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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(2000 - 2001 School Year)


Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 3, Quiz#1):

This week's quiz on Unit 3 material is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 27. The quiz will be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equations for average velocity and the sine, cosine, and tangent functions will be provided; the value of g will be stated. 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 identify the direction of a vector using the counter-clockwise from due East convention.
  2. An ability to represent a vector using a scaled vector diagram (this includes a solid grasp of how to use the counter-clockwise from due East convention for direction).
  3. An ability to use the head-to-tail method of vector addition and an accurately-drawn scaled vector diagram to add two or more vectors and to determine the magnitude and direction of the resultant. (See Practice.)
  4. An ability to use the Pythagorean theorem and the sine, cosine, and tangent functions in order to add two right-angle vectors and determine the magnitude and direction of the resultant.
  5. A conceptual understanding of vector addition, including an understanding of the meaning of the term resultant. (See first five animations of Vector unit for more help.)
  6. An understanding of the independence of perpendicular components of motion and the ability to apply this understanding to the solution of river-boat problems. (Caution: web link still under construction; to be completed soon.)
  7. To know the definition of a projectile and some basic principles characterizing the motion of a projectile (free-body diagram, independence of vx and vy components, variation of vx and vy with time, values of ax and ay, etc.).
  8. To apply one's understanding of projectiles in order to analyze numerical information in the form of trajectory diagrams (such as p. 22, #4 and p. 23, #7) and velocity-acceleration-time tables (such as p. 23, #8).
  9. An understanding of previous concepts from the first two units. Studying suggestions for the previous quizzes can be accessed from the Archive of 2000 Studying Suggestions.

Sample Quizzes (Unit 3, Quiz #1):

You can view two sample quizzes by using the following links:

Quiz#1 (1994)

Quiz#1 (1996)

Quiz#2 (1996) (Some questions from this quiz may be a bit premature for the present progress which we have made so far.)

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