- by Richard Walding, Greg Rapkins and Glenn Rossiter
Page 118. Question 15. The radius should be 30 cm not 30 m.
Thanks to Lee McLennan and the gang at Charleville State High School for spotting this one. A Scratch-it is on the way.
Page 700. Answer to Q50 should be: (a) 80 m; (b) 76 degrees; (c) Max height = 12.8 m, Horizontal distance = 102 m.
Thanks to the Year 11s at Pine Rivers State High for your interest.
Question 22 (b) - the answer is 6064 m/s not 5990 m/s.
Thanks to Jeff Knowles again!
There is a figure missing for Question 33 on page 163. It looks like this:
Question 3 page 197 of New Century Senior Physics edition. Whoa! We slipped up here. The answer for the New Century edition should be (a) Horse A: 8400 J, Horse B: 6000 J; (b) Total work = 14400 J. Thank you to Dane Cavanagh of St Paul's College, Bald Hills for pointing that out. Your teacher should give you a VHA.
Question 4 (c) page 198 of New Century Senior Physics edition. The answer is 280J not 320J. Thank you to Matthew Alexander from Marymount College, Burleigh Heads.
Question 14 page 207. We've slipped up a bit here and we'll let our colleague, Brian McManus from Aquinas College, put you straight:
The implication seems to be that the power of the aeroplane engine in straight and level flight is used solely to overcome drag caused by air resistance. That is simply not the case, of course. Most of the power or thrust is used to generate lift. I am also a pilot and the four forces in balance at equilibrium are lift, weight, thrust and drag. There is no direct relationship between constant forward speed and engine power at all, since various power settings will produce exactly the same constant forward speed depending on the configuration of the airframe such as undercarriage up or down, degree of flap extension and so on.
Question 24 page 215. Figure 9.29 - the x-axis should read "displacement (m)"
Mistake fround by Anna Singleton
On page 228 Example 4: the second last line should read Tf = 5 + 25 and the answer should read Tf = 30oC.
A big thank you to Matthew Buckley for pointing this out. No-one noticed that for 6 years.
In the third box down on page 235, the solution should read 2000 N m-2
The solution on the top of page 249 shows only the change in length. The final length would then be 199.862m (or 199.9m approximately). Strictly speaking, if you are using 3 dignificant figures, the answer would still be 200 m I guess). Maybe the question should have given the length as 200.0 m (4SF). We'll fix that in the next edition. Thank-you to Prue Harvey at Moreton Bay College for her attention to detail.
Page 280. (New Century Edition only) Question 8: the answer to part (a) is 20 cm NOT 2 cm. Thank-you to Katie Park for her vigilance.
Page 280. (New Century Edition only) Question 10: the answer to part (a) is 20 cm. Thank you to Kirsty MacNamara for finding this one.
Page 280. Question 23 should read "what is the range of wavelengths of radio waves?" The answer on page 701 should be in metres (600 m to 10 m).
Page 281. Question 27 - the answer on page 701 should read: (a) A down, B down; (b) A to left, B to right.
Page 281. Question 29(b) - delete L from answer on p 701; Q 29(c) - add L to answer.
Page 282. Question 35. The speed should be in cm s-1 (4.0 cm s-1).
Thanks to Jeff Knowles for spotting these.
Page 283. (New Century Edition) Question 31(a). The amplitude is 4 centimetres.
Thanks to Prue Harvey for spotting this.
Page 294 (or page 292 in the 1997 edition). Under the heading Changing the wavelength the third line in the first paragraph should read "...if the wavelength is equal to or greater than the opening."
Thanks to Ryan Seo for spotting this.
Page 710 (or page 702 in the 1997 edition). The answer to Q 43 is 439 Hz not 895 Hz. See the worked solutions page for details.
Page 369. Question 21. Answer on page 702 should be f = 4 cm.
Thanks to James Keogh's class for knowing it was virtual.
Page 378. Question 9(c)and 9(d). The answers (page 702) should be (c) 38o; (d) 1.09
Page 403. Activity 20.6. "Optologist" should be spelt orthoptist - a person who corrects disorders of vision by exercises.
Thanks to Margaret-Mary Althaus of the QUT Optometry School for finding this one.
Page 424. Question 8(b): Answer (page 703) is 1.5 x 10-4 N
Page 426 (New Century Edition). Question 8(b): Answer is 1.5 x 10-4 N
Page 424. Question 8(d): Answer (p 703) is 6.0 x 10-4 N
Page 433. Question 21: Answer (p 703) is "on each, Q = 7 x 10-9 C"
Page 467: the formula for efficiency in Q34(c) should be power out/power in. A big thatnk you to Prue Harvey (Moreton Bay College) for finding that one. A Tim-tam is on its way Prue.
Question 8(c): Answer (p 703) is "assuming the conductor B is copper, R = 0.8 ohm".
Question 10: Answer (p 703) is "voltmeter reads 11.8 V, ammeter reads 0.39A".
Question 16: Answer (p 703) is 18.9 kWh or 2.9 hours
Question 39: Answer (p 703) is R = 232 or 43 ohm.
Question 17: The answer is 0.72 mA (7.2 x 10-4 A and not 72 mA)
Thank you to Eve Hsing for finding this one.
Question 6: Answer (p 703) is 1.4 V (the 4.6 V is the voltage across the resistor Rc).
Thanks to Rosana Miles for spotting this one. A packet of Tim-Tams is on the way.
Question 17 (1999 edition): Answer (p 712) is (a) 8.478 MeV, 2.826 MeV/nucleon; (b) 7.71 MeV, 2.57 MeV/nucleon. Thank you to the 2000 Year 12 Physics class at Moreton Bay College for finding that one.
Page 584. The scales on the graph are wrong.
On the y-axis, the 5 x 105 should be half way down next to the dotted line.
On the x-axis, the times should be 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 and the unit should be 'hours' not days.
Question 44. Answer in back of the 1997 edition of the book says Reaction II produces 9.61 x 1012 J/kg. This is wrong - the correct answer is 5.72 x 1014 J/kg) and Reaction II produces more energy per kg than Reaction I.
Thank you to Clint Dempster for finding that one.
Page 635: The arrows have been left out of the two diagrams of the trains at the bottom of the page.
Figure 30.9(a) should be like the figure below (the arrows should be spaced the same both sides):
Figure 30.9(b) should be like the figure below (the arrows should be closer to the left door than they are to the right door):
Page 640: The second line under the heading "Relationship between frames" should read (t > to)
Page 646 of 1999 edition: The last line under the heading "Relationship between frames" should not have the r in the equation that starts to = t/r ...
The "r" was the typesetters mark-up to indicate a square root ("radical") symbol which is there as well.
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