# Physics Final S2 Vocab (copy)

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Archimedes’ Principle

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Archimedes’ Principle

any object submerged in a fluid experience an upward buoyant force equal in magnitude to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object

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Bernoulli’s Principle

the pressure of a fluid decreases as its velocity increases

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buoyant force

upward force that keeps objects afloat

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pressure

the magnitude of force on a surface per unit area

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Pascal’s Principle

pressure applied to a fluid in a closed container is transmitted equally to every point of the fluid and to the walls of the container

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laminar flow

every particle flows is in the same direction/along the same path.

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fluid

gas and liquid

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ideal fluid

A fluid that is incompressible and no internal resistance (viscosity) to flow

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turbulent flow

irregular flow of fluid

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density

A measure of how tightly packed molecules are in a substance

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pascal

SI for pressure

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Magnus effect

the effect a spinning object has on the speed of a fluid which curves the path of flight

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heat

energy transferred from one substance to another bassed on temperature differences

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specific heat capacity

the energy required to raise the temperature of 1kg of a substance by 1 celsius

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temperature

measurement of the average kinetic energy of the molecules in a substance

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thermal equilibrium

the state in which two bodies in physical contact with each other have same temperatures

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latent heat

heat required to change the state of a substance

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fusion

solid to liquid

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vaporization

liquid to gas

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calorimetry

the process of measuring the amount of heat released or aborbed in a system

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internal energy

energy of a substance due to kinetic energy of its molecules and potential energy that results from the arrangement of molecules

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conduction

heat transfer by direct contact with an object

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convection

heat transfer through fluid

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constructive interference

two waves combined by adding their displacement together

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destructive interference

occurs when waves come together so that they completely cancel each other out; same amplitude in opposite direction

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standing wave

a wave pattern that results when two waves of the same frequency, wavelength, and amplitude travel in opposite directions and interfere

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node

areas of wave interference where there is minimum amplitude; where destructive interference occurs

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antinode

where constructive interference occurs; max amplitude of standing wave

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Doppler affect

a frequency shift that is the result of relative motion between the source of waves and an observer

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amplitude

max displacement from equilibrium

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simple harmonic motion

vibration about an equilibrium position in which a restoring force is proportional to the displacement from equilibrium

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period

the time it takes to complete one complete cycle (wavelength)

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frequency of wave

the number of cylcle of waves per unit of time

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rarefaction

a region in a longitudinal wave where the particles are far apart

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transverse waves

a wave whose particles vibrate perpendicularly to the direction of motion

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crest of transverse waves

highest point above the equilibrium position

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trough of transverse waves

lowest point below the equilibrium position

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wavelength of waves

the distance between two adjacent similar points of a wave

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longitudinal waves

a wave whose particle vibrate parallel to the direction the wave is traveling

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crest of longitudinal waves

compressed regions

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trough of longitudinal waves

stretched regions

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wave energy

depends on the amplitude

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sound waves are

longitudinal, mechanical waves

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compression

the region of a longitudinal wave in which density and high are at a max, crest

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wave speed depends on

medium

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higher density of medium

higher wave speed

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pitch

a measure of how high or low a sound is perceived to be, depending on the frequency of the sound wave

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intensity

the rate at which energy flows through a unit are perpendicular to the direction of wave motion

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decibel

a dimensionless unit that describes the ratio of two intensities of sound

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harmonic series

a series of frequencies that includes the fundamental frequency and integral multiples of the fundamental frequency that are created along a standing wave

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standing wave

vibration of a system where some points remain fixed

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fundamental frequency/first harmonics

lowest and the most basic frequency of vibration of a standing wave

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Timbre

Quality of sound

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resonance

a phenomenon that occurs when the frequency of applied force matches the natural frequency which leads to a larger amplitude of vibration

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total internal reflection

a phenomenon where light is completely reflected when traveling from a denser medium to a less dense medium

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incandescence

light with heat involved

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chemical luminescence

light from chemical reactions

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transparent

when a material transmits all (or almost) incident light

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opaque

when a material does not transmit incident light

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translucent

when a material transmits some incident light

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concave mirror

converging, curving in

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convex mirror

diverging, curving out

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vertex

point priciple axis meets mirror

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polarized light

oscillations of light that lie on one single plane

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unpolarized light

electriomagnetic waves naturally oscillate with more than one orientation

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laser

polarized, coherent light

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light travels from faster (less dense) medium to slower (denser) medium

light refracts towards the normal

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light travels from slower (denser) medium to faster (less dense)

light refracts away from the medium

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convex lens: object between f and lens

virtual, right-side up, enlarged

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concave lens: always

virtual, upright, smaller, between object and lens

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static electricity

when charged particles build up in one place

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electric field

a region in which an electric charge can be detected

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circuit

a closed path in which electrons can flow

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series circuit

a circuit that has only one path for current flow

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parallel circuit

a circuit that has more than one path for current to flow

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electric current

the rate at which electric charge passes through a given area

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ampere

unit for electric current

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resistence

the opposition presented to the current by a material or device

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higher temperature, longer, smaller diameter

more resistance

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fluid dynamics

an area of applied science concerned with the movement of liquids and gases

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viscosity

a fluid’s resistance to flow or thickness of a fluid

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absolute zero

lowest possible temperature

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boiling point

the temperature at which a liquid boils and turns to vapor

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melting point

the temperature at which a material changes from a solid to a liquid

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medium

a physical environment through which a disturbance can travel

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wave

the motion of a disturbance

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beats

the periodic variation in the amplitude of a wave that is the superposition of two waves of slightly different frequencies

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focus

the point where light rays originating from a point on the object converge

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center of curvature

center of curved mirror

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index of refraction

a measure of how much light bends as travels between mediums

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refraction

the bending of light as it travels from one medium to another

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battery

a device that converts chemical energy into electric energy

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Coulomb

the unit for electric charge

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ohm

the unit for electric resistance

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coherent light

light that has same wavelength, frequency, and phase

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Principle axis doted line perpendicular to lens or mirror

doted line perpendicular to lens or mirror

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