD TWO
Principle of moment
This states that for a system in equilibrium, the algebraic sum of moments about any point is zero.
It can also be stated thus, for a system in equilibrium, the sum of the clockwise moment about a point is equal to the sum of the anticlockwise moment about the same point.
Consider the system below,
a b P
c d
Q
W
W_{1} W2
Three downward forces, W, W1, W2.
Reaction act P and Q, constitute the two upward force acting on the body. Taking moment about P,
R_{q} x ( b + c)
W_{1} x a
i.
ii.
Anticlockwise moment
W x b
W_{2} x (b + c + d)
i.
ii.
clockwise moment
Don’t forget moment of a force is Force x perpendicular distance.
Classwork: following the example above, take moment about the point Q and write out the clockwise and the anticlockwise moments.
Examples;
 A 40cm P B
7N
In the diagram above, AB represent a uniform rod of length 1.50m which is in equilibrium on a pivot at p. if AP = 40cm, calculate the mass of the rod. (g = 10ms^{2}
Solution:
Since the rod is uniform, it weight act at the
A 40cm P B
centre of the rod
7N W
the rod is 1.5m long, it centre is
taking moment about the pivot
clockwise moment = f x d = 7N x 0.4m = 2.8 Nm
Anticlockwise moment = f x d = W x (0.75 – 0.4) = 0.35W
At equilibrium, clockwise moment = anticlockwise moment
0.35W = 2.8
The weight of the rod is 8.0N But weight W = mg
Mass of the rod is 0.8 kg
 A metre rule is found to balance at 48 cm marked. When a body of 60 g is suspended at 6 cm, the balance point is found to be 30 cm.
 Calculate the mass of the rule.
 What is the new balance point if the 60 g is moved to 13 cm mark.
Solution
0 6 30 48 100
60 g W
W is mass of metre rule
N.B
 a metre rule is 100 cm long
 for uniform metre rule the weight (position of c.g) is 50 cm mark
 for nonuniform metre rule, c.g is at the balance point when no load is on the rod
taking moment about the pivot
clockwise moment f x d = 60 x (30 – 6) = 60 x 24 = 144
at equilibrium, clockwise moment = anticlockwise moment
18W = 144
The mass of the metre rule is 8 g.
(ii)
0 13 x 48 100
60 g 8 g
The 60 g is now at 13 cm mark, the new balance point is x the cg still remains 48 cm.
Taking moment about the pivot
Clockwise moment 60 x (x – 13)
Anticlockwise moment 8 x (48 – x )
At equilibrium, clockwise moment = anticlockwise moment The new balance point is 17.1 cm mark
EXPERIMENT 3:
 An experiment to verify the principle of moment using the metre rule, standard mass and the spring balance.
Conditions for equilibrium for a system of parallel forces

 Sum of forces in one direction must equal to the sum of forces in the opposite direction. Sum of upward forces must equal to the sum of downward forces.
 Resultant force must be zero
 The algebraic sum of moment about a point must be equal to zero.
However, for three non parallel coplanar forces to keep a body in equilibrium,
 The line of action of the three forces must intersect at a point
 The three forces can be represented in magnitude and direction by the adjacent sides of a triangle by taking the head of one to the tail of the other.
EVALUATION
 State the principle of moment
 State the condition of equilibrium for a system of parallel forces
PERIOD THREE.
Couple
A couple is a system of equal and opposite forces acting at a distance apart and whose lines of actions do not coincide. A couple will always create a turning effect about a point midway between the two forces. The forces of a couple create a torque. Couple cause an angular acceleration.
F
F
The moment of a couple = F x d
The perpendicular distance between the two forces is called the arm of the couple. The moment of a couple about any point in a plane containing the two forces is the same. Moving the couple from one point to another in the plane does not change the value of the moment of the couple.
Application of couple
 Turning of a tap head
 Turning the stirring wheel of a car with two hands
 Action of a corkscrew or
 Use screwdriver to loosen a screw.
 Action on a circular door knob
CLASSWORK: Two force of 10N each act at the opposite end of ruler 50cm long. Calculate the resultant force and the moment of the force.
SOLUTION:

 Assuming the two forces are parallel Resultant force R = 0 N
 The question above is an example of a couple
F= 10N d = 50cm = 0.5m
Moment of a couple M = F x d M = 10 x 0.5= 5 Nm
Centre of gravity
This can be defined as a point on a body through which the line of action of the resultant weight of the body passes through. It is the point on an object where the resultant weight of the body is acting.
The position of the centre of gravity of an object can be determined through the following methods:
 Balancing method
 Plumb line methods
EXPERIMENT 45:
 an experiment to determine the centre of balance of metre rule using the balancing method.
 An experiment to determine the centre of gravity of a laminar irregular cardboard using the plumb line method
Uniform objects often have their centre of gravity at their midpoint / centre.
The position of the centre of gravity of an object determines the stability of the object.
TYPES OF EQUILIBRIUM / STABILITY
 Stable equilibrium: bodies in stable equilibrium
 Have centre of gravity close to their base (low c.g)
 Have wide base
 Returns to their original position after a slight tilt.
.
Wide base
c.g
.
c.g
Examples of bodies in stable equilibrium; a cone sitting on it base, a funnel set upside down on a table
N.B when bodies in neutral equilibrium are slightly tilted, their potential energy increases but the line of action remains within the base.
 Unable equilibrium: bodies in unstable equilibrium
 Have centre of gravity high above the base.
 Have narrow base
 Fall away from their original position when they are slightly tilted
.
c.g
N.B when bodies in neutral equilibrium are slightly tilted, their potential energy decreases and the line of action falls outside the base.
 Neutral equilibrium:For bodies in neutral equilibrium, the potential energy remains unchanged when they are slightly tilted.
the diagram below typify the types of equilibrium.
Ball in unstable equilibrium
43  P a g e
Ball in neutral equilibrium
(you can easily identify the type of equilibrium by considering how a body will fall off its equilibrium position when it is slightly tilted)
Centre of mass
This can be defined as the point on an object where the application of a force will produce accelerationand not a turning effect.
EVALUATION
 Mention two example each of bodies in (i) stable equilibrium (ii) unstable equilibrium (iii) neutral equilibrium
 Define a couple.
WEEK 7: MIDTERM BREAK
WEEK 8:
TOPIC: EQUILIBRIUM OF BODIES IN LIQUIDS CONTENT:
 Concept of Upthrust
Archimedes Principle
 Density & Relative density
Principle of flotation
EQUILIBRIUM OF BODIES IN LIQUIDS
Boat, ship or a swimmer can float on water. This is as a result of certain forces acting on these bodies.
U
Consider a cube floating in water as shoe below. For the cube to be in equilibrium U = W
W
The force U is called the upthrust.
Upthrust can be defined as an upward force experience by object in a fluid.
Upthrust can also be defined as the loss weight experienced by an object partial or completely immersed in a fluid. for object floating in a fliud,
W = U
For object partly or wholly immersed in a fluid, (e.g bucket of water inside the water in a well weight lighter than )
U = weight loss
Consider a bucket of water of weight W in a well which is held by a string whose tension is T. When the bucket is above the water in the well, the tension in the string equals the weight of the bucket. (W = T)
When the bucket is inside the well, it experiences a weight loss which equal to the difference (W – T)
Where W is the weight of the bucket in air and T is the bucket in the well/fluid.
EXPERIMENT 6
– To measure the upthrust experienced by s body immersed in water using the spring balance, eureka can and a beaker.
Archimedes’ principle
This states that when a body is partly or completely immersed in a fluid, it experiences an upthrust which is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced.
Weight = mass x acceleration due to gravity Weight of fluid displaced W = mg
But density of the fluid,
Where v – volume is fluid displaced. Weight of fluid displaced W =
g – acceleration due to gravity
Density of a body
This can be defined as the ratio of the mass of body to its volume or mass per unit volume. In the laboratory, the density of a substance can simply be determine by measuring the mass of the substance using a triple balance and measuring the volume. With the mass and volume of the substance known, the density can be determined using:
Density is a scalar quantity and it S.I unit is kgm^{3}. Another unit for density is gcm^{3}.
Relative density
The relative density of a substance is the ratio of the density of the substance to the density of water. This has no unit. It can also be easily determine by estimating the density of the substance in kgm^{3} and dividing it by 1000 kgm^{3}(the density of water or in g/cm^{3} and dividing by 1gcm^{3})
Relative density of a substance can also be defined as the ratio of the mass of the substance to the mass of equal volume of water.
The relative density of a liquid can be define as the ratio of the upthrust experience by an object in the liquid to the upthrust experienced by the object in water.
EXPERIMENTS 711
 Experiment to determine the relative density of a liquid using the relative density bottle
 Experiment to measure the density of regular solid
 Experiment to measure the density of irregular solid using the eureka can
 Experiment to measure the density of liquids using the measuring cylinder and triple
balance
 Experiment to demonstrate weight loss by an object immersed in a fluid using the spring balance.
PRINCIPLE OF FLOATATION
The law of floatation states that for a body to float in a fluid, it must displace an amount of fluid equal to it own weight.
Weight of object = weight of fluid displaced.
Application of the principle of floatation
 hydrometer
 Submarine
 Ship/boat
 Hot air balloon
 Floating iceberg
CLASSWORK
 A body of mass 20g appears to have a mass of 13g in oil and 12g in water. What is the relative density of oil?
SOLUTION
g
R.D of oil = ^{7}/_{8}
 A metal block of density 900kgm^{3} weighs 60N in air. find its weight when it is completely immersed in paraffin wax of density 800kgm^{3} (g=10ms^{2}) Solution:
Density of the object Cross multiplying,
Mass of object I
Mass of object II
Equating I and II
Recall, eqn ii U= ?
But upthrust = weight loss U = W_{o} –T
56 = 60 – T
T = 60 – 56 T = 4N
Weight of the block in the paraffin wax = 4N
further examples should be solved as classwork)
EVALUATION:
A piece of wood of mass 60 kg and density 600 kgm^{3} float in water of density 100 kgm^{3}. Calculate;
 Volume of water displaced by the wood
 Fraction of the volume of the wood immersed in water
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 Differentiate between a resultant force and a equilibrant.
 Mention two differences between centre of gravity and centre of mass.
 A pencil of mass 5 g can be balanced horizontally on a knife edge at a distant of 3 cm from the plane end when a mass of 2.5 g is hung from this end. Calculate the distance of the centre of gravity of the pencil from this plane end.
 Two boys of weigh 400 N and 700N sit at the end of a seesaw 4 m long pivoted at the centre. What will be the position of a third boy whose weight is 600 N in order to balance the seesaw?
 When a mass of 50 g is hung from at the 5 cm marked of a uniform metre rule, the rule balances on a knife edge place at the 35cm mark. What is the weight of the metre rule?
 Differentiate between density and relative density.
READING ASSIGNMENT
Read up Simple Harmonic Motion in New School Physics by M A Anyakoha and answer the following questions:
 what is Simple Harmonic Motion
 Mention four examples of bodies in SHM
WEEK 9: DATE ………………………
TOPIC; SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION CONTENT
 CONCEPT of S.H.M
cy
 Example of bodies in S.H.M
 Mathematical description of SHM
 Terms used in describing SHM
 Energy conversion in SHM
 Damped oscillation
 Forced vibration in SHM
 Resonance PERIOD ONE CONCEPT OF SHM
Simple harmonic motion is an example of periodic motion. A periodic motion is one whose pattern of motion is repeated at regular interval of time.
A body is said to be in Simple Harmonic Motion if it moves along a fixed path such that it acceleration is directly proportional to its displacement from a fixed point and it is also directed toward that fixed point.
Simple harmonic motion can be defined as the motion of a body whose acceleration is always directed towards a fixed point and is proportional to the displacement of the bodies from that point.
Example of bodies in SHM
 A vibrating simple pendulum
 A mass at the ended of a vibrating helical spring
 Oscillation of mercury in a Utube
 Motion of the balance wheel of a watch.
 Motion of prongs of a vibrating tuning fork
 Motion of a loaded test tube in water Mathematical definition of SHM Mathematically, SHM can be defining as;
Where a is the acceleration and y is the displacement. Introducing a constant,
The displacement of bodies in SHM simulate the sinusoidal change describe by the sine
urve.
Terms for describing a SHM
 Amplitude (A). this the maximum displacement from the equilibrium position.
A
 Period (T); this is the time taken for the body in SHM to complete one oscillation. If a body in SHM complete n cycles/oscillations in time t, the period of the SHM is given as.
The S.I unit of period is seconds
 Frequency (f); this is the number of cycles completed by a body in SHM in one seconds. The S.I unit of frequency is Hertz (s^{1}). Frequency can also be defined as the reciprocal of period,
 Angular frequency; this is the ratio of one complete cycle to the period of the SHM. Angular frequency is sometime referred to as angular speed. It S.I unit is rad/s. another unit for is rev/min
 Displacement (y); the displacement of a body in SHM simulate the sine curve and it is given as;
ϴ
is the angular displacement and it is given as t)
Where y is the displacement, A is the amplitude, is the angular frequency and t is time.
EVALUATION
 State five example of bodies in SHM
 Define the following terms (i) amplitude (ii) frequency (iii) period
PERIOD TWO.
SPEED AND ACCELERATION OF BODIES IN SHM
 Speed (v); this is the rate of change of displacement/distance. Since this is not a uniform motion, we result to differential calculus
Speed of a body in SHM can also be given as,
A body in SHM will have it maximum value when sint =1
 Acceleration (a); this is the rate of change of velocity.
(students who had not taken lesson in differential calculus should not bother about the derivation. But they should take note of the result)
EXPERIMENT
 To determine acceleration due to gravity g using simple pendulum.
 To determine the force constant of a helical spring CLASSWORK
1. A body executing simple harmonic motion has an angular velocity of 22rads^{1}. If it has a maximum displacement of 10cm. what is its maximum linear velocity?
1m
Simple pendulum
This consists of a small mass attached to the end of a string.
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B is the equilibrium position. As the body passes through this position it kinetic energy is maximum.
At B, speed is maximum kinetic energy is maximum potential energy is zero
At A and C, the bodyis temporarily at rest. Speed is zero as well as kinetic energy. But the potential energy at this point is maximum.
The period of oscillation of a simple pendulum
 Period is directly proportional to the square root of the length of the string Period increases with length.
 Is independent on the mass of the bob
 Is inversely proportional to the square root of the acceleration due to gravity.
A body at the end of a vibrating helical spring.
This is another example of a simple a harmonic motion. It consists of a mass attached to the end of a spring.
The period of the mass vibrating at the end of the helical spring is
 Directly proportional to the square root of the mass Period increases with mass
 Inversely proportional to the square root of the force constant of the spring. The period of a vibrating mass at the end of a helical spring is given as
EVALUATION.
 The number of cycle per seconds completed by a body in SHM is called (a) period
(b) amplitude (c) angular frequency (d) frequency
 Which of these is not true about bodies in SHM? (a) acceleration is proportional to displacement (b) acceleration act in opposite direction to the displacement (c) acceleration is directed toward the fixed point
 A simple pendulum has a period of 4.2 s. when the length is shortened by 1m, the period is 3.7 s. calculate the original length of the string. 9a) 74.5 m (b) 3.2 m (c) 2.7 m (d) 1.8 m (ACEDEX, 2011)
Period 3: ENERGY IN SHM
A body in simple harmonic motion undergoes displacement as a result of a restoring force acting on its toward the equilibrium position. Energy is always involved when a body moves through a distance under the action of a force.
Recall work done = force x distance
Consider a vibrating mass at the end of a helical spring; if an average force of ½F act on the mass to cause a displacement of y
Work done = energy = average force x distance E = ½ F x y
This is equivalent to the elastic potential energy stored in the spring. But F = Ky
Where k – force constant or elasticity constant y – extension/ displacement Substituting this into (vi)
The potential energy of the mass is maximum when y = amplitude
… … … … … (viii)
The kinetic energy of the mass is given as But from eqn (vb)
Therefore, KE at displacement y is given as
Maximum kinetic energy will occur at the equilibrium position (i.e when y = 0)
EVALAUTION
 What is the angular speed of a body vibrating at 50cycles per second? (a) 200∏rads^{1} (b) 100∏ rads^{1} (b) 50 rads^{1} (d) 0.01 rads^{1}
 If a body moving with SHM has an angular velocity of 50rad/s and amplitude 10cm, calculate it linear velocity.
 A body in SHM has an amplitude of 10 cm and a frequency of 100Hz calculate (i) acceleration at maximum displacement (b) period of oscillation (c) velocity at the centre of the motion
PERIOD 4
Simple pendulum
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The energy of the bob at B is entirely kinetic (equilibrium position)
The energy of the bob at A and C is entirely potential (the bob is temporarily at rest at these points).
At any point between A and B or C and B, the energy is the sum of the potential and the kinetic energy of the bob at that position.
Damped oscillation
SHM is an hypothetical motion in which energy has been taking to be constant through the motion and the amplitude does not change. However, a reallife situation is the damp oscillation in which amplitude die out with time due to air resistance. Energy of the system also depreciate with time.
In damped harmonic oscillation, the amplitude decreases with time until it is zero.
The amplitude of this motion is gradually decreasing
To maintain an oscillation that would have been damped in simple harmonic motion,an external periodic force is applied. This is called forced vibration
Forced vibration is a vibration resulting from the action of an external periodic force on an oscillating body.
Resonance; this is a phenomenon in which the frequency of the external oscillator coincides with the natural frequency of a body thereby making the body to vibrate with a large amplitude.
Resonance explains why sometime at a radio playing some tunes could make a tumbler on the same table to shake visibly.
EVALUATION
 A simple pendulum has a period of 3.0 s. If the value of g =9.9 m/s^{2}. Calculate the length of the pendulum.
 An object moving with SHM has amplitude 5 cm and frequency 50Hz. Calculate (i) period of the oscillation (ii) acceleration at the middle and end of the oscillation (iii) velocity at the middle and at the end of the oscillation
 Define the following (I) damped oscillation (ii) forced oscillation (iii) resonance
WEEK END ASSIGNMENT
 Sketch the curve for displacement speed and acceleration and state the phase difference between them.
 Beginning from V = Ashow that V
 Describe an experiment to verify the variation of the period of a simple pendulum with length of the pendulum.
 The period of a simple pendulum is 3.45 s. when the length of the pendulum is shortened by 1 m, the period is 2.81 s. calculate (a) the original length of the pendulum (b) the acceleration due to gravity
READING ASSIGNMENT
Students should read up Simple Harmonic Motion in their text books.
WEEK 10: REVISION
WEEK 11: EXAMINATION