PHYSICS MID TERM about 45 multiple choice
questions... 5 or so of which may be short word problems. 4-6 word problems. 2-3 short answer/essay
type questions TOPICS TO REVIEW: •Basic Physical
properties, definition of units, standards. •Fundamental physical
properties of physics, and SI units. •Accuracy/Precision. •Fundamental ideas in
designing an experiment. •Definitions and concepts
of motion, distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, instaneous
velocity, average velocity. • Graphing motion:
distance-time, velocity-time, acceleration-time graphs. Slope/Area
relationships. • •Uniform Motion:
Velocity/Acceleration relationships. Constant acceleration one dimensional
problems and calculations. • Vectors: definitions:
vector/scalars. Addition of vectors: Resolution. Finding vector components. •Independence of
perpendicular motions. • Projectile (two
dimensional) motion and word problems. •Acceleration due to
Gravity •Relative motion. •Special relativity
definitions. •Forces: definitions •Newton’s Laws of Motion •Free Body Diagrams,
finding Net Force •Definition of Friction, coefficient of
friction. •Forces at an angle. •Combination word
problems with acceleration, two dimensions, forces, friction. ESPECIALLY REVIEW: OLD
TESTS!! (Especially for word problems/short answer) Chapter
1-4, end of chapter Review Questions, Conceptual Questions and Section Reviews

EXAMPLE WORD PROBLEMS: Police find skid marks of
50 meters on a road from a car that has a maximum deacceleration of -40 m/s^{2}. Was the car exceeding the 20 m/s
speed limit? How long did it take the
car to stop?

EXAMPLE WORD PROBLEMS: