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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(1998-99 School Year)

 

Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 9 Quiz#2):

This week's quiz on Unit 9 material is tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 26. The quiz will likely be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a sheet of paper. The equation for current, voltage, V=I*R, and power will be given; the equations for the equivalent resistance of a series and parallel circuit will be given (you must know which equation applies to which type of connection). 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. Define current and know its units; use an understanding of current to determine the amount of current at a given location in a circuit if given the appropriate information; identify the direction of the conventional current through a circuit; compare this direction to the direction which electrons actually travel.
  2. Explain the cause and effect of electrical resistance in circuits; use R=V/I relation to describe factors effecting the electric current and solve simple computational problems.
  3. Distinguish between series and parallel connections in terms of their definitions and characteristics; to identify a series and parallel circuit if given a circuit diagram or a verbal description.
  4. Determine the equivalent resistance of a series circuit if given individual resistance values; determine information about current, battery voltage, or the voltage drop for an individual resistor if given other circuit quantities; determine an individual resistance value for a series circuit if given voltage and current information.
  5. Determine the equivalent resistance of a parallel circuit if given individual resistance values; determine information about current, battery voltage, or the voltage drop for an individual resistor if given other circuit quantities; determine an individual resistance value for a parallel circuit if given voltage and current information.
  6. Identify, refute, and correct common misconceptions concerning charge flow through circuits (simple circuits, series circuits, parallel circuits, or combination circuits).

 

Sample Quizzes (Unit 9 Quiz#2):

There is one sample quiz currently available. The sample quiz covers both Chapters 34 and 35 material from the Hewitt book and the entirity of Unit 9. Your quiz on Friday will provide a much greater emphasis upon Chapter 35 material (and specifically the mathematics of series vs. parallel connections). You can view the sample quiz by using the following link:

Quiz#2 (1995)
 

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