Physics First Semester Final Review

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Review for first semester


 
  
Created Jan 6, 2010
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Area of physics that studies motion and its causes.
 
Mechanics
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According to the scientific method, how should conclusions be stated?
 
in a form that can be evaluated by others
3
SI  unit to measure mass
 
gram
4
Poor precision in scientific measurement may arise from?
 
humman error
5
A baker making a loaf of bread deals with which area of physics
 
thermodynamics
6
According to the scientific method, why do physicist make observations and collect data?
 
to ask a question
7
Delta means
 
difference or change
8
SI unit for time
 
second
9
mm represents
 
millimeter
10
area of physics that studies heat and temperature
 
thermodynamics
11
listening to your favorite radio station involves which area of physics
 
vibrations and wave phenomena
12
A hiker uses a compass to navigate through the woods. Identify the area of physics that this...
 
electromagnetism
13
According to the scientific method, how does a physicist formulate and objectively test hypotheses?
 
by experiments
14
The most appropriate SI unit for measuring the length of an automobile is the
 
meter
15
If some measurements agree closely with each other but differ widely from the actual value,...
 
precise but not accurate
16
The Greek letter delta, D, indicates a(n)
 
difference or change
17
The Greek letter sigma, S, indicates a(n
 
sum
18
What is the symbol for a time interval?
 
Dt
19
What is the speed of an object at rest?
 
0.0 m/s
20
A dolphin swims 1.85 km/h. How far has the dolphin traveled after 0.60 h? (s = d / t)
 
1.1 km
21
Acceleration is
 
rate of change of velocity
22
When velocity is positive and acceleration is negative, what happens to the object’s motion?
 
object slows down
23
A toy car is given an initial velocity of 5.0 m/s and experiences a constant acceleration of...
 
17 m/s
24
A soccer ball is kicked horizontally. What is its average speed if its displacement is 21.0...
 
5.25 m/s
25
Which of the following is a value for the acceleration of objects in free fall?
 
–9.81 m/s2
26
Acceleration due to gravity is also called
 
free fall acceleration
27
Objects that are falling toward Earth move
 
faster and faster
28
Which would hit the ground first if dropped from the same height in a vacuum, a feather or...
 
they would hit the ground at the same time
29
Which would fall with greater acceleration in a vacuum, a leaf or a stone?
 
they accelerate at the same rate
30
 physphysical quantity that has a magnitude but no direction?
 
scalar
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physiphysical quantity that has both magnitude and direction?
 
vector
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 example of a vector quantity?
 
velocity
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Which of the following is the motion of objects moving in two dimensions under the influence...
 
projectile motion

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