Physics 163

Unit 2: Newton's Laws of Motion

Problem Set C

 

Overview:

Problem Set C targets your understanding of each of Newton's Laws. While the Multiple Choice question targets your conceptual understandings, the 20 problems target your ability to apply the concepts of force, mass and acceleration in order to analyze a variety of physical situations. Compared to Set B, the mathematical rigor of Set C is mild. There are at least six skills or conceptual understandings which you must have to be successful on Problem Set C. They include:

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Problem

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MC

The database creates a collection of T-F statements which vary significantly from student to student

1

A routine calculation involving the mass-weight relationship

2

A routine calculation involving the mass-weight relationship

3

A routine calculation which often becomes complicated by misunderstandings regarding the concept of mass

4

Use of a free-body diagram and individual force values to determine the acceleration of an object

5

Use of a free-body diagram and individual force values to determine the acceleration of an object

6

Determination of a vertical tension value when given mass and acceleration

7

Determination of a vertical acceleration when given the mass and tension force value

8

Determination of the vertical tension value if given the mass and the constant velocity value

9

Determination of a horizontal acceleration from the knowledge of individual force values

10

Determination of the applied force required to cause an object of known mass to have a stated acceleration in the presence of friction

11

Determination of a friction force value from mass and acceleration information

12

An extension of Problem 11; determination of the coefficient of friction

13

Determination of the coefficient of friction from mass, accleration and applied force information

14

Determination of the horizontal acceleration from the values of mass, applied force and the coefficient of friction

15

Determination of the vertical acceleration from the value of mass and air resistance

16

Determination of the vertical acceleration from the value of mass and air resistance

17

Determination of the horizontal acceleration from the values of weight, applied force and the coefficient of friction

18

Determination of the coefficient of friction from mass, accleration and applied force information

19

A blending of kinematics and Newton's second law to determine the acceleration of a skidding object

20

Determination of the applied force if given the mass, coefficient of friction and the constant velocity value

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