# Chris Schmitz

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1. ## Physics Sl TZ2. May 2014 Discussion P1 & P2

How did you do the last question about measuring current? I didn't know how to use the mass per unit length... I tried to use F = BIL but i got nowhere. I was super confident in my paper 1 TZ2 but afterwards I went through the book and realized I got quite a bit wrong. Yeah, you were on the right track! You got the direction of the force of the magnetic field on the wire and you got that the net force was 0. That means that the upward force from the field was the same as the weight acting on the wire. In practice, that's BIL = mg. That means BI = (m/L)g, and m/L was the mass per unit length. I thought it was a bit confusing the way it was presented as well. Okay I also did the same thing... but here is what I did.... I said that BIL + ma (acceleration of free fall)= 0 , and then I said BIL= mg... So I calculated mg.... and then finally said I= mg/BL .... I know this would get marks but would it get 2/3 marks Yeah, your formula's correct! It can be rewritten as I = (m/L)*g/B, into which you need to substitute the values. If you didn't do that last step, I'd assume you get 2 marks.
2. ## Physics Sl TZ2. May 2014 Discussion P1 & P2

How did you do the last question about measuring current? I didn't know how to use the mass per unit length... I tried to use F = BIL but i got nowhere. I was super confident in my paper 1 TZ2 but afterwards I went through the book and realized I got quite a bit wrong. Yeah, you were on the right track! You got the direction of the force of the magnetic field on the wire and you got that the net force was 0. That means that the upward force from the field was the same as the weight acting on the wire. In practice, that's BIL = mg. That means BI = (m/L)g, and m/L was the mass per unit length. I thought it was a bit confusing the way it was presented as well.
3. ## IA Date of Sources

Yes, they can! As long as they don't take anything into consideration that happened since 2004. That is, even that's not completely true. If you take a book on Russia's history (and I'm spitballing here) from the 1800's until 2010 for example, you could use a chapter on a tsar or Stalin. Good luck!
4. ## May 2014 English A Lit HL/SL Paper 2

From these responses, it seems like us TZ2 folks are going to get a tough grading curve on this paper... although if we're all as confident in our answers as we say, I doubt it'll make a notable difference.
5. ## Physics Sl TZ2. May 2014 Discussion P1 & P2

Really? I thought they were a joke! Paper 1 I was only unsure on a few of the questions, like the damping one. Paper 2 was a gift, I thought. I answered the second question in Section B, with Simple Harmonic Motion, Wave Phenomena, and Electric/Magnetic fields. I walked out super confident.
6. ## May 2014 English A Lit HL/SL Paper 2

How did everyone feel? I LOVED it. I answered the question in TZ2 on light and sound in drama, on Williams' 'Streetcar' and Fugard's 'Master Harold', and it was a gift from god. I got to use all the knowledge about themes I had, along with that on scenic metaphor and dramatic techniques and styles in the two plays. The essay practically wrote itself, and it helped that I drafted an essay plan for virtually the same question last week! I feel a lot better about English after what I thought was a shaky Paper 1 now. For everyone reading this in later years but without access to our exam papers, the questions in the Drama section (for both HL and SL) were roughly 'discuss the importance of minor characters', 'discuss the use of characters breaking the fourth wall', and 'discuss the use of light and sound'.
7. ## English B higher level paper1

I'm 95% sure the entire paper gets scanned and sent, so you should be fine. Definitely don't contact your coordinator, there's nothing they can do now- your exam is sealed away somewhere and nobody'll be touching it any time soon.

9. ## Castro Help

Honestly your teacher did it exactly right. Those are the three topics that each Authoritarian Leaders study is broken down into on the syllabus. You're guaranteed to get at least one question from each of those topics. If I were you, I'd look at some past papers and get an idea of what the Authoritarian Leaders questions will ask of you, and prepare accordingly. In my Castro revision, for example, that meant breaking down his rise to power into the factors of political and social situation, economic situation, ideological appeal, and personal appeal/propaganda. Hope that helps!
10. ## English A Lit - HL Paper 1

I did 'Into Silence' as well! I thought it was easy to understand, definitely more so than the poem. It took me like 30 seconds of reading each to decide. My argument centered around the girl's (it was annoying that you couldn't say 'speaker's') deafness being more of a factor, or a catalyst, in her parents' troubled relationship than something that defined her. I said Barton readily makes use of metaphor incorporating the deafness (it sounded better then, I promise) to portray that it allowed the girl to shape her own perception of the world. For anyone reading this thread in later years but unable to find a copy of our exam paper, the extract was from Marlin Barton's 'Into Silence', which is a short story, started with "'You didn't tell me', her mother said" and ended with "...out her throat and off her tongue." The poem was 'Better Days' by A.F. Moritz.
11. ## Streetcar Named Desire?

I think it's also important that Stella being at the hospital (am I remembering this correctly?) because of her baby allows the focus to be on the relationship between Stanley and Blanche, and in scene 10 that culminates while Stella's away. So while I agree that it carries symbolic meaning- of attachment and dependency, above all, but also creating a bond, if you will, between Stella and Stanley like that between her and Blanche- I'd argue that above all, in the way it's employed in the play, it's a device Williams uses to let the Blanche-Stanley conflict climax.
12. ## IB english HL lit Paper 2

I'm in HL, but we've chosen to only focus on 3 plays: A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams Top Girls by Carol Churchill Master Harold... and the Boys by Athol Fugard