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# Edexcel AS/A2 Mathematics M2 - 17th June 2016 - Official Thread

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1. (Original post by Alby1234)
But on the question it specifies that it is perpendicular?
Yes, so the point on the path that you are thinking of is not the one you want.

Options:

Draw a couple of triangles with the same angle in them, using the perpendicular idea then use trig.

Write down 2 column vectors for the velocities, with an unknown (downwards) component for the one you want and say that the dot product is 0.

Use the equation of the path and use perpendicular gradients: m1 x m2 = - 1
2. (Original post by tiny hobbit)
Yes, so the point on the path that you are thinking of is not the one you want.

Options:

Draw a couple of triangles with the same angle in them, using the perpendicular idea then use trig.

Write down 2 column vectors for the velocities, with an unknown (downwards) component for the one you want and say that the dot product is 0.

Use the equation of the path and use perpendicular gradients: m1 x m2 = - 1
Thank you, using the dot product worked for me. I guess I was visualising it in a different way
3. (Original post by LLk1)
Can all questions be solved using moments and resolving up/down ? Or is it necessary to sometimes use triangle of forces?
The way i have been taught it is possible to solve without triangle of forces - i have never come across a question where i have had to do that
4. Anyone can help me with a few questions???

1. A ball is dropped from 0 velocity and after falling for 1s under gravity meets another equal ball which is moving upwards at 7ms-1
a. Calculate the velocity of each ball immediately after the impact given that the coefficient of restitution is 0.25.
5. Another one
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the angle(a) is represented by tan a = 0.5

AB weighs 400N. The weight (circle) weights 200N. The apparatus remains in equlibirum. AB is modelled as a road and BC as light inextensible cable.
Find the tension in AB.
6. (Original post by fpmaniac)
Anyone can help me with a few questions???

1. A ball is dropped from 0 velocity and after falling for 1s under gravity meets another equal ball which is moving upwards at 7ms-1
a. Calculate the velocity of each ball immediately after the impact given that the coefficient of restitution is 0.25.
2 eqns, solve simultaneously.
1. conservation of momentum
eg 7m - 9.8m = mv1 + mv2
2. 0.25 = v2-v1/(16.8)
Then solve
7. (Original post by candol)
2 eqns, solve simultaneously.
1. conservation of momentum
eg 7m - 9.8m = mv1 + mv2
2. 0.25 = v2-v1/(16.8)
Then solve
8. (Original post by fpmaniac)
v1 = -3.5 and v2 = 0.7
9. (Original post by candol)
v1 = -3.5 and v2 = 0.7
oh. Figured it out what i did wrong. Thanks
10. I constantly find myself spending too long on center of mass questions, any one have any tips or shortcuts when answering those types themselves?
11. how to do june 2005, question 7b?
Edexcel M2 - 17th June 2016 - Official Thread
I hope you find this very useful as a directory for resources and a help desk for any questions about M2 homework, the exam and last minute tips! There are some extremely able people on here, who will be very happy to help - use this to your advantage!

Exam Date
Friday 17th June 2016 pm - 90mins

Exam Info/Guidance
M2 is a step up from M1 - although some of the topics are the same, it is more complicated and it's easy to make small mistakes that can cost you marks that you may not be able to afford to lose.
The topics are listed as follows:
Kinematics
Centres of Mass
Work, Energy and Power
Collisions
Statics of rigid bodies

Resources
Exam solutions videos for M2
Edexcel A-level Maths section
Various M2 resources
MyMaths
MrBartonMaths Applied Module stuff

Past Papers/Practice Papers
Edexcel M2 Past Papers
OCR M2 Past Papers
OCR MEI M2 Past Papers
M2 Solomon Papers
Bronze/Silver/Gold Practice Papers (Bronze = easy, Silver = intermediate, Gold = hard)
Chapter Practice Questions for M2
Try an International A-level Past Paper

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Good Luck!
I don't like being a groan and/or being salty, but you could've credited me for the OP format
13. (Original post by fpmaniac)
how to do june 2005, question 7b?
The gain in K.E + work done against friction = Loss in P.E
(I have written it in these terms, because if you think about it, the KE has not gained as much as it would do on a smooth surface, so that difference must be the work done against friction)
The number crunching is now straightforward.
K.E = 1/2mv^2 = 0.5*3*5^2 = 37.5
P.E = 12g from part a)
Work done = F*d = 8F
so 12g - 37.5 = 8F (rearranging above)
F = 10N
14. Attachment 547335547339

Getting really confused with this question, any help would be sick!

When in the mark scheme it says Dist of G from DC, I get a positive answer meaning that G must be below DC. Yet I dont I dont understand why doubling it results in O from DC? Surely thats double the required distance??
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15. (Original post by LLk1)
Attachment 547335547339

Getting really confused with this question, any help would be sick!

When in the mark scheme it says Dist of G from DC, I get a positive answer meaning that G must be below DC. Yet I dont I dont understand why doubling it results in O from DC? Surely thats double the required distance??
Not sure I like the mark scheme
if you consider the vertical components of the centres of mass of the 3 shapes you get:
Square + rest of triangle = Whole triangle
16 * y component of O + (32 * 6.43) = 48 * 6
Note 6.43 comes from tan 25 in mark scheme
Then rearrange to find y comp of ) = 5.14
So centre is 0.86 from DC
16. (Original post by candol)
Not sure I like the mark scheme
if you consider the vertical components of the centres of mass of the 3 shapes you get:
Square + rest of triangle = Whole triangle
16 * y component of O + (32 * 6.43) = 48 * 6
Note 6.43 comes from tan 25 in mark scheme
Then rearrange to find y comp of ) = 5.14
So centre is 0.86 from DC
Thanks, that's a much better method

18. Hello I don't understand how 0.9a=0.5(a+acostheta) in this question. Could someone explain it to me please?
19. (Original post by CoolDocA)
Here you go:
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20. M2 1506 pv.pdf (64.7 KB, 71 views)
21. M2 1506 ms.pdf (133.7 KB, 29 views)
22. Thanks so much
(Original post by target21859)
Here you go:

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