Physics 101 - Sample Exam
Problem 1
Two external forces act on a rod at points A and B. A 10.0 N vertical force acts
up on A and a 30.0 N vertical force acts down on B. O is the location of the rods
center of mass. The distances are OA = 1.00 m and OB = 0
McGill University
PHYS 101
(Introduction to Mechanics for the Life Sciences)
FINAL EXAM
December 19, 2011
2:00 PM 5:00 PM
x6518
Examiner: K.J. Ragan
Associate Examiner: J. Crawford
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Student name:
ID:
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The exam comprises two parts on seven pages (i
Physics 101 Lab Contact information
If you need to permanently switch lab sections due to a conflict that you cannot resolve on Minerva,
please fill in the form at http:/www.physics.mcgill.ca/~schmidtb/101-perm-switch.html by Sept. 17.
If you need to miss
PHYS 101 Tutorial - Week 13
Last week: Optics, lenses and mirrors
This tutorial: Resolution, interference, diffraction
Problems from Giancoli 6th - 7th Ed [Solutions for values in 6th Ed]
24.4 24.9 Interference separation for a He-Ne laser
[ 3.9 cm ]
24.1
Physics 101 - Module 7
Momentum & Collisions
Giancoli Chapter 7. Summary:
- Momentum: p = mv
- momentum vs energy: similar, yet different
- Newtons second law in terms of momentum
- Conservation of momentum in isolated systems
- Collisions
- Impulse
Ft (=
McGill University
PHYS 101
(Introduction to Mechanics for the Life Sciences)
FINAL EXAM SOLUTIONS
2006 PHYS 101 Final exam
Examiner: K.J. Ragan
x6518
Short answer questions (answer all): you should not need to do any calculations
for these questions, and
McGill University
PHYS 101
(Introduction to Mechanics for the Life Sciences)
FINAL EXAM
December 13, 2010
9:00 AM noon
x6518
Examiner: K.J. Ragan
Associate Examiner: J. Crawford
x7029
_
Student name:
ID:
_
The exam comprises two parts on six pages (includ
PHYS 101 MIDTERM
October 19th, 2005
The exam comprises two parts: 5 short answer questions, and 4 problems. A formula sheet is attached to the back of the exam. Simple non-graphing calculators are allowed. Answer all the short answer questions with
McGill University
PHYS 101
(Introduction to Mechanics for the Life Sciences)
FINAL EXAM
December 19, 2011
2:00 PM 5:00 PM
x6518
Examiner: K.J. Ragan
Associate Examiner: J. Crawford
x7029
_
Student name:
ID:
_
The exam comprises two parts on seven pages (i
3.1 Position, velocity, acceleration
3 KINEMATICS
Example 1:
Solution:
A cars speedometer can only measure speed. The speedometer does not give any information about the direction that the car is moving in, so it does not measure velocity.
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PHYSICS 101
Mechanics & Waves for the Life Sciences
Introduction to the Laboratories
McGill University
Department of Physics
Fall 2016
2
Contents
General Introduction
v
Experiment #1 The Pendulum
1
Experiment #2 Free Fall
5
Experiment #3 Conservation of L
Physics 101 Module 9b
Vibrations, SHM, Waves - II
Reminder: simple harmonic motion is the result if we have a restoring
force that is linear with the displacement:
F = -k x
Brain teaser: What would happen if you could dig a hole through the
center of the
McGill University Physics 101
(Mechanics for the Life Sciences)
Fall 2014 Session General Course Information
Welcome to PHYS 101, a course of study in mechanics and waves (including optics)
primarily for students intending to pursue the life sciences.
The
PHYS 101 Midterm information 2014
Time: Thursday, October 16th, 6 PM to 8 PM
Location - according to first letters of last name:
A-B
C-J
K-Li
Lo-St
Su-Z
Otto Maass 10
Stewart Bio S1/4
Leacock 26
Adams Auditorium
Otto Maass 112
Material covered: Chapters 1
PHYS 101 Formulae
Vectors are in bold
General equations and constants:
Solution to quadratic:
Sum of vectors:
Acceleration due to gravity:
Gravitational constant:
Mass of the Earth :
Speed of sound in air at sea level:
Motion at constant a:
Range equation
Physics 101 Final review session
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Structure: conceptual questions and problems from real exams,
then open session with your questions.
PHYS 101 - Review: Ch. 6 to 25
1
You push a heavy crate down a ramp at constant speed.
There
PRINT THIS FORMULA SHEET OUT AND BRING IT TO THE
FINAL EXAM (UNANNOTATED!)
PHYS 101 Formulae
Vectors are in bold
General equations and constants:
Solution to quadratic:
Sum of vectors:
Acceleration due to gravity:
Motion at constant a:
x = x0 + v0t + at2
PHYSICS 101
Mechanics & Waves for the Life Sciences
Introduction to the Laboratories
McGill University
Department of Physics
Fall 2014
2
Contents
General Introduction
v
Experiment #1 The Pendulum
1
Experiment #2 Free Fall
5
Experiment #3 Conservation of L
PHYS 101 Formulae
Vectors are in bold
General equations and constants:
Solution to quadratic:
Sum of vectors:
Acceleration due to gravity:
Gravitational constant:
Mass of the Earth :
Moment of inertia of a point mass:
Moment of inertia of a sphere:
Speed
Physics 101 Module 2:
Vectors & Reference Frames
Kinematics in 2- and 3-dimensions will require us to work
with vectors.
A vector is simply an array of numbers. Just as youre used
to specifying a position (or displacement!):
x=5, y=10
as
(5, 10)
vector no
2.1 Quadratic equations
2 MATH REVIEW
Example 1:
Solve the following equation for t. What does the solution represent?
(0.5)(9.8)t2
3 = 10t
Solution:
Compare this equation to the general form of the quadratic equation:
ax2 + bx + c = 0
Rewrite the given e
Physics 101 Module 4 II
Dynamics (cont)
In this lecture (Giancoli Chapter 4, continued):
- Contact forces:
can change quickly, usually normal to surface
- Reaction forces:
act on different bodies
- Free-body diagrams:
the way to start most force problems!
Physics 101 - Midterm review Chapters 1-5
PHYS 101 - Review: Ch. 1 to 5
1
First, choose a team
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
The Inclined Plains
The Figue Newtons
The Inertially Challenged
The Big-Gs
The g-wizzes
Nota (NoneOfTheAbove) Bene
207
126
110
56
1.
2.
PHYS 1
Physics 101 Module 5
Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation
In this lecture (Giancoli Chapter 5):
- Uniform circular motion
Constant speed, circular path
Acceleration v2/r toward centre
- Centripetal vs. centrifugal
- Cornering in vehicles and the role o
Physics 101 - Midterm review session
Friday, October 14th, 2016
Structure: conceptual questions and problems from real exams,
then open session with your questions.
PHYS 101 - Review: Ch. 1 to 5
1
Which of the following is the correct v-vs-t graph for a d
Phys 101 Material covered
Upon completing this course, you should be familiar with the following
concepts and have mastered the skills listed:
Module 0: Models, Measurement, Units, Orders of magnitude
Concepts: simplification of real-world problems; appro
PHYS 101 Tutorial - Week 5
Topics of this tutorial:
Newton's laws, free body diagrams, weightlessness, uniform circular
motion, gravity, Kepler's third law
Problems from Giancoli
(the format is chapter#.exercise# [answer])
Topic
6th Edition [Answer]
7th E
PHYS 101 Tutorial - week 4 module 4 - Dynamics & Applications of Newtons
Laws
Topics of this tutorial:
Newton's laws, free body diagrams, weightlessness, uniform circular
motion, gravity, Kepler's third law
Problems from Giancoli
(the format is chapter#.
Only when omega and velocity, the rotational motion are coupled at the surface
Not true when they dont have a relationship with each other, the two motions are independent
Torque : just as we require a force to start an object moving (to provide accelerat
Physics 101 Module 9a
Vibrations & Waves
Oscillations (incl. vibrations) are one of the most important topics
in physics and help us to understand things as diverse as cuckoo
clocks, sound propagation in air, and light.
In real life, vibrations are everyd
Physics 101
Module 9c: Waves
Recall weve talked about transverse & longitudinal waves:
- transverse waves: medium motion is to wave motion
- longitudinal (pressure) waves: medium motion is | to wave motion
Wave speed on a cord:
v = (FT/[m/L])
Wave equatio