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Final Exam

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United Arab Emirates University


Faculty of Science
Department of Physics
Fall 2007

Date: Jan. 2, 2008


Time: 2:45 4:45 PM
General Physics I
PHYS 1052
Final Examination

Student Name:

ID #:

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Instructor
Mofreh Zaghloul
Maamar Ben Kraouda
Noureddine Amrane
Saleh Nasri
Noureddine Amrane
Saleh Thaker
Saleh Nasri
Naser Qamhieh
-------------------------Ihab Obaidat
Mofreh Zaghloul
Amal Al Gaferi
Amal Al Gaferi

Section Number
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61

Day and Time


MW 8:00 9:15
TU 9:30 1:50
MW 8:00 9:15
MW 9:30 10:45
MW 9:30 10:45
MW 12:30 01:45
MW 8:00 9:15
MW 11:00 12:15
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TU 12:30 01:45
MW 02:00 03:15
TU 12:30 01:45

The grade for each problem and the total grade out of 100:
Part
F (A)
Part I
II
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
20
18
16
18
16
12
Credit
Grade

Total
100

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The magnitude of the acceleration of gravity g = 9.8 m/s2


Part I- Choose the correct answer:

(20 points)

A force F is acting on a moving object with a velocity v. The instantaneous


power is P = F.v. The dimensions of the power is:
a) ML/T2

b) ML2/T2

c) ML2/T3

d) ML3/T3

If a car is moving westward and slowing down, the direction of its acceleration
is
a) Eastward
b) Westward
c) Northward
d) Must be in the direction of motion

If the sum A+B = 0, the corresponding components of the two vectors A and
B must be
a) equal
b) positive
c) negative
d) of opposite signs

As a projectile is thrown upward it moves in a parabolic path as shown in the


figure. The acceleration of the projectile is zero at
a) point A

y
B

b) point B
v0

c) point C
d) neither of these points.

0
(0, 0)

C
x

As you sit on your chair, which of the following is the reaction force to the
gravitational force acting on your body?
a) The normal force exerted by the chair on your body.
b) The force you exert downward on the chair.
c) The force you exert upward on the earth.
d) Neither of these forces.

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A particle of mass m moves in a circular path of radius r


v

and speed v as shown in the figure aside. It then increases

its speed to 2v while traveling along the same circular

path. The centripetal force acting on the particle has


changed by a factor
a) 0.25

b) 0.5

c) 2

d) 4

The figure below shows four situations in which the object is displaced
horizontally while a force F is applied. In which case the work done by the
force F is ZERO?

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

The gravitational potential energy of a system


a) is always positive
b) is always negative
c) is always zero
d) can be negative or positive

The total linear momentum of a system is conserved in


a) elastic collisions only
b) inelastic collisions only
c) both elastic and inelastic collisions
d) neither elastic nor inelastic collisions.

The moment of inertia of a system of particles depends on


a) the configuration of the system

b) the axis of rotation

c) both (a) and (b) are correct

d) Neither (a) nor (b) is correct.

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Part II- Solve the following problems:


Problem 1:
In the figure shown below, the coefficient of kinetic friction between the 3 kg
block and the surface is 0.1. Ignore the mass and friction of the pulley.
a) Find the magnitude of the friction force between the 3 kg object and the
surface.

(6 points)

3kg

2kg

b) Find the acceleration of the system.


(6 points)

c) If the system starts from rest, find its speed after 2 seconds.
(6 points)

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Problem 2:
A 10-kg block starts from rest at point A in the figure below. The track is
frictionless except for the portion between points B and C, which has a length
of 6 m and a coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the surface is
k= 0.3.

3m
6m
B

a) Find the speed of the block at point B.


(8 points)

b) Determine the change in the kinetic energy when the block moves from
point B to C.
(8 points)

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Problem 3:

Two blocks are sliding to the right on a frictionless surface and collide, as
shown below.

2kg

6kg

2kg

6kg

1.5 m/s

a) What is the velocity of the 2kg-block after the collision?


(8 points)

b) If the two objects are in contact during the collision for 4 ms, what is the
magnitude of the average force on the 6 kg object?
(6 points)

c) Is this collision elastic? Show your work.


(4 points)

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Problem 4:
A wheel rotates about a fixed axis. It starts with an initial angular velocity of 10
rad/s. After 2 seconds the angular velocity increases to 30 rad/s. The angular
acceleration was constant during the 2 s interval.
a) What is the magnitude of the linear (tangential) acceleration of a point

on the outer edge of the wheel? The radius of the wheel is 0.5 m.
(6 points)

b) How many revolutions does the wheel turn during the 2 s interval?

(6 points)

c) Find magnitude and direction of the centripetal (radial) acceleration of a

point on the rim of the wheel after 2 s.


(4 points)

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Problem 5:
Three point masses are attached to a rigid massless rod as shown in the
figure below. The left mass is 2 kg, the middle mass is 5 kg, and the right
mass is 3 kg. The system is rotating about the y axis with an angular speed of
5 rad/s.
y axis

2kg

= 5 rad/s

5kg

3kg

x axis

a) Find the moment of inertia of the system.


(8 points)

b) Find the rotational kinetic energy of the system.


(4 points)

Good Luck