WORKSHEET #3 Leader:
Recorder:
Simultaneous Linear Equations
(1.) The maximum heart rate a person can have without doing damage to themselves
depends on their age. When data has been gathered, medical experts have found that
the maximum heart rate (MR

Preparation for Worksheet 7
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What Its About
Any problem about a moving object in which you do not need to know what is causing the
motion is called a kinematics problem. This worksheet is about the basic quan

Preparation for Worksheets 11 and 12
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What Its About
Still about problem solving using the equations for constant acceleration, but now also
including the problem of free fall.
A object whose motion is solely

Preparation for Worksheet 8
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What Its About
How the position-versus-time and velocity-versus-time graphs are related when an object is
accelerating. These topics are covered fairly well in the Young and Freed

Preparation for Worksheet 4
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What Its About
Using proportionalities. Two quantities, x and y are said to be proportional if they obey the
equation y = cx where c is a constant. (In this worksheet, well always

Preparation for Worksheet 13
What Its About
The basics of geometry. When an object follows a curved path, its position, velocity, and
acceleration can now have infinitely many different directions! It no longer suffices to just
give a positive or negative

Preparation for Worksheet 3
What Its About
Having two equations and two unknowns. As you probably remember, the basic idea is
to solve (algebraically) for one of the unknowns and then substitute that into the other
equation. This leaves you with an equati

Preparation for Worksheet 1
What Its About
Taking word problems and converting them into equations.
Basic Problems to Practice
At the store, Mary buys A apples and P pears. Apples cost sixty cents apiece but
pears are ninety cents apiece. Write an equati

Preparation for Worksheets 9 and 10
What Its About
Problem solving using the equations for constant acceleration. Here they are.
1
x = x0 + v0 t + at2
2
v = v0 + at
v 2 = v02 + 2a (x x0 )
Good problem solving starts with a picture. Your picture should sho

Preparation for Worksheet 5
What Its About
Using proportionalities again. Not all quantities are linearly proportional; nature likes many
different power law relationships. For example, the amount of energy that an object
possess due to its motion (called

Preparation for Worksheet 2
What Its About
Basic algebra. In particular, rearranging equations to solve for unknowns.
Basic Problems to Practice
Rearrange the following equation to solve for t: v = v0 + at
Rearrange the following equation to solve for r

WORKSHEET #1 Leader:
Recorder:
Words, Symbols, and Pictures,
In the following questions, youll be asked to solve problems that require representing real
world quantities (distance, weight, money, etc.) with letters. These letters (variables) can
be th

WORKSHEET #2 Leader.
Recorder:
Basic Algebra
One of the most useful and dynamic applications of algebra in physics is in the context of
colliding objects. We can use conservation of momentum to predict what will happen
after any two objects collide. A

WORKSHEET #5 Leader.
Recorder:
Other Power Laws
According to Isaac Newtons theory of gravity, every object that has mass (which means that
it is made out of atoms) exerts a gravitational force on every other object which has mass.
You are at this very i

WORKSHEET #4 Leader;
Recorder:
Proportions and Ratios
(1.) Your friend, Bob7 has the most unusual bathroom scale. It always reads the wrong
weight7 but its reading is always off by the same factor. (In other words7 its readings
are wrong, but its sill lin

Preparation for Worksheet 6
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What Its About
An object moving with a constant speed and in a straight line is said to be in uniform motion.
This worksheet mostly deals with the motion graphs, position versus t