Space - 9.2.1

  • 9.2.1.3.1 - perform an investigation and gather information to determine a value for acceleration due to gravity using pendulum motion or computer-assisted technology and identify reason for possible variations from the value 9.8 m s -2
  • 9.2.1.3.2 - gather secondary information to predict the value of acceleration due to gravity on other planets
  • 9.2.1.3.3 - analyse information using the expression: F=mg to determine the weight force for a body on Earth and for the same body on other planets
  • 9.2.2.3.1 - solve problems and analyse information to calculate the actual velocity of a projectile from its horizontal and vertical components using : v x 2 = u x 2 v =u+at v y 2 = u y 2 +2 a y Δ y Δ x = u x t Δ y = u y t+ 1 2 a y t 2
  • 9.2.2.3.2 - perform a first-hand investigation, gather information and analyse data to calculate initial and final velocity, maximum height reached, range and time of flight of a projectile for a range of situations by using simulations, data loggers and computer analysis
  • 9.2.2.3.3- identify data sources, gather, analyse and present information on the contribution of one of the following to the development of space exploration: Tsiolkovsky, Oberth, Goddard, Esnault-Pelterie, O’Neill or von Braun
  • 9.2.2.3.4 - solve problems and analyse information to calculate the centripetal force acting on a satellite undergoing uniform circular motion about the Earth using: F= m v 2 r
  • 9.2.2.3.5 - solve problems and analyse information using: r 3 T 2 = GM 4 π 2
  • 9.2.3.2.1 - describe a gravitational field in the region surrounding a massive object in terms of its effects on other masses in it
  • 9.2.3.2.2 - define Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation: F= G m 1 m 2 d 2
  • 9.2.3.2.3 - discuss the importance of Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation in understanding and calculating the motion of satellites
  • 9.2.3.2.4 - identify that a slingshot effect can be provided by planets for space probes
  • 9.2.3.3.1 - present information and use available evidence to discuss the factors affecting the strength of the gravitational force
  • 9.2.3.3.2 - solve problems and analyse information using: F= G m 1 m 2 d 2
  • 9.2.4.3.1 - gather and process information to interpret the results of the Michelson-Morley experiment
  • 9.2.4.3.2 - perform an investigation to help distinguish between non-inertial and inertial frames of reference
  • 9.2.4.3.3 - analyse and interpret some of Einstein’s thought experiments involving mirrors and trains and discuss the relationship between thought and reality
  • 9.2.4.3.4 - analyse information to discuss the relationship between theory and the evidence supporting it, using Einstein’s predictions based on relativity that were made many years before evidence was available to support it
  • 9.2.4.3.5 - solve problems and analyse information using: E =m c 2 l v = l 0 1- v 2 c 2 t v = t 0 1- v 2 c 2 m v = m 0 1- v 2 c 2