Goal: Problem solving and developing strategic knowledge
You are given this problem:
block sits on a frictionless incline. Given the mass of the block, the
angle of incline, the distances d1 and d2, and
that the block starts from rest, find the time to travel from
d1 to d2.
What principle would you use to solve the problem MOST EFFICIENTLY?
- Kinematics only
- F = ma or Newton’s laws
- Work-Energy theorem
- Impulse-Momentum theorem
- Angular Impulse-Angular Momentum
- 1 & 2
- 1 & 3
- 2 & 3
- None of the above
- Not enough information given
(6) Students responding #1 are relying on memory and would have
difficulty if a force other than gravity was involved.