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Due:

Here are the important quantities that you need to have equations for, for your open note semester 1 final exam (write all of these on one piece of paper).
  • Percent error
  • Linear motion
    • speed & velocity
    • acceleration
  • Free fall
    • velocity
    • distance
  • Kinematic equations (four)
  • Force
  • Pressure
  • Momentum
  • Impulse
Last Modified: Tuesday, December 10 1:39 PM

Past Assignments

Due:

  • Quarter 1 Benchmark Assessment.
  • This is small test on all the basic content from quarter 1.
    • Scientific method.
    • Percent error.
    • Linear motion.
    • Free fall.
Last Modified: Sunday, September 29 10:59 AM

Due:

Big Bridge-Grape-River-Raft Problem
  • A person is standing on a bridge that is 6.5 meters above a river.
  • The person is holding a grape over the water.
  • The grape is purple (obviously).
  • Another person is lying face up on a raft that is upstream from the bridge.
  • The raft is 12 meters away from the bridge and moving toward it at 7 m/s.
  • The person's mouth is open (the one lying on the raft).
  • The person on the bridge wants to release the grape so that is falls in to the raft person's mouth.
  • How far away should the raft be from the bridge when the grape is released?
  • On a piece of paper, sketch the situation and show all equations/work needed to answer the question.  Draw a box around your final answer.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 10 1:45 PM

Due:

  • Test on "Free Fall" unit.
  • Equations will be provided.
  • Don't forget you Quia account information.
Last Modified: Sunday, September 29 11:00 AM

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Finish Experimental "g" Lab Report.  Make sure you submit a printed copy of your lab report.
  • VI. Conclusion.  1-2 sentences that address whether or not the purpose was achieved and your percent error, see below for an example.
    • My group was not successful in achieving the amount of “g” we had hoped for. Our calculation of “g” was off by -18.67%.
  • VII. Discussion.  Answer the following questions in 2 paragraphs – five sentences for each paragraph.  Don't forget to use you "Error Analysis" worksheet as guide to answer some of the questions.
    • Why was your value off by the above amount and what caused the error? Explain (please consider all possible reasons – there are a lot of factors here).
    • Was the object used in the lab appropriate for achieving the purpose? Why or why not?
       
    • How could you make your value for “g” more accurate? Explain (again, lots to consider).
Last Modified: Sunday, September 29 11:01 AM

Due:

Chapter 2 Bookwork (please show your work)
  • Plug and Chug 6-8
  • Think & Explain 8
  • Think & Solve, 2 & 4
Last Modified: Friday, September 20 3:04 PM

Due:

"The Physics Essay" - 1 page minimum.  Can be handwritten (in pen) or typed (double spaced, 12 pt font).
  • What are your expectations for this class?
  • What are you going to do to get an "A"?
  • What are some things that you wonder about in science?
  • What do TRUTH and HONESTY have to do with science?
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 7 12:41 PM

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Read the attachment, below, about taking Cornell Notes in class.  It will be expected that all students take notes in this general format.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 31 11:11 AM

Due:

  • Read "The Sentinel."
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 31 11:16 AM