Assignments for 10/20

Period 1:

Skim pages 136-146.

Questions you should be able to answer

What is “Work” and how is it calculated?

What is “Kinetic Energy” and how is it calculated?

What is “Potential Energy” and how is it calculated?

Once you can answer those questions, attempt page 162 problems 1, 3, 8, 15, and 30.


Period 2:

Read pages 136-140.  Focus on the definition of work, and the example problems worked out for you.

After you’ve read, turn to page 162 and try problems 3, 5, 6, and 8


Period 5:

Read the following pages on mercury.  Once you’re done, answer the following questions.

  1. What evidence do we have that the surface features on Mercury were not formed during recent geologic history?
  2. How might Venus’s cloud cover change if all of Venus’s volcanic activity suddenly stopped? How might these changes affect the overall Venusian environment?
  3. If you were planning the Messenger mission to Mercury, what features and observations would be of particular interest to you and why?
  4. What if Mercury had synchronous rotation? How would the temperatures on such a planet be different than they are today? Where would humans set up camp on such a world?