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Physics Questions I
- Does light travel fastest in air, water or a vacuum?
- Whose law is a formula used to describe the relationship between the angles of refraction and incidence when light passes through the boundary of two different mediums?
- Which branch of physics is concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work?
- Which scientist gave his name to the elastic modulus that is a measure of the stiffness of a solid material?
- What elastic tendency of a fluid surface allows insects denser than water to walk on a water's surface?
- What is the 'mass per unit volume' better known as?
- In electrical engineering, what name is given to the power-producing component of an electric machine?
- Which is the weakest of the four known fundamental forces?
- What is the derived unit of electric conductance?
- Do you weigh less, the same, or more at the equator?
- Knighted in 1866 by Queen Victoria, by what name do we better know physicist Sir William Thomson?
- Which constant is the number of constituent particles, usually molecules or atoms, that are contained in the amount of substance given by one mole?
- 'The Dark Side of the Moon' album cover by Pink Floyd features which object refracting light?
- Triton, the only large moon in the Solar System with an orbit in the opposite direction to its planet's rotation, is a satellite of which planet?
- Whose law states that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the voltage across the points?
- Snell's Law
- (Thomas) Young (as in Young's modulus)
- Surface tension
- Less (gravity is less at the equator due to the centrifugal force of the spinning earth)
- Lord Kelvin
- Avogadro constant
- A prism
- Ohms law
Physics Questions II
- What name is given to atoms of an element with the normal number of protons and electrons, but different numbers of neutrons?
- What name is given to a special type of material that conducts electricity without resistance?
- In physics, what name is given to the maximum disturbance of a wave from its undisturbed position?
- Which German theoretical physicist is the originator of the theory of quantum mechanics?
- Which physical constant relates to the average kinetic energy of particles in a gas with the temperature of the gas?
- In electrical machines what is defined as exactly 746 watts?
- In which English county was Sir Isaac Newton born?
- In physics, what is the SI unit of magnetic flux?
- What name is given to the change in direction of propagation of a wave due to a change in its transmission medium?
- Name the historical screwpump used for transferring water from a low-lying body of water into irrigation ditches?
- In a physics lab, what is a CRO?
- What is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time?
- Whose first law states that 'the algebraic sum of currents in a network of conductors meeting at a point is zero'?
- How many Kepler's laws of planetary motion are there?
- What is the unit of capacitance?
- A superconductor
- The amplitude
- Max Planck
- Boltzmann constant
- The Horsepower
- Archimedes screw
- Cathode-ray oscilloscope
Physics Questions III
- Which sort of force makes a body follow a curved path?
- In electronics, what does the acronym LED mean?
- Who invented the mercury thermometer?
- In Newtonian physics, what name is given to describe any motion of a body where gravity is the only force acting upon it?
- Metals are good conductors of electricity because they contain free what?
- What effect is the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source?
- What has a value of 9.81 metres per second squared?
- Who first published his law in 1660 as a Latin anagram, and then stated the solution in 1678 as ut tensio, sic vis?
- In an electrical circuit what is given by the product of the current and the voltage?
- Who discovered radioactivity in 1896?
- What does the acronym 'laser' stand for?
- The International Space Station is in a LEO; what is LEO?
- Which energy is possessed by a body by virtue of its position?
- What name is given to a cylindrical coil of wire that when a current flows through it becomes electromagnetic?
- Up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom and known as flavours of which subatomic particle?
- Centripetal force
- Light emitting diode
- Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
- Free fall
- Doppler effect
- Robert Hook
- Henri Becquerel
- Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
- Low Earth Orbit
- Potential energy
- A solenoid
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