Measurements and Experimentation Class-9 ICSE Concise Selina Publishers

Chapter-1 Measurements and Experimentation Revised Concise Physics ICSE Class-9

Measurements and Experimentation Class-9 ICSE Concise Selina Publishers Solutions Chapter-1. Step By Step ICSE Selina Concise Solutions of Chapter-1 Measurements and Experimentation  with Exercise-1(A), Exercise-1(B) and Exercise-1(C) including Numerical and MCQ Questions Solved . Visit official Website CISCE for detail information about ICSE Board Class-9.

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Subject Physics
Class 9th
Chapter-1 Measurements and Experimentation 
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Topics Solution of Exe-1(A),  MCQ 1(A), Numericals 1(A),   Exercise-1(B), MCQ-1(B)Numericals-1(B) Exercise-1(C), MCQ-1(C) ,  Numericals-1(C),
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Measurements and Experimentation Class-9 ICSE Concise Selina Publishers Chapter-1


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Important Point for Measurement and Experimentation 

International system of unit in  . Other commonly used system of unit- FPS and CGS ,Measurement using common instrument Vernier caliper ,  Micrometer and screw gauge for  length and simple pendulum for time .

Measurement of length using vernier caliper and micrometer screw gauge . least count leads count least to an increasing an accuracy least count in  Measurement and Experimentation , Vernier caliper  Screw gauge in Measurement and Experimentation.


Exe-1(A) Measurements and Experimentation Class-9 Selina Physics Solutions  

Page 9

Question 1

What is meant by measurement?

Answer 1

Measurement is the process of comparing a given physical quantity with a known standard quantity of the same nature.

Question 2

What do you understand by the term unit?

Answer 2

Unit is a quantity of constant magnitude which is used to measure the magnitudes of other quantities of the same manner.

Question 3

What are the three requirements for selecting a unit of a physical quantity?

Answer 3

The three requirements for selecting a unit of a physical quantity are

(i) It should be possible to define the unit without ambiguity.

(ii) The unit should be reproducible.

(iii) The value of units should not change with space and time.

Question 4

Name the three fundamental quantities.

Answer 4

S.I. unit of length (m): A metre was originally defined in 1889 as the distance between two marks drawn on a platinum-iridium (an alloy made of 90% platinum and 10% iridium) rod kept at 0°C in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures at serves near Paris.

aand S.I. unit of mass (kg): In 1889, one kilogramme was defined as the mass of a cylindrical piece of a platinum-iridium alloy kept at International Bureau of Weights and Measures at serves near Paris.

while S.I. unit of time (s): A second is defined as 1/86400th part of a mean solar day, i.e.

1 s =  1/86400   × one mean solar day.

Question 5

Name the three systems of unit and state their various fundamental units in them.

Answer 5

Three systems of unit and their fundamental units:

(i) C.G.S. system (or French system): In this system, the unit of length is centimeter (cm), unit of mass is gramme (g) and unit of time is second (s).

(ii) F.P.S. system (or British system): In this system, the unit of length is foot (ft), unit of mass is pound (lb) and unit of time is second (s).

(iii) M.K.S. system (or metric system): In this system, the unit of length is meter (m), unit of mass is kilogramme (kg) and unit of time is second (s).

Question 6

Define a fundamental unit.

Answer 6

A fundamental (or basic) unit is that which is independent of any other unit or which can neither be changed nor can be related to any other fundamental unit.

Question 7

What are the fundamental units in S.I. system? Name them along with their symbols.

Answer 7

Fundamental quantities, units and symbols in S.I. system are

Quantity Unit Symbol
Length metre m
Mass kilogramme kg
Time second s
Temperature kelvin K
Luminous intensity candela cd
Electric current ampere A
Amount of substance mole mol
Angle radian rd
Solid angle steradian st-rd

Question 8

Explain the meaning of a derived unit with the help of one example

Answer 8

The units of quantities other than those measured in fundamental units can be obtained in terms of the fundamental units, and thus the units so obtained are called derived units.

Example:

Speed = Distance/time

Hence, the unit of speed = fundamental unit of distance/fundamental unit of time

Or, the unit of speed = metre/second or ms-1.

As the unit of speed is derived from the fundamental units of distance and time, it is a derived unit.

Question 9

Define standard metre.

Answer 9

A metre was originally defined in 1889 as the distance between two marks drawn on a platinum-iridium (an alloy with 90% platinum and 10% iridium) rod kept at 0oC in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures at serves near Paris.

Question 10

Name two units of length which are bigger than a metre. How are they related to the unit metre?

Answer 10

Astronomical unit (A.U.) and kilometer (km) are units of length which are bigger than a metre.

1 km = 1000 m

1 A.U. = 1.496 × 1011 m

Question 11

Write the names of two units of length smaller than a metre. Express their relationship with metre.

Answer 11

Centimeter (cm) and millimeter (mm) are units of length smaller than a metre.

1 cm = 10-2 m

1 mm = 10-3 m

Question 12

How is nanometer related to Angstrom?

Answer 12

1 nm = 10

Question 13

Name three convenient units used to measure lengths ranging from very short to very long value. How are they related to S.I. unit ?

Answer 13

Three convenient units of length and their relation with the S.I. unit of length:

(i) 1 Angstrom (Å) = 10-10 m

(ii) 1 kilometre (km) = 103 m

(iii) 1 light year (ly) = 9.46 × 1015 m

Question 14

Name the S.I. unit of mass and define it.

Answer 14

S.I. unit of mass is ‘kilogramme’.

In 1889, one kilogramme was defined as the mass of a cylindrical piece of a platinum-iridium alloy kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures at serves near Paris.

Question 15

Complete the following

(a) 1 light year = ………..m

(b) 1 m   = ………..Å

(c) 1 m   = ………..µ (micron)

(d) 1 micron = ………..Å

(e) 1 fermi = ………..m

Answer 15

(a) 1 light year = 9.46 × 1015 m

(b) 1 m = 1010

(c) 1 m = 106 µ (micron)

(d) 1 micron = 104

(e) 1 fermi = 10-15 m

Question 16

State two units of mass smaller than a kilogram. How are they related to the unit kilogramme?

Answer 16

The units ‘gramme’ (g) and ‘milligramme’ (mg) are two units of mass smaller than ‘kilogramme’.

1 g = 10-3 kg

1 mg = 10-6 kg

Question 17

State two units of mass bigger than a kilogram. Give their relationship with the unit kilogramme.

Answer 17

The units ‘quintal’ and ‘metric tonne’ are two units of mass bigger than ‘kilogramme’.

1 quintal = 100 kg

1 metric tonne = 1000 kg

Question 18

Complete the following

(a) 1 g    = ……….kg

(b) 1 mg    = ……….kg

(c) 1 quintal  = ……….kg

(d) 1 a.m.u (or u) = ……….kg

Answer 18

(a) 1 g = 10-3 kg

(b) 1 mg = 10-6 kg

(c) 1 quintal = 100 kg

(d) 1 a.m.u (or u) = 1.66 x 10-27 kg

Question 19

Name the S.I. unit of time and define it.

Answer 19

The S.I. unit of time is second (s).

A second is defined as 1/86400th part of a mean solar day, i.e.

1 s =   × one mean solar day

Question 20

Name two units of time bigger than a second. How are they related to second?

Answer 20

Minute and  hours

Question 21

What is a leap year?

Answer 21

A leap year is the year in which the month of February has 29 days.

Question 22

The year 2020  will have February of 29 days’.

Is this statement true?

Answer 22

Yes, the given statement is true.

Question 23

What is a lunar month?

Answer 23

One lunar month is the time in which the moon completes one revolution around the earth. A lunar month is made of nearly 4 weeks

Question 24

Complete the following

(a) 1 nanosecond =………s.

(b) 1 µs   =………s.

(c) 1 mean solar day =………s.

(d) 1 year = ………s.

Answer 24

(a) 1 nanosecond = 10-9 s

(b) 1 µs = 10-6 s

(c) 1 mean solar day = 86400 s

(d) 1 year = 3.15 × 107 s

Question 25

Name the physical quantities which are measured in the following units

(a) u  (b) ly  (c) ns  (d) nm

Answer 25

(a) Mass (b) Distance (or length) (c) Time (d) Length

Question 26

Write the derived units of the following

(a) Speed  (b) Force

(c) Work  (d) Pressure.

Answer 26

(a) ms-1 (b) kg ms-2 (c) kg m2s-2 (d) kg m-1s-2

Question 27

How are the following derived units related to the fundamental units?

(a) Newton   (b) Watt

(c) Joule   (d) Pascal.

Answer 27

(a) kg ms-2 (b) kg m2s-3

(c) kg m2s-2 (d) kg m-1s-2

Question 28

Name the physical quantities related to the following units:

(a) km2 (b) Newton (c) Joule

(d) Pascal (e) Watt

Answer 28

(a) Area (b) Force (c) Energy

(d) Pressure (f) Power


MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE (EXERCISE 1-A)

Concise Selina Publishers Chapter-1 Measurements and Experimentation Class-9 Solutions 

Page 10

 Question 1

The fundamental unit present in the list mentioned below is

(a) Newton

(b) Pascal

(c) Hertz

(d) Second

Answer  1

(d) Second

Question 2

Which of the following unit is not a fundamental unit:

(a) Metre

(b) Litre

(c) Second

(d) Kilogramme

Answer 2

(b) Litre

Question 3

The unit of time is

(a) Light year

(b) Parsec

(c) Leap year

(d) Angstrom.

Answer 3

(c) Leap year

Question 4

1 Å is equal to

(a) 0.1 nm

(b) 10-10cm

(c) 10-8m

(d) 104 µ.

Answer 4

(a) 0.1 nm

Question 5

Light year (ly) is the unit of

(a) Time

(b) Length

(c) Mass

(d) None of these.

Answer 5

(b) Length


       Numericals  EXERCISE-1 (A) 

Solutions of Chapter-1 Measurements and Experimentation Class-9 Revised Concise Physics Selina Publishers

Page 10

Question 1

The wavelength of light of a particular colour is 5800 Å. Express it in (a) nanometre and (b) metre.

Answer 1

Wavelength of light of particular colour = 5800

(a) 1 A   = 10-1 nm

5800 A    = 58 00 × 10-1 nm

= 580 nm

(b) 1 A  = 10-10 m

5800  A= 5800 × 10-10 m

= 5.8 × 10-7 m

Question 2

The size of bacteria is 1 µ. Find the number of bacteria present in 1 m length.

Answer 2

Size of a bacteria = 1 µ

Since 1 µ = 10-6 m

Number of the particle = Total length/size of

one bacteria

= 1 m/10-6 m

= 106

Question 3

The distance of a galaxy is 5·6 × 1025 m. Assuming the speed of light to be 3 × 108 m s “. Find the time taken by light to travel this distance .

[Hint : Time taken = distance/speed   ]

Answer 3

Distance of galaxy = 5.6 × 1025 m

Speed of light = 3 × 108 m/s

(a) Time taken by light = Distance travelled/speed of light

= (5.6 × 1025 / 3 × 108) s

= 1.87 × 1017 s

Question 4

The wave length of light is 589 nm. What its wavelength in Å ?

Answer 4

1 nm= 10 Å

589 nm = 10×589A°= 5890 Å

Question 5

The mass of an oxygen atom is 16.00 u. Find its mass kg.

Answer 5

1 amu= 1.66×10¯27 Kg

16 amu= 16×1.66×10‾27 Kg

Question 6

It takes time 8 min for light to reach form the sun to the earth surface . If speed of light is taken to be 3 × 108 m/s, find the distance from the sun to the earth in km.

Answer 6

1 Min= 60sec

8 Min= 8×60 = 480sec

distance = Speed×Time

= 3×108×480

=1.44×108 Km/s

Question 7

‘The distance of a star form the earth is 8.33 light minutes .’ What do you mean by this statements ? Express the distance in meter.

Answer 7

It means light take 8.33 Minute  to reach the star while the speed of light is 3×108 m/s.

Distance= Speed × Time

= 3×108 × 8.33×60

=1.5×1011Mitre

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