physics chapter 2

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The auto in the sketch moves forward as the brakes are applied. A bystander says that during the interval of braking, the auto’s velocity and acceleration are in opposite directions. Do you agree or disagree?
Agree. Acceleration (slowing the car) is opposite to velocity (the direction the car is moving).
A space probe in remote outer space continues moving
even though no force acts on it.
Whirl a rock at the end of a string and it follows a circular path. If the string breaks, the rock tends to
follow a straight-line path.
If gravity between the Sun and Earth suddenly vanished, Earth would continue moving in
a straight-line path.
A sheet of paper can be pulled from beneath a box of cereal without toppling it if the paper is jerked quickly. This best demonstrates that
the box has inertia.
When dishes remain on a table when you yank the tablecloth beneath them, you’re demonstrating
inertia
A ball rests in the middle of a cart. When you quickly jerk the cart forward, the ball
hits the back of the cart.
When you step off a bus moving at 10 m/s, your horizontal speed when you meet the ground is
about 10 m/s.
A hockey puck slides across a frozen pond. If ice friction and air resistance are neglected, the force needed to keep the puck sliding at constant velocity is
0 N.
The net force on any object moving at constant velocity is
zero
Earth moves about 30 km/s relative to the Sun. When you jump upward in front of a wall, the wall doesn’t slam into you at 30 km/s because the wall
and you move at the same horizontal speed, before, during, and after your jump.
Inside the interior of a truck that moves at constant velocity is a package that drops from the midpoint of the ceiling. The package hits the floor
exactly below the midpoint of the ceiling.
If you are carrying a heavy bag of groceries and bang your hand against the wall, the concept that best explains why you are hurt is
inertia
A roller coaster car at an amusement park carrying 1 passenger takes 3 min to make its ride from start to finish. Neglecting friction, a car with 5 passengers would take
the same time
Newton’s second law directly involves
acceleration
The force required to maintain an object at a constant velocity in free space is equal to
zero
If the mass of an object does not change, a constant net force on the object produces constant
acceleration
A given net force propels an object along a straight-line path. If the net force were doubled, its acceleration would
double
A given net force propels an object along a straight-line path by a force. If the mass were doubled, its acceleration would
be half
If an object’s mass decreases while a constant force acts on it, the acceleration
increases
A push on a 1-kg brick accelerates the brick. Neglecting friction, to equally accelerate a 10-kg brick requires the force to be
10 times as much
A 10-N block and a 1-N block lie on a horizontal frictionless table. To push them with equal acceleration, we would have to push with
10 times as much force as the heavier block
A car has a mass of 1000 kg and accelerates at 2 m/s2. What is the magnitude of the force exerted on the car?
2000 N
A tow truck exerts a force of 3000 N on a car that accelerates at 2 m/s2. The mass of the car must be
1500 kg
A force of 1 N accelerates a 1-kg mass at 1 m/s2. The acceleration of a 2-kg mass acted upon by a force of 2 N is
the same
A girl pulls on a 10-kg wagon with a constant force of 30 N. What is the wagon’s acceleration?
3.0 m/s^2
A block is dragged at constant velocity across a level surface by a force of 6 N. What is the force of friction between the block and the surface?
6N
A commercial jet has a mass of 5,000 kg and the thrust of its engine is 10,000 N. The acceleration of the jet when taking off is
2 m/s^2
A jumbo jet has a mass of 100,000 kg. The thrust for each of its four engines is 50,000 N. The acceleration of the jet when taking off is
2m/s2
A 10-kg block is pushed across a friction-free horizontal surface with a horizontal force of 20 N. The acceleration of the block is
2 m/s^2
A 10-kg block is pushed across a horizontal surface with a horizontal force of 20 N against a friction force of 10 N. The acceleration of the block is
1 m/s^2
A 10-kg block is pushed across a horizontal surface with a horizontal force of 30 N against a friction force of 10 N. The acceleration of the block is
2 m/s^2
Suppose you’re coasting in a car at 60 km/h and apply the brakes until you slow to 40 km/h. When you suddenly release the brake, the car tends to
continue moving at 40 km/h in the absence of forces.
A heavy block at rest is suspended by a vertical rope. When the block is accelerated upward by the rope, the rope tension
increases
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 force as the 1 kg block
A heavy object and a light object in a vacuum are dropped at the same time from rest. The heavier object reaches the ground
at the same time as the lighter object
How many forces act on an upwardly tossed coin when it gets to the top of its path?
one; the force due to gravity
When you toss a coin straight up, it moves upward, turns around, and drops. During this time the acceleration of the coin is
downward and constant
After a ball tossed upward leaves your hand, the force of gravity on it
remains constant
A 10-N falling object encounters 4 N of air resistance. The net force on it is
6N
A 10-N falling object encounters 10 N of air resistance. The net force on it is
0N
A ball tossed vertically upward reaches its highest point and then falls back to its starting point. During this up-and-down motion the acceleration of the ball is always
directed downward
A rock is thrown vertically upward. At the top of its straight-line path, its velocity is
0 m/s
If an object falls with constant acceleration, the velocity of the object must
continually change by the same amount each second
An elephant and a feather fall from a tree through the air to the ground below. The force of air resistance is greater on the..
elephant
A 1-kg ball is thrown straight up at 10 m/s. Neglecting air resistance, the net force that acts on the ball when it is half way to the top of its path is
10 N
When an object falls through the air and gains velocity, the net force actually
decreases
The air resistance of falling is greatly affected by an object’s frontal area and
speed
When a falling object has reached its terminal velocity, its acceleration is
zero
A falling object that has reached its terminal speed continues to gain
neither
Two objects of the same size but unequal weights are dropped from a tall tower. Taking air resistance into consideration, the object to hit the ground first will be the…
heavier object
A light woman and a heavy man jump from an airplane at the same time and open their same-size parachutes at the same time. Which person will get to a state of zero acceleration first?
the light woman
A skydiver who weighs 500 N reaches terminal velocity at 90 km/h. The air resistance on the skydiver is
500 N
A sack of potatoes weighing 200 N falls from an airplane. As the velocity of fall increases, air resistance also increases. When air resistance equals 200 N, the sack’s acceleration is
5 m/s^2
A skydiver jumps from a high-flying plane. As her velocity of fall increases, her acceleration
decreases
When a 500-N parachutist opens his chute and experiences 800 N of air resistance, the net force on him is
300 N upward
A ball is thrown vertically upward. Because of air resistance, its speed when returning to its starting level compared with its initial speed is
less
A pair of tennis balls fall through the air from a tall building. One ball is regular and the other is filled with lead pellets. The ball to reach the ground first is the
lead filled ball
A pair of tennis balls fall through the air from a tall building. One ball is regular and the other is filled with lead pellets. Air resistance just before they hit is actually greater for the
led filled ball
Action and reaction forces comprise the parts of
a single interaction
A player hits a ball with a bat. If one part of the interaction is the bat against the ball, the other part is the
ball against the bat
A karate chop breaks a board with a blow of 3000 N. The force that acts on the hand during this event is
3000 N
A person is attracted toward the center of Earth by a 500-N gravitational force. The force of attraction of Earth toward the person is
500N
When a baseball player hits a ball with a force of 1000 N, the ball exerts force on the bat of
1000 N
A car traveling at 100 km/h strikes an unfortunate bug that splatters on the windshield. The force of impact is greater on the
same for both
An archer shoots an arrow. If the action force is the bowstring on the arrow, the reaction is the
arrows push on the bowstring
A player catches a ball. Consider the action force to the ball against the player’s glove. The reaction is the
force of the glove on the ball
As a ball falls, the action force is the pull of Earth’s mass on the ball. The reaction force is the
pull of the ball’s mass on Earth
Earth pulls on the Moon. Similarly the Moon pulls on Earth, evidence that
they both pull on each other and are an action-reaction pair
A Mack truck and a Mini Cooper traveling at the same speed collide head-on. The collision force is greatest on the
same
A Mack truck and a Mini Cooper traveling at the same speed collide head-on. The vehicle to undergo the greatest change in velocity will be the
mini cooper
The force exerted on the tires of a car to directly accelerate it along a road is exerted by the
road
You toss a ball upward where air resistance is negligible. After the ball leaves your hand the force on it
is the single force due to gravity, always directed downward.
Arnold Strongman and Suzie Small each pull on opposite ends of a rope in a tug-of-war. The greatest force on the rope is exerted by
same
Arnold Strongman and Suzie Small have a tug-of-war on a polished floor. Arnold wears socks and Suzie wears gym shoes. The likely winner is
Suzie
Both ends of a piece of rope are pulled by two people in a tug-of-war. If each pulls with a 400-N force, the tension in the rope is
400 N
Two people, one twice as massive as the other, attempt a tug-of-war with 12 m of rope on frictionless ice. After a brief time, they meet. The heavier person slides a distance of
4 M
A friend says that the heavyweight champion of the world cannot exert a force of 50 N on a piece of tissue paper with his best punch. The tissue paper is held in midair, no wall, no tricks. You
agree that it can’t be done

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