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1. The law of acceleration is also known as __________.

A. DAlemberts principle
B. Newtons first law
C. Newtons second law
D. Newton;s third law
2. Newtons first law of motion is also known as the law of _________.
A. Reaction
B. Impulse and momentum
C. Acceleration
D. Motion
3. Which of the following forces is an example of non-conservative force based on the law of
conservation of mechanical energy?
A. Compressive force
B. Gravitational force
C. Elastic force
D. Frictional force
4. Waves that travel through some material medium as it displaced from an equilibrium state is?
A. Mechanical wave
B. Longitudinal wave
C. Periodic wave
D. Elastic wave
5. The electrons emitted from a hot filament are accelerated in an electric field until their velocity
is 5 x 10 to the 9th power cm/sec. Find the wavelength of the electrons.
A. 0.660
B. 0.009
C. 0.146
D. 0.153
6. A steel wire 2 meters long has a mass of 20 grams and stretched with a tension of 1000
Newtons. What is the velocity of propagation of a transverse wave in the wire?
A. 316 m/sec
B. 300 m/sec
C. 422 m/sec
D. 329 m/sec


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7. One end of a horizontal spring is attached to a prong of electrically driven tuning fork whose
frequency of vibration is 240 vib/sec. The other end passes over a pulley and supports a weight
of 6 lb. The linear weight density of the spring is 0.0133 lb/ft. What is the speed of a transverse
wave in the spring?
A. 130 ft/sec
B. 110 ft/sec
C. 120 ft/sec
D. 118 ft/sec
8. When a source of sound or a listener or both are in motion relative to the air, the pitch of sound
heard by the listener is not the same as when source and listener are at rest. This phenomenon
refers to?
A. Carrier wave
B. Delay effect
C. Doppler effect
D. Reverberation effect
9. A railroad train is travelling at 100 ft/sec in still air. The frequency of the note emitted by the
locomotive whistle is 500 Hz. What is the wavelength of the sound waves in front of the
A. 2.0 ft
B. 3.0 ft
C. 2.5 ft
D. 1.7 ft
10. A railroad train is travelling at 100 ft/sec in still air. The frequency of the note emitted by the
locomotive whistle is 500 Hz. What is the wavelength of the sound waves behind of the
A. 2.4 ft
B. 2.8 ft
C. 3.0 ft
D. 3.5 ft
11. The total mechanical energy is proportional to the ___________ of the object.
A. Mass
B. Velocity
C. Square of the velocity
D. Shape and size


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12. The techniques of finding the intensity and phase of light at any point, only when a portion of
wave is exposed.
A. Quantum theory
B. Huygens principle
C. Polarization theory
D. Brewsters law
13. The ratio of the velocity of light in vacuum to its velocity of another material is
A. Refractive index
B. Modulus ratio of elasticity
C. Specific index
D. Poissons ratio
14. What is the index of refraction of a material if the speed light through the material is 2.37 x 10
to the 8 m/s?
A. 1.34
B. 1.19
C. 1.27
D. 1.52
15. A beam of light is incident on a liquid of 1.4 refractive index. The reflected rays are completely
polarized. What is the angle of refraction of the beam?
A. 35 deg
B. 40 deg
C. 31 deg
D. 39 deg
16. The negative value of work done by gravity on the object refers to the ___________ of the
A. Net gravitational energy
B. Gravitational kinetic energy
C. Negative gravitational energy
D. Gravitational potential energy
17. A sports car develops 200 hp at 4000 rpm. What is the amount of torque exerted on the
A. 262.6 ft
B. 226.6 ft
C. 326.2 ft
D. 322.6 ft


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18. A golf ball of mass 50 g was hit with a velocity of 90 m/s. The head of the golf club got contact
with ball for 0.3 ms. What is the average force acting on the golf ball during impact?
A. 12 KN
B. 21 KN
C. 15 KN
D. 5 KN
19. What property is conserved by using a ballistic pendulum in measuring the velocity of the
A. Kinetic energy
B. Linear momentum
C. Potential energy
D. Angular momentum
20. A collision between two objects which occur in a very infinitesimal interval of time, during which
they exert relatively large force on each other is called _____________.
A. Collision-impact
B. Elastic collision
C. Inelastic collision
D. Dynamic collision
21. According to Keplers Laws, the __________ of the planet remains constant.
A. Total gravitational force
B. Total angular momentum
C. Total centrifugal force
D. Total gravitational resistance
22. The line which joins a planet to the sun, sweep over equal areas in equal interval of time. The
statement is known as ______________.
A. Keplers first law
B. Keplers second law
C. Keplers third law
D. Law of universal gravitational
23. What is the period of the pendulum 100 cm long?
A. 1.5 s
B. 2.0 s
C. 2.5 s
D. 3.0 s


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24. Each point on a wave front maybe regarded as a new source of disturbance. This statement is
known as _____________.
A. Theory of wave motion
B. Huygens principle
C. Foucults theory
D. Newtons wave theory
25. The incident ray, the reflected ray and the normal to the reflecting surface, lie in the same
plane. This statement is:
A. Snells Law
B. Huygens law
C. First law of reflection
D. Second law of reflection
26. Which of the following best explain the polarization behavior of light?
A. By considering light to be transverse wave
B. By considering light to be charged particle
C. By considering light to be particles in motion
D. By considering light to be longitudinal wave
27. The velocity of sound in air is equal to the square root of the ratio of:
A. Volume of gas to density of medium
B. Pressure of gas to density of medium
C. Density of medium to pressure of gas
D. Density of medium to volume of gaas
28. What do you call the spectrum formed by the dispersion of light from an incandescent solid,
liquid or gas?
A. Emission
B. Polarization
C. Reflection
D. Absorption
29. In a spherical mirror, not all rays parallel to the principal axis of a spherical mirror are reflected
to a focus. The rays farther from the axis are reflected to cross the axis nearer to the mirror
than those close to the axis. What do you call this imperfection?
A. Reflection error
B. Spherical aberration
C. Optical aberration
D. Optical illusion


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30. What is the ratio of the speed of light in an empty space to the speed in the medium called?
A. Critical index of refraction
B. Total index of refraction
C. Absolute index of refraction
D. Critical index of refraction
31. An object placed 20 in from a certain lens form a virtual image 5 in from the lens. Find the focal
length of the lens. What is the character of the lens?
A. 6.76
B. -6.76
C. 6.67
D. -6.67
32. A thin converging lens has a focal length of 10 in. If the plate that is located 12.5 in behind the
lens is used to receive the image of an object placed 40 in from the lens, how large will the
image be when compared to the object?
A. 32.15%
B. 21.25%
C. 31.25%
D. 22.15%
33. What is the power of a diverging lens whose focal length is -10 cm?
A. 10 diopters
B. -10 diopters
C. 1 diopter
D. -1 diopter
34. Which is true regarding a compound microscope that uses two lenses, namely the eyepiece and
the objective lens?
A. Focal length of the eyepiece is greater than the objective
B. Their focal lengths are sometimes equal
C. Focal length of the objective is greater than the eyepiece
D. Focal length of the eyepiece is shorter than objective
35. What is the critical angle, in degree, of incidence for a ray of light passing from glass into water?
Assume index of refraction for glass = 1.50 and index of refraction for water = 1.33
A. 60.07
B. 52.14
C. 62.46
D. 65.41


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36. How much should a 70-W lamp be lowered to double the illumination on an object which is 70
cm directly under it?
A. 20.5 cm
B. 22.45 cm
C. 21.55 cm
D. 26.11 cm
37. The dimensions of a lantern slide are 3 in x 4 in. It is desired to project an image of the slide,
enlarged to 6 ft x 8 ft, on a screen 30 ft from the projection lens. What should be the focal
length of the projection lens?
A. 14.4 in
B. 22.45 in
C. 24.5 in
D. 19.2 in
38. A concave mirror is to form an image of the filament of headlight lamp on a screen 4 m from
the mirror. The filament is 5 mm high, and the image is to be 40 cm high. What should be the
radius of curvature of the mirror?
A. 7.76 cm
B. 9.88 cm
C. 5.99 cm
D. 10.03 cm
39. Calculate the energy required by an electron to reach 90% of the speed of light starting from
A. 0.562 Mev
B. 0.721 Mev
C. 0.636 Mev
D. 0.663 Mev


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