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Contents

Mechanics

Fluids

Waves & Sound

Light

Electricity & Magnetism


Mechanics

Average Speed

Rank the following distance vs. time graphs from highest to lowest according to average speed. Give the highest rank to the one with the highest average speed.
Average Speed
1____ 2____ 3____

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Change in Velocity

1____ 2____ 3____ 4____

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The four situations below show before and after pictures of a car's velocity. Rank these situations from highest to lowest in terms of the change in velocity.
Acceleration

Average Acceleration

Rank the following graphs from highest to lowest according to average acceleration.
Average Accel
1____ 2____ 3____

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Acceleration

Rank the following graphs from highest to lowest according to acceleration.
Acceleration
1____ 2____

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Inertia

The two situations below show two heavy masses that are tied to a bar with light pieces of thread, and thread is also tied to the bottoms of the wieghts. If the thread on the left is pulled downward slowly and the thread on the right is pulled downward quickly, which of the bottom threads are more likely to break?
Inertia
A__ B__ Both__ Neither__

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Net Force

Two forces are acting on an object that is on a frictionless surface. Which object will have the greater acceleration?
Net Force
A__ B__ Same__

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Normal Force

In each case the magnitude of the pushing force is the same. Rank the normal forces that the wall applies to the pusher from smallest to largest.
Normal Force
A__ B__ C__

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Projectile Time I

The two situations below show rocks being thrown straight out off ofcliffs. The speeds and heights are given. Which rock would hit the water first?
Projectile
A__ B__ Same__

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Projectile Time II

The two situations below show rocks being thrown straight out off ofcliffs. The speeds, heights, and rock masses are given. Which rock would hit the water first?
Projectile Height
A__ B__ Same__

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Maximum Height

The three situations below show rockets at the moment their engines are turned off. The rocketshave different speeds and different masses. Rank the rockets from highest to lowest on the maximum height they will attain.
Max Height
1__ 2__ 3__

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Momentum

The two situations below show rocks being thrown straight out off ofcliffs. The speeds, heights, and rock masses are given. Which rock is thrown with more momentum?
Projectile Height
A__ B__ Same__

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Potential Energy

The two situations below show rocks being thrown straight out off ofcliffs. The speeds, heights, and rock masses are given. Which rock has more potential energy when it is thrown?
Projectile Height
A__ B__ Same__

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Equations help guide your thinking!

Kinetic Energy

The two situations below show rocks being thrown straight out off ofcliffs. The speeds, heights, and rock masses are given. Which rock has more kinetic energy when it is thrown?
Projectile Height
A__ B__ Same__

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Kinetic Energy II

The two situations below show balls rolling down incline planes. If the balls are the same mass, which ball will have more kinetic energy when it reaches the bottom?
Kinetic Energy
A__ B__ Same__

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Total Energy

The two situations below show rocks being thrown straight out off ofcliffs. The speeds, heights, and rock masses are given. Which rock has more total energy when it is first thrown?
Projectile Height
A__ B__ Same__

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Work Energy

The two situations below show boxes being slid different distances across identical surfaces. If the boxes have the same mass, which box will require more work to slide?
Work
A__ B__ Same__

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Torque

The situation below shows a man holding a wooden bar with hooks at varying distances from his hands. If a heavy weight is hung from one of the hooks rank from highest to lowest difficulty for holding up the bar.
Torque
A__ B__ C__ D__

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Torque & Gears

The situation below shows a central drive gear turning three other gears with varying radii. Rank the three gears from highest to lowest based on torque.
angular speed and gears
A__ B__ C__

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Angular Speed & Gears

The situation below shows a central drive gear turning three other gears with varying radii. Rank the three gears from highest to lowest based on angular speed.
angular speed and gears
A__ B__ C__

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Fluids

Buoyant Force

Shown below are identical containers containing different fluids. Metal blocks with equal volumes made from different metals aresuspended in the fluids. Which block will have the greater buoyant force?
Torque
A__ B__ Same__

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Fluid Pressure

Shown below are containers containing identical fluids. The bottom of each container is plugged with a cork. Which cork has the greater pressure?
Bern.
A__ B__ Same__

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Specific Heat

Shown below are containers containing fluids with different specific heats. Equal amounts of thermal energy are added to each. Rank from highest to lowest based on their specific heats.
Specific Heat.
1__ 2__ 3__

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