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Advanced Subsidiary Unit 1: Physics on the Go
Wednesday 12 January 2011 – Morning Time: 1 hour 30 minutes You do not need any other materials.
Use black ink or ball-point pen. Fill in the boxes at the top of this page with your name, centre number and candidate number. Answer all questions. Answer the questions in the spaces provided – there may be more space than you need.
The total mark for this paper is 80. The marks for each question are shown in brackets – use this as a guide as to how much time to spend on each question. Questions labelled with an asterisk (*) are ones where the quality of your written communication will be assessed – you should take particular care with your spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as the clarity of expression, on these questions. The list of data, formulae and relationships is printed at the end of this booklet. Candidates may use a scientific calculator.
Read each question carefully before you start to answer it. Keep an eye on the time. Try to answer every question. Check your answers if you have time at the end.
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SECTION A Answer ALL questions. For questions 1–10, in Section A, select one answer from A to D and put a cross in the box and then If you change your mind, put a line through the box mark your new answer with a cross . 1 Acceleration can be found from the A area under a distance-time graph. B area under a velocity-time graph. C gradient of a distance-time graph. D gradient of a velocity-time graph. (Total for Question 1 = 1 mark) 2 Which table is correct for scalar and vector quantities? A scalar vector χ has magnitude has a direction .
B scalar vector
has magnitude χ
has a direction
C scalar vector
has a direction χ
D scalar vector
has a direction χ (Total for Question 2 = 1 mark)
3 Which of the following is not a unit of energy? A N s–1 B kW h C Nm D Ws (Total for Question 3 = 1 mark)
Use the following information to answer Questions 4 and 5. A body is acted on by a vertical force of 18 N and a horizontal force of 32 N. 4 The angle to the horizontal of the resultant force is given by A cos–1 (18/32) B tan–1 (18/32) C sin–1 (32/18) D tan–1 (32/18) (Total for Question 4 = 1 mark) 5 The magnitude of the resultant force in N is A 32 + 18 B 322 + 182 C D 32 + 18 322 + 182 (Total for Question 5 = 1 mark)
6 Which of the following statements is true for the two forces in a Newton’s third law pair? A They have different magnitudes and act in different directions. B They act in different directions on the same body. C They have the same magnitude and are different types of force. D They are the same type of force and act on different bodies. (Total for Question 6 = 1 mark) 7 A ball is dropped from rest from a building 35.0 m high. If air resistance is neglected the ball hits the ground with a speed of A 8.4 m s–1 B 13.1 m s–1 C 18.5 m s–1 D 26.2 m s–1 (Total for Question 7 = 1 mark)
8 A physics book gives this definition: A material which shows a large plastic deformation under compression. This is the definition for A ductile B hard C malleable D stiff (Total for Question 8 = 1 mark)
9 A ball bearing is released in a measuring cylinder filled with oil. To increase the time taken for the ball bearing to reach the bottom, which one of the following would have to increase? A the temperature of the oil B the viscosity of the oil C the gravitational field strength D the density of the ball bearing (Total for Question 9 = 1 mark) 10 Which of the following is a vector quantity? A distance B force C speed D work (Total for Question 10 = 1 mark) TOTAL FOR SECTION...
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