1. An object is raised above the ground gaining a certain amount of potential energy. If the same object is raised twice as high it gains __________.
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2. When an object is lifted 10 meters, it gains a certain amount of potential energy. If the same object is lifted 20 meters, its potential energy is _____.
a. less 
b. the same 
c. twice as much 
d. four times as much 
e. more than 4 time as much 
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3. A 1000 kg car and a 2000 kg car are hoisted the same distance at constant speed in a gas station. Raising the more massive car requires ____________.
a. less work 
b. as much work 
c. twice as much work. 
d. four times as much work 
e. more than 4 times as much work 
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4. An object that has kinetic energy must be ____________.
a. moving 
b. falling 
c. at an elevated position 
d. at rest 
e. none of these 
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5. An object that has potential energy has this energy because of its _____________.
a. speed 
b. acceleration 
c. momentum 
d. position 
e. none of these 
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6. An arrow is drawn so that it has 40 J of potential energy. When fired horizontally, the arrow will have a kinetic energy of ________.
a. less than 40 J 
b. more than 40 J 
c. 40 J 
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7. A 2 kg mass is held 4 m above the ground. What is the approximate potential energy of the mass with respect to the ground?
a. 20 J 
b. 40 J 
c. 60 J 
d. 80 J 
e. none of these 
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8. A 2 kg mass has 40 J of potential energy with respect to the ground. Approximately how far is it located above the ground?
a. 1 m 
b. 2 m 
c. 3 m 
d. 4 m 
e. none of these 
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9. A ball is projected into the air with 100 J of kinetic energy which is transformed to gravitational potential energy at the top of its trajectory. When it returns to its original level after encountering air resistance, its kinetic energy is ____________.
a. less than 100 J 
b. 100 J 
c. more than 100 J 
d. not enough information given 
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10. A woman lifts a box from the floor. She then carries with constant speed to the other side of the room, where she puts the box down. How much work does she do on the box while walking across the floor at constant speed?
a. zero J 
b. more than zero J 
c. more information needed to determine 
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11. A car moving at 50 km/hr skids 20 m with locked brakes. How far will the car skid with locked brakes if it is traveling at 150 km/hr?
a. 20 m 
b. 60 m. 
c. 90 m 
d. 120 m 
e. 180 m 
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12. Which has greater kinetic energy, a car traveling at 30 km/hr or a halfasmassive car traveling at 60 km/hr?
a. the 30 km/hr car 
b. the 60 km/hr car 
c. both have the same kinetic energy 
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13. A diver who weighs 500 N steps off a diving board that is 10 m above the water. The diver hits the water with kinetic energy of ___________.
a. 10 J 
b. 500 J 
c. 510 J 
d. 5000 J 
e. more than 5000 J. 
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14. A 2500 N pile driver ram falls 10 m and drives a post 0.1 m into the ground. The average impact force on the ram is _________.
a. 2500 N 
b. 25000 N 
c. 250,000 N 
d. 2,500,000 N 
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15. A person on the edge of a roof throws a ball downward. It strikes the ground with 100 J of kinetic energy. The person throws another identical ball upward with the same initial speed, and this too falls to the ground. Neglecting air resitance, the second ball hits the ground with a kinetic energy of ______________.
a. 100 J 
b. 200 J 
c. less than 100 J 
d. more than 200 J 
e. none of these 
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16. A 10 N object moves at 1 m/s. Its kinetic energy is ____________.
a. 0.5 J 
b. 1 J 
c. 10 J 
d. more than 10 J 
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17. A moving object has __________.
a. speed 
b. velocity 
c. momentum 
d. energy 
e. all of these 
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18. An object at rest may have __________.
a. speed 
b. velocity 
c. momentum 
d. energy 
e. all of these 
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19. What does an object have when it is moving that it absolutely doesn`t have when at rest?
a. momentum 
b. energy 
c. mass 
d. inertia 
e. none of these 
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20. If an object has kinetic energy, then it also must have ___________.
a. impulse 
b. momentum 
c. acceleration 
d. force 
e. none of these 
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21. If the speed of a moving object doubles, then what else doubles?
a. momentum 
b. kinetic energy 
c. acceleration 
d. all of the above 
e. none of these 
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22. A feather and a coin are dropped in a vacuum. Each falls with equal __________.
a. momenta 
b. kinetic energies 
c. potential energies 
d. all of the above 
e. none of the above 
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23. A popular swingingballs apparatus consists of an aligned row of identical elastic balls that are suspended by strings so they barely touch each other. When two balls are lifted from one end and released, they strike the row and two balls pop out from the other end. If instead one ball popped out with twice the velocity of the two, this would be violation of conservation of __________.
a. momentum 
b. kinetic energy 
c. both of these 
d. none of these 
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24. Two identical freight cars roll without friction towards each other on a level track. One rolls at 2 m/s and the other rolls at 1 m/s. After the cars collide, they couple (attach together) and roll together with a speed of _____________.
a. 0.5 m/s 
b. 0.33 m/s 
c. 0.67 m/s 
d. 1.0 m/s 
e. none of these 
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25. A freight train rolls along a track with considerable momentum. If it rolls at the same speed but has twice as much mass, its momentum is ____.
a. zero 
b. quadrupled 
c. doubled 
d. unchanged 
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26. A rifle recoils from firing a bullet. The speed of the rifle's recoil is small because the ___.
a. force against the rifle is relatively small. 
b. speed is mainly concentrated in the bullet. 
c. rifle has lots of mass. 
d. momentum of the rifle is unchanged. 
e. none of these. 
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27. Two objects, A and B, have the same size and shape, but A is twice as heavy as B. When they are dropped simultaneously from a tower (in the absence of air resistance), they reach the ground at the same time, but A has a higher ___.
a. speed 
b. acceleration 
c. momentum 
d. all of the above 
e. none of the above 
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28. Padded dashboards in cars are safer in an accident than nonpadded ones because they ____.
a. increase the impact time. 
b. decrease an occupant's impulse. 
c. decrease the impact force 
d. two of the above 
e. none of the above. 
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29. A 4 kg ball has a momentum of 12 kg*m/s. The ball's speed is ___ m/s.
a. 3 
b. 4 
c. 12 
d. 48 
e. none of these. 
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30. A piece of putty moving with 1 unit of momentum strikes and sticks to a heavy bowling ball that is initially at rest. After the putty sticks to the ball, both are set in motion with a combined momentum that is ___.
a. less than 1 unit 
b. more than 1 unit 
c. 1 unit 
d. not enough information 
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31. A 2 kg mass has a velocity of 4 m/s. The kinetic energy of the mass is ___ Joules.
a. 4 
b. 8 
c. 16 
d. 32 
e. none of these 
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32. A car moving at 50 km/hr skids 20 meters with locked brakes. How far will the car skid with locked brakes if it is traveling at 150 km/hr?
a. 20 m 
b. 60 m 
c. 90 m 
d. 120 m 
e. 180 m 
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33. A 50 kg diver hits the water below (at a zero height) with a kinetic energy of 5000 Joules. The height from which the diver dove was ____ meters.
a. 5 
b. 10 
c. 50 
d. 100 
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34. A large force acting for a long amount of time on a small mass will produce a ______.
a. small velocity change 
b. large velocity change 
c. small momentum change 
d. small acceleration 
e. two of the above 
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35. Force and time pertains to momentum change in the same manner as force and distance pertains to ___________.
a. impulse 
b. work 
c. energy change 
d. velocity 
e. none of these. 
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36. A job is done slowly, and an identical job is done quickly. Both jobs require the same amount of work, but different amounts of ___________.
a. energy 
b. power 
c. both of these 
d. none of these 
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37. Which requires more work: lifting a 50 kg sack vertically 2 meters or lifting a 25 kg sack vertically 4 meters?
a. lifting the 50 kg sack 
b. lifting the 25 kg sack 
c. both require the same amount of work 
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38. A 50 kg sack is lifted 2 meters in the same time as a 25 kg sack is lifted 4 meters. The power expended in raising the 50 kg sack compared to the power used to lift the 25 kg sack is _________.
a. twice as much 
b. half as much 
c. the same 
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39. A TV set is pushed a distance of 2 m with a force of 20 N that is in the same direction as the set moves. How much work is done on the set?
a. 2 J 
b. 10 J 
c. 20 J 
d. 40 J 
e. 80 J 
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40. It takes 40 J to push a large box 4 m across a floor. Assuming the push is in the same direction as the move, what is the magnitude of the force on the box?
a. 4 N 
b. 10 N 
c. 40 N 
d. 160 N 
e. none of these 
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41. Using 1000 J of work, a toy elevator is raised from the ground floor to the second floor in 20 seconds. How much power does the elevator use?
a. 20 W 
b. 50 W 
c. 100 W 
d. 1000 W 
e. 20000 W 
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42. A 5N force is applied to a 3kg object to change its velocity from +9 m/s to +3 m/s. The momentum change of the object is:
a. 2.5 kg*m/s 
b. 10 kg*m/s 
c. 18 kg*m/s 
d. 45 kg*m/s 
e. none of these 
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43. A 5N force is applied to a 3kg object to change its velocity from +9 m/s to +3 m/s. The impulse experienced by the object is:
a. 2.5 N*s 
b. 10 N*s 
c. 18 N*s 
d. 45 N*s 
e. none of these 
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44. A 5N force is applied to a 3kg object to change its velocity from +9 m/s to +3 m/s. The impulse acts for a time period of
a. 1.8 s 
b. 2.5 s 
c. 3.6 s 
d. 10 s 
e. none of these 
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45. When a mass M experiences a velocity change of v in a time of t, it experiences a force of F. Assuming the same velocity change of v, the force experienced by a mass of 2M in a time of (1/2)t is
a. 2F 
b. 4F 
c. (1/2)*F 
d. (1/4)*F 
e. none of these 
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46. When a mass M experiences a velocity change of v in a time of t, it experiences a force of F. Assuming the same velocity change of v, the force experienced by a mass of 2M in a time of (1/4)t is
a. 2F 
b. 8F 
c. (1/2)*F 
d. (1/8)*F 
e. none of these 
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47. When a mass M experiences a velocity change of v in a time of t, it experiences a force of F. Assuming the same velocity change of v, the force experienced by a mass of (1/2)M in a time of (1/2)t is
a. 2F 
b. 4F 
c. (1/2)*F 
d. (1/4)*F 
e. none of these 
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48. When a mass M experiences a velocity change of v in a time of t, it experiences a force of F. Assuming the same velocity change of v, the force experienced by a mass of (1/2)M in a time of 4t is
a. 2F 
b. 8F 
c. (1/2)*F 
d. (1/8)*F 
e. none of these 
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49. A 0.5kg ball moving at 5 m/s strikes a wall and rebounds in the opposite direction with a speed of 2 m/s. If the impusle occurs for a time duration of 0.01 s, then the average force (magnitude only) acting upon the ball is
a. 0.14 N 
b. 150 N 
c. 350 N 
d. 500 N 
e. none of these 
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50. If mass and collision time are equal, then impulses are greater on objects which rebound (or bounce).
a. TRUE 
b. FALSE 
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51. An unfortunate bug strikes the windshield of a bus in a headon collision. Which of the following statements are true?
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52. A 0.80kg ball strikes a wall moving at 5.0 m/s and rebounds in the opposite direction at 3.5 m/s. If the collision with the wall endures for a total time of 0.0080 s, then determine the average force acting upon the ball. PSYW
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53. A 16.0kg ball is thrown with a speed of 22.0 m/s to a 55kg clown who is at rest on ice. The clown catches the ball and glides across the ice. Determine the velocity of the clown (and ball) immediately following the catch. PSYW
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54. A 16.0kg ball is thrown with a speed of 22.0 m/s to a 55kg clown on ice. At the time that the clown catches the ball, she is moving with a speed of 3.0 m/s in the same direction as the ball. The clown catches the ball and continues to glide across the ice. Determine the velocity of the clown (and ball) immediately following the catch. PSYW
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55. A 0.050kg billiard ball moving at 1.2 m/s strikes a second 0.050kg billiard ball which is moving in the same direction with a speed of 0.40 m/s. If the faster ball slows down to a speed of 0.65 m/s, then what is the speed of the second ball? PSYW
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56. A 0.050kg billiard ball moving at 1.5 m/s strikes a second 0.050kg billiard ball which is at rest on the table. If the first ball slows down to a speed of 0.10 m/s, then what is the speed of the second ball? PSYW
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57. A 70kg hockey player moving at 5.6 m/s collides headon with an 80kg player who is heading in the opposite direction with a speed of 3.5 m/s. The two players entangle and move together across the ice. Determine their aftercollision speed. PSYW
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58. Calculate the work required lift a 2.5kg object a height of 6.0 meters. PSYW
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59. In the It's All Uphill Lab, a force of 21.2 N is applied parallel to the incline to lift a 3.0kg loaded cart to a height of 0.45 m along an incline which is 0.636m long. Determine the work done upon the cart and the subsequent potential energy change of the cart. PSYW
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60. An 800kg car skids to a stop across a horizontal surface over a distance of 45 m. The average force acting upon the car is 7000N, then determine
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61. A 50kg hiker ascends a 40meter high hill at a constant speed of 1.2 m/s. If it takes 400 s to climb the hill, then determine
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62. Neel, whose mass is 75kg, ascends the 1.6meter high stairs in 1.2 s. Determine Neel's power rating. PSYW
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63. A 500kg roller coaster car starts at a height of 32.0 m. Assuming negligible energy losses to friction and air resistance, determine the PE, KE, and speed of the car at the various locations (A, B, C, D, and E) along the track.








































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64. Use the information in the above table to explain what is meant when it is said that the "total mechanical energy is conserved."
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65. Use the workenergy theorem to determine the force required to stop a 1000kg car moving at a speed of 20.0 m/s if there is a distance of 45.0 m in which to stop it. PSYW
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66. A 60kg skiier accelerates down an icey hill from an original height of 500 meters. Use the workenergy theorem to determine the speed at the bottom of the hill if
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