Sample examination questions
Forced harmonic motion
1. (Note: This problem also serves as a post-test for Damped harmonic motion: Energy loss and the quality factor.)
A mass m = 400 g is connected to a spring with spring constant k = 1.6 N/m. The oscillat

Worked Examples for Random Variable Vocabulary
Random Variable Vocabulary Correctly define and/or use the following terms: random variable,
discrete random variable, probability mass function, continuous random variable, probability density
function, cumu

Worked Examples for Probability
Probability Apply the axioms of probability to calculate the probability of an event
Most textbooks take a standard approach to presenting probability; in these worked examples,
we will take a much shorter approach that is

Worked Examples for Graphical Representations of Data
Note: the textbook uses the terms class and class interval; most texts use the term bin and bin
limits. The number of bins is the number of classes, and the bin limits are the endpoints of the class
in

Worked Examples for Summary Statistics
1. Hand calculations The resistance of eight different 100 resistors was measured, and the
following values were recorded. (When you buy a resistor, you are not garanteed a particular
resistance; you are guaranteed t