Final Exam
Physics I
Spring 2007
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may also bring your grade down. If this exam is optional for you, you may decide at any time
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your name (printed clearly) at the top of every page,
and section number below.
Section #
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Questions
Part A
Value
80
B1
20
B2
20
B3
20
C1
20
C2
20
C3
20
Total
200
Score
Name _______________________________________________________________________
On this exam, please neglect any relativistic and/or quantum mechanical effects. If you dont
know what those are, dont worry, we are neglecting them! On all multiple choice questions,
choose the best answer in the context of what we have learned in Physics I.
On graphing and numerical questions (Parts B and C), show all work to receive credit.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR PARTS B AND C: You are allowed to use only the formulas
given with the exam and standard math (trigonometry, algebra, etc.). If you want to use a
formula not on the list, you must derive it using the formulas on the list and standard math.
t (sec)
0
0
______ 1.
A.
B.
C.
______ 2.
10
20
A. Car A.
B. Car B.
C. Both have the same magnitude of momentum at t = 20 seconds.
______ 3.
A.
B.
C.
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Questions 47 refer to the following situation: Two particles A and B, with masses mA and mB
respectively, have initial velocities that take them into a region in which they interact, as shown
by the dotted square. After the interaction, they emerge from the region with different final
velocities. Assume that the particles exert forces on each other only within the dotted square.
The system consists of particles A and B. Assume that mA > mB.
initial
mA
Y
X
mB
mA
X
mB
interaction
final
Y
mA
mB
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______ 4.
A.
B.
C.
D.
______ 5.
A.
B.
C.
D.
______ 6.
A.
B.
C.
D.
______ 7.
A.
B.
C.
D.
What condition is necessary and sufficient* for the linear momentum of the system
to be conserved?
The net external force is zero.
Only conservative external forces act on the system.
The interaction forces between the two particles are conservative forces.
The objects remain separate during the interaction and do not stick together.
Assume that no external forces act on the system. Which statement below can be
correctly concluded about the magnitude of impulse on particle A, JA, compared to
the magnitude of impulse on particle B, JB, during the interaction?
JA > JB
JA < JB
JA = JB
There is insufficient information to determine the correct relationship.
Assume that the linear momentum of the system is conserved. What condition
below is necessary for the interaction to be considered an elastic collision?
The collision is onedimensional.
Only conservative external forces act on the system.
The initial kinetic energy of the system equals the final kinetic energy of the system.
The center of mass of the system does not move.
Assume the center of mass of the system moves with a constant velocity. Which
statement below is a correct conclusion about the system?
The linear momentum of the system is conserved.
Only conservative external forces act on the system.
The interaction force between the particles is zero.
The interaction of the particles is an elastic collision.
Name _______________________________________________________________________
For questions 8 and 9, consider angles in the range [0,180].
______ 8.
Consider an object at a specific instant of time that is moving with velocity v1 and
Consider an object at another specific instant of time that is moving with velocity
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_______12. The figure below shows an electron at an instant of time moving in the +X direction
in a region where the electric field (E) points in the +Y direction.
What is the direction of the electric force on the electron?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
+X.
X.
+Y.
Y.
+Z.
Z.
electron
Y
(Z out of page)
X
_______13. The figure below shows an electron at an instant of time moving in the +X direction
in a region where the magnetic field (B) points in the +Y direction.
What is the direction of the magnetic force on the electron?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
+X.
X.
+Y.
Y.
+Z.
Z.
electron
Y
(Z out of page)
X
_______14. The figure below shows the respective paths taken by two particles, A and B, in a
region containing a constant, uniform magnetic field directed into the plane of
motion (into the page). There are no other forces acting on A and B.
We know that both particles have charge +e.
However, we do not know the mass of either particle.
What can we correctly conclude about particles A and B?
A. The mass of A > the mass of B.
B. The speed of A > the speed of B.
C. The magnitude of linear momentum of A >
the magnitude of linear momentum of B.
D. The kinetic energy of A >
the kinetic energy of B.
B
A
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Questions 1520 refer to the figure shown below and the directions given as AI. At the instant
shown, the fan is rotating at 2 rad/s (clockwise as seen from the front). It is slowing down with
a constant angular acceleration of +4 rad/s2.
The questions refer to directions of six vector quantities at the instant shown in the figure.
Take the center of rotation as the origin of the coordinate system.
A) .
B) .
C) .
D) .
E) .
F) .
G) Out of the page.
H) Into the page.
I) Direction is undefined because the quantity is zero or insufficient information was given.
_______15. What is the direction of the angular velocity vector ( ) of the fan?
_______16. What is the direction of the angular momentum vector
(L)
of the fan?
_______17. What is the direction of the angular acceleration vector ( ) of the fan?
_______18. What is the direction of the net torque vector ( ) acting on the fan?
_______19. What is the direction of linear velocity ( v ) at point X on the tip of the fan blade?
Note: Linear velocity is motion measured in m/s.
_______20. What is the direction of linear acceleration ( a ) at point X on the tipof the fan
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x (m)
t (sec)
0
2
v (m/s)
+2
t (sec)
0
2
2
a (m/s2)
t (sec)
0
2
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2
1
y (cm)
0
1
10
2
KE (J)
y (cm)
0
5
10
0
Net Force (N)
y (cm)
5
10
Name _______________________________________________________________________
Y
X
10 cm
10 cm
10 cm
Region A
Region B
10
Name _______________________________________________________________________
h = 310 m
= 30
d=?
11
Name _______________________________________________________________________
0.5 kg
Y
(3,4) m
+2 m/s
12
Name _______________________________________________________________________
+4.0 nC
0.10 m
0.10 m
0.10 m
Y
X
0.10 m
1.0 nC
Electric Potential:
13
Name _______________________________________________________________________
v v 0 a t t 0
2.
x x 0 v 0 (t t 0 ) a (t t 0 )
3.
x x 0 12 ( v 0 v)( t t 0 )
4.
x x 0 v( t t 0 ) 12 a ( t t 0 ) 2
5.
6.
F F
7.
1
2
v 2 v 02 2a x x 0
net
ma
2r
v
v2
2 r
r
8.
a centripetal
9.
10.
a radial a centripetal
p mv
dp
F
net
dt
J Fnet dt p
P pi
11.
12.
13.
14.
dP
dt
15.
M mi
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
x cm
0 t t 0
31.
0 0 ( t t 0 ) 12 ( t t 0 ) 2
32.
0 12 (0 )( t t 0 )
33.
0 ( t t 0 ) 12 ( t t 0 ) 2
U Fcons dx
U g m g (y y0 )
U s 12 k ( x x 0 ) 2
K U Wnon cons
s r
v tangential r
a tangential r
2
2
34. 0 2 0
35a. a b a b sin()
35b.
Fext
mi x i
M
K f K i Wnet
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
y cm
P M v cm
mi yi
M
a b a b cos() a x b x a y b y a z b z
W F dx
2
a x b z j a x b y a y b x k
I m i ri
37.
K rot
38.
39.
41.
42.
43.
K 12 m v 2 12 m ( v x v y )
a zbx
36.
40.
W Fd
a b a y b z a z b y i
1
2
I 2
rF
dL
I d t
l rp
L li
L I
14
m m
 F  G 1 2 2
r
m m
46b. F G 1 2 2 r
r
50.
1  q1  q 2 
4 0
r2
1 q1 q 2
( r )
47b. F
4 0 r 2
51.
52.
U qV
V E dx
53x. E x x
46a.
47a.  F 

E
48a.
i 
1  qi 
4 0 ri 2
1 qi
(ri )
48b. E
4 0 ri 2
49. F q E
1 qi
4 0 ri
53y. E y y
V
53z. E z z
54. F q v B
mv
qB
55.
56.
U config
N 1
i 1 ji 1
qi q j
ri j
Useful Constants
(You can use the approximate values on exams.)
Universal Gravitation Constant
G 6.673 10 11 N m 2 kg 2 6.67 10 11
Magnetic Constant
0 4 10 7 H m 1 1.26 10 6
c 2.99792458 10 8 m s 1 3.0 10 8
Charge of a Proton
e 1.602176462 10 19 C 1.6 10 19
1 e V 1.602176462 10 19 J 1.6 10 19
Mass of a Proton
m p 1.67262158 10 27 kg 1.67 10 27
Mass of an Electron
m e 9.10938188 10 31 kg 9.110 31