Physics (Essay) Paper 2 May/June 2015

Question 5

(a) What is doping in a semi-conductor?
(b) Draw the symbol for OR gate.


This question was not popular among the candidates.  Few that attempted it performed poorly.
Part (a).  Performance was poor.
Part (b).  Diagram was not properly drawn.  Majority were drawing the symbol for AND gate.
The expected answers are:
            (5. (a)     Doping is the addition of  impurity (atoms) to a  (pure)
                         semiconductor  to increase its ( electrical ) conductivity  through increase in the
                         number of holes and electrons / charge carriers.

OR Gate