Phys_A__Review_20101 - Student Review Physics Semester A...

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Student Review Physics Semester A 2010 Exam Test Description Length: 2 hours Items: 50 SR (85%), 2 BCRs (15%) Unit Approximate Number of Selected Response Items Physics Skills and Processes 8 Kinematics 16 Force 11 Momentum 7 Energy 8 Totals 50 The vocabulary terms and objectives are grouped into units for your convenience. Some items may occur in multiple units during the semester. The vocabulary includes terms that students may encounter when reading examination items. acceleration air resistance collision component constant dependant variable direction displacement distance duration elastic collision elliptical energy force free fall friction/ frictionless gravitational field strength gravitational potential energy horizontally hypothesis impulse independent variable initial investigation inelastic collision joules kilogram kinetic kinetic energy law of conservation of momentum magnitude mass momenta momentum net force net impulse newtons normal force pendulum potential energy projectile power radius resistance scientific notation static stationary vectors velocity vertically volume weight work Y -intercept Physics Semester A Exam 2010 1 Montgomery County Public Schools
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Student Review Upon successful completion of the first semester the student should be able to: Physics Skills and Processes 1• interpret graphs and diagrams. 2• identify trends revealed by data. 3• analyze data to form conclusions. 4• defend the need for verifiable data. 5• read and interpret a technical passage. 6• identify the hypothesis of an experiment. 7• identify meaningful, answerable, scientific questions. 8• identify appropriate methods for conducting an investigation. 9• use ratio and proportion in appropriate situations to solve problems. 10• distinguish between a dependent variable and an independent variable. 11• describe similarities and differences when explaining concepts and/or principles. Physics Concepts 12• identify appropriate units for quantities. 13 KINEMATICS 1• given a vector diagram of an object’s velocity, determine the magnitude of its components. 2• interpret a position versus time graph to determine the velocity and initial position of an object. 3• given velocity versus time graphs, determine changes in direction, distance traveled, displacement, initial velocity, and acceleration. 4• identify the path that an object would take when dropped from a moving object. 5•
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