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MTEL Physics: Rotational Motion, Collisions & Conservation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of torque in the real-world?

Question 2 2. A spinning top is spun at an angular velocity of 3 radians per second, by applying a torque of 10 newton-meters. How much power is being transferred to the spinning top?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is the rotational version of Newton's 1st Law?

Question 4 4. A spinning top is spun at 720 degrees in five seconds, by applying a torque of 10 newton-meters. How much power is being transferred to the spinning top? Note: 180 degrees is equal to pi (3.14) radians.

Question 5 5. Instead of mass (used in translational motion), what do we use in the equation for rotational kinetic energy instead?

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Question 6 6. If it wasn't for friction or air resistance, what would happen to a spinning top?

Question 7 7. What happens when an ice-skater moves in her arms?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a rotational quantity used in physics?

Question 9 9. If you hold a stack of heavy books for 10 minutes, are you doing work, and why?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a correct definition of rotational motion?

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Question 11 11. What is the definition of angular velocity?

Question 12 12. An spinning top with uniform mass distribution is rotating around its axis at a rate of three rotations every six seconds. If the moment of inertia of the object is 2 kg m^2, how much rotational kinetic energy does the spinning top contain?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a correct definition of torque?

Question 14 14. A merry-go-round is pushed with a torque of 500 newton-meters, around an angle of 2-pi radians. How much work is done in this process?

Question 15 15. A mass of 3 kilograms, and a mass of 6 kilograms are placed at different points on a seesaw until they balance perfectly. If the 3 kilogram mass is 0.5 meters from the pivot point, how far away is the 6 kilogram mass?

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Question 16 16. Why is it easier to open a door by pushing a long way from the hinge?

Question 17 17. Why are light bulbs measured in watts (power) instead of joules (work)?

Question 18 18. If a force of 10 newtons is applied at a distance of 5 meters from a pivot point, what torque does this produce?

Question 19 19. How do we know that rotating objects have kinetic energy?

Question 20 20. What is rotational kinetic energy?

MTEL Physics: Rotational Motion, Collisions & Conservation Chapter Exam Instructions

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