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Here is a great little video on Lenz’ Law called Michael’s Toys
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Here is a great little video on Lenz’ Law called Michael’s Toys
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I’ve put together, with Mrs Mac’s help, a document with quantity, symbol, unit and unit symbol so that you know the meaning of the terms in the Relationships Sheet. It is in EXCEL so that you can sort it by course, quantity or symbol.
Quantity, Symbol, Units the excel sheet
Quantity, Symbol, Units a pdf sheet sorted by course and then alphabetical by quantity.
This is the same information in readily available Tablepress form. If you click on the Higher tab at the top it should sort by terms that you need in alphabetical order, or search for a term. Let me know if I’ve missed any.
N  H  A  Physical Quantity  sym  Unit  Unit Abb. 

5  absorbed dose  D  gray  Gy  
5  absorbed dose rate  H (dot)  gray per second gray per hour gray per year  Gys^{ 1} Gyh ^{ 1} Gyy^{ 1}  
5  6  7  acceleration  a  metre per second per second  m s^{ 2} 
5  6  7  acceleration due to gravity  g  metre per second per second  m s ^{ 2} 
5  activity  A  becquerel  Bq  
5  6  7  amplitude  A  metre  m 
5  6  7  angle  θ  degree  ° 
5  6  7  area  A  square metre  m ^{ 2} 
5  6  7  average speed  v (bar)  metre per second  m s^{ 1} 
5  6  7  average velocity  v (bar)  metre per second  m s ^{ 1} 
5  6  7  change of speed  ∆v  metre per second  m s ^{ 1} 
5  6  7  change of velocity  ∆v  metre per second  m s^{ 1} 
5  count rate    counts per second (counts per minute)    
5  6  7  current  I  ampere  A 
5  6  7  displacement  s  metre  m 
5  6  7  distance  d  metre, light year  m , ly 
5  6  7  distance, depth, height  d or h  metre  m 
5  effective dose  H  sievert  Sv  
5  6  7  electric charge  Q  coulomb  C 
5  6  7  electric charge  Q or q  coulomb  C 
5  6  7  electric current  I  ampere  A 
5  6  7  energy  E  joule  J 
5  equivalent dose  H  sievert  Sv  
5  equivalent dose rate  H (dot)  sievert per second sievert per hour sievert per year  Svs ^{ 1} Svh^{ 1} Svy ^{ 1}  
5  6  7  final velocity  v  metre per second  m s^{ 1} 
5  6  7  force  F  newton  N 
5  6  7  force, tension, upthrust, thrust  F  newton  N 
5  6  7  frequency  f  hertz  Hz 
5  6  7  gravitational field strength  g  newton per kilogram  N kg^{ 1} 
5  6  7  gravitational potential energy  E_{ p}  joule  J 
5  halflife  t_{ 1/2}  second (minute, hour, day, year)  s  
5  6  heat energy  E_{h}  joule  J  
5  6  7  height, depth  h  metre  m 
5  6  7  initial speed  u  metre per second  m/s 
5  6  7  initial velocity  u  metre per second  m s^{ 1} 
5  6  7  kinetic energy  E_{k}  joule  J 
5  6  7  length  l  metre  m 
5  6  7  mass  m  kilogram  kg 
5  number of nuclei decaying  N      
5  6  7  period  T  second  s 
5  6  7  potential difference  V  volt  V 
5  6  7  potential energy  E_{p}  joule  J 
5  6  7  power  P  watt  W 
5  6  7  pressure  P or p  pascal  Pa 
5  radiation weighting factor  w_{R}      
5  6  7  radius  r  metre  m 
5  6  7  resistance  R  ohm  Ω 
5  6  7  specific heat capacity  c  joule per kilogram per degree Celsius  Jkg^{1} °C ^{1} 
5  6  specific latent heat  l  joule per kilogram  Jkg ^{1}  
5  6  7  speed of light in a vacuum  c  metre per second  m s ^{1} 
5  6  7  speed, final speed  v  metre per second  ms ^{1} 
5  6  7  speed, velocity, final velocity  v  metre per second  m s^{1} 
5  6  7  supply voltage  V_{s}  volt  V 
5  6  7  temperature  T  degree Celsius  °C 
5  6  7  temperature  T  kelvin  K 
5  6  7  time  t  second  s 
5  6  7  total resistance  R_{}  ohm  Ω 
5  6  7  voltage  V  volt  V 
5  6  7  voltage, potential difference  V  volt  V 
5  6  7  volume  V  cubic metre  m^{3} 
5  6  7  weight  W  newton  N 
5  6  7  work done  W or E_{ W}  joule  J 
7  angle  θ  radian  rad  
7  angular acceleration  a  radian per second per second  rad s ^{2}  
7  angular displacement  θ  radian  rad  
7  angular frequency  ω  radian per second  rad s ^{1}  
7  angular momentum  L  kilogram metre squared per second  kg m^{2} s ^{1}  
7  angular velocity, final angular velocity  ω  radian per second  rad s^{1}  
7  apparent brightness  b  Watts per square metre  Wm^{2}  
7  back emf  e  volt  V  
6  7  capacitance  C  farad  F  
7  capacitive reactance  X_{c}  ohm  W  
6  critical angle  θ_{c}  degree  °  
density  ρ  kilogram per cubic metre  kg m^{3}  
7  displacement  s or x or y  metre  m  
efficiency  η      
6  7  electric field strength  E  newton per coulomb volts per metre  N C ^{1} Vm ^{1} 

7  electrical potential  V  volt  V  
6  7  electromotive force (e.m.f)  E or ε  volt  V  
6  energy level  E _{1} , E _{2} , etc  joule  J  
feedback resistance  R_{f}  ohm  Ω  
focal length of a lens  f  metre  m  
6  frequency of source  f_{s}  hertz  Hz  
6  7  fringe separation  ∆x  metre  m  
6  7  grating to screen distance  D  metre  m  
7  gravitational potential  U or V  joule per kilogram  J kg^{1}  
halfvalue thickness  T_{1/2}  metre  m  
6  7  impulse  (∆p)  newton second kilogram metre per second  Ns kgms^{1} 

7  induced e.m.f.  E or ε  volt  V  
7  inductor reactance  X_{L}  ohm  W  
7  initial angular velocity  ω _{o}  radian per second  rad s^{1}  
input energy  E _{i}  joule  J  
input power  P_{i}  watt  W  
input voltage  V _{1} or V_{2}  volt  V  
input voltage  V_{ i}  volt  V  
6  internal resistance  r  ohm  Ω  
6  7  irradiance  I  watt per square metre  W m^{1}  
7  luminoscity  L  Watt  W  
7  magnetic induction  B  tesla  T  
7  moment of inertia  I  kilogram metre squared  kg m^{2}  
6  7  momentum  p  kilogram metre per second  kg m s^{1}  
6  number of photons per second per cross sectional area  N      
number of turns on primary coil  n _{p}      
number of turns on secondary coil  n _{s}      
6  observed wavelength  λ _{observed}  metre  m  
output energy  E _{o}  joule  J  
output power  P _{o}  watt  W  
output voltage  V _{o}  volt  V  
6  peak current  I_{peak}  ampere  A  
6  peak voltage  V_{ peak}  volt  V  
7  phase angle  Φ  radian  rad  
6  7  Planck’s constant  h  joule second  Js  
7  polarising angle (Brewster’s angle)  i _{p}  degree  ̊  
power (of a lens)  P  dioptre  D  
power gain  P_{gain }      
7  Power per unit area  Watts per square metre  Wm^{2}  
primary current  I _{p}  ampere  A  
primary voltage  V_{p}  volt  V  
7  radial acceleration  a_{r}  metre per second per second  m s^{2}  
6  redshift  z      
6  7  refractive index  n      
6  relativistic length  l'  metre  m  
6  relativistic time  t'  second  s  
rest mass  m_{o}  kilogram  kg  
6  rest wavelength  λ_{rest}  metre  m  
6  root mean square current  I _{rms}  ampere  A  
6  root mean square voltage  V_{rms}  volt  V  
7  rotational kinetic energy  E_{rot}  joule  J  
7  schwarzchild radius  r_{Schwarzchild}  metre  m  
secondary current  I_{s}  ampere  A  
secondary voltage  V_{s}  volt  V  
7  selfinductance  L  henry  H  
6  7  slit separation  d  metre  m  
7  tangential acceleration  a_{t}  metre per second per second  m s^{2}  
6  threshold frequency  f_{o}  hertz  Hz  
7  time constant  t  second  s  
7  torque  Τ  newton metre  Nm  
7  uncertainty in Energy  ∆E  joule  J  
7  uncertainty in momentum  ∆p^{x}  kilogram metre per second  kgms^{1}  
7  uncertainty in position  ∆x  metre  m  
7  uncertainty in time  ∆t  second  s  
6  velocity of observer  v_{o}  metre per second  m s^{1}  
6  velocity of source  v_{s}  metre per second  m s^{1}  
voltage gain        
voltage gain  A_{o} or V _{gain }      
5  6  7  wavelength  λ  metre  m 
6  work function  W  joule  J 
Hi Folks! I had planned to finish these before the October hols! Sorry too much on. This is as far as I’ve got and I’ll update it a.s.a.p.
If you update it let me know. I’ll put the answers into a table of 2 columns so that if you fold down the middle they can be cue cards.
Type  Yr  Q No.  Answer 

Trad  2001  4 b  a (OR F) is directly proportional to x Usual now to use y rather than x 
Trad  2001  5 aii  (Electrostatic potential at a point) is the work done per unit charge moveing the charge from infinity to the point 
Trad  2001  11 a  electric field vibrates in all directions in unpolarised light vibrates in one plane only in polaried light 
Trad  2002  3 ci  velocity required by a body to escape earth gravitational field by reaching infinity 
Trad  2002  5 ai  diffraction pattern produced by electon beam 
Trad  2002  10 cii  wavelength has incerased therfore the source is moving away from the observer 
Trad  2006  3 ai  Force exerted on 1 kg (of mass) placed in the field 
Trad  2006  11 c  (Path length) in oil depends on angle of incidence or thickness ∴different colours are seen due to interference 
Trad  2009  8 b  One tesla is the magnetic induction of a magnetic field in which a conductor of length one metre, carrying a current of one ampere (perpendicular) to the field is acted on by a force of one newton. 
Trad  2009  9 ai  Division of amplitude is when some of the light reflects from the top of the air wedge and some is transmitted/refracted into the air. OR Some of the light is reflected from a surface of a new material/medium and some of the light is transmitted/refracted into the new material/medium. 
Trad  2009  10 a  A stationary wave is caused by interference effects between the incident and reflected sound. 
Trad  2009  10 b  The antinodes of the pattern are areas of maximum displacement/amplitude/disturbance The nodes of the pattern are areas of minimum/zero displacement/amplitude/disturbance 
Trad  2010  4 a  Total angular momentum before (an event) = total angular momentum after (an event) in the absence of external torques 
Trad  2010  6 bii  Efield is zero inside a hollow conductor. Efield has inverse square dependence outside the conductor. 
Trad  2010  11 a  unpolarised light => Electric field vector oscillates or vibrates in all planes polarised light => Electric field vector oscillates or vibrates in one plane 
Trad  2014  3 ai  The (minimum) velocity/speed that a mass must have to escape the gravitational field (of a planet). 
Trad  2014  4 ai  The unbalanced force/ acceleration is proportional to the displacement of the object and act in the opposite direction. 
Rev  2014  4 aii  The distance from the centre of a black hole at which not even light can escape. or The distance from the centre of a black hole to the event horizon. 
Trad  2014  5 di  Electron orbits a nucleus / proton , Angular momentum quantised or Certain allowed orbits / discrete energy level 
Rev  2014  6 aii  Photoelectric effect or Compton scattering Collision and transfer of energy 
Rev  2014  6 di  Electron orbits a nucleus / proton (1) Angular momentum quantised (1) or Certain allowed orbits / discrete energy level 
Rev  2014  8 a  The unbalanced force/ acceleration is proportional to the displacement of the object and act in the opposite direction. 
Trad  2014  11c  Wavelengths in the middle of the visible spectrum not reflected or destructively interfere. Red and blue reflected / combined to (form purple). 
Trad  2014  13 aii  The brightness would gradually reduce from a maximum at 0 degrees to no intensity at 90 degrees. It would then gradually increase in intensity from 90 degrees to 180 where it would again be at a maximum 
Rev  2015  1 c  The speed of the mass will be less. Second mark for correct justification. eg: Flywheel has greater moment of inertia Flywheel will be more difficult to start moving Smaller acceleration of flywheel More energy required to achieve same angular velocity. 
Rev  2015  2 a  Massive objects curve spacetime Other objects follow a curved path through this (distorted) spacetime 
Rev  2015  2 c  Time passes more slowly at lower altitudes (in a gravitational field). or Lower gravitational field strength at higher altitude. 
Trad  2015  3 biii  Potential is work done (per unit mass) moving from infinity to that point. or Infinity defined as zero potential. Work will be done by the field on the mass. or A negative amount of work will be done to move an object from infinity to any point. or WD by gravity in moving to that point or Force acts in opposite direction to r. 
Rev  2015  5 aiii  Difficult scale to read/information from diagram can only be read to 1 s.f. 
Rev  2015  6 ai  Force acting on (acceleration of) object is directly proportional to and in the opposite direction to its displacement. (from equilibrium) 
Rev  2015  7 aii  l reduced (or f increased) for Xrays or >E transferred D x reduced for Xrays since D x D p ³ h/4 p D p increases 
Rev  2015  7 b  since DEDt³ h/4 p Borrowing energy for a short period of time allows particles to escape 
Rev  2015  8 ai  Two sets of coherent waves are necessary (for an interference pattern) or (Interference patterns can be produced by) Division of wavefront. 
Rev  2015  9 ai  Force acts on particle at right angles to the direction of its velocity/motion or a central force on particle. 
Rev  2015  9 b  (Component of) velocity at right angles to field/ v sin θ, results in circular motion/central force. (Component of) velocity parallel to field/ v cosθ is constant/no unbalance force (in this direction). 
Trad  2015  9 bi  Magnetic fields/induction are equal in magnitude (½) and opposite in direction 
Rev  2015  10 ai  Force exerted per (unit) charge is constant at any point in the field 
Rev  2015  10 aiv  Any suitable answer eg Systematic uncertainty in measuring d or V Alignment of metre stick The flame has a finite thickness so cannot get exactly to the zero point. Factors causing field to be nonuniform. A p.d. across the resistor for all readings. Poor calibration of instruments measuring V or d. 
Rev  2015  10 b  Deflection is less. E is less. Force/acceleration is less 
Rev  2015  12 biii  Rate of change of current/magnetic field is at its maximum 
Trad  2016  5 ai  Frames of reference that are accelerating (with respect to an inertial frame) 
Trad  2016  5 aii  It is impossible to tell the difference between the effects of gravity and acceleration. 
Trad  2016  8 aii  The precise position of a particle/ system and its momentum cannot both be known at the same instant. OR If the uncertainty in the energy of the particle is reduced, the minimum uncertainty in the lifetime of the particle will increase (or viceversa). 
Trad  2016  10 ai  displacement is proportional to and in the opposite direction to the acceleration 
If you wish to do your past paper questions in topic order then Mr C Davie from Glenrothes High School has completed the task for you and you can access it clicking on the link below.
Digital Paper (spellcheck)  N. AH Paper  YEAR  Marking Instructions  Exam Feedback 

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AH QP & MI  Specimen  AH QP & MI  
N AH 2019  2019  MI 2019  2019 Report  
2018 Digital QP  NAH 2018  2018  MI 2018  Report 2018 
2017 Digital QP  N AH 2017  2017  MI 2017  Report 2017 
2016 Digital QP  N AH 2016  2016  MI 2016  Report 2016 
Exemplar AH Specimen AH  Specimen  Exemplar AH Specimen AH  
READ THIS!  Marking Principles 
Below are the Revised Advanced Higher Past Papers, the content is very very similar to the new National (CfE) Advanced Higher, although the marks would be different. These were the last past papers with half marks!
Revised AH Paper  YEAR  Marking Instructions  Exam Feedback 

Rev 2015  2015  MI 2015  Report 2015 
Rev 2014  2014  MI 2014  Report 2014 
Rev 2013  2013  MI 2013  Report 2013 
READ THIS  MARK GUIDE 
These are the traditional Advanced Higher Past Papers Remember some of this material is no longer on the syllabus, and some is relevant to Higher.
AH Paper  YEAR  Marking Instructions  Exam Feedback 

AH 2015  2015  MI 2015  Report 2015 
AH 2014  2014  MI 2014  Report 2014 
AH 2013  2013  MI 2013  Report 2013 
AH 2012  2012  MI 2012  Report 2012 
AH 2011  2011  MI 2011  Report 2011 
AH 2010  2010  MI 2010  Report 2010 
AH 2009  2009  MI 2009  Report 2009 
AH 2008  2008  MI 2008  Report 2008 
AH 2007  2007  MI 2007  Report 2007 
AH 2006  2006  MI 2006  Report 2006 
AH 2005  2005  MI 2005  Report 2005 
AH 2004  2004  MI 2004  Report 2004 
AH 2003  2003  MI 2003  Report 2003 
AH 2002  2002  MI 2002  Report 2002 
AH 2001  2001  MI 2001  
2000  2000 MIs  
1999 CSYS  MI 1999 CSYS  
1998 CSYS  1998 MIs  
CSYS 1997  1997 CSYS  MI 1997 CSYS 
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This site is non commercial, and purely for helping the teaching of physics in Scotland.
Thanks to Mr Stuart Farmer and Mr Andy McPhee for the course reports their filing systems are so much better than mine, but then that’s why I am doing this! Thanks guys!