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Honors Physics Review Chapter 8 7. A ventilation fan with a moment of inertia of 0.

034 kg-m2 has a net torque of

0.11 N-m applied to it. What angular acceleration does it experience?
1. A ventilation fan has blades 0.25 m long rotating at 20 rpm. What is the
centripetal acceleration of a point on the outer tip of a blade? a. 5.3 rad/s2
b. 4.0 rad/s2
a. 1.1 m/s2 c. 3.2 rad/s2
b. 0.87 m/s2 d. 0.31 rad/s2
c. 0.55 m/s2
d. 0.23 m/s2 8. A ventilation fan with a moment of inertia of 0.034 kg-m2 has a net torque of
0.11 N-m applied to it. If it starts from rest, what kinetic energy will it have 8.0 s
2. A fan blade, initially at rest, rotates with a constant acceleration of 0.025 rad/s 2. later?
What is its angular velocity at the instant it goes through an angular
displacement of 4.2 rad? a. 31 J
b. 17 J
a. 0.025 rad/s c. 11 J
b. 0.11 rad/s d. 6.6 J
c. 0.46 rad/s
d. 1.2 rad/s 9. A figure skater with arms initially extended starts spinning on the ice at 3 rad/s.
She then pulls her arms in close to her body. Which of the following results?
3. A 0.15 m radius grinding wheel starts at rest and develops an angular velocity of
12.0 rad/s in 4 s. What is the average tangential acceleration of a point on the a. a smaller rotational rate
wheel's edge? b. a greater rotational rate
c. a greater angular momentum
a. 0.45 m/s2 d. a smaller angular momentum
b. 6.8 m/s2
c. 28.8 m/s2 10. The Earth moves about the Sun in an elliptical orbit. As the Earth moves closer
d. 14.4 m/s2 to the Sun, which of the following best describes the Earth-Sun system's
moment of inertia?
4. A Ferris wheel starts at rest and builds up to a final angular velocity of 0.7 rad/s
while rotating through an angular displacement of 4.9 rad. What is its average a. decreases
angular acceleration? b. increases
c. remains constant
a. 0.10 rad/s2 d. none of the above choices are valid
b. 0.05 rad/s2
c. 1.80 rad/s2 11. A bowling ball has a mass of 7.0 kg, a moment of inertia of 2.8 X 10 -2 kg-m2 and
d. 0.60 rad/s2 a radius of 0.10 m. If it rolls down the lane without slipping at a linear speed of
4.0 m/s, what is its total kinetic energy?
5. A Ferris wheel, rotating initially at an angular velocity of 0.50 rad/s, accelerates
over a 7 s interval at a rate of 0.04 rad/s2. What angular displacement does the a. 44.8 J
Ferris wheel undergo in this 7 s interval? b. 32.0 J
c. 11.2 J
a. 4.48 rad d. 78.4 J
b. 2.50 rad
c. 3.00 rad 12. A bucket filled with water has a mass of 23 kg and is attached to a rope which in
d. 0.50 rad turn is wound around a 0.05 m radius cylinder at the top of a well. What torque
does the weight of water and bucket produce on the cylinder? (g = 9.8 m/s2)
6. If a net torque is applied to an object, that object will experience:
a. 33.7 N-m
a. a constant angular velocity b. 17.0 N-m
b. an angular acceleration c. 11.3 N-m
c. a constant moment of inertia d. 22.6 N-m
d. an increasing moment of inertia
a. 40.8 rev/min
13. A baseball pitcher loosens up his pitching arm. He tosses a 0.15 kg ball using b. 23.8 rev/min
only the rotation of his forearm, 0.32 m in length, to accelerate the ball. What is c. 33.3 rev/min
the moment of inertia of the ball alone, as it moves in a circular arc with a 0.32 d. 27.2 rev/min
meter radius?
19. A solid sphere with mass, M, and radius, R, rolls along a level surface without
a. 1.5 X 10-2 kg-m2 slipping with a linear velocity, v. What is the ratio of rotational to linear kinetic
b. 16 X 10-2 kg-m2 energy? (For a solid sphere, I = 0.4 MR2).
c. 4.0 X 10-2 kg-m2
d. 7.6 X 10-2 kg-m2 a. 1/4
b. 1/2
14. A bucket of water with total mass 23 kg is attached to a rope, which in turn is c. 1/1
wound around a 0.05 m radius cylinder at the top of a well. A crank with a d. 2/5
turning radius of 0.25 m is attached to the end of the cylinder and the moment
of inertia of cylinder and crank is 0.12 kg-m2. If the bucket is raised to the top of 20. A majorette takes two batons and fastens them together in the middle at right
the well and released, what is the acceleration of the bucket as it falls toward angles to make an "x" shape. Each baton was 0.8 m long and each ball on the
the bottom of the well? (Assume rope's mass is negligible, that cylinder turns on end is 0.20 kg. (Ignore the mass of the rods.) What is the moment of inertia if
frictionless bearings and that g = 9.8 m/s2) the arrangement is spun around an axis formed by one of the batons?

a. 4.7 m/s2 a. 0.048 kg-m2

b. 3.2 m/s2 b. 0.064 kg-m2
c. 7.4 m/s2 c. 0.192 kg-m2
d. 9.8 m/s2 d. 0.320 kg-m2

15. A solid sphere of mass 4.0 kg and radius 0.12 m starts from rest at the top of a 21. A cylinder (I = MR2) is rolling along the ground at 7 m/s. It comes to a hill and
ramp inclined 15 degrees, and rolls to the bottom. The upper end of the ramp is starts going up. Assuming no losses to friction, how high does it get before it
1.2 m higher than the lower end. What is the linear velocity of the sphere when stops?
it reaches the bottom of the ramp? (Note: I = 0.4MR2 for a solid sphere and g =
9.8 m/s2) a. 2.00 m
b. 3.75 m
a. 4.7 m/s c. 4.00 m
b. 4.1 m/s d. 5.00 m
c. 3.4 m/s
d. 2.4 m/s 22. A tetherball is attached to a pole with a 2.0 m rope. It is circling at 0.20 rev/s. As
the rope wraps around the pole it shortens. How long is the rope when the ball is
16. A gyroscope has a moment of inertia of 0.14 kg-m2 and an initial angular velocity moving at 5.0 m/s?
of 15 rad/s. Friction in the bearings causes its velocity to reduce to zero in 30 s.
What is the value of the frictional torque? a. 1.8 m
b. 1.5 m
a. 3.3 X 10-2 N-m c. 1.2 m
b. 8.1 X 10-2 N-m d. 1.0 m
c. 14.0 X 10-2 N-m
d. 7.0 X 10-2 N-m 23. A vault is opened by applying a force of 300 N perpendicular to the plane of the
door, 0.8 m from the hinges. Find torque due to this force about an axis through
17. An ice skater spins at 2.5 rev/s when his arms are extended. He draws his arms the hinges.
in and spins at 6 rev/s. By what factor does his moment of inertia change in the
process? a. 120 N-m
b. 240 N-m
a. 2.4 c. 300 N-m
b. 1.0 d. 360 N-m
c. 0.42
d. 0.12 24. Tasha weighs 20 kg and wants to use a 4.0 m board that weighs 10 kg as a
seesaw. Her friends are busy, so Tasha seesaws by herself by putting the support
18. A phonograph turntable has a moment of inertia of 2.5 X 10 -2 kg-m2 and spins at the center of gravity when she sits on one end of the board. How far is she
freely on a frictionless bearing at 33.3 rev/min. A 0.25 kg ball of putty is dropped from the support point?
vertically on the turntable and sticks at a point 0.20 m from the center. What is
the new rate of rotation of the system? a. 2.0 m
b. 1.0 m
c. 0.67 m
d. 0.33 mm
25. An 800 N billboard worker stands on a 4 m scaffold supported by vertical ropes
at each end. If the scaffold weighs 500 N and the worker stands 1 m from one
end, what is the tension in the rope nearest the worker?

a. 450 N
b. 500 N
c. 800 N
d. 850 N

26. A bus is designed to draw its power from a rotating flywheel that is brought up to
its maximum speed (3000 rpm) by an electric motor. The flywheel is a solid
cylinder of mass 1000 kg and diameter 1 m (Icylinder = MR2). If the bus
requires an average power of 10 kilowatts, how long will the flywheel rotate?

a. 308 s
b. 617 s
c. 925 s
d. 1234 s


1. A
2. C
3. A
4. B
5. A
6. B
7. C
8. C
9. B
10. A
11. D
12. C
13. A
14. B
15. B
16. D
17. C
18. B
19. D
20. B
21. B
22. D
23. B
24. C
25. D
26. B