As children around the world tonight roam neighbourhoods for candy, students here roam through their notes to prepare for tomorrow’s Physics written Paper 2.
Now that my sister has traditionally disappeared this time of the year to make her phone calls, me and my 师姐 have moved in and taken over a disheveledlooking Temple for Scientific matters.
And so as a Halloween ‘treat’, my 师姐 and I have compiled an exam revision checklist of topics to help you ensure you don’t miss out anything as you prepare for tomorrow’s (i.e. Monday) Physics written Paper 2:
Physics Exam Checklist
Measurement
 Converting these prefixes (p, n, μ, m, c, k, M, G) to numbers
 Reading off the vernier calipers (zero error included)
 Reading off the micrometers screw gauge (zero error included)
Kinematics

Applying the following formulae:
 (when the velocity is constant)
 , (when there is constant acceleration)
 Interpreting, obtaining data and sketching different types of graphs (distancetime graph, displacementtime graph, speedtime graph, velocitytime graph and accelerationtime graph)
Dynamics
 Using Newton’s 1st Law and Newton’s 3rd Law to answer descriptive questions involving inertia and forces
 Drawing vector diagrams using parallelogram method and tiptotail method
 Applying the formula: F = ma
Work, Energy & Power
 State Principle of Conservation of Energy

Applying these formulae
 W = Fs
 E_{p} = mgh
 E_{k} =
Moments
 State Principle of Moments
 Solving all 3 types of moment questions
 Questions involving only one pivot – apply principle of moments to solve
 Questions involving two pivots – assume that one pivot is a dummy, apply principle of moments and resolve forces to find the two unknown forces
 Questions involving a force that is inclined at an angle (usually involving tension on a rope) – use sin, cos and tan to calculate the perpendicular distance of the unknown force from the pivot and use principle of moments to solve
Pressure

Applying the formulae
 Reading off the mercury barometer and manometer
Simple Kinetic Molecular Theory
 Using kinetic theory to explain pressure and evaporation
Temperature
 Explain the relationship between the bulb size, thickness of bore and glass wall, thickness of capillary tube with range, sensitivity and responsiveness
Transfer of Thermal Energy
 Explain mechanism of conduction (using key words like molecular vibration in all solids and electron diffusion in metals) and convection (using key words like “being denser, it will sink”, “being less dense, it will rise”, “setting up a convection current”)
Thermal Properties of Matter

Applying the formulae
 Q = Pt
 Q = mcΔθ
 Q = CΔθ
 C = mc
 Q = mlf
 Q = mlv
Reflection of Light
 State the difference between real and virtual image
 Draw ray diagrams involving one mirror and two mirrors placed at 90º to each other
Refraction and Total Internal Reflection

Calculating the refractive index using the following equations
 n = real depth/apparent depth
 Give special emphasis to optical fibres and its applications in everyday life
Lens
 Drawing of lens diagram (especially diagrams involving distant object)

Using the two equations to check for the accuracy of ray diagram drawn
General Wave Properties
 State Transverse Waves and Longitudinal Waves and terms used to describe the two types of waves

Obtaining information like amplitude, wavelength and period from the following diagrams
Electromagnetic Spectrum
 List the different electromagnetic waves in increasing order of wavelengths and frequencies
 State the applications of each type of electromagnetic wave
Sound
 Calculating the speed of sound using both the direct () and echo method ()
 Obtaining information (pitch and loudness) by interpreting diagrams from a CRO
Electrostatics
 Answering questions using the laws of electrostatics
 Drawing of electric field patterns
Current Electricity & D.C. Circuits

Applying the formulae
 V = IR
 State Ohm’s Law and interpreting the I–V and V–I graphs
 Solving questions involving series and parallel circuits (usually a combination of both types together, to find V, I and/or R)
Practical Electricity
 Explain the function of a fuse and the earth wire
 Understanding what is meant by double insulation
 Connecting the live, neutral & earth wire to a socket, plug, ring mains

Applying correct equations to find effective operating power and power loss
 P = IV
 P = I^{2}R
Magnetism & Electromagnetism
 Drawing of magnetic field patterns for permanent magnets & electromagnets
 Answer questions involving electric bell, loudspeaker and D.C. Circuit (MUST KNOW)
Electromagnetic Induction
 Understanding how an A.C. Generator works (MUST KNOW)
 Explain using Faraday Laws and Lenz’s law, the working principle of a transformer (MUST KNOW)

Applying the formulae
 Efficiency =
Last but not least, for your written Physics paper,
 Read each question carefully.
 Take note of the units given on the diagrams.
 Remember to write the correct units at your final answers.
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