The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and xrays are familiar kinds of electromagnetic waves. All of these
waves have characteristic wavelengths and frequencies. Wavelength is measured in meter
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Ohms Law Calculations
1. A hair dryer uses a wire that is hot because of the current in it to warm the air that blows through the
dryer. The resistance of this wire is 7.7 . If the current through the wire equals 15.6 A, what is the
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Specific Heat Worksheet
1. If 200 grams of water is to be heated from 24.0C to 100.0C to make a cup of tea, how much heat must
be added? The specific heat of water is 4.18 J/gC.
2. 100.0 g of 4.0C water is heated until its temperature i
Solve the following problems.
2. A wave has a period of 2 seconds. What is its frequency?
3. A tuning fork has a frequency of 280 hertz, and the wavelength of the sound produced is 1.5 m.
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Lens Equation Worksheet
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f is the focal length of the lens
1. An object is placed 32 cm from a converging (convex) lens that has a focal length o
Potential and Kinetic Energy Calculations J
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Potential Energy Problems
1. What is the potential energy of a 2 kg potted plant that is on a 1 m high plant stand?
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1) Amy uses 20N of force to push a lawn mower 10 meters. How much work does she do?
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2) How much work does an elephant do while moving a circus wagon 20 meters with a pulling
force of 200M?
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A machine does 1500 J of work in 30 seconds. What is the power of this machine?
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1. A motor does 5000 Joules of work in 20 seconds. What is the power of the motor?
2. A machine does 1500 J of work in 30 seconds. What is the power of this machine?
3. A hair dryer uses 72,000 J of work in 60 seconds .What is
Net Force and Freebody Diagrams
1. Bob pushes on a crate with a force of 450 N. If the force of friction on the crate is 150 N, what
is the net force on the crate?
2. You and your brother are pushing a car with a dead battery with forces of 20 N and 25 N
1. A small first-aid kit is dropped by a rock climber. After 2.5s how far has the first-aid kit fallen?
2. A fish is dropped by a pelican. After 2.8s how far has the fish fallen?
3. A small pebble falls o
Useful conversion factors and equations
1 mile = 5280 ft
1.609 km = 1mile
2.54 cm = 1 inch
1 quart = 946.4 mL
1) How many mL are in 0.50 quarts?
2) How many mL are in 0.258 L?
3) How many kL are in 8383 L?
4) How many cm are in 0.783
1. Calculate the acceleration of a car (in km/hr/s) that can go from rest to 100 km/hr in 10s.
2. A sprinter starting from rest on a straight, level track is able to achieve a speed of 12 m/s in
6.0s. What is th
1. A tractor-trailer truck is traveling down the freeway at 35 m/s. If the mass of the truck is 2000
kg, what is its momentum?
2. If a sports car with a mass of 1000 kg is also traveling down the freeway at 35 m/s, what is it
1. An Olympic athlete runs 200.0 m in 21.34 s. What is her average speed?
2. A cheetah runs 274 m in 8.65 s. What is its average speed?
3. If a swimmer is able to swim 50.0 m in 55.2 s, what is his average speed?
Newtons Second Law
1. How much force is needed to accelerate a truck with a mass of 2000 kg at a rate of 3 m/s 2?
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2. How much force is needed to accelerate a 68 kg skier at a rate of 1.2 m/s ?
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Table 1: Spring 1
Change the length (cm)
Spring constant (N/m)
Table 2: Spring 3
Change the length (cm)
Spring constant (N/m)
Voltage of battery
Voltage across the
Current in the
Power consumed by
Understanding the properties of the projectile motion
Calculating the acceleration due gravity by measuring the range of the projectile