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AVERAGE SPEED. When calculating the AVERAGE SPEED of an object you need to know the DISTANCE travelled by the object and the TIME taken to travel that distance. You then use the following equation:. average speed = distance. time. V = d. Where v – average speed (m/s)

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Average speed
AVERAGE SPEED

When calculating the AVERAGE SPEED of an object you need to know the DISTANCE travelled by the object and the TIME taken to travel that distance. You then use the following equation:

average speed = distance

time

V = d

Where v – average speed (m/s)

d - distance (m)

t - time (s)

t


L.I: To calculate the average speed of a trolley on a slope

APPARATUS: slope, trolley, timer,meter stick

METHOD: measure distance on slope

release trolley and start timer together

stop timer when trolley reaches 2m mark.

complete table.

RESULTS:


Speed of sound
SPEED OF SOUND

LEARNINGINTENTION

To calculate the speed of sound experimentally.

APPARATUS

fast timer,2 microphones,metre stick

METHOD

Place the 2 microphones 1m apart. Switch on timer. Clap hands above start microphone. Record time in table. Repeat twice more. Calculate average time using v = d/t.

RESULTS

CONCLUSION

Speed of sound equals 340m/s.


Sound and light
SOUND AND LIGHT

The speed of light is much faster than the speed of sound. Think of a thunder storm. You see the lightning then you hear the thunder. This is because the light reaches us almost immediately.

The values we need to know are:

Speed of sound = 340m/s

Speed of light = 300000000m/s

The equation we use is:

Distance = speed x time

d = v t

d

v

t


Morse code
MORSE CODE

In 1836, Samuel Morse demonstrated the ability of a telegraph system to transmit information over wires. The information was sent as a series of electrical signals. Short signals are referred to as dits (represented as dots). Long signals are referred to as dahs (represented as dashes). With the advent of radio communications, an international version of Morse code became widely used.


Telephone
TELEPHONE

The most common method of communicating with wires is the telephone. The TRANSMITTER (mouthpiece) contains a MICROPHONE which changes sound energy to electrical energy. The RECEIVER(ear piece) contains a loudspeaker that changes electrical energy into sound energy.


Sound signals
SOUND SIGNALS

Sound signals are transmitted down wire at almost 300000000 m/s (speed of light) and the signals can be displayed using an oscilloscope as shown:


Waves
WAVES

Messages can be sent from one place to another by using waves. They are sent from a transmitter to a receiver. You will have heard of radio, tv and microwaves.

A typical wave pattern is shown below:


Speed of a wave
SPEED OF A WAVE

To calculate the speed of a wave we use the equation:

V = f x

v

f

Where v = velocity (m/s)

f = frequency (Hz)

= wavelength (m)


Wave definitions
WAVE DEFINITIONS

Frequency:

The number of complete waves that pass a point every second. Symbol f, units – hertz (hz).

Wavelength:

The distance from a point on a wave to the next similar point – from crest to crest. Symbol (lambda), units - metres (m).

Wave speed:

The distance a wave travels each second. Symbol v, units – metres per second (m/s)

Amplitude:

The maximum height of the wave above or below the zero line. Units – metres (m).


Radio
RADIO

Transmitter mast

Old fashioned receiver

Radio signals are waves that transfer energy. They are sent from a transmitter at a speed of 300000000m/s and picked up by a receiver. Wires are not needed between the transmitter and the receiver.


Radio transmitter
RADIO TRANSMITTER

Radio frequency

Modulator

Amplifier

Aerial

Audio frequency

Modulator: combines the 2 electrical signals

Amplifier: makes the combined signal bigger

Aerial: changes electrical signal into a radio wave and sends them in all directions.


Radio receiver
RADIO RECEIVER

Aerial

Tuner

Decoder

Amplifier

Loudspeaker

Power supply

Aerial: Picks up all radio waves.

Tuner: Selects the frequency you want.

Decoder: Separates the radio wave from the sound wave.

Amplifier: Makes the weak signal stronger.

Power supply: Needed for amplifier.

Loudspeaker: Changes electrical signal to sound.


Television receiver

SOUND

TELEVISION RECEIVER

Decoder

Amplifier

Loudspeaker

Aerial

Tuner

Decoder

Amplifier

Tube

VISION

Aerial: Picks up all wave energy.

Tuner: Selects the TV frequency you want.

SOUND VISION

Decoder: Selects the sound signal Decoder: Selects the picture from wave. signal from wave.

Amplifier: Makes the sound signal Amplifier: Makes the picture stronger. signal stronger

Loudspeaker: Changes electrical TV Tube: Changes electrical signal to sound. signal to light


Tv transmitter
TV TRANSMITTER

High frequency signal

Modulator

Amplifier

Audio signal

Aerial

High frequency signal

Modulator

Amplifier

Camera (video)

Modulator: combines high frequency signals with audio and video signals.

Amplifier: electrical signals are made stronger.

Aerial: signals are changed to TV and radio waves.


Tv tube line build up
TV TUBE & LINE BUILD UP

A tv picture is built up by a series of lines. An electron beam scans across the television tube (electromagnetic deflection). A special coating gives out light when the beam passes over it. The beam starts at the top then scans backwards and forwards till it reaches the bottom. There are 625 lines for one picture and 25 pictures per second.


Colour tv
COLOUR TV

In a colour tv there are three electron guns. There are three colours of light given out by the fluorescent paint on screen. These are red, green and blue. All colours can be made by mixing these three :-

yellow - red & green

magenta - red & blue

cyan - green & blue

white - red, blue & green



Amplitude modulation
AMPLITUDE MODULATION

Amplitude modulation is a way of varying the amplitude of a high frequency radio wave so that it carries a low frequency audio wave

Low frequency audio wave

Carrier wave

Amplitude modulated wave


Am wave
AM WAVE

FM WAVE


Diffraction
DIFFRACTION

LEARNING INTENTION

Waves with a long wavelength can bend round or over obstacles much better than short wavelengths.

SHORT WAVELENGTH

LONG WAVELENGTH

Radio waves have a longer wavelength than TV waves. This is why in some hilly regions you can receive good radio reception but not a good tv picture.


Law of reflection
LAW OF REFLECTION

LEARNINGINTENTION

To investigate the relationship between the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection for a plane mirror.

APPARATUS

Power supply, ray box, mirror, single-slit and a protractor.

INSTRUCTIONS

Mirror

80o

60o

30o

N

10o


RESULTS

CONCLUSION

The angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence.


Optical fibres
OPTICAL FIBRES

  • An optical fibre is a thin piece of glass.

  • Optical fibres are used in some telecommunication systems. They are used to transmit light signals.

  • Signal transmission along an optical fibre takes place at a speed of 200 000 000m/s


OPTICAL FIBRES 2 cont.

  • The transmission of the light signal along an optical fibre works by reflection inside the fibre.

  • Many telecommunication links into the home, like cable TV, use optical fibres.

  • Fibre optics are cheaper than copper cables, however, they are difficult to join together.


Total internal reflection
TOTAL INTERNAL REFLECTION

LEARNING To find out about TOTAL INTERNAL INTENTION: REFLECTION.

APPARATUS: Ray box, single slit, semi-circular block & protractor

METHOD: Set up apparatus as shown.

Send a single beam along 20o line. Draw path of ray. Repeat for an angle of 60o

Complete table.

60o

20o

Ray box

RESULTS


CONCLUSION: When no light passes from the perspex to the air, we have TOTAL INTERNALREFLECTION taking place


Satellites
SATELLITES

  • Satellites are used to send information from one part of the world to the other.

  • A geostationary satellite is one that stays above the same point on the earth’s surface (36000km).

  • Curved reflectors on receiving aerials make the signals stronger.

  • The curved reflectors gather the signals and reflect them to a focus which makes them stronger.


Curved reflectors
CURVED REFLECTORS

Learning Intention:

How curved reflectors make signals stronger

RAYBOX


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