What's on the test?
There will be 4 problems:
- One on the applications of kinematic equations.
- One that contains two short conceptual questions.
- One on projectile motion.
- One Newton's second law problem that involves friction.
Study and Test-Taking Suggestions
- Practice practice practice! The more problems you solve, the better.
The book's full of them. Working out problems is much more effective than
passively reading the text.
- SHOW YOUR WORK! This will maximize the chances of receiving partial
credit. You must show intermediate steps of your solution to receive full
credit. A correct answer only is insufficient.
- Manage your time appropriately. You have over 20 minutes per problem,
which should be ample time to work through these problems.
- Take the time to organize the data, to draw free-body diagrams, and to
show your coordinate system.