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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics

Physics Program
Instructors: Drs. D. Abdulmalik, H. Merabet, A. Shalaby

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Physics for Engineers I

PHYS 191 - Spring 2011
Final Exam
May 28, 2011

1. Show all the steps of your work.
2. Calculators are permitted but no mobile phones.
3. Include units in all calculations and answers.
4. If additional space is required use the last page and indicate that this has been done.
5. This is a timed exam (180 min). Do not spend too much time in any particular question.
6. A list of important formula is provided in the last page.

Total Questions: /50

Total Problems: /50

Bonus Question: /5

Total: /100
Question 1: (5 pts) The density of a solid object is defined as the ratio of the mass of the object to its volume.
The dimension of density is:
A) [M]/[L] B) [L]3/[M] C) [M][L]-3 D) [M][L][T] E) [M][L].


Question 2: (5 pts) A 250-kg crate is placed on an adjustable inclined rough plane. If the crate slides down
the incline with an acceleration of 0.70 m/s2 when the incline angle is 25, then what should the incline angle
be for the crate to slide down the plane at constant speed? (g = 9.8 m/s2).
A) 12 B) 21 C) 25 D) 29


Question 3: (5 pts) In a system with two moving objects, when a collision occurs between the objects,
A) the total kinetic energy is always conserved.
B) the total momentum is always conserved.
C) the total kinetic energy and total momentum are always conserved.
D) neither the kinetic energy nor the momentum is conserved.


Question 4: (5 pts) A 0.400-kg object moves in a circular path and in a vertical plane on a 0.500-m-length
string. If the angular speed at the bottom is 8.00 rad/s, what is the tension in the string when the object is at the
bottom of the circle?
A) 5.60 N B) 10.5 N C) 16.7 N D) 19.6 N

Question 5: (5 pts) A 0.20-kg object is attached to a spring with spring constant k = 10 N/m and moves with
simple harmonic motion over a horizontal frictionless surface. At the instant that it is displaced from
equilibrium by 0.050 m, what is its acceleration?
A) 1 000 m/s2 B) 40 m/s2 C) 0.1 m/s2 D) 2.5 m/s2


Question 6: (5 pts) A 60-kg woman runs up a flight of stairs having a rise of 4.0 m in a time of 4.2 s. What
average power did she supply?

A) 380 W B) 560 W C) 620 W D) 670 W


Question 7: (5 pts) A 1.5-kg object moving along the x axis has a velocity of +4.0 m/s at x = 0. If the only
force acting on this object is shown in the figure, what is the kinetic energy of the object at x = +3.0 m?


A) 18 J B) 21 J C) 23 J D) 26 J E) 8 J


Question 8: (5 pts) A 10-g bullet moving horizontally with a speed of 1.8 km/s strikes and passes through a
5.0-kg block initially at rest on a horizontal frictionless surface. The bullet emerges from the block with a
speed of 1.0 km/s. What is the kinetic energy of the block immediately after the bullet emerges?
A) 8.0 J B) 6.4 J C) 5.3 J D) 9.4 J E) 10 J


Question 9: (5 pts) A mass m = 2.0 kg is attached to a spring having a force constant k = 290 N/m as in the
figure. The mass is displaced from its equilibrium position and released. Its frequency of oscillation (in Hz) is

A) 12 B) 0.50 C) 0.01 D) 1.9 E) 0.08


Question 10: (5 pts) What is the angular momentum about the origin of a particle with a mass of 500 g when
it is located at r = (4 i + 3 j - 2 k ) m and moving at v = (5 i - 2 j + 4 k ) m/s?

A) (24 i - 6 j - 8 k ) kg∙m2/s

B) (12 i - 3 j - 4 k ) kg∙m2/s

C) (4 i - 13 j - 11.5 k ) kg∙m2/s

D) (10 i + 1 j + 2 k ) kg∙m2/s

E) (4 i - 13
Justification: j - 11.5 k ) kg∙m2/s

Problem 1: (10 pts) A basketball is shot from an initial height of 2.4 m with an initial speed v0 = 12 m/s
directed at an angle 0 = 35° above the horizontal.
(a) How far from the basket was the player if he made a basket?
(b) At what angle to the horizontal did the ball enter the basket?

Problem 2: (10 pts) A block is pushed up a frictionless 30 incline by an applied force as shown below.
If F= 50 N and M = 5.0 kg, determine:
(a) the magnitude of the resulting acceleration of the block
(b) the normal force exerted by the incline on the block.

Problem 3: (10 pts) A 100-kg (m1) block and 200-kg (m2) block are connected by a string as in figure below.
The pulley is frictionless and of negligible mass. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the 100-kg block
and incline is 0.250. Determine:
(a) The change in the kinetic energy of the 100-kg block, ΔK1, as it moves from A to B, a distance of
15.0 m.
(b) The final speed of the 100-kg block at point B?

100 kg 200 kg

Problem 4: (10 pts) A shop sign (at the bottom of the figure) weighing 215 N is supported by a uniform 155-
N beam with a length 1.70 m as shown in the figure below. Find the magnitude of the tension, T, in the wire
and the horizontal Fhx and vertical Fhy forces exerted by the hinge on the beam.


Problem 5: (10 pts) Two blocks as shown in the figure are connected by a string of negligible mass passing
over a pulley of radius 0.25 m and moment of inertia I. The block on the frictionless incline is moving up with
a constant acceleration of 2.00 m/s2.
(a) Determine the tensions in the two parts of the string, T1 and T2.
(b) Find the moment of inertia of the pulley.

Extra-Credit Question: (5 pts) A mass M uniform solid cylinder of radius R and a mass M thin uniform
spherical shell of radius R roll without slipping. If both objects have the same kinetic energy, what is the ratio
of the speed of the cylinder to the speed of the spherical shell, vcyl/vshell?
(Hint: Ishell = MR2 and Icylinder = MR2)

End of the exam

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