

Henderson's Regular
Physics Quizzes
(199899 School Year)
Suggestions for this week's quiz
(Unit 2, Quiz#2):
This week's quiz on Unit 2 material
is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 9. The quiz
will be a onepage quiz, covering both sides of a single
sheet of paper. The equations for net force, frictional
force, gravitational force, and average acceleration will be
provided; the kinematic equations will be given. Other than
a calculator, no other helps will be provided nor
allowed. Students can expect the following concepts, skills,
and problemtypes to be assessed on this quiz:
 An understanding of Newton's
first law of motion and its application to a variety of
motion phenomena and a recognition of the various
misconceptions which are contrary to Newton's
thinking.
 An understanding of the
distinction between mass and weight and an ability to
determine one quantity if given the other.
 An understanding of Newton's
second law of motion and its use to make quantitative
predictions of the effect of one variable upon another
variable (e.g., the effect of the doubling of the mass
upon the acceleration).
 A solid grasp of the
relationships between mass, acceleration, net force, and
individual force values and the application of this
understanding to determining the numerical values of such
quantities.
 An ability to use Newton's
second law, a force analysis, and a freebody diagram in
conjunction with kinematic equations in order to solve
physics word problems (particularly those pertaining to
sliding friction and air resistance
problems).
 An understanding that all
objects free fall with the same rate of acceleration
(known as "g") and an ability to explain why this is
so.
 An ability to apply your
understanding of acceleration in order to develop
velocitytime information and then to plot the
velocitytime data.
 An ability to apply Newton's
third law of motion to explain a variety of physical
situations.
 An understanding of previous
concepts from the first unit. Use the links below to see
the Studying Suggestions for the two Unit 1 quizzes and
the Unit 2 Quiz.
You can view some sample
quizzes by using the following links. Questions on this
upcoming quiz will include a sampling of questions which
bear resemblance to these listed quizzes and involve a
strong emphasis on the connections between kinematics and
Newton's Laws.
Quiz#1 (1994)
Quiz#1 (1995)
Units 1 and 2, Quiz#1
(1994)
Units 1 and 2, Quiz#1
(1995)
 Sample
Quizzes  Studying
Suggestions  About the Quiz
Room  Archive of 1997
Studying Suggestions  Archive
of 1998 Studying Suggestions  Archive
of 1999 Studying Suggestions  Other
Glenbrook South Physics Resources 
© Tom
Henderson, 19961999
Glenbrook
South High School.
Last updated on 10/7/98.
