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Exam1
Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
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1.
Which expression is dimensionally consistent with an expression that would yield a value for time
1
? (
v
is
velocity,
x
is distance, and
t
is time)
a.
v/x
b.
v
2
/x
c.
x/t
d.
v
2
t
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2.
A European sports car dealer claims that his car will accelerate at a constant rate from rest to 100 km/hr in 8.00
s. If so, what is the acceleration?
(Hint:
First convert speed to m/s.)
a.
3.47 m/s
2
b.
6.82 m/s
2
c.
11.4 m/s
2
d.
17.4 m/s
2
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3.
Human reaction time is usually about 0.20 s. If your lab partner holds a ruler between your finger and thumb
and releases it without warning, how far can you expect the ruler to fall before you catch it? The nearest value
is:
a.
4.0 cm.
b.
9.8 cm.
c.
16 cm.
d.
20 cm.
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4.
A ball rolls down an incline, starting from rest. If the total time it takes to reach the end of the incline is T, how
much time has elapsed when it is halfway down the incline?
a.
0.5 T
b.
< 0.5 T
c.
> 0.5 T
d.
More information is needed.
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5. Vector
A
ä
is 3 m long and vector
B
ä
is 4 m long. The length of the sum of the vectors must be:
a.
5 m.
b.
7 m.
c.
12 m.
d.
some value from 1 m to 7 m.
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6.
Jack pulls a sled across a level field by exerting a force of 110 N at an angle of 30
with the ground. What are
the parallel and perpendicular components, respectively, of this force with respect to the ground?
a.
64 N, 190 N
b.
190 N, 64 N
c.
95 N, 55 N
d.
55 N, 95 N
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7.
The highest mountain on Mars is Olympus Mons, rising 22 000 meters above the Martian surface. If we were
to throw an object horizontally off the mountain top, how long would it take to reach the surface? (Ignore
atmospheric drag forces and use
g
Mars
= 3.72 m/s
2
.)
a.
1.8 minutes
b.
2.4 minutes
c.
3.0 minutes
d.
0.79 minute
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8.
A river flows due east at 3.0 m/s. A boat crosses the 300mwide river by maintaining a constant velocity of 10
m/s due north relative to the water. If no correction is made for the current, how far downstream does the boat
move by the time it reaches the far shore?
a.
6 m
b.
30 m
c.
60 m
d.
90 m
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9.
(i) Estimate the number of times your heart beats in a month. (ii) Estimate the number of human heartbeats in an
average lifetime.
a.
(i) 10
3
beats (ii)10
6
beats
b.
(i) 10
5
beats (ii)10
8
beats
c.
(i) 10
6
beats (ii)10
9
beats
d.
(i) 10
7
beats (ii)10
10
beats
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10.
The base of a pyramid covers an area of 13.0 acres ( 1 acre = 43 560 ft
2
) and has a height of 481 ft. If the
volume of a pyramid is given by the expression V=bh/ 3, where b is the area of the base and h is the height,
find the volume of this pyramid in cubic meters.
a.
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