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# Practice Questions

This activity contains 25 questions.

## If you drive west at 20 km/h for one hour, then drive east at 15 km/h for one hour, your net displacement will be

 5 km east. 35 km west. 35 km east. 5 km west.

## A 200-lb force is pulling on an object, as shown. The sign of the x and y components of the force are

 x (positive), y (positive). x (positive), y (negative). x (negative), y (positive). x (negative), y (negative).

## Three boys each pull with a 20-N force on the same object. The resultant force will be

 zero. 20 N to the left. 20 N up. 20 N down.

## Consider a plane flying with groundspeed Vg and airspeed Va in a wind with speed V. Which of the following relationships is true?

 Vg will always equal Va + V Vg can be greater than Va + V Vg can be less than Va - V Vg can have any value between Va + V and Va - V

## If the acceleration vector of a body is perpendicular to the velocity vector, which of the following must be true?

 The speed is changing. The direction is changing. Both the speed and the direction are changing. The direction is not changing.

## A vector of magnitude 10 has an angle with the positive x-axis (east) of 120 degrees. What are its components?

 5 and 8.7 -5 and 8.7 5 and -8.7 -5 and -8.7

## A vector of magnitude 10 has an angle with the positive x-axis (east) of -60 degrees. What are its components?

 5 and 8.7 -5 and 8.7 5 and -8.7 -5 and -8.7

## A vector has components x = 6 m and y = 8 m. What is its magnitude and direction?

 10 m and 30 degrees 14 m and 37 degrees 10 m and 53 degrees 14 m and 53 degrees

## A vector has components x = -2 m and y = -2 m. What is its direction (angle with respect to east)?

 45 degrees 135 degrees 225 degrees -45 degrees

## Three vectors have components (x,y): A = (2,3), B = (4,-7) and C = (-6,-3). What is the magnitude of the resultant vector (D = A + B + C)?

 -7 17.7 15 7

## Three vectors have components (x,y): A = (2,3), B = (4,-7) and C = (-6,-3). What is the magnitude of the resultant vector (D = A - B - C)?

 13.6 15 52 7

## Suppose that several projectiles are fired on level ground. Which one will be in the air longest?

 The one with the farthest range, R. The one with the highest maximum elevation, h. The one with the greatest initial velocity.

## Which of the following does not affect the range of a projectile?

 V0 Initial Speed θ0 Launch Angle y0 Initial Height x0 Initial Horizontal Position

## Which of the following must be zero for a projectile to achieve its maximum range?

 Vxf Vyf xf yf

## Which of the following must be zero for a projectile to be at its maximum height?

 Vxf Vyf yf xf

## You hit a handball too hard and it lands, moving horizontally, on top of a roof. If its original velocity was V0 at an angle θ above the horizontal, then the velocity it lands on the roof with is

 zero V0sin θ V0cos θ 2V0

You throw a pebble upward as shown, with a velocity V0 at an angle θ, from a roof (at point J) h ft above the ground. If the pebble rises upward to h ft above the roof (to point K), then falls to the ground below (to point L), its speed when it hits the ground is

 V0. between V0 and 2V0. 2V0. greater than 2V0.

## Taking "up" as positive at the highest point, the acceleration of a projectile is

 -9.8 m/s2 0 m/s2 +9.8 m/s2

## If the sum of two vectors equals zero, the magnitude of their difference is

 equal to the magnitude of either one. equal to twice the magnitude of either one. less than twice the magnitude of either one.

## A sailboat travelling with a speed of 4 knots heads directly up river against a 3 knot current. Its speed over ground is

 1 knot. 7 knots. 3 knots. 5 knots.

## A sailboat travelling with a speed of 4 knots heads directly down river with a 3 knot current. Its speed over ground is

 1 knot. 3 knots. 5 knots. 7 knots.

## A sailboat travelling with a speed of 4 knots heads directly across a river which has a 3 knot current. Its speed over ground is

 1 knot. 3 knots. 5 knots. 7 knots.