The Socratic Problem Solutions
The Socratic Method is to teach by asking questions. In the following sample problems you are guided to the solution by being asked a series of questions. If your answer is the correct one then you proceed; if it is incorrect then you are provided with a comment on your error and given another chance.
The lessons are useless if you just blindly guess and stumble through the various steps. There is ample research to show that the effectiveness of the lesson is obtained by thinking about your answer at each stage.
The problems are taken with permission from the textbook "Physics for Tomorrow's World" by E.L. McFarland and A.J. Hirsch, (Ed. 2007).
Problem 2-1(c) Average speed
Problem 2-10 Speed and velocity
Problem 2-43 Free fall
Problem 2-62 Distance and speed
Problem 2-86 Linear Kinematics
Problem 2-95 Linear Kinematics
Problem 2-98 Linear Kinematics
Problem 2-99 v-t graph
Problem 2-101 Linear Kinematics
Uniform Circular Motion
Forces and Newton's Laws
Forces and Circular Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Problem 7-23 Work
Problem 7-35 Work-energy theorem
Problem 7-43 Work, grav. PE
Problem 7-49 (b) Energy cons.
Problem 7-51 Energy cons.
Problem 7-62 Energy cons. with friction
Problem 7-65 Energy cons. with friction
Problem 7-83 Power
Momentum and Collisions
Electric Charge, Force and Fields
Electric Potential Energy, Electric Potential and Current
Problem 11-33 Electric potential
Problem 11-35 Potential and kinematics
Problem 11-46 Current and potential change
Problem 11-55 Potential and kinematics in thundercloud
Problem 11-71 Grav & Elec Potential