

Henderson's Regular
Physics Quizzes
(199899 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 onepage 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 problemtypes to be assessed on this
quiz:
 An ability to represent a
vector using a scaled vector diagram (this includes a
solid grasp of how to use the counterclockwise
from due East convention
for direction).
 An ability to use the
headtotail
method of vector addition and an accuratelydrawn scaled
vector diagram to add
two or more vectors and to determine the magnitude and
direction of the resultant. (See Practice.)
 An ability to use the
Pythagorean
theorem and the sine, cosine, and tangent
functions in order to
add two rightangle vectors and determine the magnitude
and direction of the resultant.
 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.)
 An understanding of the
independence
of perpendicular components of
motion and the ability
to apply this understanding to the solution of riverboat
problems.
(Caution:
web link still under construction; to be completed
soon.)
 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.
Sample Quizzes (Unit 3, Quiz
#1):
You can view two sample quizzes by
using the following links:
Quiz#1
(1994)
Quiz#1
(1996)
