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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(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 below.

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 quiz:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to match graphical descriptions of motion with verbal and pictorial descriptions of motion (and vice versa). See Minds On Physics - Kinematic Graphing module.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 4.
  7. An understanding of previous concepts from earlier quizzes:

    Study Suggestions for Previous Quizzes

    Quiz #1
    Quiz #2


Sample Quizzes:

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.

Quiz#2 (1994)

Quiz#2 (1998)

Quiz#3 (1995)

(Ignore any questions which ask you to use a "kinematic equations.")



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