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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(2000-2001 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 one-page 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 problem-types to be assessed on this quiz:

  1. 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.
  2. A recognition of how to add vector forces using the head-to-tail method (elephant rule) of vector addition in order to determine the resultant.
  3. An ability to resolve forces into force components in order to determine the effect of the force in a given direction.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


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