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  • 1. 

    State newton's second law.

    • A.

      Acceleration of an object increase with increased force and decreases with decreased motion.

    • B.

      Acceleration of an object increase with increased force and decreases with decreased acceleration.

    • C.

      Acceleration of an object increase with increased force and decreases with decreased force.

    • D.

      Acceleration of an object increase with increased force and decreases with decreased mass.

    • E.

      Acceleration of an object increase with increased force and decreases with decreased velocity.

    Correct Answer
    D. Acceleration of an object increase with increased force and decreases with decreased mass.
    Explanation
    Newton's second law states that the acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the net force applied to it and inversely proportional to its mass. This means that as the force applied to an object increases, its acceleration will also increase. Conversely, as the mass of the object increases, its acceleration will decrease. Therefore, the correct answer is that the acceleration of an object increases with increased force and decreases with decreased mass.

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  • 2. 

    What is centripetal force?

  • 3. 

    Newton's third law of motion states that for every action there is equal and opposite           . 

    Correct Answer
    reaction
    Explanation
    Newton's third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This means that whenever an object exerts a force on another object, the second object exerts a force of the same magnitude but in the opposite direction on the first object. This principle applies to all types of forces, whether they are contact forces or forces acting at a distance. It is a fundamental law of physics that helps explain the motion and interactions of objects in the universe.

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  • 4. 

    An example of a system having both kinetic and potential energy would be

    • A.

      A piece of sugar

    • B.

      A book rest on the table

    • C.

      A stretch rubber band

    • D.

      An object in free fall

    Correct Answer
    D. An object in free fall
    Explanation
    An object in free fall would have both kinetic and potential energy. As the object falls, it gains kinetic energy due to its motion. At the same time, it also gains potential energy due to its height above the ground. As the object falls, its potential energy decreases while its kinetic energy increases, and the total energy of the system remains constant. Therefore, an object in free fall is an example of a system having both kinetic and potential energy.

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  • 5. 

    Kinetic energy is maximum for a roller coaster

    • A.

      At its highest points

    • B.

      At its lowest points

    • C.

      Somewhere in between

    • D.

      When there's no mass involved

    Correct Answer
    B. At its lowest points
    Explanation
    The roller coaster has the maximum kinetic energy at its lowest points because at these points, it has the highest speed. According to the law of conservation of energy, as the roller coaster descends from higher points to lower points, its potential energy is converted into kinetic energy. As the roller coaster loses height, it gains speed, resulting in maximum kinetic energy at its lowest points.

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  • 6. 

    According to Einstein, one kilogram of matter would give _____ Joules of energy.

    • A.

      9.0 × 10^16

    • B.

      3.24 × 10^17

    • C.

      11.1 × 10^17

    • D.

      5.61

    Correct Answer
    A. 9.0 × 10^16
    Explanation
    According to Einstein's famous equation E=mc^2, where E is energy, m is mass, and c is the speed of light, one kilogram of matter would give 9.0 × 10^16 Joules of energy.

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  • 7. 

    The capacity to do work

    • A.

      Electricity

    • B.

      Kilowatts

    • C.

      Energy

    • D.

      Force

    Correct Answer
    C. Energy
    Explanation
    Energy is the correct answer because it is the capacity to do work. Electricity, kilowatts, and force are all related to energy, but they are not the actual definition of energy itself. Energy can exist in different forms such as kinetic, potential, thermal, or chemical, and it can be converted from one form to another. Therefore, energy is the most accurate term to describe the capacity to do work.

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  • 8. 

    1 kg-m/sec/sec is equal to

    • A.

      1 Newton

    • B.

      1 pound

    • C.

      1000 Newton

    • D.

      9.81 kg

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 Newton
    Explanation
    1 kg-m/sec/sec is equal to 1 Newton because Newton is the unit of force in the International System of Units (SI). The unit of force is defined as the amount of force required to accelerate a mass of 1 kilogram by 1 meter per second per second. Thus, 1 kg-m/sec/sec is equivalent to 1 Newton.

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  • 9. 

    A truck is chasing a bicycle along a highway. Both have the same momentum. Which of the following is true?

    • A.

      The truck will eventually overtake the bicycle

    • B.

      The truck and bicycle have the same speed

    • C.

      The bicycle will outrun the truck

    • D.

      The bicycle will overtake the truck

    Correct Answer
    C. The bicycle will outrun the truck
    Explanation
    The momentum of an object is determined by its mass and velocity. Since the truck and bicycle have the same momentum, it means that their masses and velocities are inversely proportional. Given that a truck is typically much heavier than a bicycle, it implies that the bicycle must be moving at a much higher velocity than the truck. Therefore, the bicycle will outrun the truck.

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  • 10. 

    What example of Potential Energy is true?

    • A.

      Moving car

    • B.

      A book resting on table

    • C.

      A speeding bullet horizontally

    • D.

      A water drops on the turbine wheel

    Correct Answer
    B. A book resting on table
    Explanation
    A book resting on a table is an example of potential energy because it possesses stored energy due to its position relative to the ground. When the book is lifted off the table, work is done against gravity, and the potential energy increases. This potential energy can be converted into kinetic energy if the book is dropped, causing it to fall towards the ground. Therefore, the book resting on a table represents potential energy rather than the other options mentioned.

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  • 11. 

    A crank with a rope,a wheel,and an object can lift the object with ease

    • A.

      Screw

    • B.

      Wedge

    • C.

      Lever

    • D.

      Pulley

    Correct Answer
    D. Pulley
    Explanation
    A pulley is a simple machine that consists of a wheel with a groove in it. When a rope or a belt is threaded through the groove and one end is pulled, the pulley can lift heavy objects with ease. The pulley reduces the amount of force required to lift the object by distributing the weight evenly between multiple ropes or belts. This makes it a very efficient and effective tool for lifting heavy loads.

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  • 12. 

    A form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

    • A.

      Electrical energy

    • B.

      Chemical energy

    • C.

      Thermal energy

    • D.

      Potential energy

    Correct Answer
    C. Thermal energy
    Explanation
    Thermal energy is the correct answer because it is a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature. It refers to the internal energy of an object or a system, and it is related to the motion and vibration of particles within the object or system. When there is a temperature difference between two objects or systems, thermal energy flows from the object or system with higher temperature to the one with lower temperature.

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  • 13. 

    The unit for work

    • A.

      N-m/sec

    • B.

      Newton

    • C.

      Joules

    • D.

      Watt

    Correct Answer
    C. Joules
    Explanation
    Joules is the correct answer because it is the unit used to measure work. Work is defined as the amount of energy transferred by a force over a distance. The joule is a derived unit in the International System of Units (SI) and is equivalent to the amount of work done when a force of one newton is applied over a distance of one meter. Therefore, joules are the appropriate unit for measuring work.

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  • 14. 

    Physics is defined as:

    • A.

      The study of plants, animals, and nature

    • B.

      Develped out of efforts of man trying to explain our physical environment.

    • C.

      Developed out of efforts of man trying to understand space and astronomy

    • D.

      Is the science of the human body

    Correct Answer
    B. Develped out of efforts of man trying to explain our physical environment.
    Explanation
    Physics is the branch of science that focuses on understanding the fundamental principles and laws governing the physical world. It emerged as a result of human efforts to explain and comprehend our physical environment. Through observation, experimentation, and mathematical analysis, physicists seek to uncover the underlying principles that govern the behavior of matter and energy. The study of plants, animals, and nature falls under the realm of biology, while space and astronomy are separate fields of study within the broader realm of physics. The human body is the subject of study in anatomy and physiology, which are branches of biology and medicine.

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  • 15. 

     Name 2 famous physicist:

    • A.

      Thomas Edison

    • B.

      Issac Newton

    • C.

      Galileo Galilei

    • D.

      Ben Franklin

    • E.

      Dr. Spock

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Issac Newton
    C. Galileo Galilei
    Explanation
    Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei are both famous physicists known for their significant contributions to the field of physics. Isaac Newton is famous for his laws of motion and universal gravitation, while Galileo Galilei is known for his discoveries in mechanics and astronomy. Both scientists revolutionized our understanding of the natural world and their work laid the foundation for modern physics.

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  • 16. 

    What is the definition of displacement?

    • A.

      An object that is lost without any scientifically explained reason

    • B.

      A vector that points from an object's initial position to its funal position and has a magnitude that equals the shortest distance between two points

    • C.

      A vector that points from an object's initial position to its funal position and has a magnitude that equals the greatest distance between two points

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A vector that points from an object's initial position to its funal position and has a magnitude that equals the greatest distance between two points
  • 17. 

    What is  the definition of average velocity?

    • A.

      Average Velocity= displacement ------------------ elapsed time

    • B.

      Elapsed time= Distance ------------- speed

    • C.

      Velocity= Elapsed time ----------------- acceleration

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Average Velocity= displacement ------------------ elapsed time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Average Velocity= displacement/elapsed time. Average velocity is defined as the displacement of an object divided by the time it takes for that displacement to occur. Displacement refers to the change in position of an object, while elapsed time is the total time taken for that displacement. Therefore, average velocity is calculated by dividing the displacement by the elapsed time.

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  • 18. 

    ______________ does not reveal about the direction of the motion. To describe how fast an object moves and the direction of its motion, we need the vector concept of _____________

    Correct Answer
    Speed , Velocity
    Explanation
    Speed is a scalar quantity that only tells us how fast an object is moving, regardless of its direction. It does not provide any information about the direction of motion. On the other hand, velocity is a vector quantity that includes both speed and direction. It describes how fast an object is moving and in which direction it is moving. Therefore, to fully describe the motion of an object, we need the vector concept of velocity.

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  • 19. 

    A plane mirror is?

    • A.

      Flat

    • B.

      Refraction

    • C.

      Acustic

    • D.

      Normal

    • E.

      The Index Of Refraction

    Correct Answer
    A. Flat
    Explanation
    A plane mirror is flat, meaning that its surface is smooth and does not have any curvature. Unlike a curved mirror, a plane mirror reflects light rays without bending or distorting them. When light hits a plane mirror, it reflects off the surface at the same angle that it arrived, resulting in a clear and undistorted reflection. This property of a plane mirror makes it useful for various applications, such as in mirrors used for personal grooming or in optical devices like periscopes.

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  • 20. 

    The Line Perpendicular To The Boundary

    • A.

      Virtual and Erect

    • B.

      Snell's Law

    • C.

      Optic Nerve

    • D.

      Relfection

    • E.

      Normal

    Correct Answer
    E. Normal
    Explanation
    The term "normal" in this context refers to the line perpendicular to the boundary between two mediums. When light passes from one medium to another, it undergoes reflection and refraction. The normal line is used to determine the angle of incidence and angle of reflection or refraction. It is an imaginary line that is drawn perpendicular to the boundary at the point where the light ray strikes it. By using the normal line, we can apply Snell's Law to calculate the direction and speed of the refracted light ray.

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  • 21. 

    An Image From A Distance Less Than The Focal Point

    • A.

      Virtual and Erect

    • B.

      Diverging

    • C.

      Converging

    • D.

      Iris

    • E.

      Lens

    Correct Answer
    A. Virtual and Erect
    Explanation
    When an image is formed from a distance less than the focal point, it is formed on the same side as the object and is virtual. A virtual image is formed when the light rays do not actually converge at the image location. The image is also erect, meaning it is the same orientation as the object. This indicates that the image is formed by a diverging lens, which causes the light rays to spread out. Converging lenses, on the other hand, bring the light rays together and form real and inverted images. The iris is not related to the formation of the image, and the lens is the optical component responsible for bending the light rays.

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  • 22. 

    A Device Made Of Glass That Reflects Light

    • A.

      Lens

    • B.

      Camera

    • C.

      Focal Point

    • D.

      Snell's Law

    • E.

      Acustics

    Correct Answer
    A. Lens
    Explanation
    A lens is a device made of glass that can reflect and refract light. It is used in various optical instruments, such as cameras, to focus and manipulate light in order to form clear and sharp images. Lenses work by bending light rays as they pass through, causing them to converge or diverge. This property allows lenses to focus light onto a focal point, resulting in the formation of an image. Therefore, a lens is the correct answer as it is specifically designed to reflect and manipulate light.

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  • 23. 

    N1 SIN (the ta) 1N2 SIN (the ta) 2

    • A.

      Focal Point

    • B.

      Snell's Law

    • C.

      Diverging

    • D.

      Index Of Refraction

    • E.

      Lens

    Correct Answer
    B. Snell's Law
    Explanation
    Snell's Law is the correct answer because the given expression "N1 SIN (the ta) 1N2 SIN (the ta) 2" represents the mathematical relationship between the angles of incidence and refraction when light passes through different mediums. Snell's Law states that the ratio of the sines of the angles of incidence and refraction is equal to the ratio of the indices of refraction of the two mediums. Therefore, the given expression is a representation of Snell's Law.

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  • 24. 

    Nearsightedness Is Corrected With What Kind Of Lenses?

    • A.

      Diverging

    • B.

      Converging

    • C.

      Optic Nerve

    • D.

      Focal Point

    • E.

      Refraction

    Correct Answer
    A. Diverging
    Explanation
    Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a condition where a person can see nearby objects clearly but has difficulty seeing distant objects. This occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. To correct nearsightedness, diverging lenses are used. Diverging lenses are concave lenses that cause light rays to spread out, allowing them to focus properly on the retina. This helps to improve distance vision for individuals with nearsightedness.

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  • 25. 

    The Blind Spot In The Eye I Caused By This

    • A.

      Virtual and Erect

    • B.

      Flat

    • C.

      Virtual Image

    • D.

      Lens

    • E.

      Optic Nerve

    Correct Answer
    E. Optic Nerve
    Explanation
    The optic nerve is responsible for transmitting visual information from the eye to the brain. It is not directly involved in causing the blind spot in the eye, but rather it is where the blind spot is located. The blind spot is caused by the absence of photoreceptor cells (rods and cones) in the area where the optic nerve exits the eye. This absence of photoreceptor cells results in a small area in the visual field where no information is detected, creating a blind spot.

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  • 26. 

    Reflection From A Rough Surface

    • A.

      Focal Point

    • B.

      Diffuse

    • C.

      Reflection

    • D.

      Refraction

    • E.

      Converging

    Correct Answer
    B. Diffuse
    Explanation
    Diffuse reflection occurs when light rays strike a rough or uneven surface and scatter in different directions. This type of reflection does not produce a clear or focused image, as the light rays bounce off the surface at various angles. Unlike specular reflection, which occurs on smooth surfaces and produces a clear reflection, diffuse reflection is responsible for creating a matte or non-reflective appearance. Therefore, the given correct answer, "Diffuse," accurately describes the type of reflection that occurs from a rough surface.

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  • 27. 

    The Color Part Of The Eye That Regualtes Light

    • A.

      Iris

    • B.

      Converging

    • C.

      Diverging

    • D.

      Focal Point

    • E.

      Acustics

    Correct Answer
    A. Iris
    Explanation
    The iris is the correct answer because it is the part of the eye that regulates the amount of light entering the eye. It is a circular, colored membrane located between the cornea and the lens. The iris contains muscles that can contract or expand to adjust the size of the pupil, controlling the amount of light that reaches the retina. This helps to protect the sensitive retina from excessive light and allows for optimal vision in different lighting conditions.

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  • 28. 

    A Lens That Is Thicker In The Middle

    • A.

      Virtual Image

    • B.

      Focal Point

    • C.

      Diverging

    • D.

      Converging

    • E.

      Camera

    Correct Answer
    D. Converging
    Explanation
    A lens that is thicker in the middle is known as a converging lens. This type of lens causes light rays to converge or come together after passing through it. It is able to focus parallel rays of light to a point called the focal point. The converging lens is commonly used in cameras and other optical devices to create clear and magnified images.

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  • 29. 

    A Device That Is Similar To The Eye

    • A.

      Iris

    • B.

      Camera

    • C.

      Shot Gun

    • D.

      Guitar

    • E.

      Microscope

    Correct Answer
    B. Camera
    Explanation
    A camera is a device that is similar to the eye because it captures images and records visual information, just like the eye does. The camera lens functions similarly to the iris of the eye, controlling the amount of light that enters. The camera sensor captures the light and converts it into an image, similar to how the retina in the eye converts light into signals that the brain can interpret. Additionally, cameras can focus on objects at different distances, just like the eye can adjust its focus.

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  • 30. 

    A Place Where Light Rays Converge

    • A.

      Focal Point

    • B.

      Lens

    • C.

      Merage

    • D.

      Real

    Correct Answer
    A. Focal Point
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Focal Point. A focal point is a specific point in space where light rays converge after passing through a lens. It is the point where the image is formed and can be captured. The focal point is an essential concept in optics and is used in various applications such as photography and microscopy.

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  • 31. 

    The Index Of Refraction For Glass Is _____ Than The Index Of Refraction Of Diamonds

    • A.

      Lens

    • B.

      Incidence

    • C.

      Merage

    • D.

      Focal Point

    • E.

      Virtual Image

    Correct Answer
    A. Lens
  • 32. 

    The Angle "in" In The Law Of Reflection

    • A.

      Incidence

    • B.

      Merage

    • C.

      Bounce

    • D.

      Acustics

    • E.

      Farsighted

    Correct Answer
    A. Incidence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Incidence." In the law of reflection, incidence refers to the angle at which a ray of light or sound wave hits a surface. It is the angle between the incident ray and the normal line drawn perpendicular to the surface. The angle of incidence determines the angle at which the ray will be reflected or bounced off the surface.

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  • 33. 

    The Refraction Of Light Due To Variable Air Temperature

    • A.

      Merage

    • B.

      Bounce

    • C.

      Index Of Refraction

    • D.

      Virtual Image

    • E.

      Real

    Correct Answer
    A. Merage
  • 34. 

    Reflection Is The ____ Of A Wave When It Hits A Surface

    • A.

      Bounce

    • B.

      Merage

    • C.

      Converging

    • D.

      Diverging

    • E.

      Diffuse

    Correct Answer
    A. Bounce
    Explanation
    When a wave hits a surface, it undergoes reflection, which means that it bounces off the surface. This is why the correct answer is "Bounce".

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  • 35. 

    Being Able To See Things Far Away But Not Up Close

    • A.

      Farsighted

    • B.

      Nearsighted

    • C.

      Real

    • D.

      Normal

    • E.

      Focal Point

    Correct Answer
    A. Farsighted
    Explanation
    Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, is a condition in which a person can see objects that are far away clearly, but has difficulty focusing on objects that are up close. This occurs when the eyeball is shorter than normal or the cornea is too flat, causing light to focus behind the retina instead of directly on it. As a result, close-up objects appear blurry. Farsightedness can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery.

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  • 36. 

    A Reflection Of Sound Waves

    • A.

      Echo

    • B.

      Acustics

    • C.

      Focal Length

    • D.

      Focal Point

    • E.

      Index Of Refraction

    Correct Answer
    A. Echo
    Explanation
    An echo refers to the reflection of sound waves off a surface and back to the listener. When sound waves encounter a solid object, such as a wall or a mountain, they bounce back and reach the ear after a certain delay. This phenomenon is called an echo. It is commonly experienced in open spaces or large rooms where sound waves can travel a significant distance before reflecting back. The correct answer, "echo," accurately describes this reflection of sound waves.

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  • 37. 

    The Distance Between The Focal Point And The Center Of The Lens

    • A.

      Focal Point

    • B.

      Focal Length

    • C.

      Acustics

    • D.

      Bounce

    • E.

      Real

    Correct Answer
    B. Focal Length
    Explanation
    The focal length is the distance between the focal point and the center of the lens. It is a measurement used to describe the strength of a lens in terms of its ability to converge or diverge light. A lens with a shorter focal length will have a stronger converging power, while a lens with a longer focal length will have a weaker converging power. This property of the lens is important in determining the image formation and magnification in optical systems.

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  • 38. 

    N Is The Symbol For What Property

    • A.

      Index Of Refraction

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Focal Length

    • D.

      Air Temperature

    • E.

      N=

    Correct Answer
    A. Index Of Refraction
    Explanation
    The symbol "N" is commonly used to represent the index of refraction in physics. The index of refraction is a property of a material that describes how light propagates through it. It is a dimensionless quantity that indicates how much the speed of light is reduced when passing through a medium compared to its speed in a vacuum. Therefore, "N" being the symbol for the index of refraction is the correct answer.

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  • 39. 

    The Study Of Sound Waves

    • A.

      Acustics

    • B.

      Index Of Refraction

    • C.

      Bounce

    • D.

      Real

    • E.

      Normal

    Correct Answer
    A. Acustics
    Explanation
    Acoustics is the study of sound waves, including their production, transmission, and effects. It involves understanding how sound is created, how it travels through different mediums, and how it interacts with objects and surfaces. Acoustics also explores the perception and interpretation of sound by humans and animals. Therefore, acoustics is the correct answer as it directly relates to the study of sound waves.

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  • 40. 

    A distance of 1*10^-9 km is equivalent to a distance of

    • A.

      1 nm

    • B.

      1 um

    • C.

      1 mm

    • D.

      .1 mm

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 um
    Explanation
    A distance of 1*10^-9 km is equivalent to 1 um. The prefix "nano" (symbolized by "n") represents 10^-9, so 1 nm would be 1*10^-9 meters. Since there are 1000 nanometers in a micrometer (um), 1 um is equal to 1*10^-9 km.

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  • 41. 

    What are the 3 basic units in the scientific system of units (SI system) we have used in class?

    • A.

      Miles, kilograms, seconds

    • B.

      Meters, kelvins, seconds

    • C.

      Miles, pounds, seconds

    • D.

      Meters, kilograms, seconds

    • E.

      Meters, kilograms, mi/hour

    Correct Answer
    D. Meters, kilograms, seconds
    Explanation
    The SI system of units is a widely used system of measurement in scientific and technical fields. It is based on three fundamental units: meters for length, kilograms for mass, and seconds for time. These units are considered the basic building blocks of the SI system and are used to derive other units of measurement.

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  • 42. 

    The speed of light is about 3.00x10^8 m/s. Whats the speed of light in miles/hour? (1 mile = 1609 meters)

    • A.

      6.71 x 18^8 miles/hr

    • B.

      1.34 x 10^8 miles/hr

    • C.

      3.00 x 10^8 miles/hr

    • D.

      186,000 miles/hr

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. 6.71 x 18^8 miles/hr
  • 43. 

    All except one of the following require the application of a net force. Which ones the expection?

    • A.

      To change an object from a state of rest to a state of motion

    • B.

      To maintain an object in motion at a constant velocity

    • C.

      To change an objects speed w/out changing its direction of motion

    • D.

      To maintain an object in uniform circular motion

    • E.

      To accelerate an object

    Correct Answer
    B. To maintain an object in motion at a constant velocity
    Explanation
    The exception is to maintain an object in motion at a constant velocity. This is because an object in motion at a constant velocity does not require a net force to keep it moving at a steady speed and in the same direction. According to Newton's first law of motion, an object will continue to move at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force. Therefore, no net force is needed to maintain its motion.

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  • 44. 

    Consider a 50 kg person held up by a rope in the diagram shown. The tension in the rope is __________________________\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\   0   /////////////////////

    • A.

      Equal to the persons weight

    • B.

      Half the persons weight

    • C.

      Between 250 and 500 N

    • D.

      Greater than 500 N

    • E.

      50 Kg

    Correct Answer
    D. Greater than 500 N
    Explanation
    The tension in the rope is greater than 500 N because the person's weight is 50 kg. Since weight is a force and is equal to mass multiplied by acceleration due to gravity, the person's weight would be 50 kg * 9.8 m/s^2 = 490 N. However, the tension in the rope would be greater than the person's weight because the rope needs to support the person's weight and also provide an upward force to keep the person suspended. Therefore, the tension in the rope would be greater than 500 N.

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  • 45. 

    A rocket flies at constant velocity straight up. whats the direction of the net force on the rocket?

    • A.

      Up

    • B.

      Down

    • C.

      Can not be determined w/out knowing rocket mass

    • D.

      Cant be determined w/out knowing the wind resistance

    • E.

      None of the previous

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the previous
    Explanation
    Since the rocket is flying at a constant velocity, according to Newton's first law of motion, the net force acting on the rocket must be zero. Therefore, the direction of the net force on the rocket is none of the previous options.

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  • 46. 

    A hot rod starting at rest and uniformly accelerating covers a distance of 400 meters in 15 seconds. What is the acceleration to two significant figures?

    • A.

      3.6 m/s^2

    • B.

      4.4 m/s^2

    • C.

      2.2 m/s^2

    • D.

      27 m/s^2

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. 3.6 m/s^2
    Explanation
    The hot rod starts at rest and uniformly accelerates over a distance of 400 meters in 15 seconds. To find the acceleration, we can use the equation: acceleration = (final velocity - initial velocity) / time. Since the hot rod starts at rest, the initial velocity is 0 m/s. The final velocity can be found using the equation: final velocity = initial velocity + (acceleration * time). Plugging in the given values, we get: final velocity = 0 + (acceleration * 15). We also know that the distance covered is equal to the average velocity multiplied by time, so 400 = (0 + final velocity) / 2 * 15. Solving these equations, we find that the acceleration is approximately 3.6 m/s^2.

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  • 47. 

    A ball is thrown up at 15 m/s, whats the velocity after 3.0 seconds?

    • A.

      14 m/s up

    • B.

      14 m/s down

    • C.

      44 m/s up

    • D.

      44 m/s down

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. 14 m/s down
    Explanation
    When the ball is thrown up, it experiences a constant acceleration due to gravity pulling it downwards. The initial velocity of 15 m/s is gradually reduced by this acceleration. After 3.0 seconds, the ball would have traveled upwards and then started to fall back down. At this point, its velocity would be 14 m/s, but in the opposite direction, which is downwards. Therefore, the correct answer is 14 m/s down.

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  • 48. 

    A 20.0 kg block on a smooth horizontal surface is acted upon by two horizontal forces: a force of 20 N acting to the left and a force of 60 N to the right? The acceleration fo the block will be

    • A.

      3.0 m/s^2 to the right

    • B.

      4.0 m/s^2 to the right

    • C.

      40 m/s^2 to the right

    • D.

      2.0 m/s^2 to the left

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    E. None
    Explanation
    The net force acting on the block is the vector sum of the two horizontal forces. In this case, the net force is 60 N to the right (60 N - 20 N = 40 N). According to Newton's second law (F = ma), the acceleration of the block is equal to the net force divided by the mass of the block. However, since the question does not provide the mass of the block, we cannot determine the acceleration. Therefore, the correct answer is "none".

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  • 49. 

    Which of the following units would be approriate to describe force?

    • A.

      Kg*m/s^2

    • B.

      M/s^2

    • C.

      Kg/s

    • D.

      Kg*m/s

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. Kg*m/s^2
    Explanation
    The unit kg*m/s^2, also known as Newton (N), is the appropriate unit to describe force. This is because force is defined as the product of mass (kg) and acceleration (m/s^2) according to Newton's second law of motion. The unit kg*m/s^2 represents the amount of force required to accelerate a mass of 1 kilogram at a rate of 1 meter per second squared. Therefore, kg*m/s^2 is the correct unit for force.

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  • 50. 

    What is the magnitude of the accleration produced by a net force of 4500 N acting on a 900 kg automobile?

    • A.

      .20 m/s^2

    • B.

      3.8 m/s^2

    • C.

      5.0 m/s^2

    • D.

      9.8 m/s^2

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. 5.0 m/s^2
    Explanation
    The magnitude of acceleration produced by a net force can be calculated using the formula F = ma, where F is the net force and m is the mass of the object. In this case, the net force is given as 4500 N and the mass of the automobile is given as 900 kg. Plugging these values into the formula, we get 4500 N = 900 kg * a. Solving for a, we find that the magnitude of acceleration is 5.0 m/s^2.

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