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*M31171A0120*
Paper Reference(s)
6734/01
Edexcel GCE
Physics
Advanced Level
Unit Test PHY 4
Wednesday 11 June 2008 \u2013 Morning
Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Materials required for examination
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Instructions to Candidates
In the boxes above, write your centre number, candidate number, your surname, initial(s) and signature.

AnswerA LL questions in the spaces provided in this question paper.
In calculations you should show all the steps in your working, giving your answer at each stage.
Calculators may be used.
Include diagrams in your answers where these are helpful.

Information for Candidates
The marks for individual questions and the parts of questions are shown in round brackets.
There are seven questions in this paper. The total mark for this paper is 60.
The list of data, formulae and relationships is printed at the end of this booklet.
Advice to Candidates
You will be assessed on your ability to organise and present information, ideas, descriptions and
arguments clearly and logically, taking account of your use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
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\u00a92008 Edexcel Limited.

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1.(a) A satellite is moving at a constant speedv in a circular orbit around the Earth. The
only force acting on the satellite is its weightW.
(i) Although an unbalanced force is acting on the satellite, its speed does not change.
Explain why.
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(ii) According to Newton\u2019s second law, the unbalanced force causes an acceleration.
Explain how the satellite can accelerate while its speed remains constant.
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Satellite
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(b) A satellite used in the global positioning system travels in an orbit of radius 2.7\u00d7 104km. At this distance from the Earth, the acceleration of the satellite is 0.56 m s\u20132.

Calculate its speed.
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Speed =.............................................
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