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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1998-99 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 23. 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. 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 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).
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.)
  6. An understanding of previous concepts from the first two units. Use the links below to see the Studying Suggestions for the two Unit 1 quizzes and the two Unit 2 quizzes.
    Unit 1, Quiz #1
    Unit 1, Quiz #2
    Unit 2 Quiz #1
    Unit 2, Quiz#2



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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Last updated on 10/18/99.