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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1999-2000 School Year)

 

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

This week's quiz on Unit 6 material is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 28. The quiz will be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equations for gravitational force and gravitational acceleration 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. A basic understanding of the meaning of Kepler's three laws.
  2. 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 1-3 of Chapter 12 of the Hewitt book would be good prepartion for this portion of the quiz.
  3. An understanding of the variables effecting the value of g, including 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.
  4. 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.
  5. An understanding of the concept of weightlessness, including an ability to distinguish between weight and weightlessness and to identify some classic misconceptions about weightlessness.

 

Sample Quizzes (Unit 6, Quiz #2):

There are no sample quizzes available on the topic of universal gravitation and satellite motion. Since you took the time to check out this page, then why not treat yourself to a look at the actual quiz which you will be taking tomorrow. Click here for that special treat.

 

 

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