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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1999-2000 School Year)


Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 5, Quiz#1):

This week's quiz on Unit 5 material is tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 17. The quiz will be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equations for net force, frictional force, gravitational force, potential energy and kinetic energy and a few kinematic equations will be provided. 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 work as a force acting upon an object to cause a displacement; an ability to recognize units of work, to identify whether or not a force does work upon an object, and an ability to perform a simple calculation of the amount of work done by a force upon an object. (Review your It's All Uphill lab and the Work worksheet in your packet.)
  2. An understanding of the relationship between work and energy, including an ability to identify a situation as involving positive or negative work and to relate this work to a gain or loss in energy. (Review your Energy Concepts and Falling and Energy worksheets in your packet.)
  3. An ability to use the kinetic energy and potential energy equations to perform simple computations and to use the work-energy theorem to make connections between the work done upon an object and the initial or final energy state of an object. (See several practice problems and solutions.)
  4. An ability to construct work-energy bar charts for simple situations involving energy tranformations and conversions.
  5. An understanding of the concept of power and its distinction with work; an understanding of the units of power; an ability to calculate the power delivered to an object. (Review your Powerhouse lab and the Power worksheet in your packet.)

Sample Quizzes:

You can view sample quizzes by using the following links. Some of these quizzes (particularly the Quiz #2 quizzes) include more material than we have covered thus far.

Quiz#1 (1994)

Quiz#1 (1995)

Quiz#1 (1996) 

Quiz#2 (1994)

Quiz#2 (1995)



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