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# Problems to Test

Conceptual Mastery
Review Using the Peer
Instruction Method
DALE’S LEARNING CONE
PEER INSTRUCTION
METHOD: Instructions
• READ the problem (~1 minute).
• THINK! Formulate individual answers (~1
minute).
• DISCUSS your answers with the others sitting
around you. CONVINCE each other of the
correctness of your own answer (~2-3 minutes).
• REPORT your answers to the instructor by
show of hands.
REMINDERS
• Most problems in the exam are of the
same type.
• A long exam tests more your ABILITY
TO TAKE a standard exam, rather than
your own intelligence. PREPARATION is
the key to getting a high score.
PROBLEM 1
• If an object has an acceleration of 0
m/s2, then one can be sure that the
object is not

(a) moving
(b) changing position
(c) changing velocity
PROBLEM 2
• Which one of the following is NOT
consistent with a car which is accelerating?

## (a) moving with an increasing speed.

(b) moving with a decreasing speed.
(c) moving with a high speed
(d) changing direction.
PROBLEM 3
• Barry Sanders is running down the football field in a
straight line. He starts at the 0-yard line at 0 seconds.
At 1 second, he is on the 10-yard line; at 2 seconds, he
is on the 20-yard line; at 3 seconds, he is on the 30-
yard line; and at 4 seconds, he is on the 40-yard line.
This is evidence that

(a) he is accelerating
(b) he is covering a greater distance in each
consecutive second.
(c) he is moving with a constant speed (on average).
PROBLEM 4
• Which one of the following statements is
NOT true of a free-falling object? An object
in a state of free fall

## (a) falls with a constant speed of -10m/s

(b) falls with an acceleration of -10m/s2
(c) falls under the sole influence of gravity
(d) falls with an acceleration of constant
magnitude
PROBLEM 5
• Roll a bowling ball off the edge of a
table. As it falls, its horizontal
component of velocity

(a) decreases
(b) remains constant
(c) increases
PROBLEM 6
• What is the acceleration of a car that
maintains a constant velocity of 100 km/hr
for 10 seconds?

(a) 0
(b) 10 km/hr/s
(c) 10 km/s/s
(d) 1000 km/hr/s
PROBLEM 7
• As an object freely falls, its

## (a) speed increases

(b) acceleration increases
(c) both of these
(d) none of these
PROBLEM 8
• A ball is thrown into the air at some angle
between 0 and 90 degrees. At the very top
of the ball's path, its velocity is _______.

## (a) entirely vertical

(b) entirely horizontal
(c) both vertical and horizontal
(d) not enough information given to know
PROBLEM 9
• A ball is thrown into the air at some angle
between 0 and 90 degrees. At the very top
of the ball's path, its acceleration is _______.

## (a) entirely vertical

(b) entirely horizontal
(c) both vertical and horizontal
(d) not enough information given to know
PROBLEM 10
• A ball is thrown into the air at some angle
between 0 and 90 degrees. Neglecting air
resistance, at the very top of the ball's
path, the net force acting upon it is _______.

## (a) entirely vertical

(b) entirely horizontal
(c) both vertical and horizontal
(d) not enough information given to know
PROBLEM 11
• At what point in its path is the horizontal
component of the velocity of a projectile the
smallest?

## (a) when it is thrown

(b) half-way to the top
(c) at the top
(d) as it nears the top
(e) it is the same throughout the path
PROBLEM 12
• At what point in its path is the vertical
component of the velocity of a projectile the
smallest?

## (a) when it is thrown

(b) half-way to the top
(c) at the top
(d) as it nears the top
(e) it is the same throughout the path
PROBLEM 13
• An airplane travels at 141 km/h toward the
northeast (45 degrees). What is its
component velocity due north?

(a) 41 km/h
(b) 100 km/h
(c) 110 km/h
(d) 141 km/h
PROBLEM 14
• A projectile is launched at an angle of 15
degrees above the horizontal and lands down
range. What other projection angle for the same
speed would produce the same down-range
distance?

(a) 30 degrees
(b) 45 degrees
(c) 50 degrees
(d) 75 degrees
(e) 90 degrees
PROBLEM 15
• Two projectiles are fired at equal speeds
but different angles. One is fired at angle
of 30 degrees and the other at 60 degrees.
The projectile to hit the ground first will be
the one fired at (neglect air resistance)

(a) 30 degrees
(b) 60 degrees
(c) Both hit at the same time
PROBLEM 16
• Stand next to a wall that travels at 30km/s
relative to the sun. With your feet on the
ground, you also travel the same 30km/s. What
is your speed when your feet leave the ground?

(a) 0 km/s
(b) 10 km/s
(c) 20 km/s
(d) None of the above
PROBLEM 17
• Free fall is motion in which gravity is the only
force acting. Which of the following is in free
fall?

## (a) A sky diver who has reached terminal speed

(b) A satellite circling the Earth above the
atmosphere
(c) All of the above
(d) None of the above
PROBLEM 18
• Which of the following is an example of
motion in which the acceleration of a
body is opposite in direction to its
velocity?
(a) Ball moving up
(b) Ball moving down
(c) Car decelerating
(d) All of the above
PROBLEM 19
• What is the acceleration of a car that
moves at a steady velocity of 100km/h for
100 seconds?

(a) 0 km/hr
(b) 1 km/hr/s
(c) 10 km/hr/s
(d) 100 km/hr/s
PROBLEM 20
• Cite an instance in which your speed
could be zero while your acceleration
is nonzero.