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1. (Original post by duncant)
what did people say for the effect when that guy recorded only half of T? was it (1/4)g?
I got 4g.
2. (Original post by C0balt)
Loved it, dream paper
What did you get for time constant, C0balt?
3. (Original post by kingaaran)
I worked out the energy of the capacitor by the area under the graph - is this valid?

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That's what I did. Area of trapezium. Did you find the lengths correctly by subtracting the lower value?
4. (Original post by duncant)
what did people say for the effect when that guy recorded only half of T? was it (1/4)g?
I said 4g because if he recorded the time for half the oscillation then recorded value of the time period will be less

and g= (4pi^2l)/T^2

if T decreases by scale factor 2 and g would increase by scale factor of 4
5. (Original post by Mango Milkshake)
I got 4g.
what was the question again? I said he would to times his value of g by 4 to get the correct answer, is this right?
6. (Original post by Mango Milkshake)
That's what I did. Area of trapezium. Did you find the lengths correctly by subtracting the lower value?
Isn't it area of triangle, cause it said energy increase?
7. (Original post by PiTheta97)
Really nice paper. Only struggled with the 4 mark momentum derivation question

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Same

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I got 200s (2sf) - actually, I think it's right.

The question asked for a decrease TO 80% of its original value. (I'm almost certain).

Thus e^(t/RC) = ln(1.25)=t/RC
No. It was decrease by.
9. Looool how did so many people get 200+ for the time constant. Idk what you guys did
10. For my multiple choice:

DBBDDCDBDCBCCACBBDCAADCBD don't writ quote me on that, i only quickly typed them in at the end
11. (Original post by IMZL)
Isn't it area of triangle, cause it said energy increase?
It was the total area under the graph; so trapezium.
12. (Original post by lucabrasi98)
Looool how did so many people get 200+ for the time constant. Idk what you guys did
A decrease to 80% rather than a decrease by 80%.
13. (Original post by Mango Milkshake)
I got 4g.
Same. You're essentially doing 1/(1/4)
14. I said g would be 4x as big
got 5.9x10^4 for something I think it was resistance
28s for time constant
1.15 x 10^-15 for something
6.06X10^6 for something
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15. it definitely was decrease by
16. (Original post by Beautywithabrain)
Would it not be 4g because the gradient of the graph was 1/g?
Yeah i got 4g as well
A decrease to 80% rather than a decrease by 80%.
But it said decrease by 80%.
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62 is my guess for cap - there were some easier and some harder parts, so I would imagine it will be 4 marks higher than last year but 5 or so lower than June 13.

Plus I would imagine the facility of the multiple choice is a lot lower than usual (maybe 60% rather than 67%).
It'll be higher. Very standard paper which was probably easier than June 14 which had 67 as a cap. I would assume 67

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20. will i get penalised for putting the graph for the 6 marker as
L/(t/2pi)^2 for g as opposed to putting it as L4pi^2/T^2

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