Physics – January 2014

Final Exam Format & Review Sheet
Format: Content:
Part I - The calculation problem will require all or almost all calculation components from the first semester in order to achieve a solution. Part II - The essay will require the combination of your understanding of how a Christian should view and do science. It will draw on the non-quantitative aspects of our physics course (primarily the items from in-class discussions or reading packets).

1 Calculation Problem & 1 Essay Question

Review/Preparation Methods:
The Calculation Problem: It will be due at the beginning of class next Tuesday. Allowed sources\references are your class textbook, lecture notes, quizzes and tests. You may NOT ask for help or notes from other classmates or use the Internet. Show your problem solving strategy and ALL WORK\Calculations. I will be monitoring your progress each period and will be available for questions; however, you may ask two questions on the calculation problem per day (no rollover questions). Also, I may choose to not answer your question. The purpose of this question stipulation is to encourage you to work through the problem gradually and ask good questions. These types of problems often yield themselves up after over time. Pacing is key.

The Essay Question: The essay question will be given to you at the beginning of class next Tuesday. Your answer to the essay question is limited to one page (Normal handwriting requirements apply). You will have until the end of the period to turn in your answer. You are welcome to have a blank piece of scratch paper to outline your thoughts before answering the question. You may study with a partner to prepare for this; be sure not to discuss the calculations portion of the test. Some things that would be good to study are previous test questions and review sheets, notes, pertinent sections of reading packets, and Scripture passages that address science.

Physics – January 2014

Part I - Calculation Problem:
William gets in a Go-Kart at the top of a hill overlooking the ocean. The Go-Kart’s engine generates a force capable of accelerating the cart (with William in it) at 2.0 m/s2 on flat ground. All details about the hill and the little ramp at the edge of the cliff can be seen in the diagram below. William’s mass is 70kg, the Go-Kart’s is 195kg and the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.87. Assume William starts at rest at the top of the hill, then heads off full throttle down the ramp and across the flat stretch. He slams on the brakes at the very bottom of the ramp, skidding all the way up and off the ramp. 1) William jumps out of the Go-Kart in mid-air, then hits the water and upon contact, decelerates to 0 m/s in 0.6 sec, how much force does the water exert on William? 2) If William’s volume is 0.070m3, will he float to the surface after impact? If so, how much of his body (%) will be sticking out of the water? If not, how much extra buoyancy would he need to float (size of life preserver)? ***Present your work in a neat, orderly fashion so that it clearly demonstrates clear thinking.***


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