(2001-2002 School Year)
Suggestions for this week's quiz
(Unit 1, Quiz#3):
If are reading this page, you are at the right spot. It
is recommended that you always start the review process by
reading this page.Your best means of studying is to utilize
the links below to review those parts of the quiz which you
feel least comfortable with. For example, if you are having
difficulty matching the position-time graphs to the
velocity-time graphs, then use the two links below under
item #4. Also, utilize the Minds On Physics modules
(Kinematic Graphing) as a review tool. If you have completed
the module, yet wish to review, then create a new record
with a new password and ID. Then log on with your new
password and ID and try any module which you wish. Finally,
take a look at the quizzes from past years which are listed
This week's quiz is
tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 14. Many
students will find this quiz to be the most difficult yet.
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
- An ability to determine the acceleration
value of an object if given velocity-time data or
information and to distinguish between the meaning of
constant velocity and constant acceleration. (See pp.
11-12). See Minds On
Physics - Kinematic Concepts module; sublevel 4.
- An ability to use graphical features such as slope
and shape to interpret position-time
graphs (partly) and velocity-time
graphs (mostly) and ultimately describe the motion of
an object. See Minds On
Physics - Kinematic Graphing module.
- An ability to perform slope
calculations and area
calculations for position-time and velocity-time
graphs and to use such calculations to derive
quantitative information about an object's motion
(velocity, acceleration, and displacement). See Minds
On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module.
- An ability to match graphical descriptions of motion
descriptions of motion (and vice versa). See
Minds On Physics -
Kinematic Graphing module.
- An ability to sketch a
position-time graph if given a velocity-time graph (and
vice versa). There's some excellent
practice problems (with answers and explanations)
elsewhere at our site.
- An ability to identify the direction
of the acceleration vector (east, west, north, south,
positive, negative, etc.) if given a verbal description
of the motion. See Minds
On Physics - Kinematic Concepts module; sublevel
- An understanding of previous concepts from earlier
The following two quizzes are samples of the types of
quizzes given in the past. While this year's quiz might be
similar to these or even contain identical questions, a
student should not expect that this year's quiz will be
exactly the same as those from the past.
(Ignore any questions which ask you to use a
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Last updated on 9/13/01.