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# TAYLORS COLLEGE SUBANG JAYA CAMBRIDGE A LEVEL PHYSICS

## QUESTIONS FOR PRACTISE: CHAPTER 02: MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES. DUE ON 5/8/2013

1.

(120 marks)

State the readings on the micrometer screw gauge below. (10 marks)

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## Question 1 taken from website http://www.askmrtan.com/2e/vernier-micrometer-worksheet-with-answers.pdf . Site accessed on 22/7/2013 at 10.15 am

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2.

The following micrometer screw gauges have their jaws firmly closed. However, the readings are not exactly zero. Determine the zero error for each case. (8 marks) a.

b.

c.

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d.

3.

The following micrometer screw gauges have zero errors in them. Determine their actual readings. (12 marks) a.

b.

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c.

d.

4.

Determine the actual readings on these vernier calipers. The calipers have no zero errors. (10 marks) a.

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b.

c.

d.

e.

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5.

The following calipers have their jaws closed firmly. However, the readings are not exactly zero. Determine the zero error for each case. (8 marks) a.

b.

c.

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d.

6.

The following calipers have zero errors as indicated in each case. Determine the actual reading of each caliper. (12 marks) a.

b.

c.

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d.

Questions 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 taken from website http://johanrusli.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/worksheet2verniercalipersmicrometerscrewgauge2.pdf. Site accessed on 22/7/2013 at 11.00 am

7.

Convert the absolute uncertainties in the following measurements into percentage uncertainties. Restate each measurement in the form: % . Percentage uncertainties should be stated in 2 s.f. a. b. c. d. 1.02 0.01 20.5 0.2 100 10 20.3 0.2 (3 marks) (3 marks) (3 marks) (3 marks)

8.

Convert the percentage uncertainties in the following measurements into absolute uncertainties. Restate each measurement in the form: a. b. c. d. 1.1 10% 3.55 2 % 9.81 0.5 % 20.3 1 % (3 marks) (3 marks) (3 marks) (3 marks)

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9.

Calculate the percentage uncertainties for the following terms, given the measurements of the respective variables. a. given 1.00 0.01 (3 marks) (3 marks) b. given 20.5 2 % c. 2 ( + )given 1.25 0.01 and 2.42 0.01 (4 marks)

10. A student measures and states the mass of a trolley as 1.00 1 %. The student then releases the trolley down a ramp and measures the speed of the trolley at the bottom of the ramp as 2.50 0.02 . a. Calculate the best estimate of the kinetic energy of the trolley at the bottom of the ramp. (Use )

(3 marks)

b. What is the percentage uncertainty in the students measurement of the trolley speed? (2 marks) c. Hence, calculate the % uncertainty in the students measurement of the trolleys kinetic energy. (3 marks) d. How should the student record the kinetic energy of the trolley? The student must include the absolute uncertainty in the trolleys kinetic energy. (3 marks) 11. The following are results of a particular experiment relating to the movement of an object: Initial velocity = 20.3 m s-1 2% Final velocity = 10.5 m s-1 2% Time taken for velocity to change = 5.1 0.1 s a. What is the uncertainty in the change in velocity, , of the object . (4 marks) b. Calculate the measured value of the objects acceleration. State your answer with its absolute uncertainty. (5 marks)

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5.

The equation that relates the frequency, of a simple pendulum with its length, is:

A student uses a string of length 0.700 0.001 . a. Calculate the value of the best estimate of the frequency. (1 marks) b. What is the percentage uncertainty in the frequency of the pendulum? (3 marks) c. What is the absolute uncertainty in the frequency of the pendulum? (2 marks)

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