Chemistry Oral Exam Details

The chemistry oral exams will be approximately 10 minutes and will include both theory and calculation problems. The topics include:

  • Thermochemistry
  • Rates of Reactions (Kinetics)
  • Equilibrium

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Physics- Oral Exam Details

The physics oral exam will be approximately 10 minutes long and will include the following topics:

  • collisions and explosions
  • projectile motion
  • multiple masses
  • electricity, circuits and magnets

You will be asked to solve a problem and explain your solution. You will be asked follow-up questions on the type of proble so be aware of some of the theory involved.

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Order of Oral Exams

This is just a reminder for students of the order for each oral exam next week:

Precalculus

  1. Brian
  2. Kelcy
  3. Clare
  4. Lauren
  5. Matt
  6. Nabila
  7. Mac
  8. Ricky
  9. Chase

Chemistry

  1. Lauren
  2. Brian
  3. Matt
  4. Chase
  5. Mac
  6. Clare
  7. Nabila
  8. Ricky

Physics

  1. Mac
  2. Nabila
  3. Matt
  4. Brian
  5. Kelcy
  6. Lauren

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Physics- Exam Review Problems, June 3, 2009

Listed below are practice problems for each topic covered. You are not expected or required to complete all these questions- there is a mix of homework questions as well as novel questions for you to pick and choose from. Use these questions to help assess where you need to focus more time. Try a few problems from each topic to ensure that you are able to solve the problems.

Term 1

Forces in 2D

  • Pg. 467, #7-9
  • Pg. 474, #10-15

Multiple Masses

  • Pg. 478, #14-18
  • Pg. 485, #19-23
  • Pg. 48, #24-29

Static Equilibrium and Torque

  • Pg. 485, #29-30
  • Model problem on pg. 496
  • Pg. 501, #31-34

Collisions and Explosions

  • Pg. 509, #35-37
  • Pg. 515, #39-40
  • Pg. 524, #41-45
  • Pg. 528-529, #23-30 (chapter review problems)

Projectile Motion

  • Pg. 536, #1-8
  • Pg. 549, #13-14

Circular Motion

  • Pg. 559, #15-19
  • Pg. 566, #20-23
  • Pg. 570, #15-25 (chapter review problems)

Universal Gravitation

  • Pg. 580, #1-8
  • Pg. 586, #9-14
  • Pg. 597, #22-25 (chapter review problems)

Simple Harmonic Motion

  • Pg. 623, #22-3 (chapter review problems)

Term 2

Fields and Forces (14.1- 14.3)

  • Pg. 638 #1-5
  • Pg. 640 #6-8
  • Pg. 642 #7
  • Pg. 646 #11-12
  • Pg. 649 #15-17
  • Pg. 655 #20-30
  • Pg. 670 #38-41
  • Pg. 678 #42-52
  • Pg. 684 #18, 20, 21, 22

Electric Energy and Circuits (15.1-15.4)

  • Pg. 692 #1-3
  • Pg. 696 #4-10
  • Pg. 708 #16-20
  • Pg. 714 #21-26
  • Pg. 710 #27-31
  • Pg. 724 #32-35
  • Pg. 726 #36-37
  • Pg. 737 #40-42
  • Pg. 740 #43-44
  • Pg. 744 #46-50
  • Pg. 748 #18

Magnets and Motors (16.1, 16.2)

  • Pg. 778 #1-4

At the end of each chapter, there is a section review. These reviews contain many good questions that test your understanding of the concepts. You can use these to guide your studying.

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Precalculus- Oral Exam Details

The oral exam for precalculus will be focused on chapters 2, 4 and 5 from the text. This includes:

1. Derivatives

  • Power rule
  • Sum and Difference Rules
  • Product Rule
  • Quotient Rule
  • Chain Rule
  • Implicit Differentiation

2. 1st and 2nd Derivative Tests

You may be asked to solve and explain a problem as well as answer follow-up questions from me. The oral exam should take approximately 10 minutes and is worth 10% of your final grade.

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Schedule for the Week of June 8-12, 2009

Review Week Schedule

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Physics- Reflection Assignment, June 3, 2009

In the last week, we have been watching some speakers talk on some of the bigger ideas that are dominating in the field of physics as well as in science in general. You have had the opportunity to hear some of the brightest and most knowledgeable people speak. You are asked to write a reflection on some of the things you have seen and what your thoughts, opinions or questions are after hearing these speeches.

This is a very open-ended reflection. You may choose to speak on one video or idea or talk about the broader issues that each video touched on. Some prompters to get you started:

  • Do you feel more certain or less certain about science now that you have heard the assumptions that are necessary for quantum mechanics to be true?
  • What are some questions that have been raised?
  • What are your thoughts on the super collider? In light of the recent failures, is this a project worthy of the investment?
  • Is pursuing the super collider experiment ethical?
  • Did Richard Dawkins raise fair points about the difference between faith and science or was he biased in his representation?
  • Do you think that that other dimensions could exist?

The reflection may be written inĀ  first-voice but should have correct grammar, spelling and be well organized. The reflection should be between 200-250 words and can be emailed to me. Please complete your reflection by Monday, June 8th (email should be received by 8AM).

Richard Dawkins Video

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