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# Physics Module Form 5

Chapter 2- Electricity

2.1

CHARGE AND
ELECTRIC CURRENT

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the generator can produced a strong force
of
___________ between the opposite
charges. ___________ will suddenly
accelerate from the finger to the dome of
the generator and causes a spark.

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Van de Graaf
1.

What is a Van de Graaff generator? Fill in each of the boxes the name of the part shown.
A device that ...................... and ........................................
+ +

+
+
+

2.

## You will feel a brief _________ shock

when your finger is brought close to the
dome of the generator.

(2)

EXPLANATION

## generator is switched on, it drives the rubber

belt. This cause the rubber belt to rub against
the roller and hence becomes _______
charged. The charge is then carried by the
moving belt up to the metal _______ where
it is collected. A large amount of _________
charge is built up on the dome.

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3. When the wire touches the dome, the microammeter needle is deflected. This shows that a
__________ is flowing through the galvanometer.

4.

The electric current is produced by the flow of ____________ from earth through the
galvanometer to the metal dome to neutralize the positive charges on its surface.

5.

The metal dome can be safely touched with the finger as all the positive charges on it have
been ________________.

2The
microammeter
needle is returned
2. What will happen if the charged dome of the Van
de Graaff is connected to the earth via a
microammeter? Explain.

## There is a ................of the pointer of the

1meter.
This indicates an electric current
..............

## 3. Predict what will happen if a

discharging metal sphere to the
charged dome.

4. The

When the
discha
rging
metal
sphere
is
broug
ht
near
the
charg
ed
dome,
..........
.......
occurs
.

to
its .....................
.............
position when
the Van de
Graaf is
switched off.

+
+

+
+
+

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Electric Current
1. Electric current is defined as the ................................................................................................
2. In symbols, it is given as:

where I = ...............................

Q = ...............................

20

= .................
..............

Coulomb / Volt)

hour)

## Coulomb / Volt) is equivalent to (Cs // C -1s

// Cs-1)

I
t
(iv) By rearranging the above formula, Q = ( It / t
/ I )

## 3. 1 Coulomb (C) = 1 Ampere Second (As)

4. Example :
Charge of 1 electron =
..
Charge of 1 proton =
.
5. Total Charge :

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Electric Field
a. An electric field is a ................ in which an ......................... experiences a .........................
b. An electric field can be represented by a number of

## ....................of the field.

c. The principles involved in drawing electric field lines are :
(i) electric field lines always extend from a ..............................................
.........................-charged object to infinity, or from .................
(ii) electric field lines never ..............
(iii) electric field lines are ...................

object to a
to a ..................

-charged object,

## ....... each other,

in a ....................... electric field.

## EFFECT OF AN ELECTRIC FIELD ON A PING PONG BALL

Observation:
(a) The ball will still remain ..........................
This is because the force exert on the ball by the
............................

plate is ..................

## force exerted on it by the ........................

to the
plate.

(a)
(b) If the ping pong ball is displaced to the right
to touch
then

be

and

wil

..........................

(b)
(c) When the ping pong ball

..........

...........
........................... the .............................
This process repeats again and again, causes the
ping pong ball ............................ to and fro
continuously between the two plates.
(c)

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Conclusion
......................................
......................................
Electric field is a ..........................
Like charges
.............................
.............

1.
2.
3.

## Electric field lines......................are

from ...................
.......................... to

## in an electric field. The direction of the field lines is

EXERCISE 2.1
1. 5 C of charge flows through a wire in 10 s.
What is the current in the wire?

2.

## A charge of 300 C flow through a bulb in

every 2 minutes. What is the electric current
in the bulb?

3.

## The current in a lamp is 0.2 A. Calculate the

amount of electric charge that passes through
the lamp in 1 hour.

4.

## If a current of 0.8 A flows in a wire, how

many electrons pass through the wire in one
minute? (Given: The charge on an electron is
1.6 x 10-19 C)

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## An electric current of 200 mA flows through a resistor

for 3 seconds, what is the

2.2

(1)

electric charge

(2)

the resistor?

IDEAS
POTENTIAL
DIFFERENCE

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(b)
(a)
X

Y
P

## Pressure at point P is ...................

pressure at point Q

Gravitational potential
energy at X is ........
the gravitational
than than
the
potential energy at Y.

## Water will flow from .... to .....when the

valve is opened.
This due to the ............... in the pressure of
water

## The apple will fall from ... to ...when the apple

is released.
This due to the ................... in the gravitational
potential energy.

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(c) Similarly,

terminal

terminal

potential at B.

Bulb
A

the bulb.

## This is due to the electric ...............................

the two terminals.

between

## As the charges flow from A to B, work is done when

electrical energy is transformed to ......... and .......energy.
The ....................................
between two points in a
circuit is defined as the amount of work done, W when
one coulomb of charge passes from one point to the
other point in an electric field.

## 1 The potential difference,V between the two points

will be given by:

V=

Work
Quantityofcharge

W
=Q

## where W is work or energy in Joule

Q is charge in Coulomb (C)

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## TO INVESTIGATE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CURRENT

AND POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE FOR AN OHMIC CONDUCTOR.

(a)
Figure (a) and figure (b) show two electrical circuits.
Why do the bulbs light up with different intensity?

(b
)
Why do the ammeters show

## Referring to the figure (a) and (b)

complete the following table:
(a) Inference

Apparatus / materials :
The current flowing through the bulb is influenced by the potential difference
across it.

(b) Hypothesis
(c) Aim

## To determine the relationship between current and potential difference for a

constantan wire.

(d) Variables
(i) manipulated variable :
(ii) responding variable :

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:
1. Set up the apparatus as shown in the figure.
2. Turn on the switch and adjust the rheostat so that the ammeter reads
the current, I= 0.2 A.
3. Read and record the potential difference, V across the wire.

Tabulation of
data

Analysis of data

Current,I/A

Volt, V/V

0.2

1.0

0.3

1.5

0.4

2.0

0.5

2.5

0.6

3.0

0.7

3.5

## Draw a graph of V against I .

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(a)

## What is the shape of the V-I graph?

I

......................................................................................................................

## is a straight line that passes through origin

(b) What is the relationship between V and I?
.......................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................
2. The resistance, R, of the constantan wire used in the experiment is equal
to the gradient of the V-I graph. Determine the value of R.

## 3. What is the function of the rheostat in the circuit?

......................................................................................................................
Conclusion

Ohms Law

(a)
Ohms law states

## that the electric current, I flowing through a conductor is directly proportional to

the potential difference across the ends of the ohmic conductor,

V

I = constant

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## 4. From, the following can be stated:

(c) The constant is known as
.................................... of the conductor.
(d) The unit of resistance is

## 1. The resistance of a conductor is a measure

of the ability of the conductor to (resist /
allow) the flow of an electric current
through it.

## 2. From the formula V = IR, the current I is

(directly / inversely) proportional to the
resistance, R.

## 3. Write down the relevant hypothesis for the

factors affecting the resistance in the table
below.

## The temperature oftheconductor

The cross-sectional

area of the

conductor, A

material of the

conductor

conductor, l

Diagram

Length of the

Factors

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So

5.

Chapter 2- Electricity

i) Electric charge,

R=

or

Q = ( It / I

## ii) Work done, W = (QV /

/t )

Q/V

EXERCISE 2.2
1. If a charge of 5.0 C flows through a wire and

## the amount of electrical energy converted into

heat is 2.5 J. Calculate the potential differences
across the ends of the wire.

## 2. A light bulb is switched on for a period of time.

In that period of time, 5 C of charges passed
through it and 25 J of electrical energy is
converted to light and heat energy. What is the
potential difference across the bulb?

## operate an electric motor. How much work is

done in moving 3 C of electric charge through the
motor?

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6. Wh

at
is
the
4. When the potential difference across a bulb is 20 V,
val
the current flow is 3 A. How much work done to
ue
transform electrical energy to light and heat energy
of
in 50 s?
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## 9. Referring to the diagram on the right, calculate

(1) The current flowing through the resistor.

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V
Y

two
con
duc
tors
,X

(2) The

amount of electric
charge that passes through
the resistor in 30 s

## transform the electric energy

to the heat energy in 30 s.

## 10. The graph shows the relationship

between the potential difference,
V and current, I flowing through
2

I/A

3) I
2) Calculate the resistance
of conductor Y.

and
Y.

1) C
al
c
ul
at
e
th
e
re
si

V/V
X

s
e
c
t
i
o
n

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## Current Flow and Potential Difference in Series and Parallel Circuit

SERIES CIRCUIT

PARALLEL CIRCUIT

1. Effective Resistance:
R=
2. Current:
3. Potential Difference:
V=

1. Effective Resistance:
R=
2. Current:
3. Potential Difference:
V=

Effective resistance, R

(a)
(b)

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(d)

(c)

(e)
(f)

(h)
(g)

EXERCISE 2.3

1.

## The two bulbs in the figure have a resistance of 2 and 3

respectively. If the voltage of the dry cell is 2.5 V, calculate
(a) the effective resistance, R of the circuit

## (c) the potential difference

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2.

## There are two resistors in the circuit shown. Resistor R1 has a

resistance of 1. If a 3V voltage causes a current of 0.5A to flow
through the circuit, calculate the resistance of R2.

3.

## The electrical current flowing through each branch, I1 and I2, is 5

A. Both bulbs have the same resistance, which is 2. Calculate
the voltage supplied.

4.

## The voltage supplied to the parallel is 3 V. R1 and R2

have a resistance of 5 and 20. Calculate
(a) the potential difference across each resistor

## (d) the current passing through each resistor

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## ELECTROMOTIVE FORCE AND

INTERNAL RESISTANCE

Electromotive force
Figure (a)

Figure (b)

potential difference, V <
e.m.f., E

e.m.f.

E,r

e
n
t
fl
o
w
i
n
g

C
u
r
r

R
No current flow

## 1. An electrical circuit is set up as 1) F

shown in figure (a). A high 2) T

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## 2. The switch is then closed as shown in figure (b).

1) Figure (b) is (an open circuit / a closed circuit)
2) There is (current flowing / no current flowing) in

2
1
9

## 3) The voltmeter reading is the (potential difference

across the dry cell / potential difference across the
bulb / electromotive force).

## 4) The reading of the voltmeter when the switch is

closed is (lower than/ the same as / higher than)
when the switch is open.

## 5) State the relationship between e.m.f , E ,

potential difference across the bulb, VR and
drop in potential difference due to internal
resistance, Vr.

3.

a)
Why is the potential difference across the
resistor not the same as the e.m.f. of the battery?
The potential drops as much as

Since

=
r

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EXERCISE 2.4
1
A voltmeter connected directly across a
1.5 V. The
drops to 1.35 V
when a bulb is
connected to the
battery and the
0.3 A. Find the
internal resistance
of the battery.

## 2 A circuit contains a cell of e.m.f 3.0 V and internal

resistance, r. If the external resistor has a value of
10.0 and the potential difference across it is 2.5
V, find the value of the current, I in the circuit
and the internal resistance, r.

## A simple circuit consisting of a 2 V dry

cell with an internal resistance of 0.5.
When the switch is closed, the ammeter
Calculate

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4
Find the voltmeter reading and the resistance,
R of the
resistor.

e.m.f.

## A cell of e.m.f., E and internal resistor, r is

connected to a rheostat. The ammeter reading, I
and the voltmeter reading, V are recorded for
different resistance, R of the rheostat. The graph
of V

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V

a)

2
/
A
2

the cell
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Hence,

2.5

; where V = IR

## ELECTRICAL ENERGY AND POWER

Hence,

Electrical Energy

; where I = V
R

## 1. Potential difference, V across two

points is

the

SI unit :

SI unit

energy,E

3. Hence,

E = VQ
4. Power is defined as the rate of energy dissipated or transferred.
5. Hence,
Energy dissipated, E
Power, P =
time, t

dissipated or transferred by a
coulomb of charge, Q that moves
across the two points.
2. Therefore,

Potential difference, V =

Electrical Energy, E
From the definition of
potential difference, V
Electrical energy converted, E
; where Q = It

energy,

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## Power Rating and Energy Consumption of

Various Electrical Appliances
1.
The amount of electrical energy consumed in
a given period of time can be calculated by
Energy consumed
E

Power rating x

Pt

where

COST OF ENERGY

Appliance

Quantity

Power / W

Bulb

60

Refrigerator

400

Kettle

1500

Iron

1000

Cost

=
=

kWh

kWh x RM 0.28

= RM

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EXERCISE 2.5
1. How much power dissipated in the bulb?

(1)

R = 10

5V

(b)

R = 10

R = 10
5V

2.

V= 15V

R1=2

R2=4

R3=4

Calculate :
(a) the current, I in the circuit
released in R 1 in 10 s.

10 s.

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## 3. An electric motor is used to lift a load of mass 2

kg to a height 5 m in 2.5 s. If the supply voltage is
12 V and the flow of current in the motor is 5.0 A,
calculate

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## REINFORCEMENT EXERCISE CHAPTER 2

Part A: Objective Questions

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4.

5.

A current of
5 A flows
through an
electric
heater when
it
is
connected to
the 240 V
main supply.
How much
heat is
released
after 2
minutes?
1
1
200
J

3
4

2
400
J
14
400
J
144
000
J

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Diagram 1

6.

60 J

360 J

600 J

3600 J

## The diagram shows a cell of negligible

internal resistance connected to two

## Diagram1show a lamp connected to a

resistor and a battery.
Calculate the power used by the light bulb.
n
n
u
s
m
1
6W
b
f
2
12 W
e
l
r
o
3
20 W
w
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50 W
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n
g
3. When the switch is
e
on, the current that
l
i
flows in an
e
n
electronic
c
t
t
t board is 3.0
r
h
x 10 -5 A.
o
e
What is the

resistors
a
d
v
e
r
t
i
s
e
m
e
n
t
b
o

ard when it
is switched
on for 2
hours ?

A
0.4
0A
0.2
5A

[ Charge of an
electron = 1.6 x 10 -19
C]

A 3.84 x 1011

What is
the value
of
current,
I?

B 1.67 x 1014
C 1.35 x 1018

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