SS 1 FIRST TERM LESSON NOTE PHYSICS
FIRST TERM ELEARNING NOTE
SUBJECT: PHYSICS CLASS: SS 1
SCHEME OF WORK
WEEK TOPICS
1 Introduction to Physics; Familiarization of Physics Laboratory
2 Measurement of Mass, Weight, Length and Time;
 Motion in Nature, Force, Circular Motion, Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces
 Frictions
 Vector and Scalar Quantity, Distance/Displacement, Speed/Velocity, Acceleration, Distance/DisplacementTime Graph, Speed/VelocityTime Graph, equations of uniformly acceleration
 Calculations on velocitytime graph.
 Density and Relative Density
 Upthrust, Archimedes Principle, Law of floatation, Pressure
 Work, Energy and power. Work Done in a Force Field, Types of Energy and Energy Conversion.
 Viscosity
 Revision
REFERENCE BOOKS
 New School Physics. By Prof. M.W Anyakoha
 New System Physics. By Dr. Charles Chow et.al
WEEK ONE
TOPIC: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
CONTENT
 MEANING OF PHYSICS
 FUNDAMENTAL QUANTITIES AND UNITS
 DIMENSIONS OF PHYSICAL QUANTITIES
MEANING OF PHYSICS
Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other. This energy can take the form of motion, light, electricity, radiation, gravity etc. Physics deals with matter on scales ranging from subatomic particles (i.e. the particles that make up the atom and the particles that make up those particles) to stars and even the entire galaxies. It can also be defined as a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through spacetime, as well as all applicable concepts, such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.
Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Over the last two millennia, Physics had been considered synonymous with Philosophy, Chemistry, and certain branches of Mathematics and Biology, but during the scientific revolution in the 16th century, it emerged to become a unique modern science in its own right. However, in some subject areas such as in mathematical physics and quantum chemistry, the boundaries of physics remain difficult to distinguish.
Physics is both significant and influential, in part because advances in its understanding have often translated into new technologies, but also because new ideas in Physics often resonate with other sciences, Mathematics, and Philosophy. For example, advances in the understanding of electromagnetism or Nuclear physics led directly to the development of new products which have dramatically transformed modernday society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of motorized transport; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus.
In order to understand clearly the fundamental concepts, Physics is divided into two main branches:
 Classical Physics – This consists of the following: mechanics, heat, optics, wave and sound, electricity and magnetism.
 Modern Physics – This covers the aspects of matter energy and their relations at atomic and subatomic levels.
Other fields of Physics are: Geophysics, Astrophysics, Biophysics, Nuclear physics, Engineering physics etc.
EVALUATION
 What do you understand by the term “Physics’’?
 State the step involved in scientific method?
FUNDAMENTAL QUANTITIES AND UNIT
Measurements play an important role in Physics. A unit has to be defined before any kind of measurement can be made. Different systems of units have been used in the past. These include the foot – pound – second (FPS) system, the centimetre – gramme – second (CGS) system, and the metre – kilogramme – second (MKS) system. The new system which has now gained universal acceptance is the systeme international d’units, usually called S.I. units.
Physical quantities are often divided into fundamental quantities and derived quantities.
FUNDAMENTAL QUANTITIES:
These are the basic quantities that are independent of others and cannot be defined in terms of other quantities.
They are the basic quantities upon which most (though not all) quantities depend.
FUNDAMENTAL UNITS: are the basic unit upon which other units depend. They are the units of the fundamental quantities.
The three most important basic quantities in Physics are length, mass and time.
Length may be defined as the extent of space or distance extended.
Mass is commonly defined as the quantity of matter or material in the body.
Time is defined as that in which events are distinguishable with reference to before or after. Examples of fundamental quantities and their units are shown below:
Table 2.0 Fundamental Quantities and Units
Quantity  Unit  Unit – abbreviation 
Length  Metre  M 
Time  Second  S 
Mass  Kilogram  Kg 
Electric current  Ampere  A 
Temperature  Kelvin  K 
Amount of substance  Mole  mol 
Luminous intensity  Candela  Cd 
DERIVED QUANTITIES AND UNITS
Derived quantities and units are those obtained by some simple combination of the fundamental quantities and units. They are dependent on the fundamental quantities and units. Some examples of derived quantities and units are shown below:
Table 2.1 derived quantities and units
Derived Quantity  Derivation  Derived unit 
Area (A)  Length × breadth  m2 
Volume (V)  Length × breath × height  m3 
Density  Kg.m3  
Velocity (V)  m.s1  
Acceleration (a)  m.s2  
Force (F)  Mass × acceleration  Newton (N) 
The unit of volume is obtained by multiplying three lengths m x m x m = m3 pronounced ‘CUBE METRE” or “METRE CUBED”. Density is the ratio of mass and volume therefore the unit of density is kg/m3 or kgm3 pronounced “KILOGRAMME PER METRE CUBED.”
Difference between Fundamental and Derived Units
Fundamental Units  Derived Units  
1.  They are standard units of measurement  They are not standard units of measurement 
2.  They are generally accepted all over the world  Not all are generally accepted all over the world 
3.  They form the basis of measurement  They are not the basis of measurement 
4.  They are accepted by international organisations  Though accepted internationally, they are formulated by individuals 
5.  They are known as S.I. units, i.e. international system  They are known as units 
Difference between Fundamental and Derived Quantities
Fundamental Quantities  Derived Quantities  
1.  They are generally accepted  They are just accepted 
2.  They are based on international system  They are formulated from international system 
3.  They can stand alone  They cannot stand alone 
4.  They have direct calculations  Their calculations are derived 
5.  They are basic units of measurement  They are not basic units of measurement 
DIMENSIONS OF PHYSICAL QUANTITIES
The dimension of a physical quantity is the way it is related to the quantities of mass, length and time. The dimension of unit mass is M, for unit length, L and for unit time T. see the table below:
Table 2.2
Quantity  Unit  Dimension 
Mass  Kilogramme, kg  M 
Length  Metre, m  L 
Time  T 
DIMENSION ANALYSIS OF SOME PHYSICAL QUANTITIES
 Density: This is mass per unit volume
The dimensional equation of density =
=
 Velocity: This is the rate of change of displacement with time.
Velocity = =
 Acceleration: This is the rate of change of velocity with time.
Acceleration = =
 Force: This is the product of mass and acceleration.
= Dimension of mass x Dimension of acceleration
= kg × ms2
= m × LT2
= MLT2
Below is a table of a few important physical quantities and their dimensions:
Table 2.3
Physical Quantity  Units  Dimensions 
Velocity  ms1  LT1 
Acceleration  ms2  LT2 
Force  N(ma)  MLT2 
Momentum  kgms1  MLT1 
Density  kgm3  ML3 
Pressure  Nm2  ML1 T2 
EVALUATION
 State the dimension of the following quantities;
(a) Acceleration (b) pressure (c) density
2 From the following quantities given below, list out the derived and fundamental quantities in a tabular form: Velocity, mass, weight, length, volume, density, torque, speed, acceleration, power, energy, temperature, heat capacity, electric current, relative density
Reading Assignment
New school physics by M.W.Anyakoha, Prof. Pg12
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 Which of the units of the following physical quantities is not derived unit?
(a) Area (b) Thrust (c) Pressure (d) Mass
 Which of the following is a fundamental unit? (a) Kgm−3 (b) m3 (c) Nm−2 (d) Kg
3 Which of the following quantities has the same unit as energy?
(a) Power (b) Work (c) Force (d) Momentum
4 Which of the following is a derived unit?
(a) Ampere (b) Kilogramme (c) Second (d) Ohm
5 Which of the following is a derived unit?
(a) Tension (b) Impulse (c) Upthrust (d) Distance
 The international agreed system of unit (S.I.) for physical measurement are
(a) lb, ft, sec (b) g, m, sec (c) kg, m, sec (d) cm, g, sec
 Which of the units of the following physical quantities are derived?
 Area; II. Thrust; III. Pressure; IV. Mass
(a) I, II, III and IV (b) I, II and III only (c) I, II and IV only (d) I and IV only
THEORY
 State the dimension of the following;
(a) stress(Force/Area) (b) Energy(force x perpendicular distance)
(c) Momentum (mass x velocity)
2 Determine the dimension of the following physical quantities.
(a) Impulse (b) potential energy (c) pressure (d) young’s modulus
3 At what respective value of a, b, and c would the unit of impulse be dimensionally equivalent to MaLbTc?
 The dimension of pressure is given as MxLyTz, deduce the values of x, y, and z. (Hint: Pressure= Force/Area, the unit is Nm2)
WEEK TWO
TOPIC: MEASUREMENT OF MASS, WEIGHT, LENGTH & TIME
CONTENT
 Measurement of Length
 Measurement of Time
 Measurement of Mass
 Measurement of Volume
TECHNIQUES AND MEASUREMENT
Measurement is an important aspect of physics or other sciences. No fact in science is accepted, no law is established, unless it can be exactly measured and quantified. As physics is based on exact measurements, every such measurement requires two things; first a number or quantity, secondly a unit, e.g. 20 metres as the length of a table tennis’s board.
MEASUREMENT OF LENGTH
THE METRE RULE: The metre rule is often used to measure distances of a few centimetres to some metres, for example, the dimensions of a table or room. When longer distances are involved, tape rule can be used. 0.1 cm or 1mm is the smallest graduation on a metre rule.
CALLIPERS:
Callipers are used to measure distances on solid objects where an ordinary metre rule cannot be applied directly. They are made of hinged steel jaws which are closed (in the case of external callipers) until they touch the desired part of the object being measured. The distance between the jaws is then measured on a graduated scale such as the metre rule.
THE VERNIER CALLIPERS
These can measure length more accurately than the metre rule. To measure small lengths, to the nearest 0.1mm, e.g the thickness of a metre rule, the internal and external diameters of a tube, or the diameter of a rod, we use the vernier callipers. The instrument has two sets of jaws and two scales, the main and the vernier scales
THE MICROMETER SCREW GAUGE
This instrument measures even smaller lengths (e.g diameter of a wire) than the vernier callipers. It has a higher reading accuracy and can read up to 0.01mm or 0.001cm. It can be used to measure the thickness of a piece of paper, the diameter of a small ball (e.g. pendulum bob).
MEASUREMENT OF TIME
The time internal between two events is the difference between the times when the event occurred when the time internal is of the order of minutes or hours, clocks and watches can be used. These are the instruments which indicate the time of the day. For shorter time intervals of the order of seconds, stop clocks or stop watches are used.
EVALUATION
 Define (a) length (b) time.
 List five instrument for measuring length.
MEASUREMENT OF MASS
The mass of a body is a measure of the quantity of matter it contains. Mass is usually measured by comparing it with standard masses, using a balance.
There are various types e.g. beam or chemical balance, lever balance, a dial spring, direct reading balance etc
WEIGHT: of a body is the force acting on the body due to the earth’s gravitational pull. One instrument used for measuring weight is the spring balance. Weight is measured in Newtons.
Differences between Mass and Weight
Mass  Weight  
1.  Mass is the quantity of matter present in a body.  Weight occurs due to the force of gravity acting upon an object. 
2.  Mass is constant.  Weight varies. 
3.  Mass is a scalar quantity.  Weight is a vector quantity. 
4.  The unit of mass is the kg.  The unit of weight is the Newton (N). 
5.  Mass is measured by chemical or beam balance.  Weight is measured by spring balance. 
6.  The principles of moment is applied to obtain the mass.  The instruments for measuring weight obeys Hook’s law. 
Relationship Between mass & weight
W=mg
Where, W = weight(N) m=mass(kg) g= acceleration due to gravity(m/s2)
MEASUREMENT OF VOLUME
GRADUATED CYLINDER: A graduated cylinder can be used for measurement of volumes of liquids. It is accurate to the nearest 1cm3. It can also be used in measuring the volume of irregular shaped objects e.g stone, with the aid of the displacement or eureka can.
HOW TO READ A VERNIER CALLIPER
In reading a vernier calliper, the whole number (digit before the decimal point) and the first digit after the decimal point are read from the main scale while the second digit after the decimal point is read from the vernier scale (sliding scale). This is the point or mark that coincides with that of the main scale.
See example below:
Example 3.1
Fig. 3.3
Solution
What is the reading on the main scale = 4.30
Reading on the vernier scale = 0.07 i.e. point of coincidence = 0.07
∴ Total reading on the scale = 4.30
= 0.07
4.37cm
Note: The last digit before the end “A” of vernier inscribed on the main scale is 4.3 and the point of coincidence is 7 which is taken as 0.07. The rough end of the main scale indicates continuity, i.e the main scale is still extended.
Example 3.2 (How to read the micrometer scale)
What is the reading on the micrometer screw gauge shown below?
Fig. 3.4
Solution
Reading on the sleeve = 17.00
Reading on the thimble = 11 x 0.01
= 0.11
Reading on the scale = 17.1mm or 1.711cm
EVALUATION
 Differentiate between mass & weight
 The weight of an object of mass 5000g is ……. (take g = 10m/s2)
Reading Assignment
New school physics by M.W.Anyakoha, Prof. Pg311
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 Which of the following instrument is suitable for taking the most accurate measurement of the internal diameter of a testtube? (a) Metre rule (b) A pair of callipers (c) A micrometer screw gauge (d) A tape rule
 Which of the following statements about mass and weight of a body is not correct? Its (a) mass is a scalar quantity (b) weight is a function of the gravitational pull on it (c) mass on earth and on the moon is the same (d) weight at the equator and at the poles is the same
 The diagram below represents a portion of a micrometer screw guage. What is the reading? (a) 3.72mm (b) 3.50mm (c) 3.30mm (d) 3.25mm
 The weight of a body is measured with
(a) spring balance (b) beam balance (c) chemical balance (d) lever balance
 Which instrument is best for measuring small quantity of liquid?
(a) Burette (b) Pipette (c) Cylinder (d) Beaker
 What is the dimension of force? (a) MLT−2 (b) ML2T (c) ML2T−2 (d) MLT−3
 The diagram below represents a portion of a vernier calliper. What is its reading?
(a) 4.36cm (b) 4.43cm (c) 5.53cm (d) 5.44cm
 Which of the following instruments is the best for measuring the diameter of the constantan wire? (a) Callipers (b) Mere rule (c) Micrometer screw guage (d) watt meter
 Hydrometer is an instrument used for measuring
(a) relative humidity (b) dew point (c) relative density (d) attitude
 What is the reading on the instrument? (a) 5.25mm (b) 10.16mm (C) 10.15mm
(d) 5.10mm
THEORY
 Mention the instrument that is suitable to measure the following quantities;
(a) The weight of a body (b) The internal diametre of a test tube
(c) The mass of a body (d) The dimension of a compound
(e) The length of a table (f) The diameter of a wire
 The diagrams below represents the portion of a micro meter screw gauge. What are the readings?
(a)
(b)
 The length of a piece of glass block was measured by means of a vernier calliper as shown below. The length of the glass block is?
 The diagram below represents a portion of a vernier calliper. What is the reading?
 The internationally agreed system of units (SI) for physical measurements are______________, __________________, and _____________________.
 Mention three differences between mass and weight
WEEK THREE
TOPIC: MOTION IN NATURE
CONTENT
 Definition of Motion
 Causes of Motion
 Circular Motion
 Centripetal Acceleration & Force
FUNDAMENTALS OF MOTION
Many scientists have studied motion and its properties because of its importance to life. The Italian, Galileo Galilei, who lived from 1564 to 1642, did the first systematic study of motion. The science of the study of motion done by Galileo is known as kinematics. Isaac Newton was another scientist who did detailed work on the study of motion.
Motion involves a change of position of a body with time. It also involves how things move and what makes them to move. Kinematics is the description of how objects move without regard to forces causing their motion, and dynamics deals with why objects move as they do.
TYPES OF MOTION
There are four basic – types of motion. There are as follows.
 TRANSLATIONAL MOTION: When a body moves from a point A, along the line AB to another point B (see Fig. 4.1), we say that the body is translated from A to B, and the motion performed is known as translational motion. For example when an aeroplane flies from Abuja to Lagos or a car travels from Lagos to Enugu
A B
Fig. 4.1 A horizontal line
 OSCILLATORY MOTION: In this type of motion, a body moves to and fro, about a fixed point. Examples are the vibration of a plucked guitar string, the motion of a pendulum as it swings back and forth, the vibration of the molecules of a solid.
 RANDOM MOTION: In this type of motion, the body moves in zigzag direction continuously so that they do not trace definite path. This type of motion is exhibited by molecules in gases. Other examples of random motion is the Brownian motion – an irregular motion of particles of various kinds suspended in water or smoke particles suspended in air e.t.c
Fig 4.2 Random Motion
 ROTATIONAL MOTION: This is the motion of a body which travels in a circle or ellipse and rotates about an axis. Examples are (i) the rotation of the earth about its axis (ii) the rotation of blades of an electric fan about its axis (iii) the rotation of a tap about a central axis.
Fig. 4.3 The earth rotating on its axis
RELATIVE MOTION
If two bodies, A and B are moving on a straight line, the velocity of A relative to B is found by adding the Velocity of B revered to the velocity of A. For instance, if a car traveling on a straight road at 100km/hr passes a bus going in the same direction at 60km/hr, the velocity of the car relative to the bus is (60+100) = 40km/hr. If the car and the bus are traveling in opposite direction with the same velocities of 100km/r and 60km/hr respectively, the velocity of the car relative to the bus is ( (60) + 100) = (60 +100) = 160 km/hr.
NB: When the velocities are not in the same straight line, the parallelograms law should be used to add this since velocities are vectors, and their magnitudes and direction must be taken into consideration.
CAUSES OF MOTION
We have been describing the motion of a body without regard to what causes the motion. A block of wood resting on a table will remain at rest until it is pushed or pulled by an agent. Such an agent that change or tends to change the state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line of a body is called force.
TYPES OF FORCE
There are two main types of forces, contact force and force field.
 CONTACT FORCE: This may be regarded as a force which exists between surfaces in contact. It includes pushing and pulling forces, frictional forces, reaction and tension forces in strings and wires.
 FORCE FIELDS: These are forces whose sources do not require contact with the body to which they are applied. Examples are gravitational force, electrostatic and magnetic forces
EVALUATION
 Explain the types of motion.
 Differentiate between contact & field force.
SIMPLE IDEA OF CIRCULAR MOTION
An object moving with a constant speed along a circular path is said to have a uniform circular motion. Examples are the moon circling the earth, the planets moving round the sun, earth moving round the sun, stone tied to a string which is whirled in a horizontal vertical circle.
Circular motion has three characteristics:
 constant speed (2) changing or variable velocity (3) centripetal acceleration.
The acceleration that is directed towards the centre of the circular path is known as centripetal acceleration. Its magnitude a is given by
Where V is the uniform speed and r is the radius of the circular path.
Centripetal force FT is defined as that inward force required to keep an object moving with a constant speed in a circular path
The centripetal force is given by where m is the mass of the object moving with a uniform velocity v in a circular path or radius r.
Centrifugal force: The centrifugal force is the reaction force that tends to move a body away from the centre. In other words, it acts in opposite direction to the centripetal force
Centrifuge: A centrifuge is a device used to separate particles in suspension from the liquid in which they are contained.
EVALUATION
 Differentiate between centripetal & centrifugal force.
 A stone tied to a string is made to revolve in a horizontal circle of radius 4m with an angular speed of 2 rad/s. With what is tangential velocity will the stone move off the circle if the string cuts?
READING ASSIGNMENT
www.google.com(click on google search, type “circular motion”,click on search) & – New school physics by M.W.Anyakoha,Phd. Pg 1227
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 Which of the following types of motion does a body undergo when moving in a haphazard manner? (a) Random motion (b) Translatory motion (c) Rotational motion (d) Vibratory motion
 What type of motion does the skin of a talking drum perform when it is struck with a drum stick? (a) Rotational (b) Translational (c) Random (d) Vibratory
 The motion of the prongs of sounding turning fork is
(a) rotational (b) vibratory (c) vibratory and rotational (d) random
 A body moves with a constant speed but has an acceleration. This is possible if it
(a) moves in a straight line (b) moves in a circle (c) is oscillating
(d) is in equilibrium (e) has a varying
 A body moves along a circular path with uniform angular speed of 0.6rads−1 and at a constant speed of 3.0ms−1. Calculate the acceleration of the body towards the centre of the circle.
(a) 25.0ms−2 (b) 5.4ms−2 (c) 5.0ms−2 (d) 1.8ms−2
 The angular speed of an object describing a circle of radius 4m with a linear constant speed of 10ms−1 is (a) 40rads−1 (b) 14rads−1 (c) 2.5rads−1 (d) 0.40rad−1
 A body moving at a constant speed accelerates when it is in (a) rectilinear motion
(b) translational motion (c) circular motion (d) vibrational motion
 The study of motion without involving the force which causes the motion is called
(a) kinematics (b) inertia (c) electromagnetic (d) dynamics
 The magnitude of the force required to make an object of mass M move with speed V in a circular path of radius R is given by the expression
(a) (b) (c) (d)
 10. The following are types of motion except (A) random motion (b) rotational motion (c) nuclear motion (d) oscillatory motion.
 11. The motion of the prongs of a sounding turning fork is (a) random (b) translational (c) rotational (d) vibratory
 12. A body moving in a circle at constant speed has
 a velocity tangential to the circle
 a constant kinetic energy
 an acceleration directed towards the circumference of the circle. Which of the statement above are correct
(a) i & ii only (b) ii & iii only (c) I & iii only (d) i, ii & iii
 13. A loaded test – tube which floats upright in water is carefully and slightly depressed and then released. which of the following best describes the subsequent motion of the test tube (a) circular (b) rotational (c) random (d) oscillatory.
 14. Which of the following correctly gives the relationship between linear speed v & angular velocity w of a body moving uniformly (a) v=w r (b) v=w2r (c) v=wr2 (d) v=w/r
THEORY
 Mention and describe two practical situations where centripetal force must be taken into account.
 A body weighing 100N with a speed of 5ms1 in a horizontal circular path of radius 5m. Calculate the magnitude of the centripetal force acting on the body (g= 10ms2). (WAEC, 1999)
 A piece of stone attached to one end of spring is whirled round in a horizontal circle of radius 7m. When the constant speed of the stone is 40ms1, calculate the centripetal acceleration.
 A keke (tricycle) moves around Mary Slessor roundabout of radius 50m, at a constant speed of 20ms1, find (a) Centripetal acceleration (b) Centripetal force
 A particle of mass 100kg is fixed to the tip of a fan blade which rotates with angular velocity of 100rads1. If the radius of the blade is 0.2m, find the centripetal force.
 A body of mass 5kg moving in a circular path with a velocity of 5m/s for 10 complete revolution within 4s. If the radius of the circular path is 30m. Find (a) the centripetal force (b) the centripetal acceleration (c) angle subtended in radian (d) angular velocity
WEEK FOUR
TOPIC: FRICTION
CONTENT
 Definition of Friction
 Laws Governing Solid Friction
 Advantages & Disadvantages of Friction
 Reducing Friction
DEFINITION OF FRICTION
Friction (Fr) is defined as a force which acts at the surface of separation between two objects or two bodies in contact and tend to oppose the motion of one over the other. It is simply force of opposition. We have two types of friction:
(a) Static friction, Fs
(b) Dynamic friction, Fd. Fs is greater than Fd
LAWS OF SOLID FRICTION
 Friction opposes the relative motion of two surfaces in contact.
 It is independent of the area of the surface of contact.
 It depends on the nature of the surface.
 It is proportional to normal reaction (R).
 It is independent of relative velocity between the surfaces
Fr α R
Fr = μR………………….1.
where Frfrictional force μcoefficient of friction & Rnormal reaction
R
R
F
W
The weight ( W) of an object is acting vertically downward.. the normal reaction (R ) is always acting perpendicular to the plane.. the normal reaction is equal to the weight.
R
R
W
W R W
W = mg
At equilibrium, R = mg, this implies that,
R = W [ g is acceleration due to gravity = 10m/s2]
R = mg
F = μ mg
Fr = μmg…………………… 2
R
Fr P
W
Case one: if the force P is applied, and the object is stationary.
P – Fr = ma
Since no motion a = 0
P – F Fr = O
P = Fr …………………….. 3
Case two: when the force P is applied and the body moves.
P – Fr = ma
P = Fr + ma
But Fr = μmg
P = μmg + ma
P = m [ μg + a ] …………………………….. 4
For an object on a smooth inclined plane
Case one: if the body moves upward, a > 0
P – mgsinø = ma
P = mgsinø + ma …………………………. 5
Case two: if the body is stationary a = 0
P – mgsinø = ma
P – mgsinø = 0
P = mgsinø ……………………………… 6
Case three: if the body slides down the plane, a >0
mgsinø – P = ma
P = ma + mgsinø ………………………… 7
For a body on a rough inclined plane.
P – mgsinø – Fr = ma
But Fr = μmg
P – mgsinø – μmg = ma ………………………. 8
Also, R = mg cosø
P – mgsinø – μ mg cosø = ma …………………………… 9
If the body moves upward the incline plane
μ = tanӨ………………………………….. 10
EVALUATION
 Differentiate between static and dynamic friction.
 State the laws governing solid friction.
ADVANTAGES OF FRICTION
(1) It makes walking and running possible.
(2) It enables gripping of belt in machines possible.
(3) It enables nails to stay in the wall when driven.
(4) It stops tires from slipping.
(5) Enable cars to stop when breaks are applied.
(6) Enables human to use mouse in surfing web.
DISADVANTAGES OF FRICTION
(1) Causes wear and tear.
(2) Causes the efficiency of the machines.
(3) Causes a lot of energy to be consumed by the machine.
(4) Causes loss of resources.
REDUCING FRICTION
 Lubricating surfaces with grease, oil etc.
 Using ball or roller on wheels.
 Smoothing or polishing the surface.
 By streamlining.
EVALUATION
 State three (3) advantages & two (2) disadvantages of friction.
 State three (3) ways of reducing friction.
READING ASSIGNMENT
www.google.com (click on google search, type “what is friction”, click on search) New school physics by M.W .Anyakoha,Phd. Pg 19 – 28.
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 Friction depends on the area of surface in contact (a) true (b) false (c) true & false (d) none of the above
 A metal block of mass 8kg lies on a rough horizontal platform. If the horizontal resistive force is 10N, find the coefficient of static friction (g=10m/s2) (a) 0.25 (b) 0.125 (c) 0.8 (d) 0.124
 Which of the statement is correct (a) static friction is less than dynamic friction (b) static friction equals dynamic friction (c) static friction is greater than dynamic friction (d) none of the above
 A metal block of mass 0.5kg lies on a rough horizontal plane, what is the normal reaction (g=10m/s2)(a) 50N (b) 0.05N (c) 500N (d) 5N
 If the angle between the incline length and the horizontal platform of an incline plane is 300 calculate the coefficient of friction (a) 0.542 (b) 0.577 (c) 0.467 (d) 0.866
THEORY
 Define friction and state the laws governing solid friction.
 A body of weight 6N rest on a plane inclined at an angle of 300 to the horizontal (a) what force keeps it sliding down the plane? (b) what is the coefficient of friction?
 State two
(i) Laws of friction
(ii) Advantages of friction.
(iii) Methods of reducing friction (WAEC,2006)
 A force, 10N drags a mass 10kg on a horizontal table with an acceleration of 0.2ms2. If the acceleration due to gravity is 10ms2. Calculate the coefficient of friction between the moving mass and the table. (UME,1998)
WEEK FIVE AND SIX
TOPIC: VECTOR & SCALAR QUANTITY, DISTANCE/DISPLACEMENT, SPEED/VELOCITY, ACCELERATION, DISTANCE/DISPLACEMENT –TIME GRAPH, SPEED/VELOCITY–TIME GRAPH
CONTENT
 Scalar & Vector Quantity
 Distance & Displacement
 Speed & Velocity
 Acceleration & Retardation
 Distance/Displacement – Time Graph
 Speed/Velocity – Time Graph
A scalar quantity is defined as a quantity that has magnitude only but no direction. Typical examples of scalar quantities are time, distance, speed, temperature, volume, work, power, electric potential etc. A scalar quantity or parameter has no directional component, only magnitude. For example, the units for time (minutes, days, hours, etc.) represent an amount of time only and tell nothing of direction. Additional examples of scalar quantities are density, mass, and energy.
A vector quantity is defined as a quantity that has both magnitude and direction. Typical examples of vector quantities are velocity, displacement, acceleration, force, momentum, moment, electric field intensity etc
POSITION
Position is referred to as the point in which an object can be located or the place object is found. The position of an object on a plane can be given by its coordinates, i.e., the signed distances of the point from two perpendicular axes, OX and OY
Y
X
Fig. 6.0 Cartesian coordinates
The – coordinates is called abscissa while the – coordinate is called ordinate. The coordinate is written first, before the – coordinates, i.e. (X,Y)
DISTANCE AND DISPLACEMENT
Distance: This is the gap between any two positions in space. It is denoted by S and measured in metre(m) it is a scalar quantity and is calculated as the product of average speed and time.
Thus, distance = average speed X time.
Displacement: This is the distance covered in a specific direction. it is a vector quantity measured in metre(m). The direction of motion of bodies can be found by using the compass.
Displacement = average velocity X time. It is denoted by X
The Use of Bearing to Indicate Direction and Displacement
The bearing of an object from the origin is the angle which it makes with the north pole in the clockwise sense. It is specified in two ways:
 The use of cardinal points: N – North, S – South, W – West, and E – East
 The use of three digit notation. Students should note that bearing which are located by cardinal points are with respect or reference to the North and South.
Fig. 6.1 cardinal points and their directions
SPEED AND VELOCITY
Speed: Speed is defined as the rate of change of distance moved in an unspecified direction or the rate of change of distance per unit time in an unspecified direction. It is measured in metre per second (m/s). It is a scalar quantity.
The mathematical expression of speed is
Average Speed: Average speed is defined as the ratio of the total distance travelled to the total time taken. It is a scalar quantity and measured in m/s or ms1
This, average speed =
When a body covers equal distance in equal time intervals, no matter how small the time interval may be, it is said to be a uniform speed or constant speed.
Velocity: Velocity is defined as the rate of change of distance moved in a specific direction or the rate of change of displacement. Velocity is a vector quantity. For instance, it would be easy and correct to say that a car travelling at a steady speed of 50km/h in a direction of N40oE has a velocity of 50km/h, N40oE.
velocity =
Fig 6.2 Uniform Velocity
Uniform (constant) velocity: An object is said to undergo (constant) velocity, if the rate of change of displacement is constant, no matter how small the interval may be.
Example 1:
A train moves with a speed of 54km/h for one quarter minute. Find the distance travelled by the train.
Solution:
Speed = 54km/h = 15m/s
Time = ¼ min = ¼ × 60 = 15s
Distance = speed (m/s) × time (s)
= 15(m/s) × 15(s)
= 225m
ACCELERATION & RETARDATION
Acceleration is defined as the increasing rate of change of velocity. It is measured in m/s2.
Acceleration (a) = Increasing Velocity change
Time taken . ……………………………………5.
When the velocity of a moving body increases by equal amount in equal intervals of time, no matter how small the time intervals may be, it is said to move with uniform acceleration.
Retardation is defined as the decreasing rate of change of velocity. It is measured in m/s2.It is also known as deceleration or negative acceleration
Retardation (ar) = Decreasing Velocity Change
Time Taken
EQUATION OF UNIFORMLY ACCELERATED MOTION
S = (v+u) t ………………………………………………………7
2
v = u + at ……………………………………………………….8
v2 = u2 + 2 aS ……………………………………………………….9
S = ut + ½ at2 ……………………………………………………….10
Equations (7) to (10) are called equations of uniformly accelerated motion and could be used to solve problems associated with uniformly accelerated motion
where u initial velocity( m/s), v – final velocity (m/s), a – acceleration (m/s2), s – distance covered and t – time (m).
Example 2
A car moves from rest with an acceleration of 0.2mls2 . Find its velocity when it has moved a distance of 50m.
Solution:
a = 0.2mls2 , S = 50m, u = 0m/s , v = ?
v2 = u2 + 2 as
v2 = 02 + (2×0.2×50) = 20
v = √20 m/s
EVALUATION
 State the differences & similarity between speed & velocity. 2. A car has a uniform velocity of 108km/hr. How far does it travel in ½ minute?
GRAPHS
The motion of an object is best represented or described with graphs. These graphs are
 Distance time
 Displacement – time
 Velocity – time
Distance – time
In a distancetime graph, its slope or gradient gives the speed.
(i) Uniform speed (ii) Nonuniform speed
Fig. 6: Distancetime graph
Gradient/slope = speed =
Displacement – time graph
A displacementtime graph could be linear or curved. For a linear graph, the gradient gives the velocity.
 a) Nonuniform velocity
Fig. 6.4 Displacementtime graph
Gradients/slope = velocity (v) =
Velocity – time graph
The velocitytime graph is more useful than any of the two graphs described above because it gives more useful information concerning the motion of objects. The following information can be obtained from the graphs (i) acceleration (ii) retardation (iii) distance (iv) average speed.
The motion of objects can form shapes such as square, triangle, trapezium, rectangle or a combination of two or more shapes. Thus, the sum of the areas of the shapes formed corresponds to the distance moved, covered or travelled by the objects.
Example 3
A motor car accelerates for 10secs to attain a velocity of 20m/s. It continues with uniform velocity for a further 20 seconds and then decelerates so that it stops in 20 seconds. Calculate (i) Acceleration (ii) Deceleration (iii) The distance travelled.
 i) or
20 =
A =
 ii) Deceleration =
iii) Using area of trapezium
½ × (AB + OC) h = ½ × (20 + 50) 20
= ½ × (70) × 20 = 700m
Example 4
A car starts from rest and accelerates uniformly until it reaches a velocity of 30mls after 5 seconds. It travels with uniform velocity for 15 seconds and is then brought to rest in 10s with a uniform retardation. Determine (a) the acceleration of the car (b) The retardation (c) The distance covered after 5s (d) The total distance covered (use both graphical and analytical method).
The velocity – time diagram for the journey is shown above, from this diagram
 the acceleration = slope of OA
= AE / EO
= (300) /(50)=30/5
= 6mls2
 the retardation = slope of BC = CB / CD
= (030) / (3020) = 30/10
= 3mls2 (the negative sign indicate that the body is retarding)
 Distance traveled after 5s = area of A E O
= ½ x b x h
= ½ x 5 x 30
= 75m
 Total distance covered = area of the trapezium OABC
= ½ (AB + OC) AE
= ½ (15 + 30) 30
= 675m.
Using equations of motion.
 U = O, V = 3, t = 5
V = u + t
a = vu/t = 30 – 0 / 5
a = 30/5 = 6ms2
 a o in
a = v – u / t = 030 / 10
a = 3 mls2
(c) S = ( u + v) 5
2
= 30 / 2 x 5
= 75m
(d) To determine the total distance travelled, we need to find the various distance for the three stages of the journey and then add them.
for the 1st part S= 75m from (c)
for the 2nd stage where it moves with uniform velocity.
S = vt
= 30 x 15
= 450m
for the last stage S = ½ (u + v) t
= ½ (30 + 0) 10
= 150m.
Total distance = 75 + 450 + 100 = 675m.
EVALUATION
 A train slows from 108km/hr with uniform retardation of 5mls2. How long will it take to reach 18km/hr and what is the distance covered?.
 Why is velocity – time more useful than displacement time graph?
READING ASSIGNMENT
www.google.com (click on google search, type “ distance & displacement ”, click on search) & New school physics by M.W.Anyakoha,Ph D Pg 14 – 18
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 A body which is uniformly retarded comes to rest in 10s after travelling a distance of 20m. Calculate its initial velocity (a) 0.5 ms−1 (b) 2.0ms−1 (c) 4.0ms−1 (d) 20.0 ms−1 (e) 200.0 ms−1
 The distance travelled by a particle starting from rest is plotted against the square of the time elapsed from the commencement of the motion. The resulting graph is linear. The sped of the graph is a measure of (a) initial displacement (b) initial velocity (c) acceleration (d) speed
 Which is the in correct formula for a body accelerating for a body accelerating uniformly? (a) (b) (c)
(d) (e)
 The slope of a displacementtime graph is equal to
(a) acceleration (b) uniformly velocity (c) uniform speed (d) instantaneous speed
 A body moving with uniform acceleration has two points (5, 15) and (20, 60) on the velocitytime graph of its motion. Calculate (a) 0.25 ms−2 (b) 3.00 ms−2 (c) 4.00 ms−2 (d) 9.00ms−2
 A moving object is said to have uniform acceleration if its (a) displacement decreases at a constant rate (b) speed is directly proportional to time (c) velocity increases by equal amount in equal time intervals (d) velocity varies inversely with time
 The diagram shows a velocitytime graph of the motion of a car. What is the total distance covered after the journey? (a) 75m (b) 150m (c) 300m (d) 375m
 The area under a velocitytime graph represents (a) final velocity attained (b) direct covered (c) acceleration (D) workdone
 A body accelerators uniformly from rest at 2ms−2. Calculate its velocity after travelling 9m. (a) 36 ms−1 (b) 18 ms−1 (c) 6 ms−1 (d) 4.5 ms−1
 A moving object is said to have uniform acceleration if its
(a) displacement decreases at a constant rate (b) speed is directly proportional to time (c) velocity increases by equal amount in equal time intervals (d) velocity varies inversely with time
THEORY
 A body moving with uniform acceleration a, has two points (5, 15) and (20, 60) on the velocitytime graph of its motion. Calculate the acceleration a.
 Two points on a velocity time graph coordinates (5s, 10ms1) and (20s, 20ms1). Calculate the mean acceleration between the two points.
 A car starts from rest and accelerates uniformly for 5s until it attains a velocity of 30ms1. It then travels with uniform velocity for 15s before decelerating uniformly to rest in 10s;
(i) Sketch a graph of the motion
(ii) Using the graph above, calculate the
(a) Acceleration during the first 5s
(b) Deceleration during the last 10s
(c) Total distance covered through the motion
 A car starts from rest and accelerates uniformly for 10s, until it attains a velocity of 25m/s, it then travels with uniform velocity for 20s before decelerating uniformly to rest in 5s.
(i) Calculate the deceleration during the last 5s
(ii) Calculate the acceleration during the first 10s
(iii) Sketch a graph of the motion and calculate the total distance covered throughout the motion.
 (a) Using a suitable diagram, explain how the following can be obtained from a velocitytime graph
(i) Acceleration (ii) Retardation (iii) Total distance
(b) Show that the displacement of a body moving with uniform acceleration a is given by S = ut + 1/2at2, where u is the velocity of the body at time t=0
(c) A particle moving in a straight line with uniform deceleration has a velocity of 40m/s at a point P, 20m/s at a point Q and comes to rest at a point R, where QR=50m. Calculate the:
(i) Distance PQ (ii) Time taken to cover PQ (iii) Time taken to cover PR (WAEC, 1990)
 (a) What is meant by the statement the acceleration of free fall due to gravity on the equator is 9.78ms2
(b) State two factors that affect the value of the acceleration due to gravity.(WAEC,2006)
 Using suitable diagram, explain how the following can be obtained from a velocity time graph: (a)Acceleration (b) Total distance covered (c) A body at rest is given an initial uniform acceleration of 6.0ms2 for 20s after which the acceleration is reduced to 4.0ms2 for the next 10s. The body maintains the speed attained for 30s. Draw the velocitytime graph of the motion using the information provided above. From the graph, calculate the:
(i) Maximum speed attained during the motion
(ii) Total distance travelled during the first 30s
(iii) Average speed during the same time interval as in (ii) above (WAEC, 2009)
 (a) Sketch a distancetime graph for a particle moving in a straight line:
(i) Uniform speed (ii) Variable speed (NECO, 1010)
(b) A body starts from rest and travels distances of 120, 300, and 800m in successive equal time intervals of 12s. During each interval the body is uniformly accelerated.
(i) Calculate the velocity of the body at the end of each successive interval.
(ii) Sketch the velocity time graph of the motion. (WAEC, 2010)
 (a) Explain the terms: uniform acceleration and average speed.
(b) A body at rest is given an initial uniform acceleration of 8.0ms2 for 30s after which the acceleration is reduced to 5.0ms1 for the next 20s. The body maintained 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.
(c) Using the graph, calculate the:
(i) Maximum speed during the motion.
(ii) Average retardation as the body is being brought to rest.
(iii) Total distance travelled during the first 50s.
(iv) Average speed during the same interval as in (ii) above ( WAEC, 1991)
 (a) State two reasons why the acceleration due to gravity varies on the surface of the earth. (NECO, 2008)
(b) State the difference between centripetal and centrifugal force.(NECO, 2011)
 (i) Define velocity and acceleration
(ii)List two physical quantities that can be deduced from a velocitytime graph.
Define the following terms; (a) average speed (b) Instantaneous velocity
(c) A car travels at an average speed of 20ms1. Calculate the distance covered in 1hour
 Starting from rest, a vehicle accelerates at 2m/s2 for 5secs it then travels for 5secs at the velocity, Vo reached and is brought to rest with a uniform retardation after the next 5s.
 Sketch the velocitytime graph for the journey
 Calculate the value of Vo,
 What is the retardation
 The total distance covered
WEEK SEVEN
TOPIC: DENSITY & RELATIVE DENSITY
CONTENT
 Definition of Density
 Determination of Density
 Relative Density
 Determination of Relative Density of Solids & Liquid
DEFINITION OF DENSITY
The density of a substance is the mass per unit volume of the substance.
Density = mass of a given substance
Volume of the substance
Density is scalar quantity& measured in kgm3 (kilogram per cubic meter)
Determination of Density
The determination of density involves the determination of a mass and a volume. The mass can be found by weighing. The density of a substance can be determined using a graduated density bottle.
Relative Density
Relative density is also known as specific gravity. Relative density of a substance is defined as the density of the substance per density of water.
R.D = Density of the substance
Density of water
R.D is also equal to the ratio weight of a substance to weight of an equal volume of water. As weight is proportional to mass
R.D = mass of substance
mass of equal volume of water
Determination of R.D of Solid (e.g. Sand)
Mass of empty bottle = m1
Mass of bottle + sand = m2
Mass of bottle + sand + water = m3
Mass of bottle + water only= m4
Mass of sand = m2 – m1
Mass of water added to sand = m3 –m2
Mass of water filling the bottle = m4 – m1
Mass of water having the same volume as sand = (M4M1) – (M3M2)
Relative density = Mass of sand
Mass of equal volume of water
R.D = m2 – m1
(m4 – m1) – (m3 m2 )
EVALUATION
 Differentiate between density & relative density
 A glass block of length 100cm width 60cm and thickness 20cm has a mass of 4000g.
calculate the density of the glass
Determination of R.D of Liquid
mass of empty density bottle = m1
mass of bottle filled with water = m2
mass of bottle filled with liquid = m3
R.D of liquid = m3 – m1
m2 – m1
Example – A glass block of length 10cm width 8cm and thickness 2cm has a mass of 400g. calculate the density of the glass.
Solution
l = 10cm = 0.1m, b = 8cm = 0.08cm, h = 2cm = 0.02m, m = 400g = 0.4kg
V = lbh = 0.1 x 0.08 x 0.02 = 0.00016m3
Density = Mass (m) = 0.4 = 2500kgm3
Volume (V) 0.00016
Example – Calculate the volume in m3 of a piece of wood of mass 500g and density 0.76 gcm3
mass of the wood = 500g
density = 0.76gcm3
volume = ?
volume = mass / density= 500
0.76
volume = 658cm3 = 6.58 x 104 m3
Example – An empty relative density bottle has a mass of 15.0g. when completely filled with water, its mass is 39.0g. what will be its mass if completely filled with acid of relative density 1.20?
solution
m1, mass of empty bottle = 15.0g
m2, mass of bottle + water = 39.0g
mass of acid = n – 15 . 0g
mass of water = 39.0 – 15.0g
= 24.0g
R.D = 1.20
R.D = n – 15.0g
39.0 – 15.0g
1.20 = n –15.0
24.0
n 15.0= 1.20×24.0
n 15= 28.8
n =28.8+15
n=43.8g
NB: The hydrometer is an instrument used to measure the relative density of liquids
EVALUATION

The volume of an object is 1.5x10m and its mass is 3.0×10 kg. Calculate its density.

A relative density bottle weighs 20g when empty, 80g when filled with water & 100g when filled with liquid. Find the relative density of the liquid.
READING ASSIGNMENT
New school physics by M.W.Anyakoha,Phd.Pg 152 – 157
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 Find the density of a substance, if the mass of the substance is 150,000g and the dimension is 20m by 10m by 500cm.


 0.5kg1m b. 0.24kg1m c. 1.50kg/m.

 What is the height of a cylindrical iron if the density is 7900kg/m3? The mass is 700kg and the radius is 0.1m.


 2.918m b. 2.819m c. 3.418m.

 Density is defined as the ratio of mass to——


 Pressure b. area c. volume

 Relative density is the ratio of mass of a substance to——


 Mass of 2an equal volume of water b. volume of a substance c. density

 The S.I unit of density is ———— a. g1cm b. kg1m c.kg1m .
THEORY
 Alcohol of mass 33.2g and density 790kg1m is mixed with 9g of water. What is the density of the resulting mixture?(density of water is 1g1cm ).
 Define relative density of liquid.
WEEK 8
TOPIC: PRESSURE , ARCHIMEDES’ PRINCIPLES, UPTHRUST & LAWS OF FLOATATION
CONTENT
 Pressure
 Archimedes’ Principles & Upthrust
 Laws of Floatation
PRESSURE
Pressure is defined as the perpendicular force per unit area acting on a surface. It is a scalar quantity & measured in N/m2 or Pascal (pa).It can also be defined as the force per unit area, which is calculated by taking the total force and dividing it by the area over which the force acts. Force and pressure are related but different concepts. A very small pressure, if applied to a large area, can produce a large total force.
P = F ……………………………..1. Where Ppressure, F force (N) & Aarea (m2)
A
NB: 1 bar = 105 N/m2 = 105 pa
Example – A force of 40N acts on an area of 5m2. What is the pressure exerted on the surface?
Solution
F = 40N, A = 5m2, P = ?
P = F/A = 40/5 = 8pa
Pressure in Liquid
Pressure in liquid has the following properties
 Pressure increases with depth
 Pressure depend on density
 Pressure at any point in the liquid acts equally in all direction
 Pressure at all points at the same level within a liquid is the same
 It is independent of crosssectional area
P = hℓg ……………………..2.
where ppressure, hheight & gacceleration due to gravity
Pascal’s principle : Pressure applied to an enclosed fluid is transmitted undiminished to every part of the fluid, as well as to the walls of the container. The operation of the hydraulic press & the car brakes system is based on this principle.
The ideal press consists of two pistons of areas ( a , A ) enclosed between them incompressible liquid as in figure 
When a small force ( f ) acts on the small piston ( a ) , it exerts a pressure ( p = f/a ). 
To keep the large piston (A) at equilibrium with the small one (a) a load = F is placed on the large piston .
P = f/a = F/A
EVALUATION
 Define pressure
 State five characteristics of pressure in liquid
Archimedes’ Principle & Upthrust
Archimedes’ principle is a law that explains buoyancy or upthrust. It states that When a body is completely or partially immersed in a fluid it experiences an upthrust, or an apparent loss in weight, which is equal to the weight of fluid displaced. According to a tale, Archimedes discovered this law while taking a bath. An object experiences upthrust due to the fact that the pressure exerted by a fluid on the lower surface of a body being greater than that on the top surface, since pressure increases with depth. Pressure, p is given by p = hρg, where:
h is the height of the fluid column
ρ (rho) is the density of the fluid
g is the acceleration due to gravity
Let us confirm this principle theoretically. On the figure on the left, a solid block is immersed completely in a fluid with density ρ. The difference in the force exerted, d on the top and bottom surfaces with area a is due to the difference in pressure, given by
d = h2aρg – h1aρg = (h2 – h1)aρg
But (h2– h1) is the height of the wooden block. So, (h2 – h1)a is the volume of the solid block, V.
d = Vρg
Upthrust = Vρg
In any situation, the volume of fluid displaced (or the volume of the object submerged) is considered to calculate upthrust, because (h2 – h1) is the height of the solid block only when it is completely immersed. Furthermore, the pressure difference of the fluid acts only on the immersed part of an object.
Now, moving back to Vρg. Since V is the volume of fluid displaced, then the product of V, ρ and g is the weight of the fluid displaced. So, we can say that
Upthrust = Weight of the fluid displaced
Compare this conclusion with the statement above summarising Archimedes’ principle. Are they the same? Well, not totally. The “apparent loss in weight” was not mentioned.
In the figure on the left, there are arrows on the top and bottom of the solid block. The downward arrow represent the weight of the block pulling it downwards and the upward arrow represent the upthrust pushing it upwards. If one were to measure the weight of the solid block when it is immersed in the fluid, he will find that the weight of the block is less than that in air. There is a socalled “apparent loss in weight”, because the buoyant force has supported some of the block’s weight.
NB: 1. When an object is wholly immersed, it displaces its volume of fluid. So up thrust = weight of fluid displaces. = Volume of fluid displaced x its density x g = volume of object x density of fluid x g
2 When the object is partially immersed e.g. if ¼ of its volume (v) is immersed then the up thrust is given by v/4 x density of liquid x g.
Determination of Relative Density by Archimedes’ Principle
 Relative density of solid
The body is weighed in air w1, and then when completely immersed in water w2
Relative density of solid
= Weight of solid in air
Weight of equal volume in water
= w1
W1W2
 Relative density of liquid
A solid is weighed in air (w1), then in water (w2) and finally in the given liquid (w3)
Relative density of liquid = apparent loss of weight of solid in liquid
apparent loss of weight of solid in water.
= W1 – W3
W1 – W2
Example – The mass of a stone is 15g when completely immersed in water and 10g when completely immersed in liquid of relative density 2.0 . What is the mass of the stone in air?
Solution:
Relative density = upthrust in liquid
upthrust in water
let W represents the mass of the stone in air
2 = w – 10
w – 15
2(w – 15) = w –10
2w – 30 = w – 10
2 w – w = 10 + 30
w = 20g
Law of Floatation
A floating object displaces its own weight of the fluid in which it floats or an object floats when the upthrust exerted upon it by the fluid is equal to the weight of the body. When an object is floating freely (i.e. neither sinking nor moving vertically upwards), then the upthrust must be fully supporting the object’s weight. We can say
Upthrust on body = Weight of floating body. By Archimedes’ principle,
Upthrust on body = Weight of fluid displaced. Therefore, Weight of floating body = Weight of fluid displaced
This result, sometimes called the “principle of floatation”, is a special case of Archimedes’ principle
EVALUATION
 State the law of floatation.
 State Archimedes’ principle.
READING ASSIGNMENT
www.google.com (click on google search, type “Archimedes’ principle”, click on search) & New sch. physics by M.W.Anyakoha,Phd. Pg 348 – 358, 150 – 152
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 A force of 40N acts on an area of 10m2. What is the pressure exerted on the surface? (a) 8pa (b) 4pa (c) 400pa (d) 10pa
 What is the height of a cylindrical iron if the density is 7900kglm3 the mass is 700kg and the radius is 0.1m [a) 2.918cm [b] 2.819m © 3.418m
 Density is defined as the ratio of mass to (a) pressure (b) area (c) volume
 Relative density is the ratio of mass of a substance to ———— (A) mass of equal volume of water (b) volume of a substance (c) density
 Pressure can be measured in the following except (a) bar (b) N/m2 (c) pascal (d) Nm2
THEORY
 Differentiate between force & pressure.
 What is the pressure due to water at the bottom of a tank which is 20cm deep and is half of water? (Density of water = 103kg/m3 and g = 1om/s2 )
WEEK 9
TOPIC: WORK, ENERGY AND POWER
CONTENT
 Work
 Work Done in Lifting a Body & Falling Bodies
 Conservation & Transformation of Energy
 World Energy Resources
WORK
Work is said to be done whenever a force moves a body through a certain distance in the direction of force. Work done can be defined mathematically as the product of the force and the displacement. It is a scalar quantity & measured in Joules
W = F X d ……………………………………….1.
W = mgh ……………………………………….2.
If a force is applied on a body at an angle Ø to the horizontal
Work done to move the body on the horizontal plane = Fcos Ø x d ……………………………..3.
Work done to raise the body to an appreciable height = Fcos Ø x d ………………………4.
Examples A boy of mass 50kg runs up a set of steps of total height 3.0m. Find the work done against gravity
Solution
m = 50kg, h = 3m, g = 10m/s2
Work done = mgh
= 50 x 10 x 3
= 1500 Joules
Energy
Energy is defined as the ability to do work. It is a scalar quantity & measured in Joules. There are many forms of energy. These include:
 Mechanical energy
 Thermal energy
 Chemical energy
 Electrical energy
 Nuclear/Atomic Energy
 Solar/Light energy
 Sound Energy
Types of Mechanical Energy
Mechanical energy is classified as
 Potential energy
 Kinetic energy
POTENTIAL ENERGY: is simply “stored energy” i.e. energy possessed by a body by virtue of its states:
P.E = mgh …………………………………………….5.
KINETIC ENERGY: is the energy possessed by a body by virtue of its motion. Examples area student running a race, wind or air motion, electrical charges in motion, a moving bullet
K.E = ½ mv2 ……………………………………………………6.
Example – An object of mass 5kg is moving at a constant velocity of 15mls. Calculate its kinetic energy.
Solution:
K.E = ½ mv2 = ½ x 5 x 15 x 15 = 562.5 J
Example – Find the potential energy of a boy of mass 10kg standing on a building floor 10m above the ground level. g = 10m/s2
Solution:
P.E =mgh = 10 x 10 x10 =1000 J
POWER
Power is defined as the rate of doing work or the rate of transfer of energy. It is a scalar quantity & measured in watt
Power = work done
Time …………………………………………..7
P = (F X d)/t = F X d/t = FV ……………………………………8
Example: – : A boy of mass 10kg climbs up 10 steps each of height 0.2m in 20 seconds. Calculate the power of the boy.
Solution
Height climbed = 10 x 0.2 = 2m
Work done = mgh = 10 x 10 x 2 = 200 Joules
POWER = work = 10 x 10 x 2 = 10watts
Time 20
EVALUATION
 Define power.
 A boy of mass 960g climbs up to 12 steps each of height 20cm in 20 seconds. Calculate the power of the boy.
WORK DONE IN A FORCE FIELD & ENERGY CONVERSION
Work done in Lifting a Body & Falling Bodies
The magnitude of work done in lifting a body is given by
Work = force x distance = mg x h = mgh
Also, the work done on falling bodies is given by
Work = force x distance = mg x h = mgh
EVALUATION
 Explain three types of force field.
 A loaded sack of total mass 100kg falls down from the floor of a lorry 2m high. Calculate the work done by gravity on the load.
Conservation & Transformation of Energy
Energy can be converted from one form to another in a closed system. The law of conservation of energy states that in an enclosed system, energy can neither be created nor destroyed during transformation. Examples of such conversions include (a) Motor converts electrical to mechanical energy (b) Generator converts mechanical to electrical energy (c) Electric pressing iron convert electrical to heat energy
World Energy Resources
World energy resources can be classified as
 Renewable Energy Resources: They are energy that can be replaced as they are used e.g. solar energy, wind energy, water energy & biomass
 Nonrenewable Energy Resources: Energy that cannot be replaced after use e.g. nuclear energy, petroleum & natural gas
EVALUATION
 State the law of conservation of energy.
 Differentiate between renewable & nonrenewable energy.
READING ASSIGNMENT
New school physics by M.W.Anyakoha,Phd.Pg 29, 30 & 34
GENERAL EVALUATION
 When is work said to be done?
 State the difference between work, energy and power.
 Differentiate between kinetic and potential energy.
 State the energy transformation that take place during electricity generation at kanji dam.
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 The following are example of force field except (a) electric force (b) magnetic force (c) frictional force (d) gravitational force
 Electric cell convert ……… to electrical energy (a) nuclear (b) chemical (c) mechanical (d) heat
 The following are examples of renewable energy except (a) biomass (b) solar (c) wind (d) nuclear
 A boy of mass 50kg runs up a set of steps of total height 3.0m. Find the work done against gravity (a) 1200J (b) 1500J (c) 1000J (d) 1300J
 The SI unit of power is (a) joules (b) kilogram (c) watt (d) pascal
 A bob of a simple pendulum has a mass of 0.02kg. Determine the weight of the bob (a) 0.2w (b) 0.52w (c) 0.25w (d) 2N
 An object of mass 0.5kg has K.E of 25J. calculate the speed of the object (a) 50ms1 (b) 25ms1 (c) 2.ms1 (d)10ml1
 An object of mass 0.5kg has a velocity of 4ms1 Calculate the K.E (a) 4.0J (b) 40J (c) 0.4J (d) 400J
 Which of the following fundamental quantities is not correctly paired with its unit of measurement? (a) Electricity current – Ampere (b) Amount of substance – kilogram (c) Temperature – Kelvin (c) length – meter
 A diver is 5.2m below the surface of water of density 103 kg/m3. If the atmospheric pressure is 1.02 x 105 pa. Calculate the pressure on the diver. [g=10mls2 ) (a) 6.02 x 104 pa (b) 1.02 x 105 pa (c) 1.54 x 105 pa (d) 5.20 x 105 pa
THEORY
 Explain work done.
 A boy of mass 960g climbs up to 12 steps each of height 20cm in 20 seconds. Calculate the power of the boy.
 A loaded sack of total mass 100kg falls down from the floor of a lorry 2m high. Calculate the work done by gravity on the load.
 State the law of conservation of energy.
WEEK TEN
TOPIC: VISCOSITY
CONTENT
 Meaning of Viscosity
 Experiment to Determine the Terminal Velocity of a Steel Ball Falling in a Fluid
 Factors Affecting Viscosity
 Effect of Viscosity
 Application of Viscosity
MEANING OF VISCOSITY
Viscosity is the internal friction which exists between layers of the molecules of a fluid (liquid or gas) in motion. The viscosity of a fluid can also be defined as the measure of how resistive the fluid is to flow. It is a vector quantity & measured in pascalseconds(pa.s). It can be defined mathematically as the ratio of the shearing stress to the velocity gradient in a fluid
Viscosity (ŋ) = Force
Area x Velocity gradient ……………………………………….1.
Velocity gradient = velocity
Length …………………………………………………2
W = U + V
W – U V = 0 ……………………………………………………………3.
V = W – U (apparent or effective weight) where Vviscous force, W weight, U upthrust
NB : Substances with low viscosity include water, kerosene, petrol, ethanol. Those with high viscosity are glue, syrup, grease, glycerine etc
Experiment to Determine the Terminal Velocity of a Steel Ball Falling Through a Fluid
Aim: To determine the terminal velocity of a steel ball falling in through a jar of glycerin
Apparatus: steel ball, cylindrical calibrated jar, glycerine
Diagram:
Procedure: Setup the apparatus as shown above & gently drop the steel ball in the jar of glycerin
Observation: It will be observed that the ball is accelerating in the liquid. Also the time taken for the ball to move from AB will be different from BC and so on. A time will be reached when the ball will be moving at a constant speed or velocity. It is that point that terminal velocity is experience.
Graph :
Conclusion: Terminal velocity is attained when W = V + U. At a point when the ball is moving at a constant speed through the glycerine.
Precaution: 1. The steel ball should be dropped gently on the liquid 2. Experiment should be done under constant temperature 3. Avoid error of measurement when taken the reading.
NB: Terminal velocity is the maximum velocity of an object when the viscous force due to motion of the object equals the apparent (effective) weight of the object in the fluid where there is no longer net force on the object.
Drag force is the force that keeps the object continuously moving after the terminal velocity has been attained.
Stokes’ Law state that at the terminal velocity, the upward frictional force (F) = 6Π ŋrV
Where F Frictional/Drag force, ŋ viscosity, r radius of sphere, Vt– Terminal velocity
EVALUATION
 Derive the dimension of viscosity.
 Describe an experiment to determine the terminal velocity of a steel ball falling in a fluid.
Factors Affecting Viscosity
 Viscosity varies with material (viscosity is a property of material)
 The viscosity of simple liquids (a) decreases with increasing temperature (b) increases under very high pressure
 The viscosity of gases (a) increases with increasing temperature (b) is independent of pressure & density
Effect of Viscosity
 Viscosity is responsible for different rate of fluid flow.
 Viscosity affect motion of body in fluid.
Application of Viscosity
 It is use as a lubricant.
 The knowledge of viscous drag/drag force is applied in the design of ship & aircraft.
 Use to estimate the enlarge size of particles.
EVALUATION
 State two effects of viscosity.
 State two applications of viscosity.
GENERAL EVALUATION
 What is viscosity?
 What is terminal velocity?
 State two(2) substances with high viscosity.
 State Stoke’s law.
 What is a viscostatic substance?
READING ASSIGNMENT
New school physics by M.W.Anyakoha,Phd.Pg 105 – 107
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT
 Viscosity opposes motion of an object in (a) solid (b) liquid only(c) gas only (d) liquid & gas
 The SI unit of velocity gradient is (a) m/s (b) s1 (c) m/s2 (d) ms
 Terminal velocity is attained when (a) w + v = u (b) w = v – u (c) w + u = v (d) w = v + u
 The following are vector quantities except (a) friction (b) viscosity (c) upthrust (d) pressure
 Friction and viscosity are similar but not the same. True/False
THEORY
 Explain viscosity.
 Describe an experiment to determine the terminal velocity of a steel ball falling in a fluid.
NB: A liquid is said to be VISCOSTATIC if its viscosity does not change (appreciably) with change in temperature.