Physics First Semester Final Review

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

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