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Mr. King's Chapter 10 Physics Test

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1.  Which has greater linear speed, a horse near the outside rail of a merry-go round or a horse near the inside rail?
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2.  Which has greater angular speed, a horse near the outside rail of a merry-go-round or a horse near the inside rail?
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3.  What is the direction of the force that acts on clothes in the spin cycle of a washing machine?
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4.  A tin can whirled on the end of a string moves in a circle because
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5.  If you whirl a tin can on the end of a string and the string suddenly breaks, the can will
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6.  A lady bug rests on the bottom of a tin can that is being whirled horizontally on the end of a string. Since the ladybug, like the can, moves in a circle, there must be a force on it. What exerts this force?
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7.  People in the future may well live inside a rotating space structure that is more than 2 km in diameter. Inside the structure, people on the inside of the outer edge will experience 1 g while people halfway to the axis will experience 
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8.  "Centrifugal forces" are an apparent reality to observers in a reference frame that is 
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9.  As the rotational speed of a space habitat increases, the weight of people inside
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10.  A car travels in a circle with constant speed. The net force on the car
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11.  If Earth rotated more slowly about its axis, your weight would 
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12.  A possible space habitat of the future is a cylinder in space rotating about its long axis. What is the relative gravitational field along the axis of the habitat?
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13.  When a railroad train rounds a banded track, the centripetal force needed comes not from friction, but from the 
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14.  The centripetal force exerted on stunt motorcyclist Biker Bob while riding on the inner vertical surface of a circular track is
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15.  Nellie Newton swings a rock into a circular path while holding an attached string overhead. The string makes a 45-degree angle to the vertical (compromising a "conical pendulum") the centripetal force that holds the rock in its circular path is the 
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16.  Stunt motorcyclist Biker Bob rides his bike inside a futuristic rotating space station- a giant rotating doughnuts- shaped structure in space. The normal support force feels like weight to him. As he rides his bike in the same direction that the station rotates, the normal force
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17.  Stunt motorcyclist Biker Bob rides his bike inside a futuristic rotating space station-- a giant rotating doughnut-shaped structure in space. The normal support force feels like weight to  him. As he rides his bike in the opposite direction to the station's rotation, the normal force
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18.  A space habitat is designed so that the variation in g between a perso's head and feet is less than 0.01 g. If the person is 2 m tall, the the radius of the habitat is
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19.  A game room in a rotating space habitat is located in a 0.25 g region. If a person can jump 0.5 m high in a 1 g region, how high can the same person jump in the game room
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20.  Earth rotates and revolves through space. Earth rotates about the ___, which is an ___ axis. Earth revolves about the ___, which is an ___ axis. 
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