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physics unit 6 june 2012 question paper

# physics unit 6 june 2012 question paper

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*P39858A0120*
Edexcel GCE
Physics
AdvancedUnit 6B: Experimental PhysicsInternational Alternative to Internal Assessment
Monday 21 May 2012 – Morning
Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
You must have:
Ruler
6PH08/01
Instructions
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Use
black
ink or ball-point pen.
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Fill in the boxes
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all
questions.
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Answer the questions in the spaces provided
there may be more space than you need
.
Information
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The total mark for this paper is 40.
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The marks for
each
question are shown in brackets
– use this as a guide as to how much time to spend on each question.
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The list of data, formulae and relationships is printed at the end of this booklet.
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Candidates may use a scientific calculator.
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Keep an eye on the time.
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*P39858A0220*
A shallow tray holds water. The depth
of the water is about 2 cm.(a) (i) escribe how you would measure
to a precision of 1 mm.
(1)
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(ii) Estimate the percentage uncertainty in this measurement.
(1)
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(b) ne side of the tray is lifted up 2 cm and dropped. This causes a wave to cross thesurface of the water. The wave is reflected from side to side across the surface.The wave takes a time
to cross the surface once.escribe how you would determine an accurate value for
.
(2)
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(c) A student measures the distance across the tray as .4 cm with an uncertainty of 0.2 cm.he then determines
= 0.92 s with an uncertainty of 0.0 s.(i) se these measurements to calculate
v
, the velocity of the wave.
(1)
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
(ii) Estimate the percentage uncertainty in your value for
v
.
(2)
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(d) The student is told that
v
2
=
kd
where
is a constant.(i) he measures the depth
as 2.1 cm. Calculate a value for
.
(1)
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.
(1)
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(e) t is suggested that the value for
is equal to the strength of the Earth’s gravitationalfield 9.81  kg
–1
.se your calculations to discuss whether these results support the suggestion.
(2)
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(Total for Question 1 = 11 marks)