To study smart and ace your exams, you should study with the understanding of what you would be specifically tested on, and what are the expected learning outcomes as set by the GCE O-level Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board.
Below is some key information about “Thermal Properties of Matter” as an O-level Physics exam topic, and the desired learning outcomes.
THERMAL PHYSICS – Thermal Properties of Matter
In the 1840s, James Prescott Joule used a falling weight to drive an electrical generator that heated a wire immersed in water. This experiment demonstrated that work done by a falling object could be converted to heat. Many energy conversion processes which involve friction will have heat as a product. The kinetic model of matter is used to explain and predict the physical properties and changes of matter at the molecular level in relation to heat or thermal energy transfer.
O-level Physics candidates should be able to:
[Source: Above information is extracted from the Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board Singapore-Cambridge O-level Physics Syllabus 6091 for the Year 2022 – https://www.seab.gov.sg/docs/default-source/national-examinations/syllabus/olevel/2022syllabus/6091_y22_sy.pdf ]
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