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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1997-98 School Year)


Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 1, Quiz#1):

This week's quiz is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 5. The quiz will be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equation for average speed, average velocity, and average acceleration will be provided. Other than a calculator, no other helps will be provided nor allowed. Students can expect the following concepts, skills, and problem-types to be assessed on this quiz:

  1. An understanding of average speed and average velocity and the ability to carry out an average speed or average velocity calculation.
  2. An understanding of the distinction between the terms average speed and instantaneous speed.
  3. An understanding of the terms scalars and vectors, displacement and distance, speed and velocity, and acceleration and an ability to apply such terms to the motion of objects.
  4. An ability to use the equation for acceleration to arrive at a solution to a simple problem.
  5. An ability to use conversion factors to convert a specific quantity in one set of units to the same quantity in a different set of units.
  6. An understanding of the concepts free fall and acceleration of gravity and the use of such concepts in describing the motion characteristics of a free-falling object at various points in its trajectory.
  7. An ability to associate verbal descriptions of motion with pictorial representations and numerical representations.
See a sample quiz.


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