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# Unit 2

## Electricity and Thermal Physics

Solutions to Assessment Questions
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Resistance

Power

Current

1
R
4

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## Since in parallel, same potential difference across each resistor

Total current I = I1 + I2 + I3

## so that V/R = V/R1 + V/R2 + V/R3

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First network:
1

R = 4 10 = 2.5

Second network:
1

R = 10 + (2 10 ) + 10 = 25

Third network:
1

R = 2 (10 + 10 ) = 10

Ammeter reading = 25 mA (as current splits equally ... both paths have same
resistance)

## Voltmeter V1 = IbranchRbranch = 0.025 A 10

1
1

= 0.25 V
Voltmeter V2 = ItotalRtotal = 0.050 A 25

1
1

= 1.25 V

## As resistance decreases, the current (or ammeter reading) increases

At 20C, R = 1.4(2) k

= 4.2

103

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I = nAqv = 1.0

1029

0.20

m3

106

m2

1.6

1019

C 0.94

103

R = l/A

[3]

= 0.34

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## Second wire will have a larger resistance

so smaller current

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## Q = It = 20 000 A 4.0 104 s

1
1

= 8.0 C
R = l/A

[2]

= 1.7

108

m 50 m/(1.0

= 8.5

104

V = IR = 20 000 A 8.5

103

m2)

1
1

104

[3]

= 17 V
Tree has a greater resistance or Wood has a greater resistivity

1
1

= 3.0 A

s1

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## Since 2.0 M >>> 4.0

p.d. across 2.0 M = 6.0 V

## p.d. across 4.0 = 0 V

[2]

Across resistor:
VR = 6.0 V 45 /(45 + 5 ) = 5.4 V

Across diode:
Vd = 6.0 V 5.4 V = 0.6 V

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I/A

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## Be lenient here provided

generally right shape

V/V
must have this
initial shape

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so = 1.5 V

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r = 0.5
r = 0.5

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## Any two from:

If variable resistor set to zero resistance ...
lamp prevents short circuit
lamp means that there is still some resistance in circuit
lamp prevents current from becoming too large
lamp prevents large current damaging ammeter
10 p = F/A
F per wheel = 12 000 N/4 = 3000 N
Area of contact = F/p = 3000 N/(3.0 105 N m2)
= 0.01

m2

## Since p/T is a constant

p2 = p1T2/T1 = 3.0
= 3.2

105

105

[2]

1
N

m2

303 K/(283 K)

m2

1
1

Axes labelled pressure and area or Axes labelled pressure and 1/area

## Downward line or Line with positive gradient

Concave curve not touching either axis or Straight line through origin

11 Temperature of gas

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## Diagram showing any three from:

Trapped gas
Scale to measure volume
Method of varying pressure
Instrument for measuring the pressure
Record pressure and volume

## Plot p against 1/V or Plot V against 1/p

12 Brownian motion of smoke in air or Diffusion of a coloured gas with another gas

## Particles subjected to collisions from air molecules or Mixture occurs due to

random motion

Change of state to gas involves a large increase in volume or Diffusion faster in gases

Implies molecules are further apart or More space for molecules to pass through

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13 Polished underside:

reflected downwards

## Polished upper surface:

Reduces loss of thermal energy

## to the air above the hood

P = 14.4 kW = 14.4

103

t = 16 h = 16 60 60 s = 57 600 s
W = Pt = 14.4

103

[4]

W 57 600 s

[3]

= 0.55 8.3 108 J

= 4.6 108 J

## 14 Q = mcT = 0.70 kg 4200 J kg1 K1 (100 20) K

= 2.35 105 (J) = 235 (kJ)

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[2]

1
1

[2]

P = Q/t
t = Q/P

1
= 2.35

105

J/(2.2

103

W)

= 107 s

1
1

Rate of temperature rise is initially slow, then it increases and then it decreases

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## Temperature reaches 100C after 144 s

Efficiency = 107 s/(144 s)

1
1

= 0.74

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## Any two from:

Energy flows out
at same rate
due to heat pump (or motor)

21

3]

U = 0

## as the temperature of the contents remains constant

Q is the net energy flow into (or out of) the contents

## because of any temperature differences

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No work is done on (or by) the contents or W must be zero since both U and
Q are zero

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16 A device that uses some of the (thermal) energy that flows

## from a hot source to a cold sink

to do mechanical work

= 0.57

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## Any two from:

Work done against friction
Loss of energy because of convection through gap at side of paddle
Loss of energy to (stone) floor
Loss of energy to cook food
Loss of energy to heat paddle
For an ideal gas, kinetic energy T

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## A1 Any two from:

No background lighting or No street lighting or No light pollution
Less dust or Clearer air
Less twinkling due to refraction (or density variations)
A2 Any two similarities from:
Both penetrate Earths atmosphere
Both travel at same speed
Both travel through vacuum
Both are transverse waves
Both are electromagnetic waves
Any one difference from:
They have different wavelengths (or frequencies)
Light is scattered by dust in the atmosphere while radio waves are not
A3 max = 2.9 103 m K/T
For Ori, max = 2.9 103 m K/(11 000 K)
= 2.6

107

## For Cet, max = 2.9

P=

1
1

m = 260 nm

103

m K/(3600 K) = 8.1

107

m = 810 nm

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AT4

= 8.3

108

(W

m2)

1
1

## Cet graph peaks at ~810 nm

Area under Ori graph >> area under Cet graph (at least 4 peak height)

Ori overlaps with blue end of spectrum while Cet overlaps with red

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A4 A light year is the distance travelled by light in one year
1 year = (365 24 60 60) s = 3.15

107

[1]

## Distance = speed time

= 3.00 108 m s1 3.15 107 s = 9.5 1015 (m)

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Any four of the following shown clearly on diagram (see Figure A8(b) on page 65):
Light from distant star labelled (distant can be implied by parallel lines)
Light from nearby star
Earth orbiting the Sun or Earth shown in January-June positions
Angles and labelled
Tan [( )/2] = 1 AU/D
For distance stars ( ) is too small to measure
A5 All 3 stars correctly marked
[xA upper right, xB middle bottom, xC slightly left of middle on main sequence]
A is a red giant

B is a white dwarf

R = (2.7

1024

m2/4)

= 4.6

1011

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## A6 Any five from:

Quality of written communication
A star which suddenly
becomes very bright (or luminous)
Fusion (or Hydrogen burning) ceases
Collapse of core or Collapse of star or Implosion
Outer layers bounce off core or Idea of a shock wave
Blowing away outer layers
Neutron star 1
Black hole

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## B1 Stress = F/A = 8.0 N/(1.5 107 m2)

= 5.3

107

Pa (or N

m2)

[2]

Extension = 0.67 mm
Strain = x/l = 0.67

103

= 2.6

104

m/(2.6 m)

1
107

Pa/(2.6

104)

= 2.1

1011

Pa

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Unit 2
Electricity and Thermal Physics
Solutions to Assessment Questions
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W=

1
Fx
2

1

2

4.8 N 0.4
= 9.6

104

103

Approximately

1

2

as steep

## Hookes law marked up to a stress of 2.8

1010

m2

1
Energy density = 2 stress strain
1
= 2 2.5 108 N m2 0.02 = 2.5 106 J m3
Volume of wire = Al = 8.8 107 m2 2.5 m = 2.2

106

m3

2.2

106

m3

[2]

1010

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[2]

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[1]

1
1
106

m3

= 5.5 J

## B3 Bubbles represent atoms (or ions)

Dislocation identified by diagonal line (or circle)

1
1

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## B4 Drawing of horizontal concrete beam with:

Compression region labelled along inside of top surface (allow just above)

Tension region labelled along inside of bottom surface (allow just below)

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## Any three from:

Quality of written communication
Concrete is strong in compression but weak in tension
Cracks in upper surface tend to close up or Cracks in lower surface tend to widen
Cracks propagate across beam leading to fracture or No dislocations in concrete to
blunt cracks
B5
Atom
Molecule/chain of atoms

## Spaghetti-like arrangement with more than one strand

Individual strand labelled molecule (or chain of atoms) or Blob labelled atom

## Thermoplastic softens on heating or Thermoplastic can be remoulded or

Thermoplastic melts

## Thermoset does not soften on heating or Thermoset decomposes (or burns)

[2]

Perspex is a thermoplastic

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B6 Material A is weak and stiff

## Material A is polythene, material B is nylon

Material C is CFRP

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## B7 Fibre composite consists of strands of something inside another material

Laminate consists of layers of different materials

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1
1

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## Any three from:

Quality of written communication
Crack grows or Crack moves or Crack travels
until it reaches the boundary between layers or until it reaches the matrix material
Tip of crack blunted as it spreads along boundary or Tip of crack blunted as
matrix yields
1

C1 r = roA3 so that r A3

rAg/rN = (108/14)

1
3

1
3

= 7.71 = 1.98

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## C2 Any one similarity from:

Both nuclear decay products
Both charged or Both ionise (or damage) tissue
Both have momentum
Both deflected by electric (or magnetic) fields

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## Any two differences from:

Beta is a fundamental particle, alpha is not
Mass of alpha much greater than mass of beta
Alpha is positive; beta can be either positive or negative
Alpha is a helium ion; beta is either an electron or a positron
Beta is a lepton, alpha is composed of hadrons

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## C3 m = 1.008 665 u (1.007 276 u + 0.000 549) u

u 930 MeV

E = 8.4

104

u1

= 0.78 (MeV)
TFM = TIM = 0 or Momentum of proton is equal (and opposite) to momentum
of electron

Mass of proton >> mass of electron (so electron will move much faster)

## See Figure NP11 on page 93

Shape roughly correct

Cuts KE axis

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at 0.78 MeV

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## Any three from:

Quality of written communication
Energy per decay is constant
All beta particles should have the same energy
Beta particles have a range of energies
so some other particle must take missing energy

C4 Same mass

Different charge or Different baryon number or One consists of quarks, the other of
antiquarks

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21

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## Any two pairs from:

e and e+
and +
and +
e and e
and
and
They annihilate or A burst of energy(or photons or gamma rays) produced

C5 Neutral
1 [1]

uud
Charge =

2
(3)

+ (3) + (+3) = 1

they annihilate

[2]

[1]

(i) sd or ds

(ii) cd or cs

## (iii) uds or uss or cds or css or uds or uss or css or

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C6 ++ interaction:
Charge

so possible

[2]

so possible

so possible

[2]

Gluon

[1]

is uud

is udd

interaction:
Charge

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Electricity and Thermal Physics
Solutions to Assessment Questions
D1 Iodine-123

1
1

Iodine-131 emits

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## Only lets through rays travelling perpendicular to it or Gets rid of scattered

(or reflected) rays

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## Amount transferred to thermal energy = 99.2%

= 0.992 65 103 V 0.12 A

= 7740 W

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Rotating anode or Anode cooled with circulating fluid or Anode part of large
copper block

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Diagnosis

## so can distinguish bones from flesh or so gives good contrast

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D4 For diagnosis:
Typical accelerating voltage = 100 keV

## Strongly dependent on proton number

For therapy:
Typical accelerating voltage = 1 MeV

## so dose concentrated at particular place or to remove low energy X-rays

while giving less to surrounding tissue or which increase dosage without assisting
the therapy

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## D5 Any three from:

Quality of written communication
The higher the frequency, the lower the wavelength
High frequency gives better resolution of the (structure of the) eye (as less diffraction)
Low frequency is more penetrating so better for abdomen
e.g. 0.5 mm ( 2 mm i.e. smaller than pupil diameter to reduce diffraction)

f = c/ = 1.5

=3
Two peaks

106
1
22

103

s1/(0.5

103

m)

Hz

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Separated by 30 small squares

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## So that reflected pulse returns well before a new pulse is transmitted

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D6 kg m3 (unit of density)
m

s1

1
m2 s1

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## Any one from list in D7

11

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21

[2]

(unit of speed) = kg

## Any five from:

Quality of written communication
(Z2 Z1)2/(Z2 + Z1)2 used or Appreciation that difference in Zs is very large
to give = 0.999
Most (or all or 99.9%) of ultrasound is reflected
at boundary between (air in) lungs and tissue

## D7 Any two from:

Can measure depth or Can produce a 3-D image
Does not destroy tissue (or cells) or Less damaging of tissue (or cells)
Can distinguish different types of soft tissue
Allows real time imaging or Can be used to investigate moving surfaces