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PHYSICS PAST QUESTIONS

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Category: PHYSICS PAST QUESTIONS

X-rays and infrared rays are both electromagnetic. Which common property do the waves have? Both waves

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A ball is projected horizontally from the top of a tower. Neglecting air resistance, which of the following statements about its motion is/are correct?

I. Vertical acceleration on the ball decreases as it falls

II. The vertical force on the ball remains constant

III. The vertical speed of the ball increases as it falls

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The diagram given illustrates a force-distance graph for the motion of a wooden block. Determine the work done on the block when moved through a distance of 5m.

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Which of the following units is derived?

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The diagram above illustrates the mercury-in-glass thermometer used for determining the temperature of a room. Use the data on it to determine the room temperature.

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Which of the following statements about matter is not correct?

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A ray of light incident at an angle θ in a rectangular prism grazes the surface of the prism on emerging from the prism. Determine the value of the angle. [Absolute refractive index of the material of the prism is 1.5]

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Two plane mirrors are inclined at an angle 20° to each other. Determine the number of images formed when an object is placed between them.

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Which of the following processes is not a surface phenomenon?

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A plane is inclined at an angle θ to the horizontal. Its velocity ratio is

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Which of the following statements about mass and weight are correct?

i. Weight is the force of gravity on a body.

ii. The mass of a body is the quantity of matter in the body.

iii. The weight of a body is greatest at the equator.

iv. The mass of a body is greatest at the poles

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A student measures the volume of a liquid using a measuring cylinder. What else needs to be measured by the student in order to determine the density of the liquid?

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Plane waves through a narrow gap emerge as circular waves. This phenomenon is known as

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The diagram above is a micrometer screw gauge. Determine its reading

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The bob of a simple pendulum takes 8.0s to complete 10 oscillations. Determine the frequency of oscillation of the bob.

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The mouth piece of a telephone handset converts

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Which of the following electromagnetic waves is most energetic?

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A chemical balance is used for measuring

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A vapour whose molecules are in dynamic equilibrium with those of its own liquid is said to be

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A plank is placed along the path on which a wheel barrow containing sand is pushed at a construction site to prevent it from sticking as illustrated in the diagram given. The large area of the plank prevents the wheel barrow from getting stuck by

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The diagram given, represents the graph of stress against strain for an elastic wire. The point Q on the graph is the

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Which of the following statements correctly defines the boiling point of a liquid? The temperature at which the

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Total internal reflection. i. is a phenomenon of refraction of light. ii. occurs when light rays travel into a denser medium. iii. occurs when the critical angle is just exceeded. iv. is a phenomenon of reflection of light. Which of the statements above are correct?

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An object of volume 400cm3 and 2.5gcm-3 is suspended from a spring balance with half its volume immersed in water. Determine the reading on the spring balance. (Density of water = 1gcm-3)

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Resonance occurs when one vibrating object causes a second object to vibrate at its own natural

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In an experiment in which a molten substance is allowed to cool, the cooling curve above was obtained. The temperature 60oC is known as the

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A body of mass moving around a circle of radius with a uniform speed experiences a centripetal force F. The work done by the centripetal force on it is

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An object at rest is said to possess

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A uniform bar AB is balanced on a knife-edge which is 60cm from B by a mass of 22g which hangs at C 10cm from A. Calculate the mass of the bar.

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The angle at which a projectile must be fired to cover maximum range is

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A dam is able to hold a large quantity of water because its wall is

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An object floats in a fluid when it displaces it's

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According to Newton's law of cooling, the heat energy lost per unit area of a body depends on the

I. Surface area

II. Nature of the surface

III. Temperature of the surface

IV. Excess temperature over the surroundings

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During a training session, two footballers pass a ball repeatedly between each other. The 'to and fro' motion of the ball is not simple harmonic because the

 

I. Acceleration of the ball is not directed towards a fixed point

II. Restoring force is not directed towards the centre

III. Acceleration of the ball is not directly proportional to the displacement from a fixed point

Which of the statements above are correct?

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The continuous stirring in the method of mixtures to determine the specific thermal capacity of a substance ensures

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Consider the wave equation:  y=10sin(x−50t), What does the number 10 represent?

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When a body is thrown vertically upwards, its velocity at the maximum height is

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A uniform metre rule is balanced on a fulcrum placed at the 35cm mark by suspending a mass of 120g at the 10cm mark. Calculate the mass of the metre rule.

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Frequency is measured in

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The dimensions of momentum are

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Which of the following statements about the 3rd overtone of a vibrating air column of an open pipe is correct? It has

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Which of the following statements is correct about the effect of dissolved salt on the freezing point of water?

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The image formed by a concave mirror is real, inverted and magnified, when object is placed

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Which of the following statements describes a body in a stable equilibrium correctly?

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A battery of emf 24V is connected to three resistor P, Q and R as illustrated in the diagram. Determine the voltage across the resistor Q

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The diagram given is used to determine the

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A body can undergo the following types of motion except

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The diagram above illustrates a block ans tackle pulley system in which an effort E supports a load of 100.0N. If the efficiency of the machine is 75%, calculate the value of E

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The slope of a straight-line velocity-time graph represents

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The property of a body to remain at rest or to continue in uniform motion in a straight line is called

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The maximum density of water occurs at a temperature of

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The resultant force in a couple is

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Complementary colours are those which

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The diagram above illustrates a wave setup between two fixed ends 4.0m apart. If the speed of the wave is 1.0 ms−¹, its wavelength and frequency respectively are

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The graph of density against temperature for water is correctly illustrated by

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The ice point on the absolute scale of temperature is

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A quantity of hot water at 100oC is added to 400g of water at 10oC until the temperature of the mixture is 60oC.

Calculate the mass of the hot water added. [Specific heat capacity of water =4200JKg-1 K-1]

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The diagram given illustrates the waveform of a note produced by vibrations in an air column of length L. If the speed of sound in air is V, derive an expression for the frequency of the notes

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Which of the following quantities are dimensionally independent?

I. Dielectric constant

II. Momentum

III. Efficiency

IV. Refractive index

 

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A pressurized perfume bottle is left on the window pane of a room. What happens to he gas molecules of the perfume on a sunny day? They

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