Acceleration: Basic Reasoning Test! Trivia Quiz

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Acceleration: Basic Reasoning Test! Trivia Quiz

Let's see how much you score in this quiz of acceleration and gravity. Always remember to use a conceptual approach rather than complex calculations!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Atwood machine shown is suspended from a spring balance. The mass on one hanger is M, that on the other is (M+m). Suppose the heavier side (right side) hanger is fastened to the top pulley by a thread. The scale reads (2M+m). The thread is burned and the system accelerates. While the masses on the Atwood machine accelerate the spring balance reads
    • A. 

      The same as before

    • B. 

      More than before

    • C. 

      Less than before

    • D. 

      Zero

  • 2. 
    An atwood machine is suspended from one side of a beam balance. The Atwood machine's masses are held in place by a string, the system being in static balance. The string is then burned. During the acceleration the left side of the balance
    • A. 

      Does not move at all

    • B. 

      Moves up

    • C. 

      Moves down

    • D. 

      Oscillates

  • 3. 
    A beam balance is used again. This time the atwood machine spans all the way across. A small mass m is required to balance the system initially, when the Atwood machine's masses are held in place by a string. The string is then burned. During the acceleration the left side of the balance 
    • A. 

      Does not move at all

    • B. 

      Moves up

    • C. 

      Moves down

    • D. 

      Oscillates