Exam 4 Physics Numbers 11-15 2016-2017

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Exam 4 Physics Numbers 11-15 2016-2017

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    11. Which of the following is true of the conservation of energy?
    • A. 

      A. Kinetic energy is always conserved.

    • B. 

      B. Potential energy is always conserved.

    • C. 

      C. Mechanical energy is always conserved.

    • D. 

      D. Total energy is always conserved.

  • 2. 
    12. The mechanical energy of a system of objects is
    • A. 

      A. the sum of kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy.

    • B. 

      B. the sum of kinetic energy and elastic potential energy.

    • C. 

      C. the sum of kinetic energy and all relevant forms of potential energy.

    • D. 

      D. the sum of all forms of energy.

  • 3. 
    13. Mechanical energy is not conserved when
    • A. 

      A. gravitational potential energy is converted to kinetic energy.

    • B. 

      B. kinetic energy is converted to gravitational potential energy.

    • C. 

      C. kinetic energy is converted to elastic potential energy.

    • D. 

      D. friction cannot be ignored.

  • 4. 
    14. In which of the following situations is mechanical energy ALMOST conserved?
    • A. 

      A. A football flies through the air.

    • B. 

      B. A feather falls from the sky.

    • C. 

      C. A figure skater gliding on the ice.

    • D. 

      D. A hockey player digs his skates into the ice.

  • 5. 
    15. Which of the following is evidence that frictional forces are present in a system?
    • A. 

      A. Interactions in the system cause an increase in temperature.

    • B. 

      B. Interactions in the system produce sound.

    • C. 

      C. Mechanical energy is not conserved.

    • D. 

      D. all of the above

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