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1. Can someone explain what these equations find?

Are the emf equations average emf induced and is the 2nd average flux linkage?
Also when should I use each of them (e.g. for a fixed rotation or continuous rotation?)
2. (Original post by gcsestuff)
Sorry this is the other question Attachment 412589

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Potential Gradient, Field Strength and Force Per Unit Mass all have units Nkg-1.

Potential has the units Jkg-1
3. (Original post by gcsestuff)
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Can I have some help with these 2, I don't know what the formula/units for potential gradient are.

And also for question 1 I've always just accepted this, how do you work it out

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Basically, I don't know how good you are with maths, but, lets assume that the displacement, x, is a cosine wave.

Velocity is dx/dt - the rate of change of displacement. In other words, this is the gradient of the displacement-time graph. If you differentiate a cosine wave, you get a negative sine wave (you can verify this by looking at the gradient on the displacement-time graph when it is a 0, max, and min).

Acceleration is dv/dt or d2x/dt2, so the rate of change of velocity, or the rate of rate of change of displacement. If you differentiate the negative sine graph, you get a negative a cosine graph. This is the gradient of the velocity-time graph which you can verify for yourself.

So a negative sine graph is pi/2 radians out of phase with a cosine graph.

Hope that makes sense, but it might be a bit too mathsy for physics. That's how I remember it, anyway.
4. (Original post by gcsestuff)
Finally. Attachment 412593Attachment 412595Attachment 412597

I thought that the centripetal force acted towards the centre of oscillation? But the mark schemes answer says t=mv^2/l+mg

Thanks for any help!

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Your problem arises when you wrote

Remember that centripetal force is a resultant force. So the centripetal force is provided by the resultant force of the weight and the tension. In other words:

(Remember that forces are vectors. The centripetal force acts in the same direction as the tension, and the weight in the opposite direction hence the negative sign).

Hope this helps.
5. (Original post by CD223)
And question 12:
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Sorry I don't have the others! Let me know if you still need help when I'm back at home

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Thanks, don't worry about it! I don't quite understand how you got to your last two boxes of working on this question though?
6. (Original post by gcsestuff)
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Can anyone help me with 13, I know it acts downwards and I know field strength is constant but how do I work out the potential; thanks )

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For electric field strength:

Acting downwards since that is the direction a positive test charge would move when placed in the field.

For electric potential energy:

Because this is a uniform field, then the equipotentials are spread out uniformly - in other words, the potential changes linearly. There is a potential difference of 50V between the plates, and it's uniform, so directly in the centre the potential will be 25V since it's half way between the plates. Make sense?

7. How is the resultant electrostatic Force found between two oppositely charged ions?
8. (Original post by JJBinn)
Thanks, don't worry about it! I don't quite understand how you got to your last two boxes of working on this question though?
He just substituted in the values he had previously worked out.

and

so

And we know: and

Then we can just sub in some of the ratios that the question told us, and solve.
9. (Original post by noseypo)
How is the resultant electrostatic Force found between two oppositely charged ions?
10. How would you go about answering Question 10 on this paper from the multiple choice section, i just cant quite understand it

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...W-QP-JAN10.PDF

Thanks
11. (Original post by bwr19)
Thanks, is it positive if they are of opposite charge?
12. (Original post by SuperMushroom)
How would you go about answering Question 10 on this paper from the multiple choice section, i just cant quite understand it

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...W-QP-JAN10.PDF

Thanks

Here you go. The way of doing is it to describe the g and r of the mystery planet in terms of the g and r of Earth. And then things neatly cancel away.
13. (Original post by noseypo)
Thanks, is it positive if they are of opposite charge?
The value would be negative if they are of opposite charge. However, the exam usually only asks for the magnitude of the force, so you can ignore the negative sign in that case.
14. (Original post by bwr19)

Here you go. The way of doing is it to describe the g and r of the mystery planet in terms of the g and r of Earth. And then things neatly cancel away.
Hi thanks for that however you answered question 11, the question i don't quite understand is question 10
15. (Original post by SuperMushroom)
Hi thanks for that however you answered question 11, the question i don't quite understand is question 10
Whoops! That'll teach me not to rush. Here's question 10 for you:

16. (Original post by bwr19)
Whoops! That'll teach me not to rush. Here's question 10 for you:

Thanks for taking your time to do that , Are you a student who is also taking the exam?
17. (Original post by SuperMushroom)
Thanks for taking your time to do that , Are you a student who is also taking the exam?
I am indeed.

I'm feeling pretty good about most of the course apart from magnetic fields, induction, and transformers. My teacher left all that stuff until the last week or two, so we rushed through it and none of us really understand it. How about you? How are you feeling for it?
18. (Original post by bwr19)
I am indeed.

I'm feeling pretty good about most of the course apart from magnetic fields, induction, and transformers. My teacher left all that stuff until the last week or two, so we rushed through it and none of us really understand it. How about you? How are you feeling for it?
Ahh ok i see, im pretty confident with answering all the section B questions, the thing that i am struggling with the most is the Multiple choice questions, just going to keep practicing them and hopefully i can get the hang of them I'm relying to get most of my marks from Physics 5
19. (Original post by Disney0702)
Yes they are!

You have to make sure you put any numerical answer in the correct number of significant figures.

Unfortunately they do not usually tell you what is the correct number of significant figures is, it is something that you'll have to figure out when you tackle the questions.

It is usually 2 or 3 significant figures.

People usually do not score the final answer mark just because they didn't round it to the correct significant figure even if their answer is correct.
I'm talking about when you read off a graph, say. Because they only put one value on the ms
20. (Original post by SuperMushroom)
Ahh ok i see, im pretty confident with answering all the section B questions, the thing that i am struggling with the most is the Multiple choice questions, just going to keep practicing them and hopefully i can get the hang of them I'm relying to get most of my marks from Physics 5
Do you prefer unit 5/ find it easier?

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