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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1999-2000 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 12. The quiz will be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equations for net force, frictional force, and gravitational force will be provided along with kinematic equations. 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. These problems will resemble the sign-hanging problems found in the packet and on the two labs.
  2. An ability to resolve forces into force components in order to determine the effect of the force in a given direction.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An understanding of previous concepts from the previous units. Use the links below to see the Studying Suggestions for the quizzes from the previous three units.
    Unit 1, Quiz #1
    Unit 1, Quiz #2
    Unit 1, Quiz #3
    Unit 2 Quiz #1
    Unit 2, Quiz#2
    Unit 3 Quiz #1
    Unit 3 Quiz #2
    Unit 3 Quiz #3


Sample Quizzes (Unit 3, Quiz #3):

You can view sample questions found on quizzes from previous years by using the following links:

Quiz #3 (1994)

Quiz #3 (1995)

Quiz#3 (1996)

Quiz#3 (1997)

Quiz#4 (1996)

Finally, an excellent resource for help and practice with forces in two dimensions is Lesson 3 of Unit 3 of The Physics Classroom.


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Last updated on 11/10/99.