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1. Most sites say Jkg-1K-1 for specific heat capacity, but I think they'll allow degrees. Since it is still the energy needed for a 1kg mass to be heated by 1 degrees or 1K
2. Around what ums will 60 marks most likely be?

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3. (Original post by Datta10)
Around what ums will 60 marks most likely be?

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Depends what option you did but it'll be around the A* boundary. Probably 105-110
4. (Original post by allofthestars)
for this i didnt know if to calculate the corrected count rate ? as it didnt specify corrected on the count rate at the source ?
It asked for the count rate that would be recorded by the student. So that means that you need to include the background radiation.
5. (Original post by SirRaza97)
That was basically me in unit 4 xD. I can't remember them all no. first part was electron diffraction stuff then alpha scattering. 2nd part was the binding energy part I think. 6 marker on rutherford experiment. Uhh Pv = nRT part with the piston stuff where you calc the new volume, moles and the density of the gas. Did anyone get 4.4x10-4 and 1.2 for that part? Last part was some basic heat capacity stuff. Although I got like 1700 for the heat capacity of ice which I am not sure is correct.
was the answer of 1.2 for density dependant on getting 4.4x10-4 right? because I know I got 1.2 for density but can't remember if I got 4.4... for the volume for the first bit of the question! Also, how did you work out number of moles? I did volume of piston / volume of one mole .. is that right?
6. (Original post by jonny7bell)
Did we get given accurate atomic values for the protons and neutrons? I just used the same method as you above and got 125MeV assuming the extra 3 missing MeV were just down to the different methods used.
yeah its given on the data sheet
7. (Original post by txnilxnur)
was the answer of 1.2 for density dependant on getting 4.4x10-4 right? because I know I got 1.2 for density but can't remember if I got 4.4... for the volume for the first bit of the question! Also, how did you work out number of moles? I did volume of piston / volume of one mole .. is that right?
Yeh 4.4 for vol and 1.2 for the density. I worked out the moles in the first part of the question and then calculated the volume. Then I just put my answer down from my working for the next part where it asked you what the moles was. I didn't use that weird info it gave you where 1 mol occupied 0.024 metre cubed of the piston.
8. (Original post by -jordan-)
No it was more complicated because that only works at constant temperature. They told you that the pressure, volume and temperature all changed.

So it was P1V1/T1 = P2V2/T2 - From pV = nRT your constant becomes nR so that's what you need to equate.
For this silly mistake i got the wrong volume, can you remember how many marks this was and also the later part of this question where you reuse the answer,would i gain error carried forward ?

Thanks
9. (Original post by C0balt)
Oh yeah the flywheel design has come up a couple of times so I just said higher density greater mass, concentrate mass at the edge. Also low resistance material, but that was just some bs I came up with lol.

Yeah the lever thing looked like it was gonna reverse the rotation when released, but that wouldn't make much sense so I just ignored that. I think the spring was there just to return the lever though, it wasn't there for the rotation.
For mechanics it said the gears keep rotating so I said it would waste energy stored by the flywheel so you should design it such that gear and flywheel have no contact afterwards? And then I also said the small gear on the flywheel should be made smaller if possible so that a rotation of the big gear will produce more rotations of the small gear and hence flywheel will have a higher angular speed. But i am not sure at all.

Where did you put your X? Am I right in thinking it was right before minimum volume at the end of compression right?
I put a similar answer but my change in design was to change the radius of the gear and its cogs to maximise the rotational velocity of the fly wheel.
10. (Original post by mattematics)
didn't correct for count rate, 1 or 2 gone.
Unit for latent wrong - 1 gone.
Detecting beta - 1 gone.
6 marker - default 2 gone.

Used wrong method for specific charge - 3 gone.
Current - 2 gone.
6 marker - default 2 gone.

So 13 lost. Then presumably losing however many more for mark schemes that are stupidly specific or contradictory.

Probably got around 50, which should hopefully be around an a.
why correct the count rate ??? It didnt ask for corrected count rate ??
11. (Original post by marioman)
It asked for the count rate that would be recorded by the student. So that means that you need to include the background radiation.
yes but the background will be included in the reading made? its only when the background is taken away does it give the corrected one? hence why add it on ?
12. (Original post by allofthestars)
yes but the background will be included in the reading made? its only when the background is taken away does it give the corrected one? hence why add it on ?
Because it's not asking for a corrected count rate. It's asking for the raw count rate seen.
13. (Original post by notanooblol)
Hey, what did you get for efficiency on last question of applied?
0.41
(Original post by twallien)
I put a similar answer but my change in design was to change the radius of the gear and its cogs to maximise the rotational velocity of the fly wheel.
Yeah that's pretty much what I meant but didn't know how to word
14. (Original post by -jordan-)
Depends what option you did but it'll be around the A* boundary. Probably 105-110
I did turning points, just hope it's around 110/111 ums, i need to scrape an A :-)
15. Sorry if this has already been asked but in the Med Physics paper, the last question, was it the % of X-Rays that passed through or the % of X-Rays that were reflected?
16. (Original post by hamz10)
Because it's not asking for a corrected count rate. It's asking for the raw count rate seen.
exactly ! so the raw count rate seen would of included the background effect aswell?
17. (Original post by C0balt)
0.41

Yeah that's pretty much what I meant but didn't know how to word
I got 35% for the efficiency? I'm pretty sure i did as I remember checking that question twice.

Also it said in the flywheel question that the size is limited by the torch so the radius can be increased, I put:
Stronger magnet- greater flux density
More turns in the coil
Higher density flywheel
Position magnet far away from centre of flywheel to increase moment of inertia
High tensile stress(dunno what this means)

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18. (Original post by Questioner1234)
I got 35% for the efficiency? I'm pretty sure i did as I remember checking that question twice.

Also it said in the flywheel question that the size is limited by the torch so the radius can be increased, I put:
Stronger magnet- greater flux density
More turns in the coil
Higher density flywheel
Position magnet far away from centre of flywheel to increase moment of inertia
High tensile stress(dunno what this means)

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Pretty sure there'd be a range for that efficiency as the area of graph is so difficult to determine due to round corners
19. (Original post by C0balt)
Pretty sure there'd be a range for that efficiency as the area of graph is so difficult to determine due to round corners
Ah that's a good. I got 16700 I think for the indicated power and 48400 for the input

Also on the very last page which box did you tick? I think I did the second one
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20. is there no unofficial mark scheme to astro/nuclear yet?

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