INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
 Write your name and index number in the spaces provided.
 Mathematical tables and nonprogrammable calculators may be used.
 This paper consists of four questions.
 Attempt all the questions in the spaces provided.
 ALL working MUST be clearly shown.
For Examiners Use
SECTION 
QUESTIONS 
MAXIMUM SCORE 
CANDIDATE’S SCORE 
A 
1 – 10 
25 

B 
11 
10 

12 
13 


13 
12 


14 
13 


15 
07 



TOTAL 
80 

QUESTIONS
SECTION A (25 MARKS)
Answer all the questions in this section in the spaces provided.
 State the meaning of SI unit and give its significance. (2 marks )
 The human lung functioning normally can withstand a pressure of up to 5 atmospheres. How deep in metres can an experienced diver go under water at normal atmospheric pressure?
(1 atm = 10 metres of water) (2 marks)  The figure below is a set up used to study the behavior of gases
State and explain fully the observations made if the round bottomed flask is immersed in cold water. (2 marks)  The diagram below shows a matchstick placed under a Bunsen burner flame
It is observed that the matchstick does not catch flame. Explain this observation. (2 marks)  When an oil drop is placed on a clean water surface, it spreads to form a thin film. Explain why this happens. (1 mark)
 A ball of mass 600g falls from a height of 16 m and bounces back to a height of 10 m. Calculate the amount of sound energy produced. (Assume no other energy losses)(3 marks)
 A balloon is filled with air to a volume of 100ml at a temperature of 30^{0}C. Determine the volume when the temperature rises to 70^{0}C at the same pressure. (2 marks)

 Explain why steam causes more serious burn than water at same temperature. (1 mark)
 Steam at 100^{0}C was passed into 100g of cold water at 15^{0} When the temperature of the mixture reached 50^{0}C, its mass was found to be 106.1g. Assuming no heat losses to the surrounding, determine the latent heat of vaporization of water. (Take specific heat capacity of water to be 4200 J/kg/K) (3 marks)
 Complete the diagrams below to show the streamlines for a fluid flowing past the stationary object in the direction shown.(2 marks)
 The diagram below shows the scale of vernier callipers when the jaws are closed
 State the zero error. ( 1 mark)
 A student used the vernier calipers above to measure the length of a cube. If the mass and density of the cube were 6.86g and 2.5g/cm^{3}, calculate the reading shown by the instrument. (4 marks)
SECTION B (55 MARKS)
Answer all the questions in this section in the spaces provided.

 The figure below represents a system in equilibrium
Determine the force F needed to maintain the system at equilibrium. (3 marks)  A uniform rod of length 4m and mass of 4kg is pivoted at 3.6m mark. The rod is held horizontal with a vertical rope at the 4m mark, as shown in the figure below.
Calculate the tension, T in the rope (Take g = 10N/kg)(3 marks)  State two conditions necessary for a body acted upon by a number of parallel forces to remain at equilibrium. (2 marks)
 Explain why a bunsen burner has a heavy and wide base . (2 marks)
 The figure below represents a system in equilibrium


 State Newton’s second law of motion.(1 mark)
 A striker kicks a ball of mass 250g initially at rest with a force of 75N. If the foot was in contact with the ball for 0.10 s. Calculate the take off velocity of the ball. (2 marks)
 A bullet of mass 20g moving at 400 m/s strikes a block of wood of mass 3.5 kg initially at rest. The bullet sticks into the block and the two move off together on a horizontal rough surface, with a frictional force of 4N acts between them and the surface.
 Determine the initial common velocity of bullet and wooden block. (3 marks)
 What distance does the block move before coming to rest? (3 marks)
 A high jumper usually lands on a thick soft mattress. Explain how the mattress helps in reducing the force of impact.(1 mark)
 The figure below shows a graph of velocity against time for a ball bearing released at the surface of a viscous liquid.
Explain the motion of the ball bearing for parts. OA(1 mark)
 AB (1 mark)
 Give a reason why it is important that passengers in vehicles put on safety belts. (1 mark)

 The figure below shows a section of a tape (drawn to scale) after passing through a ticker timer of frequency 100 Hz. The tape is attached to a trolley moving in the direction shown.

 State the type of current that was used to operate the timer. (1 mark)
 Determine the initial velocity of the trolley, AB. (2 marks)
 Determine the final velocity of the trolley, CD (2 marks)
 Determine the acceleration of the trolley. (2 marks)
 A bullet is fired horizontally at a velocity 200 m/s from the roof top of a storey building. If it strikes the ground after 1.5 seconds;
 What is the name given to the path followed by the bullet. (1 mark)
 Calculate the height of the building.(2 marks)
 Calculate the distance from the foot of the building to where the bullet hits the ground. (2 marks)



 Define proportionality limit for an elastic material. (1 mark)
 Name the property of a spring that enables it to regain its original length when a load is removed. (1 mark)
 A pan is attached to the lower end of a hanging spring of natural length 12 cm. When an object of mass 100g is placed in the pan the length of the spring becomes 25 cm. For an object of mass 220g placed in the pan, the length of the spring becomes 30cm. Calculate the mass of the pa (4 marks)
 A spring and several masses were used in an experiment to determine spring constant. Below is a graph of extension against weight plotted from the experimental results.
 Determine the slope of the graph.(2 marks)
 Determine the spring constant of the spring used in the experiment(2 marks)
 Calculate the elastic potential energy stored in the spring. (2 marks)
 On the same graph page sketch the expected graph if two such identical springs arranged in parallel were used during the experiment.(1 mark)


 The figure below shows a circuit diagram for controlling the temperature of a room.
 State the name of the device. (1 mark)
 The bimetallic strip is made of two metals, Copper and Steel. Suggest what metal X is likely to be.(1 mark)
 What is the function of part labeled Z? (1 mark)
 Briefly explain how it works. (3 marks)
 State the advantage of alcohol in glass thermometer over mercury in glass thermometer. (1 mark)
 The figure below shows a circuit diagram for controlling the temperature of a room.
MARKING SCHEME
SECTION A (25 MARKS)
Answer all the questions in this section in the spaces provided.
 State the meaning of SI unit and give its significance. (2 marks )
Internationally accepted units of measure
To harmonize units of measurements  The human lung functioning normally can withstand a pressure of up to 5 atmospheres. How deep in metres can an experienced diver go under water at normal atmospheric pressure?
(1 atm = 10 metres of water) (2 marks)
Total pressure = Atm.pressure + pressure due water
5 Atm = 1 Atm + x
x = 4 atmosphers = 4 × 10 = 40m  h  The figure below is a set up used to study the behavior of gases
State and explain fully the observations made if the round bottomed flask is immersed in cold water. (2 marks)
The drop slightly rises then starts to drop.
Glass cools and contracts first reducing its volume hence the drop. Later on air cools faster than glass and contracts more hence the drop in level.  The diagram below shows a matchstick placed under a Bunsen burner flame
It is observed that the matchstick does not catch flame. Explain this observation. (2 marks)
The matchstick is placed at a region of unburnt gases.
Gases are poor conductors of heat hence it does not catch flame  When an oil drop is placed on a clean water surface, it spreads to form a thin film. Explain why this happens. (1 mark)
Due to stronger tension on water surface.
The oil drop breaks surface tension which pulls it away.  A ball of mass 600g falls from a height of 16 m and bounces back to a height of 10 m. Calculate the amount of sound energy produced. (Assume no other energy losses)(3 marks)
Energy lost = energy converted to sound
= mgH  mgh
=(600/1000 × 10 × 16)  (600/1000 × 10 ×10)
= 36J  A balloon is filled with air to a volume of 100ml at a temperature of 30^{0}C. Determine the volume when the temperature rises to 70^{0}C at the same pressure. (2 marks)
V_{1} = V_{2}
T_{1 }T_{2}
100 = V_{2}
300 343
V_{2} = 113.2 ml 
 Explain why steam causes more serious burn than water at same temperature. (1 mark)
It absorbs latent heat of vaporisation from skin  Steam at 100^{0}C was passed into 100g of cold water at 15^{0} When the temperature of the mixture reached 50^{0}C, its mass was found to be 106.1g. Assuming no heat losses to the surrounding, determine the latent heat of vaporization of water. (Take specific heat capacity of water to be 4200 J/kg/K) (3 marks)
Heat lost by steam = heat gained by water
mlv + MCDØ = m_{w}c△Ø
(61/1000 × l_{v})61/1000 × 4200 × 50)
= 100/1000 × 4200 ×35
0.0061 lv = 13459
lv = 2,206,393.3 Jkg^{1}
 Explain why steam causes more serious burn than water at same temperature. (1 mark)
 Complete the diagrams below to show the streamlines for a fluid flowing past the stationary object in the direction shown.(2 marks)
Direction
Distance of separation  The diagram below shows the scale of vernier callipers when the jaws are closed
 State the zero error. ( 1 mark)0.03 cm
 A student used the vernier calipers above to measure the length of a cube. If the mass and density of the cube were 6.86g and 2.5g/cm^{3}, calculate the reading shown by the instrument. (4 marks)
Volume = m = 6.86 = 2.744 cm^{3}
ë 2.5
length of cube = 3√2.744 = 1.4cm
Reeding = 1.40  0.03 = 1.37cm
SECTION B (55 MARKS)
Answer all the questions in this section in the spaces provided.

 The figure below represents a system in equilibrium
Determine the force F needed to maintain the system at equilibrium. (3 marks)
Sum of clockwise movement = sum of anticlockwise movements
f_{1}d_{1} + f_{2}d_{2} = f_{3}d_{3}
(30 × 0.2) + (F × 0.65) = 40 × 0.5
0.65F = 14
F = 21.54N  A uniform rod of length 4m and mass of 4kg is pivoted at 3.6m mark. The rod is held horizontal with a vertical rope at the 4m mark, as shown in the figure below.
Calculate the tension, T in the rope (Take g = 10N/kg)(3 marks)
f_{1}d_{1} + f_{2}d_{2}
40 × 1.6 = T × 0.4
T = 160N  State two conditions necessary for a body acted upon by a number of parallel forces to remain at equilibrium. (2 marks)
 sum of clockwise movement equal to sum of anticlockwise movements about the same point
 upward forces equals to downwards forces
 the algebraic sum of movements equals to zero
 Explain why a bunsen burner has a heavy and wide base . (2 marks)
 Heavy base lowers the position of C.O.G increasing stability
 wide base increases angle of tilting increasing stability
 The figure below represents a system in equilibrium


 State Newton’s second law of motion.(1 mark)
A body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force  A striker kicks a ball of mass 250g initially at rest with a force of 75N. If the foot was in contact with the ball for 0.10 s. Calculate the take off velocity of the ball. (2 marks)
Ft = Mv  mu
(75 × 0.1) = 0.25v  0
v = 30ms^{1}
 State Newton’s second law of motion.(1 mark)
 A bullet of mass 20g moving at 400 m/s strikes a block of wood of mass 3.5 kg initially at rest. The bullet sticks into the block and the two move off together on a horizontal rough surface, with a frictional force of 4N acts between them and the surface.
 Determine the initial common velocity of bullet and wooden block. (3 marks)
Initial P = final p
M_{1}V_{1} + M_{2}V_{2} = V(m_{1} + m_{2})
(0.02 × 400) + (35 ×0) = v( 0.02 + 3.5)
8 = 3.52v
v = 2.273m/s  What distance does the block move before coming to rest? (3 marks)
f = ma
4 = 3.52a
a = 1.136 ms^{2}
v = 4^{2} = 26s
0 = 2.273^{2} + 2(1.136)s
s = 2.274m
 Determine the initial common velocity of bullet and wooden block. (3 marks)
 A high jumper usually lands on a thick soft mattress. Explain how the mattress helps in reducing the force of impact.(1 mark)
mattress increases the time of impact hence reducing the impulsive force
(F = mv  mw)
t  The figure below shows a graph of velocity against time for a ball bearing released at the surface of a viscous liquid.
Explain the motion of the ball bearing for parts. OA(1 mark)
 decreasing acceleration
 nonuniform velocity
 AB (1 mark)
 uniform/constant velocity
 OA(1 mark)
 Give a reason why it is important that passengers in vehicles put on safety belts. (1 mark)
 reduce effect of inertia

 The figure below shows a section of a tape (drawn to scale) after passing through a ticker timer of frequency 100 Hz. The tape is attached to a trolley moving in the direction shown.

 State the type of current that was used to operate the timer. (1 mark)
A.C  Determine the initial velocity of the trolley, AB. (2 marks)
U = 3.8 = 190cm/s or 1.9m/s
2 × 0.01  Determine the final velocity of the trolley, CD (2 marks)
v = 4.9 = 490cm/s or 4.9ms^{1} 0.01  Determine the acceleration of the trolley. (2 marks)
Q = v  u = 490  190 = 8571.42cms^{2}
t 3.5 × 0.01
 State the type of current that was used to operate the timer. (1 mark)
 A bullet is fired horizontally at a velocity 200 m/s from the roof top of a storey building. If it strikes the ground after 1.5 seconds;
 What is the name given to the path followed by the bullet. (1 mark)
Trajectory  Calculate the height of the building.(2 marks)
h = 1/2gt^{2}
=1/2 × 10 × 1.5^{2}
= 11.25m  Calculate the distance from the foot of the building to where the bullet hits the ground. (2 marks)
R = vt
=200 × 1.5
= 300m
 What is the name given to the path followed by the bullet. (1 mark)



 Define proportionality limit for an elastic material. (1 mark)
A point on an elastic material beyond which further extension causes permanent deformation  Name the property of a spring that enables it to regain its original length when a load is removed. (1 mark)
Elasticity
 Define proportionality limit for an elastic material. (1 mark)
 A pan is attached to the lower end of a hanging spring of natural length 12 cm. When an object of mass 100g is placed in the pan the length of the spring becomes 25 cm. For an object of mass 220g placed in the pan, the length of the spring becomes 30cm. Calculate the mass of the pa (4 marks)
mass = 100g
extension = 25  12 = 13 cm
k = f = (x + 1)N
e 13 cm
(x → weight of pan)
mass = 220g
extension = 30  12 = 18cm
k = f = (x + 2.2)N
e 18 cm
x + 1 = x + 2.2
13 18
x = 2.12 N
mass of per
w = mg
m = 2.12 = 0.212kg
10
=212 g  A spring and several masses were used in an experiment to determine spring constant. Below is a graph of extension against weight plotted from the experimental results.
 Determine the slope of the graph.(2 marks)
slope = △e = 4.2 = 5cm/N or 0.05m/N
△w 0.8  0.4  Determine the spring constant of the spring used in the experiment(2 marks)
k = 1 = 1 = 20N/m or 0.2 N/cm
slope 0.05  Calculate the elastic potential energy stored in the spring. (2 marks)
E.P.E = Area under graph
= 1/2 × 1.6 × 8/100
= 0.064J  On the same graph page sketch the expected graph if two such identical springs arranged in parallel were used during the experiment.(1 mark)
 Determine the slope of the graph.(2 marks)


 The figure below shows a circuit diagram for controlling the temperature of a room.
 State the name of the device. (1 mark)
Thermostat  The bimetallic strip is made of two metals, Copper and Steel. Suggest what metal X is likely to be.(1 mark)
Steel  lower linear expansivity  What is the function of part labeled Z? (1 mark)
z  temps adjustment knob.
To adjust the thermostat to required room temperature  Briefly explain how it works. (3 marks)
As the room temp increases the bimetallic strip is heated and expands
The expending strip breaks the contact at a certain temp and hence the heater stops heating.
As the temp decreases the smp contracts making the contact gain when the temp goes below expected levels
 State the name of the device. (1 mark)
 State the advantage of alcohol in glass thermometer over mercury in glass thermometer. (1 mark)
Use to measure extremely low temp due to its low melting point.
 The figure below shows a circuit diagram for controlling the temperature of a room.
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