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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1998-99 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 one-page 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 problem-types to be assessed on this quiz:

  1. 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.
  2. An understanding of the distinction between mass and weight and an ability to determine one quantity if given the other.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. An ability to use Newton's second law, a force analysis, and a free-body diagram in conjunction with kinematic equations in order to solve physics word problems (particularly those pertaining to sliding friction and air resistance problems).
  6. 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.
  7. An ability to apply your understanding of acceleration in order to develop velocity-time information and then to plot the velocity-time data.
  8. An ability to apply Newton's third law of motion to explain a variety of physical situations.
  9. 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.
    Unit 1, Quiz #1
    Unit 1, Quiz #2
    Unit 1 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)


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