Using Vectors in Physics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a vector?

Question 2 2. Which of the following correctly shows how to subtract vector b from vector a?

Question 3 3. What does the length of an arrow in a vector diagram represent?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of the overall magnitude of a vector?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Force A acts 2 Newtons west and 3 Newtons south. Force B acts 5 Newtons west and 2 Newtons north. What is the resultant of these two vectors?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 9 9. Force A acts 2 Newtons west and 3 Newtons south. Force B acts 5 Newtons west and 2 Newtons north. What is the resultant of these two vectors in unit vector form?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a correct example of geometric vector addition? (NOTE: In these diagrams, the BLACK arrow is the total, and the blue and red arrows are the vectors we should be adding together.)

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Question 11 11. How do you add vectors geometrically?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the meaning of a scale drawing?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of a vector?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT an example of a vector quantity?

Question 15 15. Which of these is NOT a way you can manipulate vectors mathematically (according to this lesson)?

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Question 16 16. 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?

Question 17 17. 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 x-component of this velocity?

Question 18 18. If you shoot something up at a high angle, how will the x and y components compare?

Question 19 19. Which of the following vectors is NOT in component form?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an example of a vector's direction?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. A truck is moving at 5 m/s north and 3 m/s west, while a person INSIDE the truck runs in a particular direction at a particular speed. The total velocity of the person (the combination of the velocity of the truck and the velocity of the person) is 6 m/s north and 1 m/s west. How fast must the person be moving inside the truck?

Question 23 23. Two people, A and B are pulling a flag in a 2D tug of war. Person A is applying a force 25 newtons west, and 50 newtons north. The total force is 70 newtons west, and 10 newtons south. What force must person B be applying?

Question 24 24. What is the general definition of vector resolution?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. 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 27 27. How long is a standard basis vector?

Question 28 28. Determine the x-component of the vector with magnitude 5, at 70o.

Question 29 29. What is the y-component of the vector?

Question 30 30. Determine R1 + R2. The resultant will be called R3.

Using Vectors in Physics 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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