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    (Original post by ubisoft)
    20th MAY haha, FP4.

    I got 261/300 at AS, so should only need about 90/120 in both papers, so should be reasonably 'easy' (in loose terms) to get that after a week of revision and past papers.

    What did you get?
    Oh nice! Is maths going well?

    I got 273 at AS. My EMPA let me down, as I got a C in that.

    Gonna try and concentrate more on physics soon. Probably when I go on study leave on 22nd May.


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    Hmm I think the same really. A comparison between electric and magnetic fields would be interesting.

    As for PHYA5, it could be a horrid proof of the kinetic theory of gases question, or an experiment for specific heat capacity.
    Has ever such a question come on the proof of the kinetic theory of gases?

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    (Original post by CD223)
    Oh nice! Is maths going well?

    I got 273 at AS. My EMPA let me down, as I got a C in that.

    Gonna try and concentrate more on physics soon. Probably when I go on study leave on 22nd May.


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    Haha "let down", that is an amazing result, you only need a B at A2 and will still get an A! and that's your weakest subject?!
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    (Original post by ubisoft)
    How much ums/300 did you get at AS?
    I did horrible at AS man, i got a C. It was my fault that i didn't even do a past paper and I'm now surprised how i got that C. There was not a question that i didn't know, i made a lot of careless mistakes. That's why I'm resiting both of my AS units.


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    (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)
    I did horrible at AS man, i got a C. It was my fault that i didn't even do a past paper and I'm now surprised how i got that C. There was not a question that i didn't know, i made a lot of careless mistakes. That's why I'm resiting both of my AS units.


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    Damn, should be ok though, once you do A2, AS becomes really easy
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    (Original post by CD223)
    Hmm I think the same really. A comparison between electric and magnetic fields would be interesting.

    As for PHYA5, it could be a horrid proof of the kinetic theory of gases question, or an experiment for specific heat capacity.


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    Has ever such a question come on the proof of the kinetic theory of gases?


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    (Original post by ubisoft)
    Damn, should be ok though, once you do A2, AS becomes really easy
    Yeah, hopefully, if they don't kill us during the A2 exams


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    (Original post by ubisoft)
    Haha "let down", that is an amazing result, you only need a B at A2 and will still get an A! and that's your weakest subject?!
    Thank you! without sounding arrogant, physics is my weakest subject haha. I could get a D in History and Computing and get an A overall, and could get a C in Maths for an A overall - physics is a lot less comfortable than that lol.


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    (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)
    Has ever such a question come on the proof of the kinetic theory of gases?


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    I've not encountered such a question, no!


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    (Original post by CD223)
    I've not encountered such a question, no!


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    So there is a great likelihood of this question coming on the exam


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    (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)
    So there is a great likelihood of this question coming on the exam


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    Unfortunately it is impossible to predict, but it may well come up if it hasn't before.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Unfortunately it is impossible to predict, but it may well come up if it hasn't before.


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    That's true


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    (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)
    That's true


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    They tend to repeat MC phya4 questions as well which is odd


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    (Original post by CD223)
    They tend to repeat MC phya4 questions as well which is odd


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    Yeah but the new ones are the most difficult. As in 2014 paper, there are some repeated ones but then there are some most challenging ones


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    (Original post by CD223)
    They tend to repeat MC phya4 questions as well which is odd


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    I wonder if they'll try to make the exams easier or harder this year because it's the last before the reform?
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    (Original post by Mehrdad jafari)
    Yeah but the new ones are the most difficult. As in 2014 paper, there are some repeated ones but then there are some most challenging ones


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    True. I dropped 6 marks on it due to those challenging ones aha.


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    (Original post by MichuAtDeGeaBa)
    I wonder if they'll try to make the exams easier or harder this year because it's the last before the reform?
    Hard to say really. They won't gain from making it harder?


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    In your guide to PHYA4, under the Motion in a Circle chapter, you have listed the equation for angular displacement as Theta=2pift, but surely the f and the t would just cancel?
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    (Original post by l1lvink)
    In your guide to PHYA4, under the Motion in a Circle chapter, you have listed the equation for angular displacement as Theta=2pift, but surely the f and the t would just cancel?
    No. 't' is not the period.
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    (Original post by ubisoft)
    No. 't' is not the period.
    Whats 't' in this case then?
 
 
 
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