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Newtonian Laws of Motion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What will cause a change in an object's state of motion?

Question 2 2. Which best describes equilibrium?

Question 3 3. Why is force a vector quantity?

Question 4 4. What do free-body diagrams represent?

Question 5 5. Consider an object at rest. Which of the following is true concerning this object?

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Question 6 6. Newton's second law of motion can best be described as ...

Question 7 7. Which of the following formulas is used to calculate net force?

Question 8 8. Which of the following are units for force?

Question 9 9. Consider a bullet shot from a gun. The acceleration of the bullet is _____.

Question 10 10. Newton's third law states that for every action there is _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best explains how a rocket moves in space?

Question 12 12. Consider a fish swimming forward in the ocean. Which of the following describes the basic action/reaction forces between the fish and the water?

Question 13 13. Which one of the following is true of centrifugal force?

Question 14 14. Inertia is the property of mass in which an object at rest wants to stay at rest, and an object that is moving wants to _____.

Question 15 15. In physics, frames of reference are classified by two main types: _____.

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Question 16 16. A force that is physically apparent to be acting on an object, but does not appear to exist in a non-inertial frame of reference, is known as what?

Question 17 17. Which of the following explanations is contrary to Newton's first law of motion?

Question 18 18. According to Newton's first law of motion, what would happen to a car traveling at a constant velocity of 55 MPH to the west in the absence of an unbalanced force?

Question 19 19. Consider a satellite orbiting the earth at 17,500 MPH. What would happen to a rock released from the satellite?

Question 20 20. Imagine you are carrying a pan filled with water around a track. Which of the following is the best explanation of what happens to the water as you take a left turn holding the water in front of you?

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Question 21 21. There are three classes of levers. What are the positions on a lever we look at to determine its class?

Question 22 22. What do we look at to tell us how effective a simple machine is?

Question 23 23. An inclined plane can be viewed in 2D as a right angle trangle. The three sides of the inclined plane triangle are a length that travels horizontal to the ground, a height perpendicular to the ground, and a slope at some angle to the ground. Using two of these three sides, what is the equation for the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane?

Question 24 24. A simple machine can alter the magnitude and/or direction of a force. What is an example of a simple machine that alters the direction but not the magnitude of a force?

Question 25 25. When you're whirling a ball on a string, what SPECIFIC force keeps it moving in a circle? (What force would you mark on a force diagram of the situation?)

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Question 26 26. Why do you feel a centrifugal force if it isn't real?

Question 27 27. A car of mass 1500 kg, moves in a circle at 30 m/s. If the circle has a radius of 8 meters, what is the size of the frictional force that is moving the car in the circle?

Question 28 28. For a satellite in orbit, what force provides the centripetal force that keeps it moving in a circle?

Question 29 29. A book sitting on a table is moved horizontally. Describe the relationship of unbalanced forces (the applied force and friction).

Question 30 30. Consider an object being pushed to the left with a force of 15 N and pushed to the right with a force of 10 N. What is the net force acting on this object?

Newtonian Laws of Motion Chapter Exam Instructions

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