

Henderson's Regular
Physics Quizzes
(199899 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 onepage 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 problemtypes to be assessed
on this quiz:
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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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Last updated on 2/22/99.
