K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN18
(a)State one factor that affects the speed of sound in a solid.
b)An observer stands half-way between two vertical cliffs that are L metres apart.He strikes a gong and measures the time interval, t, between the
echoes heard from the two cliffs. He moves a further 10m and again strikes the gong and measures the time interval between the echoes. The process is repeated several times. The graph in Figure 13 shows the relation between the time interval, t and the distance, x from the centre.
(i)From the graph, determine the value of x for which the time interval was 0.55.
(ii)Given that t = 4x/v where v is the speed of sound in air, determine the value of v from the graph.
(iii)If the maximum time measured by the observer was t=4.7s, determine the distance L between the cliffs.
(c)A search boat uses a signal of frequency 6.0 x 104 Hz to detect a sunken ship directly below. Two reflected signals are received; one after 0.1 seconds from sunken boat and the other after 0.14 seconds from the sea bed. If the sea bed is 98 m below the boat, determine:-
(i)The speed of the signal in water.
You may use the value of v from (ii) above.
(ii)The depth of the sunken ship below the boat
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN17
When a radiation was released into a diffusion cloud chamber, short thick tracks were observed. State with a reason, the type of radiation that was detected.
(b)The half-life of an element X is 3.83 days. A sample of this element is found to have an activity rate of 1.6 x 10^3 disintegrations per second at a particular time.
Determine its activity rate after 19.15 days.
(c) State what is meant by an extrinsic semiconductor.
(d)Figure 11, shows a depletion layer in an unbiased p-n junction
State how a battery can be used to make the depletion layer narrower.
(e)Figure 12, shows an incomplete circuit of a full wave rectifier.
(i) Draw in the figure two more diodes to complete the circuit should be obtained.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN16
Figure 8, shows a circuit that may be used to charge a capacitor.
(i) state the observation on the milliameter when the circuit is switched on:
(ii) explain the observation in (i) above.
b)The circuit in figure 8 is left on for some time. State the value of p.d. across:
(i) the resistor R;
(ii) the capacitor C;
(c) sketch the graph of potential difference (V) across R against time.
(d) Figure 9 shows three capacitors connected to a 10V battery
(i) the combined capacitance of the three capacitors;
(ii) the charge on the 5.0 uF capacitor.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN15
Figure 15, shows two coils A and B placed close to each other. A is connected to a steady D.C. supply and a switch, B is connected to a sensitive galvanometer.
i)The switch is now closed, state the observation made on the galvanometer.
ii)Explain what would be observed if the switch is then opened.
b) The primary coil of a transformer has 1000 turns and the secondary coil has 200 turns.
The primary coil is connected to a 240V ac. Mains supply.
i) Explain how an e.m.f is induced in the secondary coil.
ii)Determine the secondary voltage.
iii) Determine the efficiency of the transformer given that the current in the primary coil is 0.20A and in the secondary coil it is 0.80A.
(a) (i)The galvanometer will be deflected to one side and then back to zero.
(ii)A greater deflection will be obtained in the opposite direction as the current takes less time to die off than to build up
b)(i)The changing current in the primary coil induces a current in the secondary coil due to changing magnetic field of the primary current
ii)Ns/Np = Vs/Vp hence Vs = (240 x 200)/1000 = 48V
iii)Efficiency = power output/Power input x 100
(4.8 x 0.8 x 100)/240 x 0.2= 80%
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN14
Figure 6 shows a simple electric bell circuit
(i)Name the parts labeled
(ii)When the switch is closed, the hammer hits the gong repeatedly.
(I) the hammer hits the gong.
(II) the hammer hits the gong repeatedly.
(b) An electric bulb is rated 60 W, 240 V. Determine:
(i) the current that flows through it when it is connected to a 240 V supply.
(ii) the resistance of the bulb.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN13
A boy standing in front of a cliff blows a whistle and hears the echo after 0.5s. He then moves 17 metres further away from the cliff and blows
the whistle again. He now hears the echo after 0.6s. Determine the speed of the sound.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN12
.When germanium crystal is doped with arsenic, it becomes an N-type semiconductor. Explain how this change occurs.
(Number of electrons in the outermost shell for germanium =4, arsenic =5)
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN11
A heater of resistance R1 is rated P watts, V volts while another of resistance R2 is rated 2P watts, V/2 volts. Determine R1 / R2
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN10
Figure 6 shows a narrow beam of X-rays passing between two metal plates in air. The plates are connected in series with a switch, a cell and a milliameter.
It is observed that when the switch is closed a current flows in the milliameter. Explain this observation.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN09
Draw a ray diagram to show how a ray of light may be totally internally reflected two times in an isosceles right - angled glass prism.(Assume that the critical angle of glass is 42
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN08
The following is part of radioactive decay series
Determine the values of a and b
a = 234
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN07
Figure 5 shows the cross-section of a dry cell. Use the information on the figure to answer questions below
(a) Name the parts labeled A and B.
(b) State the use of manganese (IV) oxide in the cell.
(a) A – Carbon rod or graphite rod
B – Mixture of Manganese (IV) oxide with carbon powder
(b) Manganese (IV) oxide is a depolarizer or oxidizing agent. It is used to oxidize hydrogen to water
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN06
Figure 4 shows straight waves incident on a diverging lens placed in a ripple tank to reduce its depth
Complete the diagram to show the waves in both the shallow region and beyond the lens.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN05
State the reason why a convex mirror is preferred over a plane mirror for use as a driving mirror.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN04
Figure 5, shows how the displacement of a point varies with time as a wave passes it.
On the same diagram, draw a wave which passes the point with half the amplitude and twice the frequency of the one shown.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN03
Figure 4 shows a solenoid carrying an electric current.
Sketch the magnetic field pattern inside and at the ends of the solenoid
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN02
.An un-magnetized steel rod is clamped facing North-South direction and then hammered repeatedly for some time. When tested, it is found to be magnetized. Explain this observation.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP2QN01
Figure 1 shows a ray of light incident on a mirror at an angle of 45°.Another mirror is placed at an angle of 45° to the first one as shown.
Sketch the path of the ray until it emerges.
K.C.S.E Physics Q & A - MODEL 2016PP1QN18
(a) State Newton’s first law of motion
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