1B Physics Tripos Solutions

Dear 1B student:

The following are some possible solutions to problems from past Tripos papers contributed by several of your supervisors. They are intended as revision aids, to be consulted only after a serious attempt has been made to solve them yourselves and in order to allow you to get the most out of your supervisions. The Cavendish has stressed that these solutions do not constitute ‘official’ answers.

If you find these useful in preparation for your exams, you are strongly encouraged to inform your supervisors of the existence of this database so that any solutions they are willing to make available to all students (and other supervisors) may be added to this site. The course Student Representative should be contacted with any queries, comments or supplements.

This database will only continue to exist and expand through your participation. I hope it will become more comprehensive with time, so that as many people as possible may benefit from it.

I would be glad to answer any questions regarding the compilation and distribution of this material, in order to help anyone interested in extending this idea to other subjects get started.

My contact details are: Naaman Tammuz, nt242@cam.ac.uk (1B NST)

Good Luck!

Many Thanks to the following for their time and generous contributions:

Table of Contents (PDF)

Table of Contents (HTML)

PDF files

Here are PDF files, one per exam paper. Send comments or corrections on these PDF files to Sanjoy Mahajan. They are the result of automatically combining the GIF files below automatically (well, mostly), so there may be mistakes in the conversion.

ZIP file

Here is a ZIP file (6M) that has all the above PDF files.

Now for the GIF files

1999 paper 1

A1 and A2 1.
A3 and A4 1.
A5 1.
B6 1.
B7 (Version 1) 1 2.
B7 (Version 2) 1.
B8 1 2.
B9 1 2.
C10 1 2 3.
D12 1 2 3.

2000 paper 1

A1 and A2 1.
B6 1 2.
B7 1.
D13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12.

2000 paper 2

A1 1 2 3.
A2 1.
B6 1 2 3 4 5 6.
B8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.

2000 paper 3

A1 (Version 1) 1 2.
A1 (Version 2) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.
B5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7.

Single Subject Physics

A1 1 2 3 4.

Single Subject Physics 2000 paper 1

B6 1 2 3 4 5.
B7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.

Single Subject Physics 2000 paper 2

A4 1.

2001 paper 1

A1 and A2 1.
B6 1.
B9 1.
D12 1 2 3 4.

2001 paper 2

B6 1 2 3.
B10 1 2 3 4.

2001 paper 3

A1 1 2.

2002 paper 1

A1 and A21.
A3 and A41.
C10 1 2.
C11 1 2.
D12 1.
D13 1.

2002 paper 2

A1, A4 and A5 1.
B8 1.
B10 and C12 1.

2002 paper 3

A1 and A3 1.
B4 1.
B5 1.
B7 1 2.
B8 1.

2003 paper 2

A1 1.
A2 and A3 1.
A4 and A5 1.
B6 1 2.
B10 1 2 3.