Physics OCR G494 Short Answer Past Question

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What is the unit for gravitational field strength?
N/kg.
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Which direction does the force always act in simple harmonic motion?
Towards the point of zero displacement.
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What affect does doubling the displacement have in simple harmonic motion?
The force is doubled.
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What assumption must be made when using pulses of light to calculate distances?
Speed of light towards and away from surface is the same/ flight time for light is the same in both directions/ light in atmosphere almost same as that in free space.
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What does the quantity E (epsilon) in the Boltzmann factor represent?
Activation energy that allows a particle to do something.
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What is the quantity kT in the Boltzmann factor?
The average thermal energy per molecule.
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What is the correct unit for specific thermal capacity?
J/kgK
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Why does a gas particle take a few minutes to travel through about a metre of air?
Gas particles change direction because they collide with other particles.
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Explain how gas particles in the Earth's atmosphere are able to exert a downwards force on the ground.
Particles bounce off the ground so the momentum of the particles/ground changes. The force exerted on the ground is the rate of change of momentum.
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Explain why the atmospheric pressure at a given height h increases when the temperature is raised.
The gas particles have more kinetic energy so move around more so there is an increased rate of collisions.
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Which direction does the force always act in simple harmonic motion?

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Towards the point of zero displacement.

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What affect does doubling the displacement have in simple harmonic motion?

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What assumption must be made when using pulses of light to calculate distances?

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What does the quantity E (epsilon) in the Boltzmann factor represent?

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