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 2007 Problem Topic Comment 1 Kinematics Position-time equation Kinematics 7 2 Kinematics Velocity-time graph Dynamics 6 3 Kinematics Average velocity Energy 7 4 Kinematics Free fall Collisions 3 5 Dynamics Force and effects System of Masses 2 6 Kinematics Position from velocity-time equation Rigid Bodies 8 7 Energy Comparison of amounts Oscillatory Motion 3 8 Gravity Gravitational potential energy Gravity 2 9 System of Masses Motion of center of mass Fluids 0 10 Rigid Bodies Rotational analog of Newton’s 2nd Law Other 0 11 Rigid Bodies Moments of inertia and energy 38 12 Dynamics Statics, balance of torques 13 Collisions Conservation laws 14 Dynamics Direction of forces 15 System of Masses Translational and rotational dynamics 16 Collisions Conservation laws 17 Kinematics Acceleration over time in projectile motion 18 Energy Conservation of energy 19 Energy Spring and conservation of energy 20 Collisions Energy, momentum, and velocity 21 Rigid Bodies Value of moments of inertia 22 Energy Work, energy, momentum 23 Gravity Centripetal force 24 Kinematics Projectile motion 25 Oscillatory Motion Period in water 26 Dynamics Kinematics and coefficient of friction 27 Rigid Bodies Conservation laws, centripetal force 28 Rigid Bodies Analysis of bicycle, equilibrium 29 Rigid Bodies Analysis of bicycle, equilibrium 30 Rigid Bodies Analysis of bicycle, equilibrium 31 Rigid Bodies Rotational inertia of a rod 32 Oscillatory Motion Angular frequency 33 Oscillatory Motion Angular frequency 34 Dynamics Object winding up around a cylinder 35 Energy Kinetic energy of object 36 Dynamics Original length of rope 37 Energy Ratio of velocities 38 Energy Ratio of kinetic energies 2008 1 Kinematics Uniform acceleration equations Kinematics 7 2 Kinematics Displacement Dynamics 6 3 Kinematics Velocity from position-time graph Energy 1 4 Kinematics Displacement from velocity-time graph Collisions 3 5 Kinematics a-t graph from v-t graph System of Masses 2 6 Kinematics Projectile motion and range Rigid Bodies 1 7 Collisions Conservation laws Oscillatory Motion 1 8 Dynamics Friction and centripetal force Gravity 3 9 Collisions Conservation laws Fluids 0 10 Dynamics Dynamics Other 1 11 Dynamics Dynamics 25 12 Rigid Bodies Moments of inertia and kinetic energy 13 Oscillatory Motion Spring constant and amplitude 14 System of Masses Angular momentum and energy 15 Dynamics Statics, balance of torques 16 Dynamics Spring and acceleration 17 Dynamics Spring and acceleration 18 Gravity Potential and kinetic energy 19 Energy Power and acceleration 20 Elasticity Young’s modulus, Elimination of answers 21 System of Masses Conservation laws 22 Collisions Conservation laws and circular motion 23 Gravity Relationship between variables 24 Kinematics Bouncing ball 25 Gravity Velocity and orbit 2009 1 Collisions Impulse and pressure Kinematics 7 2 Collisions Motion after elastic collision Dynamics 4 3 Collisions Motion after inelastic collision Energy 1 4 Dynamics Apparent weight Collisions 5 5 Gravity Comparison after angular momentum System of Masses 0 6 Kinematics Projectile motion, velocity and angle Rigid Bodies 1 7 Kinematics Uniform acceleration equations Oscillatory Motion 3 8 Kinematics Rotational motion, Ï‰-t graph Gravity 3 9 Kinematics Rotational motion, Ï‰-t graph Fluids 0 10 Kinematics Projectile motion Other 1 11 Kinematics a-t graph, work 25 12 Energy Work 13 Dynamics Statics, torque 14 Collisions 15 Dynamics Determining coefficient of friction 16 Oscillatory Motion Angular frequency of oscillation 17 Experiment Measure quantities in SI units 18 Oscillatory Motion Period of pendulum 19 Kinematics Projectile motion, height and range 20 Collisions Conservation laws 21 Gravity Gravitational potential energy 22 Gravity Period of orbit 23 Oscillatory Motion Simple harmonic motion, Power 24 Dynamics Tipping over of box 25 Rigid Bodies Angular velocity, friction 2010 1 Kinematics Position-time graph Kinematics 6 2 Kinematics Velocity-time graph Dynamics 6 3 Kinematics Acceleration-time graph Energy 4 4 Kinematics Free fall Collisions 1 5 Kinematics Projectile motion System of Masses 2 6 Kinematics Projectile motion, height and range Rigid Bodies 2 7 Dynamics Centripetal force, angular momentum Oscillatory Motion 0 8 Dynamics Friction, acceleration Gravity 3 9 Dynamics Acceleration Fluids 1 10 Dynamics Acceleration, friction Other 0 11 Dynamics Statics 25 12 Energy Kinetic energy and projectile motion 13 Rigid Bodies Energy and moment of inertia 14 Collisions Conservation laws, friction 15 System of Masses Conservation laws 16 System of Masses Conservation laws 17 Gravity Potential energy of configuration 18 Energy Force and potential energy 19 Energy Potential and position-time graph 20 Energy Position-time graph, energy 21 Gravity Gravitational self potential energy 22 Dynamics Centripetal force 23 Fluids Cross-sectional area and velocity 24 Rigid Bodies Determining moments of inertia 25 Gravity Energy and velocity 2011 1 Kinematics Average speed and displacement Kinematics 5 2 Kinematics Velocity-time graph Dynamics 3 3 Kinematics Velocity-time graph Energy 2 4 Kinematics Velocity-time graph Collisions 1 5 Gravity Centripetal acceleration System of Masses 0 6 Collisions Conservation laws Rigid Bodies 4 7 Rigid Bodies Angular momentum, energy Oscillatory Motion 4 8 Fluids Fraction of block floating Gravity 3 9 Dynamics Force on length of spring Fluids 2 10 Oscillatory Motion Factors that increase period Other 1 11 Fluids Water level – time graph 25 12 Gravity Compressive force 13 Rigid Bodies Statics, balance of torques 14 Kinematics Free fall 15 Oscillatory Motion Determination of spring constant 16 Dynamics Statics, friction 17 Dynamics Acceleration 18 Energy Friction, conservation laws 19 Oscillatory Motion Return to origin 20 Oscillatory Motion Amplitude 21 Dimensional Analysis Same units 22 Energy Torque, rotation frequency, and power 23 Gravity Kepler’s laws 24 Rigid Bodies Rotation, power, friction 25 Rigid Bodies Comparison of motion down a plane 2012 1 Kinematics Free fall Kinematics 4 2 Kinematics Projectile motion, height and range Dynamics 5 3 Dynamics Angle for toppling Energy 3 4 System of Masses Conservation laws Collisions 1 5 Collisions Loss of kinetic energy System of Masses 1 6 Kinematics Free fall Rigid Bodies 2 7 Kinematics Free fall Oscillatory Motion 3 8 Energy Friction, conservation of energy Gravity 2 9 Gravity Escape velocity Fluids 2 10 Rigid Bodies Comparison of acceleration down a plane Other 2 11 Dynamics Change in forces over time 25 12 Dynamics Change in forces over time 13 Energy Work and velocity 14 Rigid Bodies Torque, moments of inertia 15 Energy Power and velocity 16 Oscillatory Motion Vibration frequency of spring 17 Oscillatory Motion Period-amplitude graph 18 Oscillatory Motion Relationship between variables 19 Fluids Energy, power, velocity 20 Fluids Buoyancy, apparent weight 21 Dynamics Change in height of springs 22 Dimensional Analysis Equivalent units 23 Experiment Equipments used to determine constants 24 Dynamics Determining spring constant 25 Gravity Comparison of velocities and orbits 2013 1 Kinematics Uniform acceleration equations Kinematics 3 2 Kinematics Elastic collision with wall Dynamics 8 3 Kinematics Projectile motion Energy 5 4 Dynamics Statics, balance of torques Collisions 1 5 Dynamics Aparent weight, velocity System of Masses 2 6 Dynamics Aparent weight, velocity Rigid Bodies 2 7 Energy Comparison of momentum and energy Oscillatory Motion 1 8 Energy Conservation laws Gravity 1 9 Energy Conservation laws Fluids 1 10 Rigid Bodies Difference between solid and hollow spheres Other 1 11 System of Masses Normal force of system to table 25 12 Rigid Bodies Acceleration and moments of inertia 13 Gravity Velocity and distance 14 Collisions Velocity of center of mass 15 Fluids Fraction of rod above water 16 Dimensional Analysis Same units 17 Dynamics Change in forces over time 18 System of Masses Conservation laws 19 Dynamics Tension, pendulum 20 Dynamics Tension, pendulum 21 Oscillatory Motion Determination of period 22 Dynamics Statics, balance of torques 23 Energy Determination of spring constant 24 Energy Extension of cord 25 Dynamics Power and velocity 2014 1 Dynamics Angular momentum and acceleration vectors Kinematics 0 2 Rigid Bodies Direcction of force Dynamics 7 3 Fluids Floating object Energy 5 4 System of Masses Conservation laws Collisions 2 5 Dynamics Torques, centripetal force System of Masses 3 6 Collisions Coefficient of restitution Rigid Bodies 2 7 Dynamics Statics, balance of torques Oscillatory Motion 1 8 Oscillatory Motion Determining period Gravity 2 9 Energy Impulse, velocity Fluids 1 10 Dynamics Tension, centripetal force Other 2 11 Energy Energy graphs 25 12 Dimensional Analysis Same units 13 Dimensional Analysis Same units 14 Rigid Bodies Translational and rotational kinetic energy 15 Energy Power and velocity 16 Collisions Speed ratio 17 Gravity Determining gravitational acceleration 18 Dynamics Tension, pulley system 19 Dynamics Air resistance 20 Energy Centripetal force 21 Dynamics Moments of inertia, pulley system 22 Gravity Relationship between variables 23 System of Masses Impulse, conservation laws 24 System of Masses Velocity turns through an angle 25 Energy Friction, conservation laws 2015 1 Kinematics Addition of velocities Kinematics 4 2 Kinematics Average speed Dynamics 4 3 Energy Force and power Energy 6 4 Dynamics Graph analysis of motion Collisions 4 5 Kinematics Projectile motion System of Masses 0 6 Collisions Conservation of momentum Rigid Bodies 0 7 Collisions Conservation of momentum Oscillatory Motion 2 8 Collisions Conservation of momentum Gravity 0 9 Collisions Conservation of momentum Fluids 2 10 Energy Analysis of kinetic energies from collisions Other 3 11 Fluids Buoyancy 25 12 Dynamics Acceleration of pendulum 13 Dynamics Direction of pendulum acceleration 14 Dynamics Forces and circular motion 15 Energy Work-energy theorem 16 Energy Analysis of potential energy graph 17 Dimensional Analysis Dimensional analysis 18 Graphs Re-expression of data 19 Oscillatory Motion Oscillation of a liquid in a U-tube 20 Fluids Balance of forces, equilibrium 21 Kinematics Coefficient of restituion, infinite series 22 Energy Graph analysis 23 Energy Vertical spring, conservation of energy 24 Waves Transverse wave, fundamental frequencies 25 Oscillatory Motion Coupled oscillators Percent Average appearance TOTAL: 18.07 4.52 Kinematics 43 20.59 5.15 Dynamics 49 14.29 3.57 Energy 34 8.82 2.21 Collisions 21 5.04 1.26 System of Masses 12 9.24 2.31 Rigid Bodies 22 7.56 1.89 Oscillatory Motion 18 7.98 2.00 Gravity 19 3.78 0.95 Fluids 9 4.62 1.16 Other 11 100 25 238