# Edexcel A-Level Physics Paper 2 (Advanced Physics II) - 24 May 2019 [Exam Discussion]Watch

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Edexcel Physics Paper 2 (Advanced Physics II)

Date: 24 May 2019
Session: AM
Length: 1h45
Marks: 90 (30% of the total A-level)

Paper 2 covers:
• Topic 1 - Working as a Physicist
• Topic 4 - Materials
• Topic 5 - Waves and Particle Nature of Light
• Topic 9 - Thermodynamics
• Topic 10 - Space
• Topic 11 - Nuclear Radiation
• Topic 12 - Gravitational Fields
• Topic 13 - Oscillations

A formula booklet is at the end of the paper, and can be found here.

At least 40% of the marks over the three papers is awarded for maths at level 2 or above.

Other Edexcel Physics Exams:
Last edited by _gcx; 3 months ago
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If you're planning to use old spec papers a mapping is below:

• Unit 1 - Materials
• Unit 2 - Waves and the Particle Nature of Light
• Unit 5 - Thermodynamics, Space, Nuclear Radiation, Gravitational Fields, Oscillations
These units contain the following that isn't in the new specification:
• Materials - Fluid flow diagrams
• Materials - Definitions of mechanical properties such as ductile, brittle, hard, malleable, tough.
• Waves and Particle Nature of Light - Identifying, and describing applications of, regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
• Waves and Particle Nature of Light - How different media affects the transmission/reflection of waves.
The following do not appear in the old specification:

• Waves and Particle Nature of Light - Use of the equation
• Waves and Particle Nature of Light - Optics: focal length, ray diagrams, power of lens, real and virtual lenses, lens formulae, magnification.
• Waves and Particle Nature of Light - Use of Huygens construction. Use of the equation
• Thermodynamics - Specific latent heat.
• Thermodynamics - Derivation and use of . Use of kinetic theory model.
• Thermodynamics - Derivation of
• Nuclear Radiation - Use of binding energy per nucleon curve to explain why fission/fusion release energy.
• Gravitational Fields - Use of gravitational potential equation
Last edited by _gcx; 2 months ago
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Any predictions for the paper
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(Original post by IDKIDKIDK)
Any predictions for the paper
After getting ****ed by paper 1, I just want something that I can walk out of without feeling like I've failed lmao.
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I know right
(Original post by _gcx)
After getting ****ed by paper 1, I just want something that I can walk out of without feeling like I've failed lmao.
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1 month ago
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Hopefully this one will bee OK.
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(Original post by ph3rs0n)
Hopefully this one will bee OK.
My friend pointed out that the 24th May is national sunscreen day. Perhaps be(e) prepared for a question on the dangers of UV radiation.
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1 month ago
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(Original post by _gcx)
My friend pointed out that the 24th May is national sunscreen day. Perhaps be(e) prepared for a question on the dangers of UV radiation.
its also tiara day, snail day, and asparagus day,
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(Original post by JJJJJAAAAMES)
its also tiara day, snail day, and asparagus day,
Total internal reflection for tiara day? :^)
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1 month ago
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Prediction 1: Tiaras and the reflection of light
Prediction 2: Snails in Space
Prediction 3: Asparagus and something to do with gravity

(Original post by JJJJJAAAAMES)
its also tiara day, snail day, and asparagus day,
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(Original post by IDKIDKIDK)

Prediction 1: Tiaras and the reflection of light
Prediction 2: Snails in Space
Prediction 3: Asparagus and something to do with gravity
To be fair - TIR in diamonds has popped up quite a few times before so you never know.
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1 month ago
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for the question where you had to define electric field , i said its a region where a charged particle experiences a force will i get a mark
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1 month ago
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(Original post by mdearing)
for the question where you had to define electric field , i said its a region where a charged particle experiences a force will i get a mark
that’s what i put as well
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1 month ago
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That's the definition in the book
(Original post by mdearing)
for the question where you had to define electric field , i said its a region where a charged particle experiences a force will i get a mark
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1 month ago
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its says non contact force
(Original post by IDKIDKIDK)
That's the definition in the book
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(Original post by mdearing)
for the question where you had to define electric field , i said its a region where a charged particle experiences a force will i get a mark
I was a bit more general and said "body" hope I get the mark.
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(Original post by physicsnotgood1)
that’s what i put as well
it was only one mark so yeah the previous definition in other mark schemes was literally ' a region/area were a charged particle experiences a force' if it was for two you would put the 'force is constant at any distance between two plates'
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1 month ago
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think derivation of kinetic gas theory equation (pv=1/3Nm<c>^2) is quite likely to come up
(Original post by IDKIDKIDK)
Any predictions for the paper
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(Original post by 5_nine)
think derivation of kinetic gas theory equation (pv=1/3Nm<c>^2) is quite likely to come up
My teacher goes on about this, and I think it's definitely something you should keep in mind.
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1 month ago
#20
Does anyone know what the derivation goes like?
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