First Law Of Motion- Inertia

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  • 1. 
    __________, a premier scientist in the seventeenth century, developed the concept of inertia.
  • 2. 
    Imagine a place in the cosmos far from all gravitational and frictional influences. Suppose that you visit that place (just suppose) and throw a rock. The rock will
    • A. 

      Gradually stop.

    • B. 

      Continue in motion in the same direction at constant speed.

    • C. 

      Will not move.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Mac and Tosh are arguing in the cafeteria. Mac says that if he flings the Jell-O with a greater speed it will have a greater inertia. Tosh argues that inertia does not depend upon speed, but rather upon mass. Who do you agree with?
    • A. 

      Mac

    • B. 

      Tosh

    • C. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    Supposing you were in space in a weightless environment, would it require a force to set an object in motion?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

    • C. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Fred spends most Sunday afternoons at rest on the sofa, watching pro football games and consuming large quantities of food. What effect (if any) does this practice have upon his inertia?
    • A. 

      Fred's inertia stays the same!

    • B. 

      Fred's inertia will decrease!

    • C. 

      Fred's inertia will increase!

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    __________ is the tendency of an object to resist changes in its state of motion.
  • 7. 
    _________ is the speed with a direction.
  • 8. 
    ______________ states that "An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force."
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