

Henderson's Regular
Physics Quizzes
(199899 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 onepage 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 problemtypes to be assessed on this quiz:
 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 15 of Chapter 9 of the
Hewitt book would be good prepartion for this portion of
the quiz.
 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. 1114 of the unit packet would be good
preparation for this portion of the quiz.
 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. 2122, and Sections 14 of Chapter 12 of the
Hewitt book would be good prepartion for this portion of
the quiz.
 An understanding of the variables effecting the
value of
g, inlcuding the use of the equation in mathematical
problemsolving and a "guide to thinking" about the
effect of one variable on another. Review of class notes
and Sections 13 of Chapter 13 of the Hewitt book would
be good prepartion for this portion of the quiz.
 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 14 of Chapter 14 of the Hewitt
book would be good prepartion for this portion of the
quiz.
 An understanding of the concept of weightlessness,
including an ability to distinguish between weight and
weightlessness and to identify some classic
misconceptions about weightlessness.
 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 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)
 Sample
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Glenbrook South Physics Resources 
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Henderson, 19962000
Glenbrook
South High School.
Last updated on 11/30/99.
