What value should I use for gravity?Watch
I am doing the M1 module in my AS maths and also mechanics appears in physics. The issue I have is that I have a shorthand 'g' button on my calculator which uses the standard 9.80665 value. I find it easier to understand when I use this when solving an equation. I am slightly worried that other people will be using 9.81 which is what we're normally told to use. In the mark scheme I have never been marked down for using the standard value however it has sometimes been the case that the 'correct' answer is not the same as what is obtained through the use of the full 'g' value. In these cases, I've found the mark scheme would say 'condone *answer*'.
I was wondering if there's a guideline somewhere which says that it's more preferential to use 9.81, as it's not in the question paper anywhere except occasionally where they give you the g value they'd like you to use.
All I want to do is prevent myself from being penalised simply because I used a slightly more accurate version of a constant than the one they were expecting me to use.
Thanks for your help in advance! (I know this is a slightly pedantic question to ask!)
I'm doing AQA, but it seems silly that they'll penalise something that's not technically wrong. To be honest it's slightly more correct. However as they clearly give the instruction to use 9.8 I can see why they'd want to penalise for not obeying it.