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QCE Physics Questions Thread
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:38:39 pm »
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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 12:03:23 am »
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Hi!

I'm currently doing some work on calculating forces in 2-dimensions (when given the distance between charged particles and the charge of the particles), and there is this one worked example that I just don't understand.

I've attached photos of the question, the first photo should be the one that contains "worked example 6.1C" - I understand all of this, it is just attached for context for "worked example 6.1D". I don't understand W.E. 6.1D - what is X? Why do we need X? Why are we multiplying 90 by 1/2? How does using the first method get the same answer as using cosine rule?... I just don't get this question.

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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 12:04:26 am »
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Here is the second image (the one with the question I am struggling with). I couldn't attach both to one post, sorry.
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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 12:20:16 am »
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Here is the second image (the one with the question I am struggling with). I couldn't attach both to one post, sorry.
I already don't like this textbook.. lol

Okay so basically what they've done with the whole X thing is create a right angled triangle with the angle theta in the little diagram being 90 degrees, because this would mean



This is just so that with a right angled triangle you can use your standard sin and cos stuff.

If I were you, just use the cosine rule. It's much less tedious
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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 02:39:19 pm »
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I already don't like this textbook.. lol

Oml this textbook is a godsend compared to my Unit 1 & 2 textbook.

Okay so basically what they've done with the whole X thing is create a right angled triangle with the angle theta in the little diagram being 90 degrees, because this would mean



This is just so that with a right angled triangle you can use your standard sin and cos stuff.

Oh... duh... wow, I should have got that.... welp

If I were you, just use the cosine rule. It's much less tedious

Aha yeah, I much prefer cosine rule.

Thank you so much!!!
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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2019, 10:11:09 pm »
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Hi everyone!

I am trying to figure out the inclined planes part of the QLD syllabus. I decided to try a QCAA question and couldn't solve it. Can someone explain how to do Q28 on paper 1 of the sample external exam for physics. I also need some great advice in general with this section, especially solving problems. Thanks!!
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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2019, 10:40:03 pm »
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Hi everyone!

I am trying to figure out the inclined planes part of the QLD syllabus. I decided to try a QCAA question and couldn't solve it. Can someone explain how to do Q28 on paper 1 of the sample external exam for physics. I also need some great advice in general with this section, especially solving problems. Thanks!!




There were a few steps required in this question. Let me know if there's anything you wish for me to elaborate more on.
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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2019, 11:16:31 am »
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Thanks Rui!

That makes sense now!. I was aware of all the steps, except didn't realise to treat the upwards applied force as friction. Thanks so much! :)
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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 11:42:36 am »
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Hi everyone! Me again.

I just wanted to check that I have done Q2 of the Physics practice external exam (paper 2) correctly.

So, what I have done is found the magnitude, which I got:



And for direction, I said into the page. This is the part I'm a little unsure about, as I don't quite know how much my fingers should bend. Could someone please check if what I have done is right lol?

Thanks, everyone! :)
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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 12:08:55 pm »
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Hi everyone! Me again.

I just wanted to check that I have done Q2 of the Physics practice external exam (paper 2) correctly.

So, what I have done is found the magnitude, which I got:



And for direction, I said into the page. This is the part I'm a little unsure about, as I don't quite know how much my fingers should bend. Could someone please check if what I have done is right lol?

Thanks, everyone! :)

It’s definitely into the page.

Your thumb points in the direction of the current (which presumably you go urged yourself). Then curl up your fingers all the way. On the right of the wire, the fingers curl into the page.

(I wouldn’t actually know how the magnitude works - was never taught it. Will let someone else check your value haha)

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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2020, 12:27:26 pm »
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Hi everyone! Me again.

I just wanted to check that I have done Q2 of the Physics practice external exam (paper 2) correctly.

So, what I have done is found the magnitude, which I got:



And for direction, I said into the page. This is the part I'm a little unsure about, as I don't quite know how much my fingers should bend. Could someone please check if what I have done is right lol?

Thanks, everyone! :)


Hey! By doing the question, I do get the same answer as you :) Just remember to always give units.

As Rui said, you use the right-hand grip rule :)
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Re: QCE Physics Questions Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2020, 01:57:15 pm »
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It’s definitely into the page.

Your thumb points in the direction of the current (which presumably you go urged yourself). Then curl up your fingers all the way. On the right of the wire, the fingers curl into the page.

(I wouldn’t actually know how the magnitude works - was never taught it. Will let someone else check your value haha)
Thanks for clearing that up Rui! I wasn't sure to curl my fingers up completely, but now I know. Thanks. :)

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Hey! By doing the question, I do get the same answer as you :) Just remember to always give units.

As Rui said, you use the right-hand grip rule :)
Yay! Thanks blasonduo! And thanks for the reminder too, I'll remember the 'T' next time.  ;)
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