MOTION TEST #1:   Wednesday, September 26th

Test Outline

  • speed and distance calculations
  • linear displacement and linear velocity calculations(straight line travel).
  • displacement and velocity calculations where vectors are perpendicular, requiring use of a basic trig. ratio (sin, cos, tan) to find the angle and compass direction.
  • relative velocity problems, both linear (walking along a moving sidewalk) and perpendicular (swimming across a river.)
  • displacement-time graphs. (calculation of slope on a d-t graph, interpreting different shapes of graphs)
  • uniform acceleration problems:   for both horizontal travel and vertically falling objects
  • You may also expect some questions requiring written explanations about motion. (ie: objects which move, activities which depend on motion)  



    Here are some suggested review questions from the text.   If you need extra practice, try some of the other types of problems in each section.   You will see each of these types of calculations and graphing questions on your test.  

    The motion unit is covered in Chapters 9 to 12 in your text.   Unfortunately, the answers are not the text but we can take these questions up in class.

    #3, page 358

    #3 a, b, c, page 410
    #9, 10, 11 page 410
    #8,(part "a" only) page 442
    #9, 11 page 486


    Note: there are no relative motion problems in the textbook.   We will do some during the in-class review.
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