Category Archives: 1. Kinematics

Unit 1 Exam

Suggested (optional) reading: Take the practice test on pages 31-34 of the Princeton Review book.  Then, check your answers on pages 362-366 of the review book AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO GET THEM! No video. Study!

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Unit Exam 1 Review

Textbook Reading: Walker Chapter 2 review (p. 45-47), Chapter 3 review (sections 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3 on pages 74-75) and Chapter 4 review (101-103). Suggested (optional) reading: Take the practice test on pages 31-34 of the Princeton Review book.  Then, check … Continue reading

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Quiz Review

Pre-reading question: What is your biggest concern for the quiz on Tuesday? Textbook reading: Look at the chapter 4 review in Walker, pages 101-103. The book gives you the main key points. Video: Post reading question: What are you going to … Continue reading

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1.13 General Launch Angle

Lab deadline extended, because I said I would remind you but forgot to do so. I repeat: lab is NOT due tomorrow. Pre-reading question: Conceptual question 10 on page 103. Textbook reading: Walker sections 4-4 and 4-5, pages 92-100. Section … Continue reading

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1.12 Projectile Motion: Zero Launch Angle

Pre-reading question: Jose can throw a ball vertically at a speed 1.5 times faster than Kate can. How many times higher will Jose’s ball go than Kate’s? Textbook reading: Section 4-3 (pages 88-92). You really need to understand everything in this … Continue reading

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1.11 Projectile Motion Concepts

Pre-reading question: Which will hit the ground first, a ball dropped straight down from a cliff or a ball thrown horizontally from a cliff? Textbook reading: Read the chapter 4 introduction on page 82.  You should be able to define … Continue reading

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1.10 Vectors

Pre-reading question: If I tell you that my house is 3 miles away, would you know how to get there. Why or why not? (Don’t be a smarty pants and claim to know where I live outside of this question.) Textbook … Continue reading

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1.8 Freefall and Quiz 3 Review

No Pre-reading question Textbook Reading: Walker, section 2-7 (pages 39-41, INCLUDING the Conceptual Checkpoint). Then, take a careful look at example 2-11 on pages 41-42. The problem-solving note on p.41 is also pretty helpful. Video: Post-reading: Try question 77 on page 53. … Continue reading

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1.7 Kinematics II

Pre-reading question: Imagine an object accelerates, and a camera takes a picture of the accelerating object once every second. Then, the camera puts all the images together. Draw what you think comes out of the camera. Reading/Video: Take a look … Continue reading

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1.5 Fast Car Slow Car

The Problem: One car, traveling 0.1 m/s, is 2 meters in front of another car, traveling 0.2 m/s. How far will both cars have traveled when the fast car catches up with the slow car? Once you think you’ve got … Continue reading

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