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Mechanics Quizzes & Trivia

Mechanics is the science of how things function physically and react to their environment. Did you know that the 14th century theory of impetus later developed into the theories of inertia, velocity, acceleration and momentum? Can you name the scientist who developed the theory of impetus?
 
Newton’s work Principia Mathematica introduced his laws of motion to the world, signaling the beginnings of classical mechanics. Do you know the difference between classical and quantum mechanics? There were three early scientists who really laid the foundation for the modern understanding of mechanics. Can you name them? If you guessed Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, then you might be ready to take one of our quizzes. See how many answers you can get right!
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How well do you know about gears? During this quiz, you will need to know the difference between a spur gear, a helical gear, bevel gear, and worm gear, how to use a diagram to calculate the gear ratio of the compound gear...

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 1534   |  Last updated: May 27, 2021
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    What type of gear is illustrated here?

The ultimate Mechanics quiz trivia. Mechanics are tasked with ensuring that machines are running smoothly. Do you know how to clean an engine or oil it up? What do you know about diesel and gasoline in different types of engines?...

Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 144   |  Last updated: Oct 27, 2020
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    How many revolutions of the crankshaft are in a complete cycle for a 2-stroke-cycle engine?

Below are Trivia questions on Gears. Gears are used in the manufacture of most machines, and this is due to their ability to manage the speed of rotations. Take up the quiz below and get to see how much you know about their...

Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 1019   |  Last updated: Sep 23, 2019
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    The ratio of output as compared to input is :

Answer all questions.  These should test to see if you have read the material.

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 76   |  Last updated: Oct 9, 2013
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    What is the definition of displacment?

This quiz tests your understanding of 1D kinematics.

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 1362   |  Last updated: May 31, 2016
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    As an object falls freely in vacuum, its
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