List of Topics

SfC Home > Physics > Gravity >

 

Mini-Quiz: Overview of Gravity Equation Derivations

by Ron Kurtus (revised 7 January 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is the primary assumption in deriving the gravity equations?

Calculus is similar to algebra, only harder

Force is F = ma

The acceleration due to gravity is a constant value

2. Why is displacement used in the equations instead of distance?

Displacement is in a specific direction, while distance is independent of direction

Either displacement or direction can be used

Neither is ever used in the time equations

3. What is the displacement from the starting point when v = vi?

It is impossible for v to equal vi

0

2g

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Find out why things happen


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Gravity Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Simple Gravity Science

Top-rated books on Advanced Gravity Physics


Questions and comments

Do you have any questions, comments, or opinions on this subject? If so, send an email with your feedback. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


Share

Click on a button to bookmark or share this page through Twitter, Facebook, email, or other services:

 

Students and researchers

The Web address of this page is:
www.school-for-champions.com/science/
mini-quiz_gravity_derivations.htm

Please include it as a link on your website or as a reference in your report, document, or thesis.

Copyright © Restrictions


Where are you now?

School for Champions

Gravity topics

Mini-Quiz: Overview of Gravity Equation Derivations




Gravity and Gravitation

Gravity topics

Basics

Derivations of equations

Falling objects

Projected downward

Projected upward

Gravity and energy

Gravity and work

Gravity applications

Gravitation



Let's make the world a better place

Be the best that you can be.

Use your knowledge and skills to help others succeed.

Don't be wasteful; protect our environment.

You CAN influence the world.





The School for Champions helps you become the type of person who can be called a Champion.