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1 Ideas about the solar system have changed over time
P1.1 The Solar System Ideas about the solar system have changed over time Geocentric model = Ptolemy = explained the Sun, moon and the planets move in orbits and that Earth was at the centre. Heliocentric model = Copernicus= sun was at the centre and everything went round the Sun. Church = did not like Copernicus idea. Galileo = used telescope to prove Copernicus was right. Galileo observed Jupiter’s moons. By plotting their positions he provided more evidence for the heliocentric model.

2 We can detect these waves.
P1.1 The Solar System How do we know about the Solar System and the Milky Way? Telescope = observe space - advantage see more than just with the naked eye. Luminous Objects = give out light that travels as a wave. Non luminous objects = give out waves such as Radio waves and microwaves. We can detect these waves. As telescopes improved, more planets were discovered Comparing different ways of looking at space… Telescopes provide greater magnification than the naked eye. Telescopes provide continuous images. Photographs provide a picture from one moment in time. Photographs can be studied at a later date. You need a way to capture telescope images to preserve them.

3 P1.2 Refracting telescopes
Key words: Lens - a transparent block that causes light to refract  Refraction – changes the direction the light travels in. It occurs when light passes from one substance to another e.g. air and glass. Converging lens (or convex lens) - is curved on both sides. This means the light rays coming out of it come together at a point – they converge. Focal point – the point at which light rays from a very distant object meet. Measuring the focal length The focal length is found by focussing a distant object on a piece of paper through the lens. The focal length is the distance between the centre of the lens and the image. A converging lens is used in a refracting telescope to focus the image. Galileo’s telescope would have been a refracting telescope. Waves are always refracted at boundaries between different materials

4 P1.2 Refracting telescopes
A refracting telescope works bending light through a lens so that it forms an image. Large lenses are needed to collect a lot of light . The objective lens focuses the light to the focal point of the lens. This point is also the focal point of the more powerful eyepiece lens. The eyepiece lens produces a magnified image of the image from the objective lens which the viewer can see. You don’t need to draw this diagram but you do need to explain how the eyepiece lens enlarges the image

5 P1.2 Refracting telescopes
Refraction Light waves change speed when they pass across the boundary between two substances with different densities, such as air and glass. This causes them to change direction and this effect is called refraction. There is one special case you need to know. There is no change in direction if they cross the boundary at an angle of 90° - in that case they carry straight on. normal incident ray refracted ray Refracting telescopes need to be long in order to have large magnification.

6 P1.3 Lenses Converging lenses Their magnification is affected by
How curved they are A real image can be projected onto a screen. A virtual image cannot be projected onto a screen. The image formed by a plane mirror is virtual

7 P1.4 Reflecting telescope
Refracting telescope. P1.4 Reflecting telescope In order to collect as much light as possible, the objective lens needs a large diameter. Large lenses are very difficult to make and so are very expensive. Reflecting telescopes overcome this by using relatively cheap mirrors as their objective. These can be made extremely large. How they work… Reflecting telescopes have a curved mirror instead of an objective lens. The primary mirror focuses parallel light rays from a distant object. The eyepiece lens magnifies this image

8 P1.5 Waves Key definition:
Waves transfer energy and information without transferring matter. Key words: Wavelength – The distance from one peak (or trough) to the next. Frequency – The number of waves passing a point per second. Amplitude – the maximum distance of particles in a wave from the normal. 2 equations you need to be able to use: Wave speed = frequency x wavelength Wave speed = distance/time

9 P1.5 Waves Longitudinal waves The vibrations are parallel to the direction of travel of the wave e.g. sound waves. Transverse waves The vibrations are at 90 0 to the direction of travel of the wave e.g. electromagnetic waves. Seismic waves can be longitudinal (when the crust moves back and forth, or transverse when the crust moves up and down.

10 Know these two scientists and their work!
P1.6 Beyond the visible Know these two scientists and their work! Herschel put dark coloured filters on telescope to observe the Sun. He noticed that the filters heated up the telescope to different extents. He used a prism to test this and put thermometers in each colour of light. As he moved from violet to red, the temperature increased. Just beyond the red was even hotter. He discovered infra red waves. Ritter investigated the violet end of the spectrum. He put silver chloride at each end of the spectrum. It turned black more quickly at the violet end than the red end. It turned black even more quickly just beyond the violet. This was called ultraviolet waves. All electromagnetic waves are transverse. They transmit energy at right angles to the direction of the vibration.

11 P1.7 The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Learn these in order All electromagnetic waves are transverse. All electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed in a vacuum. The electromagnetic spectrum in continuous from radio waves to gamma rays The different radiations are grouped in order of decreasing wavelength and increasing frequency

12 P1.8 electromagnetic dangers
The higher the frequency the more energy that they carry. High-frequency electromagnetic waves, such as gamma rays, are potentially more harmful because they have more energy. All waves transfer energy. Bodies are made of mostly water - waves can heat water. At the moment there is no evidence to support mobile phones could be harmful to the body Wave Effect on the body Microwaves Internal heating of body cells Infra red Burns skin Ultraviolet Damage to surface cells and eyes leading to skin cancer and eye conditions X-rays and gamma rays Causes mutations and damage to cells in the body IR radiation used in grills and toasters. Our skin absorbs IR = makes us warm. Too much can cause burns to the skin.

13 P1.9 using electromagnetic radiation
Use Radio waves Broadcasting, communication and satellite transmissions Microwaves Cooking, communications and satellite transmissions Infra red Cooking, thermal imaging short range communication, optical fibres, television remote controls, security systems Visible Vision, photography, illumination Ultraviolet Security marking, fluorescent lamps, detecting forged bank notes, disinfecting water X-rays Observing internal structure of objects, airport security scanners, medical x-rays Gamma rays Sterilising food and medical equipment, detection of cancer, treatment of cancer

14 P1.10 Ionising radiation Ionising radiation is emitted all the time by radioactive sources. Ionising radiation includes alpha and beta particles and gamma rays. These three types of ionising radiation transmit energy and can all damage cells. It is called ionising as it removes electrons from atoms to form ions. Ions are very reactive and if there are a lot of them in cells, they can damage DNA.

15 Topic 3 Waves and the Universe

16 P1.11 The Universe Facts: The moon is 30 ‘earths’ away
The sun is 11,000 ‘earths’ away P1.11 The Universe Keywords Star – a large ball of gas that produces heat and light energy from fusion reactions Milky Way– The name of our galaxy Nebula – a cloud of gas in space. Some objects that look like nebulae are actually cluster of stars or other galaxies Solar system– an area of space in which object are influenced by the Sun’s gravity Galaxy– a group of millions of stars held together by gravity Universe– all the stars, galaxies and space itself Ancient astronomers observations / ideas: Stars further away than planets Stars in a shell around earth at the same distance Saw patches of ‘fuzz’ light (nebulae) Band of light across the sky = Milky Way Galileo Used basic telescopes but could only see 6 planets Modern observations: 8 planets plus dwarf plants, many moons and asteroids Sun is one of millions of stars in the galaxy (Milky Way) Billions of other galaxies All these galaxies make up the universe

17 P1.12, 1.13 – Spectrometers and Exploring the Universe
Keywords Spectrum – The range of colours between red and violet obtained when white light is split using a prism. Spectrometer – An instrument that can split up light to show the colours of the spectrum Visible light – Electromagnetic waves that can be detected by the human eye Electromagnetic spectrum – The entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves X-ray – electromagnetic radiation that has a shorter wavelength than UV but longer than gamma rays Ultraviolet– electromagnetic radiation that has a shorter wavelength that visible light but longer than X rays Facts Light from the sun is a mixture of different colours. Each colour light has a different wavelength and frequency. They can be split with a prism or something with lots of lines like a CD or DVD. A device that can split different wavelengths is called a spectrometer The atmosphere absorbs some wavelengths so they never reach earth. Telescopes Early telescopes detected only visible light Modern telescopes detect all parts of the Electromagnectic spectrum (see diagram above) Hubble Space telescope – in orbit around earth since 1990 Clear images as it is above the atmosphere so does not get interference from clouds and dust

18 Investigating the Solar System Beyond the Solar System
P1.14 –Alien Life? Keywords – (all from previous slide B1.12 and 1.13 also needed) Landers – a space vehicle that lands on a planet or a moon Space probes – a space vehicle that can be put into orbit around a planet or moon, or parachuted down through the atmosphere. Rovers– a space vehicle that can move about on a planet or moon. SETI - Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Investigating the Solar System Earth is the only place where we know life exists. Viking landers have been to mars Analysed soil for evidence of life No evidence discovered Water is needed for life Space probes orbiting Mars have detecting channel caused by water flowing Rovers used to take close up photographs Beyond the Solar System Planets discovered orbiting other stars They are too far away to get clear images Oxygen in the atmosphere would be proof of life. SETI A project that analyses radio waves coming from space. Looks for signals that could be from intelligent being. No messages detected yet.

19 P1.15 Life cycles of stars Keywords
Protostar – A cloud of gas drawn together by gravity that has not yet started to produce its own energy. Fusion reaction– when the nuclei of two atoms join together and release energy Red giant– A start that has used up all the hydrogen in its core and is now using helium as a fuel. It is bigger than a normal star. White dwarf– A very dense star that is not very bright. A red giant turns into a white dwarf. Supernova – An explosion produced with the core of a red supergiant collapses. Red Supergiant– A star that has used up all the hydrogen in its core and has a mass much higher than the Sun. Black hole– Core of a red supergiant that has collapsed. Only created when the remaining core has a mass 3-4 times that of the sun. Neutron Star– Core of a red supergiant that has collapsed.

20 P1.15 Life cycles of stars (cont’d)
Nebula Suns remain stable for billions of years. As the nebula heat up it glows More mass attracted which increases gravity and compresses material into a protostar. Protostar Temperatures and pressure increase. Hydrogen nuclei fuse to make helium. Fusion reactions release energy as EM radiation. MAIN SEQUENCE of the life cycle Red Giant Once most Hydrogen fused the star is not hot enough to withstand gravity and collapses Forms a Red giant White Dwarf Star is Red giant for billions of years Gas shell thrown off so it collapses into a white dwarf. Cools slowly to become a black dwarf. P1.15 Life cycles of stars (cont’d) Massive stars Hotter and brighter Fusion reactions are faster Become red supergiants Rapidly collapses and explode (supernova) Supernova Outer layers cast off and expand outwards Two options If 3-4 times heavier than the sun = Black hole (gravity so strong not even light can escape) Anything smaller forms a neutron star.

21 P1.16 Theories about the Universe
Light moving away from us is detected with a longer wavelength than expected. It is shifted towards the Red end of the spectrum = RED SHIFT Light from other galaxies does this showing they are moving away from us. UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING STEADY STATE THEORY Universe always existed and is expanding New matter continuously created so it always looks the same Red shift supports this theory as well as the Big Bang theory. No longer accepted theory BIG BANG THEORY Start - Tiny point of concentrated energy billions of years ago All matter existed at this point Expanding from this point Gravity caused matter to clump forming stars Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation (microwave signals from all over the sky) provided proof for the Big Bang Theory Accepted theory today

22 P1.17 – Red shift Keywords Red Shift– waves emitted by something moving away from an observer have their wavelength increased and frequency decreased compared to waves from a stationary object. Doppler Effect – the change in pitch of a sound coming from a moving source Pitch – whether a sound is high or low Sound waves behind a moving source become stretched making the frequency lower and the wavelength longer. Similar effect occurs in RED SHIFT VISIBLE SPECTRUM contains gaps. If they are red shifted the star is moving away from us Further away galaxies are moving the fastest

23 Topic 4 Waves and the Earth

24 Studying animal movements
P1.18 – Infrasound Keywords Frequency – number of complete waves that pass a point in one second Hertz – unit of measurement for frequency Longitudinal waves– the direction of energy is parallel to the direction of vibration which causes them Infrasound – sound with frequency below 20Hz (cannot be heard) Uses of infrasound Studying animal movements Elephants, whales and giraffes communicate using infrasound Animals can be tracked in difficult areas (forests) Monitoring volcanoes Infrasound travels a long way Used to monitor volcanoes in remote locations from a distance Detecting meteors Some enter atmosphere unseen Helps us determine how many enter and the risks of impact

25 P1.19 – Ultrasound Keywords
Ultrasound – sound waves with a frequency above 20,000Hz, which is too high for the human ear to detect. Sonar – a way of determining distance to an object by timing how long it takes for a pulse of ultrasound to be reflected. Reflected – when a wave bounces off a boundary between two materials Ultrasound Humans detect sound waves between 20 – 20,000Hz Above 20,000Hz = Ultrasound Some animals use it to communicate (dolphins) Sonar Used by some animals (bats) to detect obstacles Ultrasound waves made by animals reflect as echoes Used by humans in ships to detect fish, sea depth Equation Distance (m) = speed(m/s) x time (s) Ultrasound Scan Make images of things inside the body Example of use – to scan an unborn baby to check development different parts of the baby reflect the sound in different ways to create the image on the screen.

26 P1.20 – Seismic waves Seismic waves – Waves produced by an explosion or earthquake and which travel through the earth. Focus (of earthquake) – the place where an earthquake begins (usually under the surface) Epicentre – The point on the surface of the Earth directly above the focus of an earthquake P waves – Longitudinal seismic waves that travel through the earth S waves – Transverse seismic waves that travel through the earth Movements inside the earth cause seismic waves to be transmitted When waves reach the surface = ground shakes Seismometers detect these waves Place where the original movement or fracture occurs = focus and the epicentre is the surface directly above the focus. Investigating the Earth Scientists investigate waves but setting controlled explosions or dropping masses from a truck The waves reflect and refract giving information about the rocks below Used to look fro oil or locate changes in rock type.

27 P1.21 and 1.22 – Earthquakes and Detecting Earthquakes
Keywords Tsunami – a huge wave caused by an earthquake or landslide on the sea bed Tectonic Plates – Pieces of the surface of the Earth, which can move around very slowly Convection currents – a current caused by parts of a fluid being at a different temperature and so a different density to the rest of the fluid. Detecting earthquakes Network of seismometers around the world Calculate the arrival times of different waves (P and S) to work out epicentre of earthquake Predicting earthquakes and tsunamis Use plate boundaries to predict likely locations Cannot measure the forces moving plates or the friction which makes predicting earthquakes difficult. An earthquake under the sea causes a huge wave (Tsunami) Tsunami warning systems include pressure sensors to detect waves Seisometer traces do not give warning Tsunamis travel at different speeds so this can give an opportunity for warnings to be given. Earthquakes Outer layer of earth = tectonic plates They are pushed slowly by convection currents in the mantle Friction between them stops the movement until the force gets big enough and a jerk happens = earthquake

28 1.23 Renewable resources for electricity
Key words: Current – the flow of charge. Voltage – electrical pressure giving a measure of the energy transferred. Renewable energy source – will not run out.

29 Type of energy Advantages Disadvantages Solar Potentially infinite energy supply. Single dwellings can have own electricity supply. No harmful gases produced. Manufacture and implementation of solar panels can be costly. Wind Can be found singularly, but usually many together in wind farms. Manufacture and implementation of wind farms can be costly. Some local people object to on-shore wind farms, arguing that it spoils the countryside. Tidal Ideal for an island such as the UK. Potential to generate a lot of energy. Tidal barrage can double as a bridge, and help prevent flooding. Construction of barrage is very costly. Only a few estuaries are suitable. Opposed by some environmental groups as having a negative impact on wildlife. May reduce tidal flow and impede flow of sewage out to sea. Wave Ideal for an island country. More likely to be small local operations, rather than done on a national scale. Construction can be costly. May be opposed by local or environmental groups. Geothermal Used successfully in some countries, such as New Zealand and Iceland. Can be expensive to set up and only works in areas of volcanic activity. Geothermal and volcanic activity might calm down, leaving power stations redundant. Dangerous elements found underground must be disposed of carefully. Hydrological or Hydroelectric Power (HEP) Creates water reserves as well as energy supplies. Costly to build. Can cause the flooding of surrounding communities and landscapes. Dams have major ecological impacts on local hydrology.

30 P1.24 Non-renewable resources
Type of fuel Advantages Disadvantages Coal (fossil fuel) Ready-made fuel. It is relatively cheap to mine and to convert into energy. Coal supplies will last longer than oil or gas. When burned coal gives off atmospheric pollutants, including greenhouse gases. Oil (fossil fuel) Oil is a ready-made fuel. Relatively cheap to extract and to convert into energy. When burned, it gives off atmospheric pollutants, including greenhouse gases. Only a limited supply. Natural gas (fossil fuel) Gas is a ready-made fuel. It is a relatively cheap form of energy. It's a slightly cleaner fuel than coal and oil. Only limited supply of gas. Nuclear A small amount of radioactive material produces a lot of energy. Raw materials are relatively cheap and can last quite a long time. It doesn't give off atmospheric pollutants. Nuclear reactors are expensive to run. Nuclear waste is highly toxic, and needs to be safely stored for hundreds or thousands of years (storage is extremely expensive). Leakage of nuclear materials can have a devastating impact on people and the environment. The worst nuclear reactor accident was atChernobyl, Ukraine in 1986.

31 P1.26 Generating Electricity
Factors that affect the size of an induced current: Using a coil of wire or increasing the number of turns on the coil. Use an iron core. Use a stronger magnet. Move the wire faster. Factors that affect the direction of an induced current: The direction of the movement of the wire. The direction of the movement og the magnet.

32 P1.26 Generating Electricity
Key words: Direct Current (D.C.) – A current that flows in one direction. Alternating Current (A.C) – A current whose direction changes many times a second. Electromagnetic Induction – The process of making a current in a wire as it is passed through a magnetic field. For a continuous current, the wire or the magnet must be continually moving. In a power station, a large current needs to be induced. Electromagnets are used as they are more powerful than permanent magnets.

33 P1.26 Generating Electricity
A Generator Current is induced in the coil. And transferred to a circuit through the slip rings which touch carbon brushes. As the coil turns the direction of the induced current changes. Alternating Current (A.C.) is induced

34 P1.26 Generating Electricity
A Dynamo Used to produce electricity to power cycle lights. Magnet spins inside a coil of wire A current is induced. Direct current (D.C) Other examples are wind up torches or radios.

35 P1.27 Transmitting Electricity
Key words: Transformers – change the size of an alternating voltage. Step up transformer – increases the voltage Step down transformer – decreases the voltage Electricity is transmitted at high voltages as it increases efficiency by reducing heat loss in the power lines.

36 P1.27 Transmitting Electricity
A transformer consists of two coils wrapped around an iron core. Electricity is supplied to the primary coil and obtained in the secondary coil at a different voltage. You need to be able to use this formula to work out the turns of the voltage: Try these examples…

37 P1.27 Transmitting Electricity
Voltage increased to 400,000V to reduce heat loss Voltage reduced to 33,000V for factories Voltage reduced to 230/240V for homes Hazards of electrical transmission High voltages are likely to kill.

38 P1.28 Paying for Electricity
3 formulae you need to know… Formula 1 Key words: Power – the energy transferred per second. Measured in watts (W) Energy from the mains supply is measured in Kilowatt-hours (Kwh) What is the power if the voltage is 12V and the current is 5A? power = 5 × 12 = 60W

39 P1.28 Paying for Electricity
Formula 2 Formula 3 Electricity meters measure the number of units of electricity used in a home or other building. The more units used, the greater the cost. The cost of the electricity used is calculated using this equation: cost = power (kW) × time (hour) × cost of 1 kWh (pence) How much energy is used by a 2000W appliance running for 60 seconds? power = 2000 × 60 = 120000 An electric fire needs 2 kW. It is switched on for 3 hours. If each kWh costs 10p, how much does it cost to run the fire? cost = power × time × cost of 1 kWh        = 2 kW × 3 h × 10p      = 60p

40 P1.30 Reducing energy use Disadvantages of low energy appliances:
initial cost use of extra resources to manufacture new device cost of disposal of old device. Advantages of low energy appliances: cost efficiency saving energy and resources.                                            

41 P.31 Energy Transfers Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be transferred from one type to another. 8 types of energy: Heat Light Sound Electrical Chemical Nuclear potential Potential (Gravitational or elastic) Kinetic Energy input = Energy output

42 P1.31 Energy Transfers Energy transfer diagrams show how energy is transferred. The width of the arrows represents the amount of energy transferred at each stage. Example – an old style light bulb. 100J of energy are supplied to the bulb. 10J are usefully transferred as light. 90J are transferred as heat.

43 P1.32 Efficiency Key word: Efficiency – the proportion of energy transferred into useful forms. Example – a new style light bulb. 100J of energy are supplied to the bulb. 75J are usefully transferred as light. 25J are transferred as heat. = (75 / 100 ) x 100% = 75%

44 P1.33 Heat Radiation Black cars heat up more than other cars because they absorb more radiation from the sun. Black is the best colour for radiating heat and absorbing heat.

45 P1.34 The Earth’s temperature
For a system to be at a constant temperature, it needs to absorb the same amount of power as it radiates out.

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