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1. Which of the quantities below are 4. The molar mass of aluminium is rp g:and its
dimensionless? density is 2700 kg m.J. The nl).rnper of
.aluminium atoms in a piece of al~ujn with
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(C) 6 x 1027
(A) I and II only (D) 6 x 1028
(B) II and III only
(C) I and IV only
(D) II and IV only 5. If the average velocity of a particle is zero,
then the distance it has travelled .

## 2. In determining the density of a cube a student (A) must be zero

records the following measurements: (B) cannot be zero 1·
(C) is negative . i' :'~ ii .
Length of side, l = 3.0 ± 0.1 cm (D) may or may not be zero
Mass Of cube, m = 12.5 ± 0.5g
m l ,'.
The student then uses the equation p = - 6. A tennis ball is given a horizontal!vrlOfity of
. l' 8 mis when it is hit at a height L8:m'above
to deteqnine the density of the cube. The the ground. It is in the air for , ~.· ·.I

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(B) 7% (D) 8.89 s
(C) 14%
(D) 40%

base units shown

P: kg m.,
Q: kg ms.z
R: kg 2 m.J s·'

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(D) Force
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passes over a frictionless pulley.
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1.:1 Which pair of graphs below represents the acceleration of Body P and the acceleration of Body Q?

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true for an inelastic collision? scale (balance) in an elevator. If~e el '. at or
accelerates upwards to 2 m s·'. What is the
Kinetic Energy Momentum

## (B) not conserved conserved (B) 390N

(C) 490N
(C) conserved not conserved
(D) 590N I
(D) not conserved not conserved
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describes the motion of a geqstat~opary
9. Which of the following equations gives the
satellite? ' . ·
correct relationship between impulse and
momentum?
(A) It moves with the same velocity as
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(B) Its geographical location\c]!J.~s as
(B) Impulse= rate ofchange
of momentum the earth rotates. : ,\ ~! ,
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(C) Iinpulse =change in momentum
(D) Impulse=(momentum)'
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Its angular velocity is equal . that
of the earth. · •

12. A man with a parachute jumps from a plane. He opens his parachute after 2.5 se<0onds. Which of the
graphs below BEST represents how his vertical acceleration a, could vary with time t, during the first 6
seconds ofhis fall?

(A) a (B) a

I 2 3 4 5 6 t I 2 3 4 5 6

(C) a (D) a

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3. A body falls from a cliff 80 m above the 16. When a particle oscillates in a straight line
ground. If it loses 25% of its energy with simple harmonic motion, the period of
overcoming friction, what is its velocity on the oscillation is
impact with the ground? [g = 9.8 N kg· 1]
(A) directly proportional to the
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(A) 19.8 m s· displacement ofthe particle from
(B) 28.0 m s· 1 the origin
(C) 34.3 m s· 1 (B) directly proportional to the
(D) 39.6 m s· 1 acceleration of the particle
(C) independent of the frequency of
oscillation
If mis the mass of an object and E its kinetic (D) independent of the amplitude of
energy, then its linear momentum is oscillation I
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## 17. The displacement of a particle undergoing

simple harmonic motion is given by
(B)
x = 8sin 0.47l't

## The frequency of oscillation of the paiticle is

(A) 0.2Hz
(B) 0.4Hz
(C) 5Hz
(D) 8Hz
15. A student of weight 500 N is planning a trip
up to the peak of Blue Mountain. From her
, starting point, this will involve an increase in
, . altitude of 1800 m, She buys "high calorie"
.:' energy bars which contain 1000 kJ ofenergy.
1 Assuming her body to be 10 % efficient, how
\ , many bars will she need to eat for the
r necessary gain in altitude?

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Item 18 refers to the following diagram. 20. Which of the following events is as.sociated
with transverse waves but NOT )ongitudinal
/String waves?
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(B) Polarisation
(C) Reflection
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18. The diagram shows a Barton pendulum travel through a medium with' a! s~. ~~.ed o. f
400 m s· 1• What is the phase difJfirence
system used to demonstrate resonance.
between two points which are 3 m apart in
Which pendulum would swing with the
the direction of the wave?
GREATEST amplitude when the driver 0 is
pulle9 aside and released? Jr
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shows a snapshot of a rope as a transverse (B) -rads
wave passes along it from left to right. 2
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directions ofthe motion ofpoints X, Y and Z 22. 4 '
·The following ~placement-po~i~o1 g.raph
on the rope? represents a stationary wave at two ~erent
instants oftime. I1 ": '. .,
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(B) .J.. t .J.. Position

(C) t t t
(D) ---+ ~ ---+ What does the distance PQ reprbse.iiit?
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(B) Half the period I
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(D) Halfthe amplitude

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A wave of amplitude 10 cm has intensity I,. 26. As light travelling in air enters a medium its
Another similar wave has an amplitude of speed changes to 2.4 x 1O" m s· 1• The 31
5 cm and intensity I,. What is the value of refractive index of the medium is

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(B) 0.80
(C) 1.25
(A) 2 (D) 1.50
(B) 4
(C) 20
(D) 50 27. For a double slit interference pattern using!
light, the separation of fringes will increase
if
Item 24 refers to the following graph which
shows a stationary wave on a string. I. Blue light is used instead of red,
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antinode exist? 28. An object is placed3 cm in frontofadiverging
lens of focal length 5 cm. Where will the
image be found?
(A) Ponly
(B) Qonly (A) About 2 cm in front of the lens 39.
!(C) Sonly
· (D) PandRonly (B) About 2 cm behind the lens

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25. ·.Two light sources are said to be coherent. 2
The waves from them must therefore have
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the same frequency and a constant 2
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29. Which pf the following statements regarding Item 32 refers to the following g~ap!p..
lenses rs/are correct? i
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l. A converging lens always forms an
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image biggerthan the object.
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converging lens can form a virtnal
IIllage.
Ill. A diverging lens can form a real
image of an object placed in front 2.0
ofit.
0 100 Temp/°C
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(B) Uoniy 32. The graph show's how the lel\i.gth of the
(C) I and Ill only mercury in a thermometer chan~~siwith
(D) _ ll and III only temperature. The temperatfr~· :"1hich
corresponds to a length of I 0.0 qm 1s :

## 30. The near point of a defective eye is 30 cm (A) 15 °C

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from the eye. The normal near point is (B) 20°c
25 cm from the eye. The focal length of the (C) 25°C
lens needed to ·correct this defect is (D) 30°C
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(B) 25cm 33. .
What is the name 'I ·~·fheat
given to the amblint
(C) 30cm energy needed to chitnge I kg bi w ·.ter at
(D) 150cm I 00 °C into steam at I 00 °C? . ..

## (A) Molar heat capacity

31. Which instrument is MOST suitable for (B) Specific latent heat of fusion
measuring rapidly changing temperature? (C) Specific heat capacity
(D) S pecificlatent heat ofvaporisation
(A) The resistance thermometer
(B) The mercury-in-glass thermometer
(C) The thermocouple
(D) The alcohol-in-glass thermometer

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i~ \In an electrical method for determining the 36. A composite conductor with materials of
i \specific heat capacity ofa metal, the fullowing thermal conductivities k, k!2, k/3 has insulated
\ Ireadings were obtained sides. Heat is transferred through it from left
r: . to right as shown in the diagram below.
,mass of metal 2 kg
\supply voltage 240 V
\current 3A
'time for which heat supplied 20 s Q
\~~~peraturerise of metal 10 °C

## ~at is the specific heat capacity ofmetal?

Each material has the same thickness. Which
ofthe following diagrams BEST describes tl1e
.tA) temperature gradient of the composite wall?

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37. '
A cqntractor builds an office window of 40. A gas contains N molecules. \Tpe ;~peeds of
height I 50 cm and width ZOO cm with a glass the molecu'.es are Cl'. C2 ... , P&·
f(hich of
pane ofthickhess 0.5 cm. The temperature the followmg equat10ns cap' \br··!used to
difference across the glass is I 5 K and the determine the r.m.s speed oftb.e:m . ecules?
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0.65W m·' K· 1• Calculate the heat energy (A) ~c, +c~+ ... CN '
per second conducted through the window.

## j (A) 1.63 kW (B) c12 +cff+ ..... +c~

> (B) 5.85kW N
' (C) 163kW
(D) 585kW
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38. A small black sphere has an absolute (D) (ci'+cJ+ ..... +c~f
temperature T 1• It is hung in the centre of
an enclosure whose walls are at a higher N I:! ii '
absolute temperature T,. The net rate ofgain
of .thermal energy by the sphere is 41. What is the total pressure on, the base of a
proportional to container of cross-sectional area \P,m'. if it
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(B) (T,)' [Atrn. press~ i~o t: IO' Pa]
(C) (T2) 4 .,- (T/
(A) 3.3 x 104 Pa ,,
(D) (T2 - T/ (B) 6.7 x 104 Pa
(C) I.Ox JO' Pa
(D) 1.33 x 10' Pa
39. Avogadro's number is the number of
molecules in
Item 42 refers to the following,diagram.
(A)
(B)
(C)
one litre of gas atN.T.P.
one mole of a gas
one gram ofa gas
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(D) one kilogram of a gas
42. The material shown has length,/, and cross-
sectional area A. When a for4 I;', is applied
to the material it causes an extension e, in the
material. Which ofthe followir\g~xpressions
can be used to determine the Yc:rnpg~odulus
of the material? · · \ ·
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43. Four different liquids are poured into identical measuring cylinders. The diagrams show the heights of
the liquids and their densities. Which liquid exerts the LARGEST pressure on the base ofits measuring
pylinder?

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graph ofa wire. How much work is done in
(A) steel stretching the wire from an extension of I mm
(B) glass fibre to2mm?
(C) an elastic band
!· (D) polythene sheet (A) 0.015 J
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