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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(2000-2001 School Year)


Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 6, Quiz #1):

This week's quiz on Unit 6 material is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 11. 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 and speed and acceleration for circular motion 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 the motion characteristics of an object moving in circular motion, including the vector nature of the velocity, acceleration and net force. Review of class notes, and Sections 1-3 of Chapter 9 of the Hewitt book would be good prepartion for this portion of the quiz.
  2. An understanding of the relationship between inertia and circular motion and the ability to use this understanding to explain why an object moving in a circle feels as though it is being forced outwards (even though we all know that it isn't). Review of pp. 3-4 of the packet and Sections 4 and 5 of Chapter 9 of the Hewitt book would be good prepartion for this portion of the quiz.
  3. An understanding of the mathematics of circular motion, including the ability to conduct a force analysis for an object moving in a circle and to perform computations to solve for the velocity, acceleration, net force, or individual force values; reading/studying the online materials linked from this page and using the handout distributed in class on Wednesday would be good preparation for this portion of the quiz.
  4. An understanding of major concepts discussed in earlier units during this semester (especially those discussed in class during the course of this week). Studying suggestions for those unit quizzes can be accessed through the archive of studying suggestions.


Sample Quizzes (Unit 6, Quiz #1):

You can view a sample quiz by using the following link:

Quiz#1 (1997)



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