Chapter 2: Newton's First Law Of Motion, Inertia

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  • 1. 
    Whereas Aristotle relied on logic in explaining nature, Galileo relied on
    • A. 

      Logic also

    • B. 

      Patterns

    • C. 

      Experiment

    • D. 

      Mathematics

  • 2. 
    The scientist to first introduce the concept of inertia was
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Galileo

    • C. 

      Newton

    • D. 

      Copernicus

  • 3. 
    Galileo's interpretation of motion differed from Aristotle's in that Galileo emphasized
    • A. 

      The acceleration of free fall

    • B. 

      Time rates

    • C. 

      The role of distance in describing motion

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    A sheet of paper can be withdrawn from under a container of milk without toppling it if the paper is jerked quickly. This best demonstrates that
    • A. 

      The milk carton has no acceleration

    • B. 

      There is an action-reaction pair of forces

    • C. 

      Gravity tends to hold the milk carton secure

    • D. 

      The milk carton has inertia

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    An object in mechanical equilibrium is an object
    • A. 

      At rest

    • B. 

      Moving with constant velocity

    • C. 

      Having no acceleration

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 6. 
    When you stand at rest on a pair of bathroom scales, the readings on the scales will always
    • A. 

      Each be half your weight

    • B. 

      Each equal your weight

    • C. 

      Add up to equal your weight

  • 7. 
    Hang from a pair of gym rings and the upward support forces of the rings will always
    • A. 

      Each be half your weight

    • B. 

      Each equal your weight

    • C. 

      Add up to equal your weight

  • 8. 
    A man weighing 800 N stands at rest on two bathroom scales so that his weight is distributed evenly over both scales. The reading on each scale is
    • A. 

      200 N

    • B. 

      400 N

    • C. 

      800 N

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    The force of friction on a sliding object is 10 N. The applied force needed to maintain a constant velocity is
    • A. 

      More than 10 N

    • B. 

      Less than 10 N

    • C. 

      10 N

  • 10. 
    A 300-kg bear grasping a vertical tree slides down at constant velocity. The friction force between the tree and the bear is
    • A. 

      30 N

    • B. 

      300 N

    • C. 

      3000 N

    • D. 

      More than 3000 N

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