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Physics Paper 2, MAy/June. 2010  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Main


General Comments
Weakness/Remedies
Strength
Question 9

(a) Write down the names of two particles used in explaining the wave nature of matter  
(b)State the wave characteristics which are exhibited by the particles named in (a) above.

Observation

The two parts (a) and (b) were poorly answered by many candidates. Most responding candidates listed all the characteristics of waves instead of listing the two characteristic required.
The expected answers are:
(a) Any correct 2
e.g.
Electron
Hydrogen atom/proton
Helium atom
Helium nucleus/alpha particle
Neutron
(b)Wave characteristics exhibited are:
diffraction
interference

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