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Studying Suggestions for Unit 8b Quiz #1 

Your first quiz of the year will be on Friday, September 8. The quiz will be a one-page quiz, covering both sides of a single sheet of paper. The equations for Ffrict, Fnet and Fgrav will be provided. You will have to devote the four kinematic equations to memory. 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 conceptual understanding of Newton's first law, including the proper belief that forces are not required to maintain an object's motion.

    Newton's First Law || The Big Misconception

  2. An ability to relate force-mass-acceleration information in a fill-in-the-blank style question.

    Finding Acceleration || Finding Individual Forces

  3. An ability to draw a free-body diagram which accurately depicts the forces acting upon an object in any given physical situation.

    Drawing Free-Body Diagrams

  4. An ability to read, interpret and solve a physics word problem involving a combination of kinematic information and force-mass-acceleration information.

    The Kinematic Equations || Kinematic Equations and Problem-Solving || ||

  5. An ability to solve physics word problems involving friction and/or forces aaplied at angles to the horizontal.

    Net Force Problems Revisited

  6. A conceptual understanding of equilibrium and an ability to analyze static equilibrium situations in order to determine the tension force, the weight or the mass of an object.

    Equilibrium and Statics




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