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Topics for comprehensive exam:

posted May 30, 2018, 6:00 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 3:36 PM ]
 Formula Sheet for Comprehensive ExamKinematics - 1-D - equations, cars, freefall, reading graphs x vs. t & v vs. t (ostrich & cheetah)2-D - projectile motion, boat problems, airplane problems, adding vectorsNewton's Laws - 1st law - conceptual2nd law - elevatorspulleysinclined planesY string3rd lawconceptualtwo blockMore Newton's Laws - Universal GravitationCircular Motionhorizontal circlesvelocity = circumference / periodvertical circlesWork and Energy - Calculating workPowerMethod 1 - Conservation before & after diagramsnon-conservative forcesMethod 2 - Work-Energy TheoremWork done by a spring & Hooke's LawMomentum - Impulseelastic vs. inelasticconservation - explosions & bullet & car crash problemsBallistic pendulum2-D momentumElectrostatics - Electroscope and model of matterCharging methods - conduction, polarization, induction, friction, lightning, groundingElectric Force - Coulomb's LawElectric Field (and lines)Electric Potential EnergyElectric Potentialall of above in both: point charges & uniform fieldsCircuits - Current defOhm's LawP=IV, brightnesssolving series, parallel, and combo circuitsequivalent resistanceammeters & voltmetersElectromagnetism - MagnetismRight Hand Rules (4) representing 3-D spacemagnetism basicsInductionLenz's Lawmagnetic fluxFaraday's LawTransformersMotional EMFmotors & generatorsSound - Types of wavesWave anatomyWave velocity ( v = f λ )Wave interferenceStanding wavesResonance in strings, open pipes, and closed pipes