Exam 6 Physics Numbers 1-5 2016-2017

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Exam 6 Physics Numbers 1-5 2016-2017

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A ball is whirled on a string, then the string breaks. What causes the ball to move off in a straight line?
    • A. 

      Centripetal acceleration

    • B. 

      Centripetal force

    • C. 

      Centrifugal force

    • D. 

      Inertia

  • 2. 
    When a car makes a sharp left turn, what causes the passengers to move toward the right side of the car?
    • A. 

      Centripetal acceleration

    • B. 

      Centripetal force

    • C. 

      Centrifugal force

    • D. 

      Inertia

  • 3. 
    What term describes a force that causes an object to move in a circular path?
    • A. 

      Circular force

    • B. 

      Centripetal acceleration

    • C. 

      Centripetal force

    • D. 

      Centrifugal force

  • 4. 
    A centripetal force acts
    • A. 

      In the same direction as tangential speed.

    • B. 

      In the direction opposite tangential speed.

    • C. 

      Perpendicular to the plane of circular motion.

    • D. 

      Perpendicular to tangential speed but in the same plane.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is due to inertia?
    • A. 

      A ball whirled in a circular motion stays in one plane.

    • B. 

      A ball whirled in a circular motion experiences centripetal acceleration directed toward the center of motion.

    • C. 

      A ball whirled in a circular motion experiences a centripetal force directed toward the center of motion.

    • D. 

      A ball whirled in a circular motion will move off in a straight line if the string breaks.

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