Past papers of Physics Part 1 are available here on this webpage. These papers of Physics part 1 Intermediate are for the students who are affiliated with the Board of Intermediate and secondary Education Lahore.
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The angle measurement varies on these instruments, I have one with a vernier scale to measure minutes and another where the vernier scale measures in steps of 0.1 degrees. I have no information on the calibration uncertainty, you may wish to contact the people at Heriot-Watt as they could still have the paperwork that came with the spectrometer. For scale reading, the analogue scale you describe would produce +/- half the smallest division. This means you need to know the steps marked on the “smallest minutes scale”. These scales are difficult to read but the task is easier in good lighting (don’t keep the light off when reading the scale) and I sometimes set up a 12V bulb for extra light to check the Vernier scale.
I recommend you try working through this from the University of Toronto. The Java applet at the bottom of the page will give you some prctice at reading the a Vernier scale. NOt for a spectrometer but it’sthe same principle.
I am currently doing Adv. H. Physics at Peebles High School and for our investigations we had the opportunity to go to Herriot-Watt University to use their equipment – I used their spectrometer. I noted the supplier (Griffin & George Ltd.) but as far as I can tell, they have not been an active business since 1999, so I can’t contact them about the uncertainties in their equipment.
However, you actually have a picture on this site of a spectrometer IDENTICAL to the one I used, so I would massively appreciate if you knew any information on the spectrometer’s reading and calibration uncertainties, or how I could go about finding them. I didn’t use the smallest minutes scale, but I just about managed to use the larger one, though it was very much a matter of personal judgement!
Thanks for any help/guidance you can give.
Not to argue with Mr Donn’s marking instructions (it has been pointed out to me that the laws of physics do in fact change depending on what he writes as his answer), but SQA advanced higher physics answers (and many other subject answers) go as far back as 2003 on their website, even thought the past papers don’t:
I wish you were my teacher. This website is totally awesome. However, I’m doing the cfe higher and was wondering if you could recommend anything for practicing questions relating to the cfe higher. Also, I realised for the 1996 and 1996 paper 1 pastpaper there is no section b however solutions are availible.
You might need to use impulse or conservation of energy? I can’t say for sure without seeing the whole question. Is it a past paper? If so, tell me which year and I’ll have a look.
Hey! I need to inform you that the only Physics Higher past paper available to me is the 1992 Paper II, the rest just lead me to a “can’t find this page”. Please get back to me if you know of anywhere else to get the older past papers.
This table contains links to SQA past papers for the Higher Physics exam. These papers and solutions are reproduced to support SQA qualifications on a non-commercial basis according to SQA .
If you are using past papers to prepare for an assessment, the Revised Higher papers are a good match for CfE Higher. There is also significant overlap between CfE Higher and Traditional Higher; some of the content was moved to National 5 (e.g. vectors, gas laws) but other topics were removed completely, so you should expect questions in Traditional Higher past papers that you won’t be able to answer.
Where does the Sun get its energy? A straightforward question but physicists struggled to find an answer until the 1920s, when suggested that might be responsible.
This table contains links to past papers from the SQA Advanced Higher Physics exam. These papers and solutions are reproduced to support SQA qualifications on a non-commercial basis according to SQA .
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Test your knowledge near the examination days by solving these past papers as a self testing. You will not only come to know about your level of exam preparation however you will also get familiar to the paper pattern. This factor will develop confidence in you while solving the paper in the final examination and you will not hesitate to write every single answer on an answer sheet.
Studying from course books carries importance however past papers are of equal importance. Past papers consists of all the questions which Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education includes in the final papers. It has been seen every time that the paper setter includes 25% of the questions from the papers of past years.