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Spring Semester Final Exam Review
1. Describe some uses of magnetic force evident in the real world.

2. Assume sound travels at a speed of 343 m/s at room temperature. Calculate the frequency of a
sound wave with a wavelength of 2.5m.

3. You are pushing a 25 kg crate across the floor at a speed of 1 m/s. Find the amount of work
required for you to change the speed to 2 m/s.

4. Where does light travel fastest? How does the speed of light change with the medium?

5. Explain how x-rays work and think about ways they could be used.

6. Explain the type(s) of wave interferences present in the following diagram.

7. Provide the definition and examples of the different types of energy transfer.

8. Describe how electricity and magnetism are related.

9. What is the photoelectric effect? How can it be applied?

10. A ball is rolling down a U shaped track. Draw energy pie charts for at least 3 positions on the

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11. Light is considered to be both a particle and a wave. What determines color when light is a
being described as a particle? A wave?

12. Three balls of equal mass 3 kg are rolling in different directions. Each are moving with a
velocity of 3 m/s. Calculate the kinetic energy of the system.

13. A 15 kg sign is hanging 5 m off of the ground. If the sign is moved to 3 m above the ground,
calculate the decrease in potential energy of the sign.

14. A tow truck lifts a car of 1500 kg 3 m off the ground. Calculate the potential energy of the car
while it is sitting on top of the tow truck.

15. A jug of water at 15
C is connected to another jug of water at 30
C. What will the temperature
is once the water reaches equilibrium.

16. A 5 kg box falls from a 18 m tall ledge. What is the kinetic energy of the box just before it hits
the ground?

17. What are the four fundamental forces? Provide a description and example of each.

18. Energy is always conserved. How can energy in a system be lost?

19. What are the two types of collisions? In which type of collision is kinetic energy conserved?

20. Define work and provide an example.

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21. Explain what a sound wave is and explain what a radio wave is.

22. A sound wave travels at 500 m/s with a wavelength of 4 m. Calculate the frequency of the

23. A sound wave travels at 250 m/s with a frequency of 400 Hz. Calculate the wavelength.

24. A sound wave has a frequency of 180 Hz and has a wavelength of 2 m. Calculate the velocity of
the wave.

25. Define the following: absorption, diffraction, resonance and refraction.

26. Construct the electromagnetic spectrum. Include all electromagnetic waves.

27. A parallel circuit has a 5 ohm resistor and a 10 ohm resistor. If the voltage of the battery is 9 V,
calculate the current through the 5 ohm resistor.

28. In a series circuit the current is 2 A. Calculate the voltage across a 7 ohm resistor.

29. A toaster oven draws 3 amps of current when connected to a 12 volt source. Calculate the
resistance of the toaster oven.

30. Calculate the power of a series circuit with a 9 V battery and a 20 ohm resistor.

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31. If two point charges of the same charge are placed near each other what will happen with they
are released? What if the two charges where opposite charges?

32. When a current flows through a wire to the right, what will the resulting magnetic field look
like? Draw a picture to explain.

33. Describe the various states of matter and explain how each differs with relation to energy.

34. You are standing in front of a mirror and see yourself. Describe what the reflection of your
image looks like with regard to image size, and distance.

35. Explain what a conductor and insulator is and provide examples for each.

36. A 3 kg box slides down a smooth 5 m ramp onto a rough floor. The speed of the box on the floor
is 7 m/s. Calculate the energy lost due to friction while the box slid across the rough floor.

37. Explain why in a gas discharge tube filled with an element glows a specific color.