Online Test For Scalars And Vectors

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S. S. C Maharashtra Board - Class 11th


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What​ is a⋅b if a=3i−j and b=2i+j+4k

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      -2

    • D.

      0.4

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    To find the dot product of two vectors, we multiply their corresponding components and then add them together. In this case, a.b = (3 * 2) + (-1 * 1) + (0 * 4) = 6 - 1 + 0 = 5. Therefore, the dot product of vectors a and b is 5.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following​ is not true?

    • A.

      A) A . (B . C) = scalar value

    • B.

      b) A . (B x C) = scalar value

    • C.

      C) A x (B . C) = scalar value

    • D.

      D) A x (B x C) = vector value

    Correct Answer
    C. C) A x (B . C) = scalar value
    Explanation
    The dot product of two vectors results in a scalar value, so option c) is not true.

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  • 3. 

    Find whether the vectors are parallel, (-2,1,-1) and (0,3,1)

    • A.

      A) Parallel

    • B.

      B) Collinearly parallel

    • C.

      C) Not parallel

    • D.

      D) Data insufficient

    Correct Answer
    C. C) Not parallel
    Explanation
    The given vectors (-2,1,-1) and (0,3,1) are not parallel because parallel vectors have the same direction or are in the same line. In this case, the two vectors have different directions as their components are not proportional to each other. Therefore, the correct answer is c) Not parallel.

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  • 4. 

    The work done of vectors force F and distance d, separated by angle θ can be calculated using,

    • A.

      A) Cross product

    • B.

      B) Dot product

    • C.

      C) Addition of two vectors

    • D.

      D) Cannot be calculated

    Correct Answer
    B. B) Dot product
    Explanation
    The dot product is used to calculate the work done of vectors force F and distance d separated by angle θ. The dot product of two vectors gives the magnitude of one vector multiplied by the magnitude of the projection of the other vector onto the first vector. In this case, the dot product of force F and distance d gives the magnitude of the force multiplied by the component of the distance in the direction of the force, which represents the work done. Therefore, the correct answer is b) Dot product.

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  • 5. 

    The cross product of the vectors 3i + 4j – 5k and –i + j – 2k is

    • A.

      A) 3i – 11j + 7k

    • B.

      B) -3i + 11j + 7k

    • C.

      C) -3i – 11j – 7k

    • D.

      D) -3i + 11j – 7k

    Correct Answer
    B. B) -3i + 11j + 7k
    Explanation
    The cross product of two vectors is a vector that is perpendicular to both of the original vectors. To find the cross product, we can use the formula: A x B = (AyBz - AzBy)i + (AzBx - AxBz)j + (AxBy - AyBx)k In this case, A = 3i + 4j - 5k and B = -i + j - 2k. Plugging in the values, we get: A x B = ((4)(-2) - (-5)(1))i + ((-5)(-1) - (3)(-2))j + ((3)(1) - (4)(-1))k = (-8 + 5)i + (5 + 6)j + (3 + 4)k = -3i + 11j + 7k Therefore, the correct answer is b) -3i + 11j + 7k.

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  • 6. 

    A person is holding a bucket by applying a force of 10N. He moves a horizontal distance of 5m and then climbs up a vertical distance of 10m. Find the total work done by him

    • A.

      A) 50J

    • B.

      B) 150J

    • C.

      C) 100J

    • D.

      D) 200J

    Correct Answer
    A. A) 50J
    Explanation
    The work done by a person is equal to the force applied multiplied by the distance moved in the direction of the force. In this case, the person applies a force of 10N and moves a horizontal distance of 5m, so the work done in the horizontal direction is 10N * 5m = 50J. The person then climbs up a vertical distance of 10m, but since the force is perpendicular to the displacement, no work is done in the vertical direction. Therefore, the total work done by the person is 50J.

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  • 7. 

    A gardener pushes a lawn roller through a distance of 20m. If he applies a force of 20kg weight in a direction inclined at 60° to the ground, find the work done by him. (g=9.8m/s2)

    • A.

      A) 400J

    • B.

      B) 1960J

    • C.

      C) 250J

    • D.

      D) 2514J

    Correct Answer
    B. B) 1960J
    Explanation
    The work done by the gardener can be calculated using the formula: work = force x distance x cos(angle). In this case, the force applied is 20kg weight, which can be converted to Newtons by multiplying it with the acceleration due to gravity (9.8m/s^2). The distance covered is 20m. The angle between the force and the direction of motion is 60 degrees. Plugging in these values into the formula, we get: work = (20kg x 9.8m/s^2) x 20m x cos(60 degrees) = 1960J.

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  • 8. 

    Two vectors have a resultant equal to either. The angle between them is

    • A.

      A) 60°

    • B.

      B) 120°

    • C.

      C) 90°

    • D.

      D) 100°

    Correct Answer
    B. B) 120°
    Explanation
    When two vectors have a resultant equal to either, it means that the magnitude of the resultant vector is equal to the magnitude of each individual vector. In order for this to happen, the vectors must be equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. The angle between two vectors that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction is 180°. However, since the options only include angles less than 180°, the closest option is 120°.

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  • 9. 

    Two forces whose magnitudes are in ratio of 3:5 give a resultant of 35N. If the angle of inclination is 60°, calculate the magnitude of each force.

    • A.

      A) 15N and 35N

    • B.

      B) 15N and 25N

    • C.

      C) 10N and 15N

    • D.

      D) 20N and 5N

    Correct Answer
    B. B) 15N and 25N
  • 10. 

    ___ _ is an example of a scalar quantity

    • A.

      A) Velocity

    • B.

      B) Acceleration

    • C.

      C) Volume

    • D.

      D) Force

    Correct Answer
    C. C) Volume
    Explanation
    Volume is an example of a scalar quantity because it only has magnitude and no direction. Scalar quantities are described by their magnitude alone, without any reference to direction. Velocity, acceleration, and force, on the other hand, are vector quantities as they have both magnitude and direction.

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  • 11. 

    ___ is an example of a vector quantity

    • A.

      A) Mass

    • B.

      B) Force

    • C.

      C) Density

    • D.

      D) Speed

    Correct Answer
    B. B) Force
    Explanation
    Force is an example of a vector quantity because it has both magnitude and direction. In physics, a vector quantity is defined as a quantity that has both magnitude and direction. Force is a vector quantity because it not only represents the amount of push or pull applied to an object (magnitude), but also the direction in which the force is applied. This is in contrast to scalar quantities, such as mass or density, which only have magnitude and no specific direction.

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  • 12. 

    A scalar quantity:

    • A.

      a) always has mass

    • B.

      B) is a quantity that is completely specified by its magnitude

    • C.

      C) shows direction

    • D.

      D) does not have units

    Correct Answer
    B. B) is a quantity that is completely specified by its magnitude
    Explanation
    A scalar quantity is a type of measurement that is completely described by its magnitude, or size, and does not have a direction associated with it. This means that it does not involve any specific units or measurements of mass, as mentioned in option a. Option c is incorrect because scalar quantities do not show direction, unlike vector quantities. Therefore, the correct answer is b) is a quantity that is completely specified by its magnitude.

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  • 13. 

    A vector quantity

    • A.

      A) can be a dimensionless quantity

    • B.

      B) specifies only magnitude

    • C.

      C) specifies only direction

    • D.

      D) specifies both a magnitude and a direction

    Correct Answer
    D. D) specifies both a magnitude and a direction
    Explanation
    A vector quantity is a type of quantity that has both magnitude and direction. This means that it not only represents a numerical value (magnitude) but also indicates the orientation or position in space (direction). Examples of vector quantities include velocity, force, displacement, and acceleration. These quantities require both magnitude and direction to fully describe their characteristics and cannot be represented by just a numerical value or just a direction alone. Therefore, option d) specifies both a magnitude and a direction, making it the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    A boy pushes against the wall with 50 pounds of force. The wall does not move. The resultant force is:

    • A.

      A) -50 pounds

    • B.

      B) 100 pounds

    • C.

      C) 0 pounds

    • D.

      D) -75 pounds

    Correct Answer
    C. C) 0 pounds
    Explanation
    When the boy pushes against the wall with 50 pounds of force, the wall exerts an equal and opposite force of 50 pounds on the boy according to Newton's third law of motion. Since the wall does not move, it means that the forces are balanced. The resultant force is the sum of all the forces acting on an object, and in this case, it is zero pounds. Therefore, the correct answer is c) 0 pounds.

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  • 15. 

    A man walks 3 miles north then turns right and walks 4 miles east. The resultant displacement is:

    • A.

      A) 1 mile SW

    • B.

      B) 7 miles NE

    • C.

      C) 5 miles NE

    • D.

      D) 5 miles E

    Correct Answer
    C. C) 5 miles NE
    Explanation
    The man initially walks 3 miles north, which means he is moving in a direction that is directly opposite to the south. Then, he turns right and walks 4 miles east. The resultant displacement is the straight line distance from the starting point to the ending point. Since the man walks 3 miles north and then 4 miles east, the resultant displacement is a right-angled triangle with sides of 3 miles and 4 miles. Using the Pythagorean theorem, we can calculate the hypotenuse, which is the resultant displacement. The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. In this case, the square of the hypotenuse is 3^2 + 4^2 = 9 + 16 = 25. Taking the square root of 25 gives us 5. Therefore, the resultant displacement is 5 miles, and since the man is moving north and east, the direction is northeast.

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  • 16. 

    The difference between speed and velocity is:

    • A.

      A) speed has no units

    • B.

      B) speed shows only magnitude, while velocity represents both magnitude (strength) and direction

    • C.

      C) they use different units to represent their magnitude

    • D.

      D) velocity has a higher magnitude

    Correct Answer
    B. B) speed shows only magnitude, while velocity represents both magnitude (strength) and direction
    Explanation
    Speed and velocity are both measures of how fast an object is moving, but they differ in that velocity also includes information about the direction of motion. Speed is a scalar quantity, meaning it only has magnitude (the numerical value) and no direction. On the other hand, velocity is a vector quantity, meaning it has both magnitude and direction. So, while speed tells us how fast an object is moving, velocity tells us both how fast it is moving and in which direction it is moving.

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  • 17. 

    The resultant magnitude of two vectors

    • A.

      A) Is always positive

    • B.

      B) Can never be zero

    • C.

      C) Can never be negative

    • D.

      D) Is usually zero

    Correct Answer
    C. C) Can never be negative
    Explanation
    The resultant magnitude of two vectors can never be negative because magnitude represents the size or length of a vector, which is always a positive quantity. The addition of two vectors can result in a vector with a magnitude of zero if they cancel each other out, but it cannot be negative.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is not true.

    • A.

      A) velocity can be negative

    • B.

      B) velocity is a vector

    • C.

      C) speed is a scalar

    • D.

      D) speed can be negative

    Correct Answer
    D. D) speed can be negative
    Explanation
    Speed is defined as the magnitude of velocity, which means it only considers the magnitude or size of the velocity vector. Since speed only considers the magnitude, it cannot be negative as it represents the distance traveled per unit of time. Therefore, the statement that "speed can be negative" is not true.

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  • 19. 

    In scalar, there is only addition and subtraction of

    • A.

      A)Number

    • B.

      B)Number according to direction

    • C.

      C)Number according to unit

    • D.

      D)B and C both

    Correct Answer
    C. C)Number according to unit
    Explanation
    In scalar, the addition and subtraction operations are only performed on numbers according to their units. This means that the units of the numbers being added or subtracted must be the same. This is because scalar quantities only have magnitude and no direction, so the units play a crucial role in determining the validity of the operation. Therefore, the correct answer is c) Number according to unit.

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  • 20. 

    If two forces of 20 N towards north and 12 N towards south are acting on an object. resultant force will be

    • A.

      A) 32 N toward north

    • B.

      B) 20 N towards north

    • C.

      C) 32 N towards south

    • D.

      D) 8 N towards north

    Correct Answer
    D. D) 8 N towards north
    Explanation
    The resultant force can be found by subtracting the force towards south from the force towards north. Therefore, the resultant force is 20 N - 12 N = 8 N towards north.

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  • 21. 

    What is the magnitude of a unit vector?

    • A.

      A) It has no magnitude

    • B.

      B) Zero

    • C.

      C) Constant but not zero

    • D.

      D) Unity

    Correct Answer
    D. D) Unity
    Explanation
    A unit vector is a vector that has a magnitude of 1. Therefore, the magnitude of a unit vector is unity.

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  • 22. 

    Walking of a man is an example of

    • A.

      A) Resolution of forces

    • B.

      B) Addition of vectors

    • C.

      C) Subtraction of vectors

    • D.

      D) Multiplication of vectors

    Correct Answer
    A. A) Resolution of forces
    Explanation
    Explanation: While walking, a person presses the ground with his feet slightly slanted in the backward direction. The ground exerts upon him an equal and opposite reaction. Its horizontal component enables the person to move forward while the vertical component balances this weight.

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  • 23. 

    Which have the following has zero magnitude?

    • A.

      A) Fixed vector

    • B.

      B) Zero vector

    • C.

      C) Modulus of a vector

    • D.

      D) Unit vector

    Correct Answer
    B. B) Zero vector
    Explanation
    Explanation: A zero or null vector is a vector that has zero magnitude and an arbitrary direction. The velocity vector of a stationary object is a zero vector.

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  • 24. 

    For a body moving in a circular path, the work done by the centripetal force is

    • A.

      A) Negative

    • B.

      B) Positive

    • C.

      C) Constant

    • D.

      D) Zero

    Correct Answer
    D. D) Zero
    Explanation
    For a body moving in a circular path, the centripetal force and the displacement are perpendicular to each other. So the work done by the centripetal force is zero.

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  • 25. 

    When a coolie walks on a horizontal platform with a load on his head, the work done by the coolie on the load is zero. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a coolie walks on a horizontal platform with load on his head, he applies force in the upward direction equal to its weight. The displacement of the load is along the horizontal direction. Thus the work done by the coolie on the load is zero.

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