

Henderson's Regular
Physics Quizzes
(199798 School Year)
Suggestions for this week's quiz
(Unit 3, Quiz #4):
This week's quiz on Unit 3 material
is tentatively scheduled for Friday, November 14. The quiz
will be a onepage quiz, covering both sides of a single
sheet of paper. The equations for net force, frictional
force, gravitational force will be provided along with the
kinematic equations. 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.
 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 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.
 To use concepts of projectile
motion and the kinematic equations in order to solve
problems involving the horizontal launching of
projectiles from an elevated position: typical unknowns
include the time of flight, the horizontal range, the
initial height and the initial launch
velocity.
 To use concepts of projectile
motion and the kinematic equations in order to solve
problems involving the launching of projectiles at angles
to the horizontal; typical unknowns include the time of
flight, the horizontal range and the peak
height.
 An ability to resolve
gravitational forces for objects on inclined planes into
parallel and perpendicular components and to analyze a
physical situation in order to determine the acceleration
of an object along an inclined plane.
 An understanding of major
concepts discussed in earlier units during this semester.
Studying suggestions for those unit quizzes can be
accessed through the following links.
Sample Quizzes (Unit 3, Quiz
#4):
You can view one sample quiz by using the following
link:
Quiz#4 (1996)
Finally, an excellent resource for help and practice is
Lesson 3 of Unit 3 of The
Physics Classroom.
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