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A 1 kg glider and a 2 kg glider both slide toward each other at 1 m/s on an air track. They collide and stick. The combined mass moves at

1/3 m/s

A 1-kg mass at the Earth's surface weighs how many N?

9.8 N

A 1-kg rock is suspended from the tip of a meter stick at the 0-cm mark so that the meter
stick balances like a seesaw when the fulcrum is at the 25-cm mark. From this information,
what is the mass of the meter stick?


A 4 kg ball has a momentum of 12 kg m/s. What is the ball's speed?

p = mv
p/m= v
v =12/4
= 3m/s

A 10 kg brick and a 1 kg book are dropped in a vacuum. The force of gravity on the 10 kg brick is

10 times as much

An 80 kg mass at the Earth's surface weighs how many N?

800 N

A 300-kg bear grasping a vertical tree slides down at constant velocity. The friction force between the
tree and the bear is


Acceleration equals

velocity and time

According to Newton, doubling the distance between two interacting objects

divides by 4 the gravitational force between them

The amount of gravitational force that acts on the space shuttle while in orbit is

almost as much as the shuttle's weight on the Earth's surface

An asteroid exerts a 360 N gravitational force on a nearby spacecraft. If the spacecraft moves to a position three times as far from the center of the asteroid, the force will be

40 N

An astronaut, floating alone in outer space throws a baseball. If the ball floats away at a peed of 20 m /s the astronaut will

move in the opposite direction but at a lower speed

A broom is easier to balance on its end when the heavier end (the brush end) is

highest, farthest from your hand

A car maintains a constant velocity of 100 km/hr for 10 seconds. During this interval its acceleration is


A circularly moving object requires a centripetal force. What supplies this force for satellites that orbit Earth?


The conservation of momentum is most closely related to

Newton's 3rd law

Earth satellites are typically more than 100 km high so as to be above the Earth's


The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa doesn't topple over because its center of gravity is

above a place of support

For a system in mechanical equilibrium the resultant forces and torques

must both be zero.

The force of friction on a sliding object is 10 N. The applied force needed to maintain a constant
velocity is


The force on an apple hitting the ground depends upon

the speed of the apple just before it hits.
the time of impact with the ground.
whether or not the apple bounces.

Hang from a pair of gym rings and the upward support forces of the rings will always

add up to equal your weight

A hockey puck is set in motion across a frozen pond. If ice friction and air resistance are neglected the force required to keep the puck sliding at constant velocity is


A horse gallops a distance of 10 kilometers in a time of 30 minutes. Its average speed is

20 km/h

If a freely falling object were somehow equipped with a speedometer on a planet where the acceleration due to gravity is 20 m/s/s, then its speed reading would increase each second by

20 m/s

If a monkey floating in outer space throws hi hat away, the hat and the monkey will both

move away from each other but at different speeds

If an object moves with constant acceleration its velocity must

change by the same amount each second

If no external forces are acting on a moving object it will

continue moving at the same velocity

If you toss a ball vertically upward in a uniformly moving train, it returns to its starting place. Will it do the same if the train is accelerating?

No (since the train is accelerating and the ball is moving at a constant velocity.)

The impulse-momentum relationship is a direct result of

Newton's 2nd law

In an accidental explosion, a satellite breaks in half while in circular orbit about Earth. One half is brought momentarily to rest. What is the fate of half brought to rest? What happens to the other half?

the half brought to rest falls to Earth and the other half's velocity doubles

An industrial flywheel has a greater rotational inertia when most of its mass is

nearest the rim

In science, an educated guess is a


In science, facts

may change

Inside a freely falling elevator, there would be no

apparent weight for you

In which case would you have the largest mass of gold? If your chunk of gold weighed 1 N on the moon, Earth, or Jupiter


It is correct to say that impulse is equal to

the change in momentum

A karate expert executes a swift blow and breaks a cement block with her bare hand. The
magnitude of the force experienced by her hand is

identical to the force applied

Mars has about 1/9 the mass of Earth. If Mars were somehow positioned into the same orbit as Earth's, how would its time to circle the Sun compare with Earth's?

it would be the same

An object in mechanical equilibrium is an object

at rest
moving with constant velocity
having no acceleration

An object is placed exactly halfway between the Earth and the moon. The object will fall toward


On a balanced seesaw, a boy three times as heavy as his partner sits

1/3 the distance from the fulcrum

Padded dashboards in cars are safer in an accident than non-padded ones because an occupant
hitting the dash has

increased time of impact

A park ranger shoots a monkey hanging from a branch of a tree with a tranquilizing dart. The ranger aims directly at the monkey. The monkey lets go of the branch as soon as the ranger shoots. Will the monkey be hit?


The power required to exert 1 N force, over a distance of 1 m in 1 second is


Put a pipe over the end of a wrench when trying to turn a stubborn nut on a bolt, to effectively
make the wrench handle twice as long, you'll multiply the torque by


A rifle recoils while firing a bullet. The speed of the rifle's recoil is small because the

rifle has much more mass than the bullet

Science is a body of knowledge that

describes order in nature
is an ongoing activity of humans
condenses knowledge into testable laws

The scientist to first introduce inertia:


A stone is thrown horizontally from the top of a cliff. One second after it has left your hand, its vertical distance below the top of the cliff is


Suppose that a tiny gun made of a strong but very light material fires a bullet that is more
massive than the gun itself. For such a weapon

the target would be safer than the shooter

Suppose the circumference of a bicycle wheel is 2 meters. If it rotates at 1 revolution per
second when you are riding the bicycle, then your speed will be

2 m/s

Suppose you roll a ball off a tabletop. Will the time to hit the floor depend on the speed of the ball?

Yes. (because the horizontal component of velocity combined with the vertical component results in a greater speed. That is why the ball travels a longer distance in the same amount of time)

Suppose you roll a ball off a tabletop. Will the time to hit the floor depend on the speed of the ball?

No (because the vertical velocity is independent of the horizontal)

The synthesis of a large collection of information that contains well-tested and verified hypotheses
about certain aspects of the world is known as a scientific


To catch a ball, a baseball player extends the hand forward before impact with the ball and
then lets it ride backward in the direction of the ball's motion. Doing this reduces the force
of impact on the player's hand principally because the

time of impact is increased

A torque acting on an object tends to produce


Toss a baseball bat into the air and it wobbles about its

center of mass

A truck is moving at constant velocity. Inside the storage compartment, a rock is dropped
from the midpoint of the ceiling and strikes the floor below. The rock hits the floor

exactly below the midpoint of the ceiling

Two billiard balls having the same mass and speed roll toward each other. What is their
combined momentum after they meet?


The two measurements necessary for calculating average speed are

distance and time

Two objects have the same size and shape, but one is much heavier than the other. When
they are dropped simultaneously from a tower, they reach the ground at the same time, but
the heavier one has a greater


A vehicle that weights 400 N on the surface of the Earth is traveling in outer space at a speed
of 400 m/s. It can be stopped by applying a constant force of 20 N for

800 seconds

Weight is expressed in units of


What is the force of gravity on a 500- N woman standing on the Earth's surface

500 N

When an Earth satellite is placed into a higher orbit, what happens to its period?


When a twirling ice skater brings her arms inward, her rotational speed


When bullets are fired from an airplane in the forward direction, the momentum of the airplane
will be


When you stand at rest on a pair of bathroom scales, the readings on the scales will always

add up to equal your weight

Whereas Aristotle relied on logic in explaining nature, Galileo relied on


Which planets have a more than one Earth year period, planets nearer or farther from the sun?

planets farther form the sun

Which requires the most amount of work by the brakes of car

slowing down from 100 km/h to 70 km/h

While an object near the Earth's surface is in free fall, its velocity


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