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Homework Help: Need Help w/ Massachusetts Physics Standards

  1. May 29, 2014 #1
    I apologize for posting something like this here, I understand that it does not follow the given guidelines, however I am unable to find any good resources for myself. I am taking the Introductory Physics MCAS test and I need to learn and understand the following standards that I cannot quite wrap my mind around:

    “Standard: 5.1 - Recognize that an electric charge tends to be static on insulators and can move on and in conductors. Explain that energy can produce a separation of charges.”

    “Standard: 5.5 - Explain how electric current is a flow of charge caused by a potential difference (voltage) and how power is equal to current multiplied by voltage.”

    “Standard: 6.2 - Describe the electromagnetic spectrum in terms of frequency and wavelength and identify the locations of radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet), ultraviolet rays, x-rays, and gamma rays on the spectrum.”

    I've managed to simplify many of the other standards that I don't understand in order to learn them in a quicker and more efficient fashion, however, I do not understand these Standards on a level that will allow me even to simplify their wording, or find online resources for learning about what they speak of. I was hoping that someone here could direct me to an online resource that could teach me about what is mentioned in the listed Standards, or simplify their wording to a point where I can understand them even with the basic knowledge I have, allowing me to learn what I need by myself.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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  3. May 29, 2014 #2
    For 6.2, you basically need to draw a picture. I am not sure how I can help you with that, the only way I could do it is if I could somehow give you a .pdf file.
  4. May 29, 2014 #3
    you need to read an introductory text book. Have you done that?
  5. May 30, 2014 #4
    I have not yet read an introductory textbook, however it is a good idea to go through one of those, so I am probably going to go through the Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics book for more information. This should be helpful, I didn't even think to check my school's library for a textbook, so thanks for the reminder! And thank you Austrian, I am starting to research and learn more on 6.2, and I am understanding it more now.
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