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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1997-98 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 24. 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, average acceleration, average velocity, Pythagorean theorem, and SOH CAH TOA 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 use the head-to-tail method of vector addition in order to construct a scaled vector diagram and determine the resultant vector of two or more vectors.
  2. An ability to use the Pythagorean theorem and SOH CAH TOA in order to add two perpendicular vectors and determine the resultant vector.
  3. To apply the Pythagorean theorem and SOH CAH TOA in order to analyze river boat problems.
  4. To be able to use SOH CAH TOA in order to resolve a vector into horizontal and vertical components.
  5. 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.).
  6. An understanding of previous concepts from the first three units. Use the links below to see the Studying Suggestions for the quizzes from the previous three units.
    Unit 1, Quiz #1
    Unit 1, Quiz #2
    Unit 2, Quiz #1
    Unit 1 and 2 Extension


Sample Quizzes (Unit 3, Quiz #1):

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

Quiz#1 (1994)

Quiz#1 (1996)


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