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Learning Physics through Simple experiments

Quiz 2
(Correct answers are marked in red color)
1. In the lecture Let us be non inertial, we took a water filled plastic box and
suspended a ball from its lid. The box was linearly accelerated and we discussed
the motion of the ball from the frame of the box. The pseudo force on the ball
was taken as Fp = -ma. Here

A.
B.
C.
D.

m is the mass of the ball


m is the mass of box together with water
a is the acceleration of the ball with respect to the box
a is the acceleration of the box with respect to the table

2. The figure represents an experiment done in the Lecture Let us be non


inertial. We took a water filled plastic box and fixed a tennis ball from its bottom
as suggested in the figure. As the box is accelerated towards right

A. the ball shifts towards right


B. the pseudo force on the ball in the box frame is towards right
C. the force due to water on the ball has a vertically upward component

D. the force due to water on the ball has a horizontal component towards
right
3. A box moves downwards with an acceleration g. A pendulum with ball A is put
up in the box and another pendulum with ball B is put up outside the box as
suggested in the figure. As observed from the box frame,

A. there is a pseudo force on A in vertically upward direction


B. there is a pseudo force on B in vertically upward direction
C. there is a pseudo force on A in vertically downward direction
D. there is a pseudo force on B in vertically downward direction
4. Some amount of pulse grains are put in a plastic box and the box is suddenly
moved on the table towards left through few tens of centimeters and stopped.
With respect to the box, the grains first go towards right and then back towards
left. In the period the box is moving, pseudo forces on the pulses (in the box
frame)
A. Is towards left all the time
B. Is towards right all the time
C. Is towards left to start with but towards right in later parts
D. Is towards right to start with but was towards left in later parts
5. A long tube filled with water rotates in a horizontal plane about its center as
suggested in the figure. Two points A and B are taken in water in the same

horizontal line. Though their locations are not known but it is given that the point
A is to the left of B in the figure. Pressures at A and B are denoted by P(A) and
P(B).

A.
B.
C.
D.

P(A) must be equal to P(B)


P(A) cannot be equal to P(B)
P(A) may be less than P(B)
P(A) may be greater than P(B)

6. Look at the statement made by a person


Since the earth moves in a circle (nearly) around the Sun, a centrifugal force
away from the centre acts on the earth and that balances the gravitational
attraction on it by the Sun.
A. If the person is using Suns frame, the statement is correct.
B. If the person is using Earths frame, the statement is correct.
C. The statement is false in the Suns frame, because in this frame the earth
has an acceleration towards the sun and hence the forces are not balanced
D. The statement is false in the Earths frame, as the earth does not move in a
circle around the sun in this frame.
7. Due to daily rotation, the earth itself is a rotating frame of reference. As seen
from the earths frame, the moon goes in a nearly circular path around the earth.
To analyze the full motion of the moon in a month, from the earths frame, one
should use
A. centrifugal force but not coriolis force
B. coriolis force but not centrifugal force
C. both centrifugal force and coriolis force
D. neither centrifugal force nor coriolis force

8. A football match is being played at a field situated at equator (Here the northsouth direction is parallel to the axis of earths rotation). A player hits the ball
which moves straight along the ground in north direction. From the earth's
frame,
A. the centrifugal force is nonzero but the coriolis force is zero
B. the centrifugal force is zero but the coriolis force is nonzero
C. the centrifugal force and coriolis force are both zero
D. the centrifugal force and the coriolis force are both nonzero
9. A block slips on a table fixed in the lab.
A. The block exerts a frictional force on the table but the table does not exert
any frictional force on the block.
B. The table exerts a frictional force on the block but the block does not exert
any frictional force on the table.
C. The table and the block, both exert frictional forces on each other and their
directions are opposite.
D. The table and the block, both exert frictional forces on each other and their
directions are same.
10. A physics teacher is performing Card-coin experiment in the class. The card is
flicked and the coin falls in the tumbler. The appropriate explanation of this event
would be:
A. Because of the principle of inertia, the coin remains at its position and the
card goes away making the coin fall in the tumbler.
B. As seen from the tumbler frame, there is a pseudo force that prevents the
coin to go with the card and hence the coin falls in the tumbler.
C. Due to the frictional force on the coin by the card, the coin moves in the
backward direction, but the displacement is not large and hence the coin
falls in the tumbler.
D. Due to the frictional force on the coin by the card, the coin moves in the
forward direction. But the displacement is not large and hence the coin falls
in the tumbler.

11. In the card-coin experiment, the performer wants to ensure that the coin falls
in the tumbler. She should
A. take a long card
B. take a heavy card
C. take a smooth card
D. flick the card strongly
12. In the match box-coin experiment shown in the lecture Be with me :
Friction, the coin comes out of the match box because
A. the match box remains at rest and the coin moves up
B. the match box moves down and the coin remains at rest
C. the match box and the coin, both move down but the coin moves less than
the match box
D. the match box and the coin both move up but the coin moves more than
the match box
13. A wheel is rolling without slipping on a horizontal surface as suggested in the
figure. The center moves towards right. A and B are two points on a vertical
diameter at a certain instant. Point A is below the center and B is above the
center. At this instant

A.
B.
C.
D.

A has velocity towards left and B has velocity towards right.


A has velocity towards right and B has velocity towards left.
both A and B have velocities towards left
both A and B have velocities towards right

14. A cylinder is rolling on a long box. The box translates on the floor with a
velocity v1 towards right. The velocity of the point of the wheel in contact with
the box is

A.
B.
C.
D.

v1 towards right
v1 towards left
zero
2v1 towards right

15. A spherical ball starts rolling down an inclined plane. The time taken by the
ball to move through a length L on the inclined plane
A. depends on the density of the ball
B. depends on the radius of the ball
C. does not depend on the density of the ball
D. does not depend on the radius of the ball
16. A cylinder rolls on surface S1 and also on surface S2 at the same time as
suggested in the figure. The cylinder moves towards right.

A.
B.
C.
D.

The above statement must be false.


S1 and S2 must be at rest with respect to each other.
Surface S2 must be moving towards left.
Surface S1 must be moving towards right.

17. A ball A is tied to a string. The other end of the string is fixed and the ball is
rotated in a circle like a conical pendulum. The center of the circle is B. The
angular velocity of the pendulum

A.
B.
C.
D.

is along BO
is along AO
is along AB
does not have a direction

18. Which of the following quantities are defined with respect to a chosen point?
A. Weight
B. Linear momentum
C. Angular momentum
D. Torque