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Physics Semester Test Review Basic Science Knowledge • Scientific method • Analyzing data • Showing data • Lab type questions Newton’s Laws • Answer questions about situations dealing with Newton’s three laws. • Calculations using Newton’s 2nd law • Inertia (what does it mean? What is it dependent on? Identifying which object has the most inertia) Force • Solving for force, mass, and acceleration • solving for force types such as tension and weight • Free body diagrams Velocity and acceleration • Solving for velocities, displacement, time, acceleration • Motion diagrams • P-t and v-t graphs (analyzing, calculating) • Free fall problems • How horizontal velocity affects vertical velocity- or DOESN’T affect it Vector Addition • Adding vectors at right angles • Defining vector quantities. • Identifying parts of vectors (example, length of the line represents what?) • Determining resultant vectors from vector quantities at right angles. • Determining resultant vectors due to perception (example, how fast people perceive other people moving due to the situation at hand) Projectile Motion • Define projectile and trajectory • Solving for quantities dealing with projectiles- like final vertical velocity, acceleration, time, etc. • Diagramming the vertical and horizontal velocities accurately Circular Motion • Calculate centripetal force, acceleration, and velocity • Identify the direction of the force, acceleration, and velocity when an object is traveling in a circle. • Identify the type of force that acts as the centripetal force. • Describe the difference in rotating and revolving. • Explain what the period (T) is Universal Gravitation • Calculate the force of attraction between two objects. • Describe the effects on the force when the mass/distance is increased/decreased