# General Thoughts: Engineering Studies (1 Viewer)

#### dannyfisher2008

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I heard b6 cutoff is usually 78-84 depending on year, but this test was exceedingly hard it seems, id hazard a guess at maybe 76 raw but im a noob at this, thoughts people?

#### dannyfisher2008

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also any idea for b5 cutoff? me/my class got superbly raped

#### Roy216

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I got 8.9 kN... doesn't give me faith that the units were in Newtons though
got that aswell i noticed the N so i made it 8900 N

#### BenBrownTown

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i chose engineering studies in year 10 for prelim and it didnt even run at my school teacher left apparently
Should have done distance ed. Paid off pretty well I think

#### Dsx2

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So im studying for this test, i figure, should put more emphasis into the older stuff we learnt, cause we just did aeronautics, ill remember it.

80% of the paper was aeronautics fml

#### SoopaMario1

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^ so true... wtf most of it was aeronautics.
My teacher is a nice guy really, but he hardly taught us anything.
He told us interesting stories, but 90% of what I learnt I taught myself. (trusses, stresses, moments, shear, casting, testing ect.) and then, most of the stuff I spent ages teaching myself, wasn't even in the test.

#### SoopaMario1

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how were you supposed to do the bus stopping force question?
I think i did something like calculating its KE, and using that as W, making P=KE/t

#### Nws m8

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how were you supposed to do the bus stopping force question?
I think i did something like calculating its KE, and using that as W, making P=KE/t

D= S x T

#### machine2035

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Isn't that just going to tell you how far you will go at 60hm/h for 45seconds.

#### Nws m8

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Isn't that just going to tell you how far you will go at 60hm/h for 45seconds.
Then you subtract it from original distance you downer

#### Life4Never

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Then you subtract it from original distance you downer
Sorry to say this but that assumes that the truck moves at 60km/h the whole time. Stopping means decelerating to 0

I believe we got force of brakes above.

Fs= 0.5mv^2
s= 0.5mv^2 /F

answer was around 45ish metres. My memory is a bit dodgey.

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#### machine2035

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Sorry to say this but that assumes that the truck moves at 60km/h the whole time. Topping means decelerating to 0
That's was what I was getting at, but im a downer apparently hehe

#### Nws m8

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That's was what I was getting at, but im a downer apparently hehe
LOL, I don't even do ES, lol I dropped in year 12 coz I did MX2 (thank God!) hahaha

#### machine2035

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LOL, I don't even do ES, lol I dropped in year 12 coz I did MX2 (thank God!) hahaha
Shouldn't you be studying for 3U instead of trolling people?

#### Nws m8

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Shouldn't you be studying for 3U instead of trolling people?
3u is nothing for a 4u kid

#### Heydosaurus

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answer was around 45ish metres. My memory is a bit dodgey.
Yeah, that definitely seems to ring a bell. I'm glad that I seem to be making a massive improvement over my trial results in terms of mechanics, haha. In the trial, I think that I ended up with something ridiculous like 4/27 marks for mechanics. I thought that it'd be a funny idea to ignore my teacher whilst we learned the mechanics content in class and then not bother to learn it leading up to the trials.

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#### captainplanet7

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i think i crossed mine out cos 360 seemed to fast. thoguht i mase some huge mistake... fark.

#### SoopaMario1

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i think i crossed mine out cos 360 seemed to fast. thoguht i mase some huge mistake... fark.
yeah unrealistic answers are unfair. I did it like 3 times before i was satisfied.

Sorry to say this but that assumes that the truck moves at 60km/h the whole time. Stopping means decelerating to 0

I believe we got force of brakes above.

Fs= 0.5mv^2
s= 0.5mv^2 /F

answer was around 45ish metres. My memory is a bit dodgey.
that rings a bell for me too because i was like, ''its the same as the time from the question above?''

but yeah, that seems to be what i did too, thanks for sharing

#### Heydosaurus

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That test.. went so badddd. Whats a fair b5 estimate??
This year's consensus amongst BOS, Facebook and my cohort seems to be that it was a pretty hard test compared to previous years. I would say that a band five might be somewhere in the early to mid sixties?