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PRELIMINARY PHYSICS
Syllabus Notes 2007

Andrew Harvey

1st Edition

PRELIMINARY PHYSICS
Syllabus Notes 2007

Andrew Harvey

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Edition

Copyright © Andrew Harvey 2007

Preliminary Physics Past Paper Solutions by Andrew Harvey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License. Based on a work at andrew.harvey4.googlepages.com. First Edition published November 2007. 2006 Edition first released June 2006, updated July 2007.

(Revised 12 December 2008)

If you have any queries on this document, I can be contacted at andrew.harvey4@gmail.com I would appreciate and welcome your comments/corrections/suggestions, please send them to my email. This publication contains extracts from the Board of Studies, NSW Stage 6 Physics Syllabus 1999, (Amended 2002), ISBN 1 7409 9449 3. These extracts are Copyright © Board of Studies NSW. Also the orange and blue headings, (the syllabus dot points) are Copyright © Board of Studies NSW. Some diagrams and text in this document may have been sourced from other sources that may or may not be copyright. Any material from another source has been referenced. Any copyright for that diagram or text is vested in the owner. If you are the copyright owner of a diagram, image or extract of text used in this document and wish for it to be removed from this document, please contact me and I will willingly make the changes. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRELIMINARY PHYSICS SYLLABUS NOTES 2007 – ANDREW HARVEY

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CONTENTS
CONTENTS............................................................................................. 4 8.2 THE WORLD COMMUNICATES ............................................................ 5 Contextual Outline: .............................................................................................................................................................5 1. The wave model can be used to explain how current technologies transfer information ..................................................6 2. Features of a wave model can be used to account for the properties of sound ................................................................9 3. Recent technological developments have allowed greater use of the electromagnetic spectrum...................................11 4. Many communication technologies use applications of reflection and refraction of electromagnetic waves ...................14 5. Electromagnetic waves have potential for future communication technologies and data storage technologies .............18

8.3 ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN THE HOME .................................................. 20 Contextual Outline: ...........................................................................................................................................................20 1. Society has become increasingly dependent on electricity over the last 200 years .......................................................21 2. One of the main advantages of electricity is that is can be moved with comparative ease from one place to another through electric circuits .....................................................................................................................................................22 3. Series and parallel circuits serve different purposes in households ................................................................................25 4. The amount of power is related to the rate at which energy is transformed...................................................................29 5. Electric currents also produce magnetic fields and these fields are used in different devices in the home .....................30 6. Safety devices are important in household circuits...
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