Unit 5 Packet

Regular Physics


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Objective 1

Work (pp. 1-4)

It's All Uphill Lab (pp. 5-6)

 

Objective 2

Power (pp. 7-8)

Powerhouse Lab (pp. 9-10)

 

Objective 3

Work-Energy Bar Charts (pp. 11-12)

Energy Concepts (pp. 13-16)

Balancing the Score (pp. 19-20)

Work-Energy Conversion (pp. 21-22)

Stopping Distance vs. Velocity Lab (pp. 29-32)

All Work and No Play (pp. 23-24)

Cars and Barriers (p. 33)

Pizza Parlor Physics (pp. 35-36)

 

Objective 4

Work-Energy Bar Charts (pp. 11-12)

Energy Concepts (pp. 13-16)

Energy of a Pendulum Lab (pp. 17-18)

Balancing the Score (pp. 19-20)

Total Mechanical Energy on an Incline Lab (pp. 25-27)

Sliding Masses and Kinetic Energy (p. 34)


Work (pp. 1-4)

#1 Examples and Non-Examples of Work

#2 Units of Work

#3 Work as F*d*cosine(Theta)

#4 Identifying the Force Which Does Work

#5 Work as F*d*cosine(Theta)

#6 Determining Whether a Force Does Work

#7 Force, Work and Acceleration

#8 Average Force and Force-Displacement Plots

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It's All Uphill Lab (pp. 5-6)

Work as F*d*cosine(Theta)

Meaning of Theta in F*d*cosine(Theta) Expression

Work-Energy Relationship

Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

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Power (pp. 7-8)

#1 Distinction Between Work and Power

#2 Distinction Between Work and Power

#3 Power Equation (Using Equations as Guides to Thinking)

#4 Power Equation (Using Equations as Guides to Thinking)

#5 Power as Work/Time - Basic Computation

#6 Use of Conversion Factors

#7 Use of Conversion Factors

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Powerhouse Lab (pp. 9-10)

Distinction Between Work and Power

Free-Body Diagrams

Power as Work/Time - Basic Computation


Work Energy Bar Charts (pp. 11-12)

Additional information regarding the work-energy concepts which parallels the discussion on this instructional page can be found in Lesson 2c of Unit 5 of The Physics Classroom.
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Energy Concepts (pp. 13-16)

#1 Potential Energy

#2 Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy

Internal vs. External Forces

Energy Conservation

#3 Internal vs. External Forces

Energy Conservation

#4 Internal vs. External Forces

Energy Conservation

#5 Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy

Internal vs. External Forces

Work-Energy Theorem

Work-Energy Bar Charts

#6 Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy

Internal vs. External Forces

Work-Energy Theorem

Work-Energy Bar Charts

#7 Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy

Internal vs. External Forces

Work-Energy Theorem

Work-Energy Bar Charts

#8 Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy

Internal vs. External Forces

Work-Energy Theorem

#9 Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy

Internal vs. External Forces

Work-Energy Theorem

#10 Work-Energy Theorem

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Energy of a Pendulum Lab (pp. 17-18)

Internal vs. External Forces

Drawing Free-Body Diagrams

Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

Work-Energy Theorem

Work as F*d*cosine(Theta)

Meaning of Theta in F*d*cosine(Theta) Expression

Work-Energy Bar Charts

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Balancing the Score (pp. 19-20)

#1and #2 Work-Energy Bar Charts

Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy

Work-Energy Theorem

#3 Work-Energy Bar Charts

Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy

Work-Energy Theorem

#4 Work-Energy Bar Charts

Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy

Elastic Potential Energy

Work-Energy Theorem

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Work-Energy Conversion (pp. 21-22)

#1, #2, #4, and #5

Work-Energy Bar Charts

Kinetic Energy

Potential Energy

Work-Energy Theorem

#3 Using Equations as Guides to Thinking

Velocity-Stopping Distance Relationship

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All Work and No Play Lab (pp. 23-24)

Work as F*d*cosine(Theta)

Meaning of Theta in F*d*cosine(Theta) Expression

Free-Body Diagrams

Work-Energy Relationship

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Total Mechanical Energy on an Incline Lab (pp. 25-27)

Internal vs. External Forces

Drawing Free-Body Diagrams

Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

Energy Conservation

Work-Energy Bar Charts

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Stopping Distance vs. Velocity Lab (pp. 29-32)

Free-Body Diagrams

Work-Energy Theorem

Work-Energy Bar Charts

Graphical Analysis of Data

Stopping Distance and Velocity

Equations as Guides to Thinking

Kinematic Equations

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Cars and Barriers (p. 33)

Work-Energy Theorem

Stopping Distance and Velocity

Work as F*d*cosine(Theta)

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Sliding Masses and Kinetic Energy (p. 34)

Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy

Energy Conservation

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Pizza Parlor Physics (pp. 35-36)

Work-Energy Theorem

Kinetic Energy

Work as F*d*cosine(Theta)

Newton's Second Law

Free-Body Diagrams

Kinematic Equations

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Supplementary Challenges

See answers and accompanying solutions to all odd-numbered problems.


 

Additional resources for physics students are available through links on the GBS Physics Home Page. Such resources include the Multimedia Physics Studios , a collection of animations and movies which illustrate key physics concepts and the Shockwave Physics Studios, a collection of interactive Shockwave exercises.
 

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