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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1998-99 School Year)

 

Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 6, Quiz #2):

This week's quiz on Unit 6 material is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 14. 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, the Supplementary Challenges reading, and Sections 1-5 of Chapter 9 of the Hewitt book would be good prepartion for this portion of the quiz.
  2. 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; problems on pp. 11-14 of the unit packet would be good preparation for this portion of the quiz.
  3. An understanding of Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation, including an understanding of Newton's "apple and the moon" argument, the use of the equation as a guide to thinking, and the use of the equation to solve mathematical problems. Review of class notes, pp. 21-22, and Sections 1-4 of Chapter 12 of the Hewitt book would be good prepartion for this portion of the quiz.
  4. An understanding of the variables effecting the value of g, inlcuding the use of the equation in mathematical problem-solving and a "guide to thinking" about the effect of one variable on another. Review of class notes and Sections 1-3 of Chapter 13 of the Hewitt book would be good prepartion for this portion of the quiz.
  5. An understanding of satellite motion, including the motion characteristics of satellites, the energy relationships of satellites and the comparison of satellites to projectiles. Review of class notes and Sections 1-4 of Chapter 14 of the Hewitt book would be good prepartion for this portion of the quiz.
  6. An understanding of the concept of weightlessness, including an ability to distinguish between weight and weightlessness and to identify some classic misconceptions about weightlessness.
  7. 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.
    Unit 1, Quiz #1
    Unit 1, Quiz #2
    Unit 2 Quiz #1
    Unit 2, Quiz#2
    Unit 3 Quiz #1
    Unit 3 Quiz #2
    Unit 3, Quiz #3
    Unit 4, Quiz #1
    Unit 5, Quiz #1
    Unit 5, Quiz #2
    Unit 5, Quiz #2

 

Sample Quizzes (Unit 6, Quiz #2):

There are no sample quizzes available on the topic of universal gravitation and satellite motion. The following quiz does provide a review of basic circular motion concepts:

Quiz#1 (1997)

 

 

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