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Student Study Materials for the OpenStax College exams hosted by Quizbank

Students are advised to open the quizzes online, but also download the PDF files for hard copy printing. See #About permalinks.

Live links for Spring 2015 are at the bottom of this page

1st semester equations: http://en.wikiversity.org/w/index.php?title=Physics_equations/Sheet/First_semester&oldid=1423354

Solutions to most exam questions: http://www.wright.edu/~guy.vandegrift/openstaxphysics/quiz_solutions/quiz_solutions.htm




First Semester[edit]

PDF study guides[edit]

These study guides are PDF files that should be downloaded and saved for use if the internet ever becomes unavailable. They also have 100% secure images. To download the file, click "Original file" (just above the Summary) after you click the link to the pdf file.

All questions that might be on the exam are taken from these study guides (in pdf format):

Study guide for Test 1      for Test 2      for Test 3      for Test 4      for Final Exam

  • Solutions to most exam questions are worked out are available at:
http://www.wright.edu/~guy.vandegrift/openstaxphysics/quiz_solutions/quiz_solutions.htm

Test 1 (first semester)[edit]

These are permalinks to the quizzes. The number questions randomly selected from each quiz is also indicated:

2 questions from: Physics equations/02-One dimensional kinematics/Q:definitions

3 questions from: Physics equations/02-One dimensional kinematics/Q:equations

5 questions from: How things work college course/Motion_simple_arithmetic [1]

3 questions from: Physics equations/03-Two-Dimensional Kinematics/Q:2Dmotion [2]

2 questions from: Physics equations/03-Two-Dimensional Kinematics/Q:SmithTrain

Test 2 (first semester)[edit]

7 questions from: How things work college course/Conceptual physics wikiquizzes/Velocity and acceleration [3]

1 question from: Physics equations/04-Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws/Q:forces

2 questions from: Physics equations/04-Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws/Q:sled

2 questions from: Physics equations/04-Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws/Q:tensions

1 question from: Physics equations/05-Friction, Drag, and Elasticity/Q:thirdLaw

2 questions from: Physics equations/06-Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation/Q:friction

Test 3 (first semester)[edit]

2 questions from: Physics equations/06-Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation/Q:derive [4]

1 questions from: Physics equations/07-Work and Energy/Q:cart1

2 questions from: Physics equations/07-Work and Energy/Q:cart2

2 questions from: Physics equations/08-Linear Momentum and Collisions/Q:oneDcollision

3 questions from: Physics equations/09-Statics and Torque/Q:torques

Test 4 (first semester)[edit]

2 questions from: Physics equations/10-Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum/Q:dynamics

2 questions from: Physics equations/11-Fluid statics/Q:buoyantForce

1 questions from: Physics equations/12-Fluid dynamics/Q:pipeDiameterChange

1 questions from: Physics equations/13-Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and Gas Laws/Q:rmsMomentumTransfer

2 questions from: Physics equations/14-Heat and Heat Transfer/Q:SpecificHeatEnergyConductivity

2 questions from: Physics equations/15-Thermodynamics/Q:heatEngine

Final exam (first semester)[edit]

The first semester final exam consists of one question randomly selected from each of the following quizzes. The exam has 16 questions.

  1. Physics equations/02-One dimensional kinematics/Q:equations
  2. How things work college course/Motion_simple_arithmetic [5]
  3. Physics equations/03-Two-Dimensional Kinematics/Q:2Dmotion
  4. How things work college course/Conceptual physics wikiquizzes/Velocity and acceleration
  5. Physics equations/04-Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws/Q:forces
  6. Physics equations/04-Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws/Q:sled
  7. Physics equations/04-Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws/Q:tensions
  8. Physics equations/07-Work and Energy/Q:cart2
  9. Physics equations/08-Linear Momentum and Collisions/Q:oneDcollision
  10. Physics equations/09-Statics and Torque/Q:torques
  11. Physics equations/10-Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum/Q:dynamics
  12. Physics equations/11-Fluid statics/Q:buoyantForce
  13. Physics equations/12-Fluid dynamics/Q:pipeDiameterChange
  14. Physics equations/13-Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and Gas Laws/Q:rmsMomentumTransfer
  15. Physics equations/14-Heat and Heat Transfer/Q:SpecificHeatEnergyConductivity
  16. Physics equations/15-Thermodynamics/Q:heatEngine

Second semester[edit]

PDF study guides[edit]

These study guides are PDF files that should be downloaded and saved for use if the internet ever becomes unavailable. They also have 100% secure images. To download the file, click "Original file" (just above the Summary)

All questions that might be on the exam are taken from these study guides (in pdf format):

for Test 1      for Test 2      for Test 3      for Test 4      for Final Exam

Solutions to most exam questions are worked out are available at:

http://www.wright.edu/~guy.vandegrift/openstaxphysics/quiz_solutions/quiz_solutions.htm

Test 1 (second semester)[edit]

These are permalinks to the quizzes. The number questions randomly selected from each quiz is also indicated:

10 questions from How_things_work_college_course/Waves_(Physics_Classroom)

3 questions from Physics_equations/16-Oscillatory_Motion_and_Waves/Q:amplitudes

2 questions from Physics_equations/17-Physics_of_Hearing/Q:echoAndstring

Test 2 (second semester)[edit]

2 questions from Physics_equations/18-Electric_charge_and_field/Q:findE

2 questions from Physics_equations/19-Electric_Potential_and_Electric_Field/Q:KE%26PE

2 questions from Physics_equations/19-Electric_Potential_and_Electric_Field/Q:capacitance

2 questions from Physics_equations/20-_Electric_Current,_Resistance,_and_Ohm's_Law/Q:PowerDriftVelocity

2 questions from Physics_equations/21-Circuits,_Bioelectricity,_and_DC_Instruments/Q:circuits

Test 3 (second semester)[edit]

6 questions from Electric_Circuit_Analysis/Circuit_Analysis_Quiz_1/Electric_Circuit_Analysis_quiz_1[6]

2 questions from Physics_equations/21-Circuits,_Bioelectricity,_and_DC_Instruments/Q:RCdecay

1 questions from Physics_equations/22-Magnetism/Q:forces

1 questions from Physics_equations/23-Electromagnetic_Induction,_AC_Circuits,_and_Electrical_Technologies/Q:spaceTetherAndSimpleLoop

Test 4 (second semester)[edit]

2 questions from 25-Geometric_Optics/Q:vision

4 questions from Physics_equations/25-Geometric_Optics/Q:image

1 questions from Physics_equations/25-Geometric_Optics/Q:thinLens

1 questions from Quantum_mechanics/Photoelectric_effect/Quiz

4 questions from How_things_work_college_course/Quantum_mechanics_timeline/Quiz[7]

3 questions from Why_is_the_Sky_Dark_at_Night/quiz[8]

Final exam (second semester)[edit]

The final exam consists of 16 questions, selected randomly form the following quizzes as shown below:

2 from How_things_work_college_course/Waves_(Physics_Classroom)
1 from Physics_equations/17-Physics_of_Hearing/Q:echoAndstring
1 from Physics_equations/18-Electric_charge_and_field/Q:findE
1 from Physics_equations/19-Electric_Potential_and_Electric_Field/Q:KE%26PE
1 from Physics_equations/19-Electric_Potential_and_Electric_Field/Q:capacitance
1 from Physics_equations/21-Circuits,_Bioelectricity,_and_DC_Instruments/Q:circuits
1 from Physics_equations/22-Magnetism/Q:forces
2 from Physics_equations/23-Electromagnetic_Induction,_AC_Circuits,_and_Electrical_Technologies/Q:spaceTetherAndSimpleLoop
2 from Physics_equations/25-Geometric_Optics/Q:thinLens
1 from Quantum_mechanics/Photoelectric_effect/Quiz
2 from How_things_work_college_course/Quantum_mechanics_timeline/Quiz
1 from Why_is_the_Sky_Dark_at_Night/quiz

Advice on using these materials[edit]

About permalinks[edit]

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  • When in doubt about any of the images on a quiz you are studying, you should refer to the PDF files. The images on the PDF files are not linked to the current image on [Commons].

About the exams[edit]

  • These exams are randomized selections from the questions on your study guide. Any questions on your exam not on these study guides were added by your instructor. Sample copies of these exams are available on Wikiversity at Quizbank/College_Physics.
  • Your instructor may wish to add questions not on this testbank.

For instructors[edit]

  • You must be an instructor to obtain copies of the exams. They will be proved by OpenStax College.
  • The exams are somewhat short in order to allow instructors to add questions not on the study guide.
  • You might notice that these exams do not closely follow OpenStax College Physics. This exam bank was started in May 2014 for a calculus based course. In the future, a concerted effort will be made to make these questions more compatible with OpenStax College Physics.
  • You need to compensate for the fact that students know exactly what is on the test. A few tips:
  1. The exams are short in duration to permit you to add questions. A very easy way to do this is to demand that students explain how they solved one of the problems.[9]
  2. Students must not be allowed to write equation sheets. Effort to produce an equation sheet is underway at Category:Physics_equations/Sheet. Fortunately, I have never had a problem with programmable calculators because programming the calculators requires far too much effort to be worthwhile.

Live (editable) links[edit]

The following links are to editable pages:

Live links[edit]

User:Guy_vandegrift/sandbox/02/Presidental sandboxes
Category:Physics_and_Astronomy/Labs

Solutions to most exam questions are at http://www.wright.edu/~guy.vandegrift/openstaxphysics/quiz_solutions/quiz_solutions.htm

Footnotes[edit]

  1. See How things work college course/Motion simple arithmetic
  2. Slightly outside the scope of openstax College Physics: 2Dmotion requires equations of motion for free fall must be generalized to uniform acceleration in an arbitrary direction
  3. Might be outside the scope of openstax College Physics The conceptual wikiquiz "Velocity and acceleration" covers concepts appropriate for students in openstax College Physics, and a Wikiversity resource covering this material would be easy to develop.
  4. Requires mastery of Geometrical proof of equation for uniform circular motionThis proof is given in openstax College Physics, but students will need to see the proof in the notation of the quiz. Also, How things work college course/Conceptual physics wikiquizzes/Uniform circular motion could be developed into a quiz on this topic.
  5. See How things work college course/Motion simple arithmetic
  6. The same quiz formatted differently is Electric_Circuit_Analysis/Circuit_Analysis_Quiz_1
  7. Does not entirely match openstax College Physics. Though not an exact match to openstax College Physics, the reading provided for this quiz is readable at this level.
  8. Does not entirely match openstax College Physics. Though not an exact match to openstax College Physics, the reading provided for this quiz is readable at this level.
  9. This is essential in the conceptual courses to prevent students from simply memorizing the answers. It doesn't take much to accomplish this on easy exams where high scores are the norm: One such question counting for 15% of the test will greatly impact the optimal preparation strategy. Convincing students that they need to adopt this strategy is not easy, however.