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Unit Test – Newton’s Laws & Forces

1) If an object remains at rest, there must be no force acting on it. Is this statement

correct? Explain.

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2) The tendency of an object to maintain its state of motion is called:

a) Newton’s first law b) Galileo’s principle c) Inertia

3) If the net force on an object is zero, the object MUST:

a) be at rest b) be in motion with a constant velocity c) have zero acceleration

4) An object weights 300 N on Earth and 50 N on the Moon. Does the object also have

less inertia on the Moon? Explain.

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5) If a tablecloth is yanked out very quickly, the dishes on top of it will barely move.

Why?

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6) A 3.0-newton net force is applied to a 1.5-kilogram mass. What is its acceleration?

7) What is the mass of a person weighing 740 N?

8) The engine of a 1.0-kilogram toy plane exerts a 15-newton forward force on the plane.

If the air exerts an 8.0-newton resistive force on the plane, what is the magnitude of the

acceleration of the plane?


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9) Three block are pulled along a frictionless surface by a horizontal force as shown

below. a

T1 T1 T2 T2 F = 18.0 N

m1 m2 m3

a) What is the acceleration of the system?

b) What are the tension forces in the light stringes (T1 & T2)? [Hint: Can T1 = T2?

Investigate by drawing free-body diagrams of each block separately.]


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10) A hockey player hits a puck with her stick, giving the puck an initial speed of 5.0

(m/s). If the puck slows uniformly and comes to rest in a distance of 20 m, what is the

coefficient of kinetic friction between the ice and the puck?