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AP Physics 1: Vectors Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the general definition of vector resolution?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a situation when you might need to add vectors?

Question 3 3. You're pushing a buggy with a force of 40 newtons forwards, and 10 newtons down. At what angle are you pushing the buggy?

Question 4 4. How long is a standard basis vector?

Question 5 5. A cannonball is fired to the west at an angle of 60 degrees above the horizontal, with a velocity of 20 meters per second. What is the y-component of this velocity?

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Question 6 6. If you run around a field for a total of 1300 meters and end up back where you started, what was your distance, and what was your displacement?

Question 7 7. Which of the following could NOT possibly represent the same motion as the others?

Question 8 8. A tennis ball is traveling at 20 m/s west and 5 m/s up. What is the overall magnitude of the tennis ball's velocity vector?

Question 9 9. How would you write 50 newtons east, and 70 newtons south in component form? (Use north to south as the y-axis, and east to west as the x-axis, like in the lesson.)

Question 10 10. If you're pushing a box with a force of 8 newtons sideways in the positive x-direction, 3 newtons down in the negative y-direction, and 1 newton forwards in the positive z direction, how would you represent that force in component form?

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Question 11 11. An electric stair lift applies a force of 600 newtons directly upwards, moving the lift at a constant velocity of 0.1 meters per second. The power used by the stair lift is the scalar product of the force and velocity. If the stairs are at an angle of 60 degrees BELOW the HORIZONTAL, how much power is the stair lift using?

Question 12 12. A cannonball is shot at an angle of 55 degrees above the horizontal, with a force of 80 Newtons. What is the magnitude of the force vector that applies to the cannonball?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an example of a vector's direction?

Question 14 14. Which of these is NOT a way you can manipulate vectors mathematically (according to this lesson)?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is the definition of a vector?

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Question 16 16. Why is it helpful to split a vector at an angle into components?

Question 17 17. If an object is moving at 4 m/s in the x-direction, and 2 m/s in the y-direction, what is the velocity of the object written in terms of standard basis vectors?

Question 18 18. Which of these is a correct definition of a vector quantity?

Question 19 19. How do you add vectors geometrically?

Question 20 20. In a different tug of war, one team pulls with a force of 50 newtons at an angle of 30 degrees from the positive x-axis, and a second team pulls with a force of 25 newtons at an angle of 250 degrees. Use a scale drawing to determine the total force and angle applied to the central ring. (NOTE: You will need paper, a protractor and a ruler to complete this question.)

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Question 21 21. If you fire a cannonball at a shallow angle, how will the x and y components of its velocity compare?

Question 22 22. Force A acts 2 Newtons west and 3 Newtons south. Force B acts 5 Newtons west and 2 Newtons north. What is the overall magnitude and direction of the resultant vector? Assume the x-axis runs west to east and the y-axis south to north.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a correct representation of vector a minus vector b?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 25 25. What is the definition of a standard basis vector?

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Question 26 26. What does magnitude mean in terms of vectors?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of the overall magnitude of a vector?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT an example of a vector quantity?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT an example of vector multiplication? (In other words, which calculation does not have a vector for an answer?)

Question 30 30. Which of the following is the definition of a vector?

AP Physics 1: Vectors Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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