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TEST I

PHYSICS 1 (6PH01)
Name:

Class:

Date:

Answer ALL questions in section A and B


Section A: Circle the correct answer
1. When a beam of light is incident on a surface, it delivers energy to the surface. The
intensity of the beam is defined as the energy delivered per unit area per unit time. What
is the unit of intensity, expressed in S.I. base unit?
A kg m2 s-2

B kg m2 s-3

C kg s-2

D kg s-3

2. The density of mercury is 13.6 g cm-3. The S.I. unit for density of mercury is
A 1.36 x 10-4 kg m-3

B 1.36 x 10-4 kg m3

C 1.36 x 104 kg m-3

D 1.36 x 104 kg m3

3. A ball was dropped from the window of an apartment located at the tenth storey of a high
rise building. 1 second after release, the ball was observed to have fallen by exactly 2
storeys. At which storey will the ball be 2 seconds after it was released?
A 2
4.

B 4

C 6

D 8

A sandbag is released from a hot air balloon when it is 10 m above the ground and
ascending at a velocity of 4.0 m s -1. Which of the following of velocity, v/m s -1 against t/s
graphs best shows how its velocity will vary with time?
v

4
t

0
t

0
v

v
0

4
0

D
t

5. A car is travelling with uniform acceleration along a straight road. The road has marker
posts every 200 m. When the car passes one post, it has a speed of 10 m s -1 and when it
passes the next one, its speed is 20 m s-1. What is the acceleration of the car in m s-2?
A 0.335

B 0.50

C 0.75

D 1.25

6. The velocity-time graph of a particle along a straight line is shown below.

The displacement of the particle after 7.0 s is


A 1.0 m

B 3.0 m

C 5.0 m

D 7.0 m

7. The graph of velocity-time graph for a moving object is shown.

Which of the following is the corresponding graph of displacement against time?

8. A stone is thrown vertically downward from the edge of a cliff with an initial speed of 18
m s-1. Just before hitting the ground, it has a final speed of 42 m s -1. If instead, the stone
were thrown horizontally outwards from the top of the cliff with the same initial speed as
before, what final speed would it have immediately before hitting the ground?
A 24 m s-1

B 30 m s-1

C 38 m s-1

D 42 m s-1

9. An object is fired at an angle from point A at the top of a building and follows a free-fall
trajectory as shown.

Neglecting air friction, which vector is the best to represent the direction of the
acceleration of the object at X?

10. An object is projected at an angle to the horizontal in a gravitational field and it follows a
parabolic path, PQRST. These points are the positions of the object after successive equal
time intervals, T being the highest point reached. The displacements PQ, QR, RS and ST
A
B
C
D

are equal
decrease at a constant rate
have equal horizontal components
increase at a constant rate

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Section B:
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1. Convert
a. the length of 1 km to unit in m.

b. the volume of 1 cm3 to unit in m3

c. the speed of 110 km h-1 to unit in m s-1.

d. the length of 0.02 m to feet.

e. the period of 0.043 hour to milliseconds.

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2. a} The gravitational force( F ) between two masses( ma & mb ) depends inversely to the
distance (r) squared. The symbol G is a constant with dimension:
{dimension of force = M L T -2}
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ma

mb

F = G ma mb
r2

Determine the;
i)
dimension of constant G

ii)

b)

S.I unit of the constant G

Check the homogeneity of these equations where F is force, A is area, is


density{ML-3}, g is gravitational acceleration {L T -2}and h is height.
i)

h = 0.5 g F A

ii)

F/A=gh

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A train pulls out of a station and accelerates steadily for 20 s until its speed reaches
8.0 m s-1. It then travels at a constant speed for 90 s, then it decelerates steadily to rest
in a further time of 30 s to reach the next station.

i. Sketch a velocity vs. time graph for the journey.

ii. Calculate the acceleration at 105s.

iii. Calculate the total distance travelled in the journey.

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a) Explain and sketch a diagram illustrating Newtons 3rd Law :

b) A 1234 N force is applied on an 85 kg giant frog sitting on the floor. Find the;
1234N

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i} weight of the frog

ii) normal force acting on the surface {FN}

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6.

Zorro (65 kg) had fallen over the cliff. However, a rope still attaches him to his 500 kg
horse.

i)

Label tension force{T}, friction force{f} and weights {Wh & Wz}.

ii)

Find the weight of Zorro.

iii)

Calculate friction force on the horse if 0.2.

iv)

Determine tension, T and acceleration, a.

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