

Henderson's Regular
Physics Quizzes
(20002001 School Year)
Suggestions for this week's quiz
(Unit 3, Quiz#2):
This week's quiz on Unit 3 material
is tentatively scheduled for Friday, November 10. The quiz
will be a onepage quiz, covering both sides of a single
sheet of paper. The kinematic equations and 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 problemtypes to
be assessed on this quiz:
 An understanding of the
concept of equilibrium and the ability to utilize the
concept in order to predict the state of motion of an
object.
 A recognition of how to add
vector forces using the headtotail method (elephant
rule) of vector addition in order to determine the
resultant.
 An ability to resolve
forces into force components in order to determine
the effect of the force in a given direction.
 An ability to use
trigonometric functions and the concept of equilibrium to
analyze the forces exerted upon an object in in static
equilibrium and to determine the tension in a cable
or the weight or mass of the object.
 An ability to resolve
a force at an angle into its horizontal and vertical
components and then to use the components and other
given information in conjuction with Newton's second law
in order to determine the acceleration of the
object.
 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
#2):
Several sample quizzes can be
viewed by using the following links. These sample quizzes
may not necessarily be representative of the real
quiz.
Quiz #3 (1994)
Quiz #3 (1995)
Quiz#3 (1996)
Quiz#3 (1997)
(Sorry! No special treat this week. But you have visited
the right page. Make it your habit to use this page as the
starting point of preparation for weekly quizzes. The links
listed at the top of the page take you to invaluable
information pertinent to the quiz. On many occassions,
problems on the quiz resemble those questions asked and
discussed at The Physics Classroom. This advice is the only
treat I have to offer you this week.
