Doc Brown's Edexcel GCSE Science-Physics Revision Notes

PLEASE NOTE NEW revision summaries for the NEW Edexcel GCSE Physics and the NEW Edexcel GCSE Combined Science Physics courses: Revision for Paper 1 (Topics 1-7) and  Paper 2 (Topics 8-15) STARTING with Y10 in Sept. 2016 onwards, first exams in 2018

Edexcel GCSE Additional Science GCSE Physics Unit P2 Physics for your future STUDY NOTES

Physics Unit P2 Topic 1 Static and current electricity Revision Notes

  • 1.1 Be able to describe the structure of the atom, limited to the position, mass and charge of protons, neutrons and electrons
  • 1.2 Be able to explain how an insulator can be charged by friction, through the transfer of electrons.
  • 1.3 Be able to explain how the material gaining electrons becomes negatively charged and the material losing electrons is left with an equal positive charge.
  • 1.4 Know that like charges repel and unlike charges attract.
  • 1.5 Be able to demonstrate an understanding of common electrostatic phenomena in terms of movement of electrons, including:
    • a) shocks from everyday objects
    • b) lightning
    • c) attraction by induction such as a charged balloon attracted to a wall and a charged comb picking up small pieces of paper
  • 1.6 Be able to explain how earthing removes excess charge by movement of electrons.
  • 1.7 Be able to explain some of the uses of electrostatic charges in everyday situations, including paint and insecticide sprayers.
  • 1.8 Be able to demonstrate an understanding of some of the dangers of electrostatic charges in everyday situations, including fuelling aircraft and tankers together with the use of earthing to prevent the build-up of charge and danger arising.
  • 1.9 Know that an electric current is the rate of flow of charge.
  • 1.10 Know that the current in metals is a flow of electrons.
  • 1.11 Be able to use the equation:
    • charge (coulomb, C) = current (ampere, A) x time (second, s)
      • Q = I x t
  • 1.12 Know that cells and batteries supply direct current (d.c.).
  • 1.13 Be able to demonstrate an understanding that direct current (d.c.) is movement of charge in one direction only.

 

 

 

  • Revision notes on Atomic Structure Notes

  • Edexcel GCSE Additional Science PHYSICS

  • When revising, these pages provide you with a summary of what you need to know and be able to do.

  • BUT remember, your primary source of revision are your class notes, investigations and Edexcel GCSE science textbooks as well as examination practice with past papers.

  • EDEXCEL GCSE Science PHYSICS 2 UNIT 2 P2 Physics for your future

  • Topic 1 Static and current electricity

  • Topic 2 Controlling and using electric current

  • Topic 3 Motion and forces

  • Topic 4 Momentum, energy, work and power

  • Topic 5 Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion

  • Topic 6 Advantages and disadvantages of using radioactive materials


  • PLEASE NOTE My NEW GCSE (9-1) PHYSICS REVISION SUMMARIES for Y10 2016-2017 onwards

    AQA GCSE Physics 8463 1st Paper (Topics 1-4, Combined Science Trilogy Physics 1 Topics 18-21)

    AQA GCSE Physics 8463 2nd Paper (Topics 5-8, Combined Science Trilogy Physics 2 Topics 22-24)

    Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physics  1st Paper (Topics 1-7 & Combined Science Chemistry 2 Topics 1-8)

    Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physics 2nd Paper (Topics 1, 8-15 & Combined Science Chemistry 2 Topics 1, 8-10, 12-15)

    OCR (9-1) Gateway Science GCSE Physics A 1st Paper (Topics P1-4 & Combined Science A physics 1 Topics P1-4)

    OCR (9-1) Gateway Science GCSE Physics A 2nd Paper (Topics P5-8 & Combined Science A physics 1 Topics P5-8)

    OCR (9-1) 21st Century Science GCSE Physics B Chapters P1-3 (Chapters P1-3, GCSE Combined Science B physics)

    OCR (9-1) 21st Century Science GCSE Physics B Chapters P4-6 (Chapters P4-6, GCSE Combined Science B physics)

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