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If every linear dimension of a square spring and the periods recorded. Mass P is 6 times larger than mass Q. Positive charges collect on one side of the capacitor and Use the following information for questions 17— negative charges on the other side. Mass P is times larger than mass Q. Mass P pyramid were increased by a factor of 3. What can be concluded?

Mass P is 6 times smaller than mass Q. How does the volume of a square pyramid change if the base side length is increased by a factor of 9 and the height is unchanged? In two trials. A charged particle placed between the plates perpendicular height. Introduction How does the volume of square pyramid A. It would increase by a factor of 3.

Passage 1 If a new battery is installed.. It would increase by a factor of 9. Mass P is times smaller than mass Q.. The force would increase by a factor of 2. It stays the same. The separation is increased by a factor of 4. It is four times as great. It is twice as great. How does this affect the force between the balls?

The force would increase by a factor of 4. The charge q1 is also multiplied by 4. The magnitude of the force is B. It decreases by a factor of 2. The separation is increased by a factor of 2. The force would decrease by a factor of 2. How would this affect the force between them? If the voltage in a given experiment is held Passage 2 constant.

In an experiment. There is no force on the helium. It is the same. In a given experiment. In a certain experiment. Which graph best show the relationship between the potential V and the electric A.

The separation is decreased by a factor of 2. How does the force on the helium nucleus where F is in N. If the force between the balls stays the same. The force would decrease by a factor of 4. Which graph best shows the relationship 6 steel ball 3. Which graph best 3. What combination of experiments would be C. Before we run the experiment. In a hypothetical situation. Which pair of experiments could be used to determine n?

Which pair of experiments indicates that represents the relationship between F and q? What is the approximate value of p? The charge on ball A is 2 C. Let us say m and n are known.. Passage 3 A. We guess that the size of the D. The relative velocity between the object and the fluid is a factor v.

If the charge on ball A is increased to 8 C. In a certain experiment two balls are both C. Introduction 4. How C.

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On the basis of energy loss due to air resistance alone. Phoenix and get good gas mileage. If Julie increases her speed from 30 mph to B. For the following questions.

Julie wants to drive from Tucson to D. A is the cross-sectional area of A. Eight times as much energy. Twice as much energy. How does Julie's energy usage change if she is due solely to air resistance. Julie modifies her car. D is the B. How A. Julie usually drives at a certain speed.

Scott drives a very large 50s style car. Four times as much energy. Sixteen times as much energy. Their velocity changes. Objects move. A Newton is approximately the amount of force that you would exert on an apple near the Earth's surface to keep it from falling.

Comparatively this chapter has a lot of equations six that you should memorize and the least interesting physics. Introduction Mechanics is about the motion of things. Before we can talk about motion in depth.

The amount of stuff in an object is a fundamental property of the object. See Figure Mechanics is concerned mainly with changes in velocity.

We can think of changes in acceleration. We are assuming the car's motion has no friction. The fundamental concept here is the mass of the car. Chapter 2 The Language of Motion A. The mass of an object is a measure of how difficult it is to get it moving at a certain velocity if it starts from rest.

Examples of forces include the force of a horse pulling a cart. Some countries continue to use an archaic unit called the "pound". There is another way to think of mass. In this chapter we look at the fundamental elements of mechanics: It doesn't change if you move the object to a new place. Force A force is a push or pull. Mass We can think about mass in several ways. If John and the car were on the Moon. It is an unpleasant way to begin.

Force is a vector. That is. There is a wrong way to think about mass.. Vectors In physics we often need to describe direction as well as size. The sum is the vector pointing from the first tail to the last tip. We leave the first vector fixed. The Language of Motion Figure Saying this another way.

Stubbing your toe on a bowling ball is a painful proposition. The difficulty in picking up an object is a matter of weight. To describe forces we need to specify size and direction. And weight does depend on the astronomical body near by. It is easy to pick up a bowling ball on the Moon We can add vectors by the tip-to-tail method..

If there are other vectors. Figure In the former case he gets stretched. But that definition depends on where you are. We denote vectors in diagrams by arrows. Many people think the mass of an object is a measure of how difficult it is to pick it up.

Chapter What is the direction of the net force that is. For the crocodiles mentioned before.

For instance. It is useful to keep in mind the Pythagorean theorem and elementary trigonometry. Figure Note that. If one vector points north and the other south. The sum is a vector pointing northeast. What is the magnitude of the total force? Figure Example 2: A crocodile has three forces acting on him: Example 3: A force of 4 N is acting to the north on a rock and a force of 3 N is acting to the east.

For MCAT problems. There is a right triangle. The magnitude of the displacement vector is called the displacement. The Language of Motion If your trigonometry is rusty.

We can write the following equations for uniform motion in one dimension: If an object is traveling such that its velocity vector is constant. But in some problems the velocity does change. The magnitude of the velocity vector that is. An instant is a single moment of time. Equation 1b is like the first. If an object moves from one position to another.

This makes sense. Time is a fundamental quantity in classical physics.. Since v is constant.. Chapter 2. The symbol s stands for the coordinates x. When in doubt. The word "velocity" is sometimes used to refer to the vector and sometimes to the magnitude.

Ask yourself. A car is traveling south and speeding up. Equation 2 is the definition of an average velocity over a time interval when velocity is changing. In three dimensions. We will talk more about this in Chapter 6. Example 1a: Take north to be positive. What are v1. Acceleration When an object's velocity vector is changing. Examples include a car speeding up "accelerating" in common parlance. What is the sign of the acceleration?

Since the velocity vector points south and the car is speeding up. With this sign convention. How does the Porsche acceleration compare with that of the Oldsmobile? A Porsche takes less time by a factor of 3 to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph.

The following principles apply 1. A car is traveling north and slowing for a red light. Example 2b: An Oldsmobile takes a certain amount of time to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph..

The Language of Motion Example 1b: Given a graph of v versus t. Since this vector is shrinking.. The velocity vector points north. Given a graph of x versus t.. Often it is helpful to visualize these quantities graphically. Given a graph of a versus t. Thus the acceleration is negative.. Graphs Now we have three quantities.

Example 2a: What is its acceleration? Example 1: The graph of a versus t for a car which undergoes constant acceleration is shown in Figure Sketch the graph of v versus t. The reason for principle 3 above becomes clear if we recall the formula for the area of the rectangle representing the hatched region: Thus the change in velocity is the same, as shown in Figure Figure Note that Figures and give almost the same information in different forms.

Figure has the information that the acceleration is positive and constant, so the car is speeding up if it is going forward. Figure has the information that the velocity is increasing at a constant rate.

This is the same thing.

Before you read the next example, consider an object thrown straight up. When it reaches the top of its path, what is the direction of its velocity? What is the direction of its acceleration? Example 2: An apple is tossed straight up in the air.

The graph of y versus t is shown in Figure Sketch the graphs of v versus t and a versus t. To obtain an instantaneous slope, we can use an imaginary electron microscope to look at a small portion of the graph. A small section of Figure has been enlarged using such a microscope. This portion looks almost straight, so we could calculate its slope if we had some numbers.

We can at least read that the slope is positive and very large, hence the first point in Figure Figure The second point on Figure still has a positive slope, but smaller. The third point has a zero slope see uppermost point in Figure The fourth point has negative slope, and the fifth point has a slope more negative still. It will not come as a surprise if we draw a straight line through these points, as in Figure We take the slope at three points, but it is easy to see that the slope is constant and negative.

We graph the acceleration in Figure Does this match your expectation? Particularly at the top of flight, did you know that the direction of the acceleration would be down? Figure shows v versus t for a car. Sketch the graphs for x versus t and for a versus t. Let's graph x versus t first. Figure shows the result. Think about all three graphs for a while and note how they give the same information in different forms.

Uniform Acceleration If an object has a constant acceleration vector, we say it undergoes uniform acceleration. Most MCAT problems involving acceleration will involve uniform acceleration. For uniform acceleration, we have the following:. This may seem like a natural definition of average velocity, but the definition of vavg is given by equation 2 , and equation 5 holds only for uniform acceleration. See Figures and for an example.

The velocity v1 is small, v2 is large, and vavg is exactly between them. You should memorize it anyway. Working through the algebra will help you memorize it. A car is accelerating uniformly from rest.

If it goes a distance d in the first second, how far will it go in the first four seconds? The first equation we have seen before, the modified "distance equals rate times time" when velocity is changing.

It should be easy to remember.

The second equation is just the definition of acceleration. The third equation was in the last section. It is useful for problems in which the time interval is neither specified nor desired. A cat drops from a ledge 2 m above the ground. We write the quantities we know: We look for an equation which involves these quantities and no others. Equation 9 fits, so that. A man drops to his death from the sixth floor of a building 20 m.

What is his impact velocity?

He was a bad man, and if he had not died many other nice people would have. The impact velocity is the man's velocity just before he hits the ground v2. Thus our information summary is. Figure In this chapter we looked at the quantities which describe motion, that is, displacement, velocity, and acceleration, and the quantities which affect motion, that is, force and mass.

Displacement is a change in location. Velocity is a measure of the change in location per unit time, while acceleration is a measure of the change in velocity per unit time. Displacement, velocity, acceleration, and force are all vectors, that is, they have direction as well as magnitude. We will be dealing with the vector nature of these quantities in future chapters.

Most of the mechanics problems on the MCAT involve one dimension and uniform acceleration. In this case we can derive four equations, shown in Section J.

In addition, you should know the equations for the definition of velocity for uniform motion and of average velocity. What is the speed of the fly? Chapter 2 Problems 1. The gravitational field of a planet or A.

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When the Moon is C. The net 4. The following diagram represents three effect is that the gravitational field of the vectors in a plane: Moon at its surface is one sixth that of the Earth.

A 10,kg mobile unit is transported to the Moon. What is its mass on the Moon? Which of the following best shows the C. The following diagram represents three vectors in a plane:. What arrow best represents the direction of the sum? The sum is zero. The diagram is invalid. Two men pull on ropes connected to a large What is her velocity 9 s after If there are no other unbalanced forces, A.

What is the car's acceleration? Use the following information for questions 8— What is the car's average velocity for this A woman is going to a friend's house to discuss A. At She then D. This cannot be determined from the drives for 15 minutes at constant speed before information given.

She comes to a stop at her friend's house, which is 27 km away straight- How far does the car travel during this time? Consider the interval from What is her initial velocity? This cannot be determined from the A. A car travels a certain distance at a constant D. If the car were to travel three times as fast, covering the same 9. What is her final velocity? What is her average velocity? A sparrow cruising at 1. Use the following information for questions 17 What is the ball's net displacement after 6 s?

Its acceleration is a constant 9. Use the following information for questions 23 How long does it take to fall? After 10 s of B. This cannot be determined from the information given. What is the acceleration? What is its velocity just before hitting the A. What is the net distance traveled? When the D.

A bicycle traveling at speed v covers a 1. If a car during these 5 s? A car is going up a slight slope decelerating at 0. It comes to a stop after going for What was its initial velocity?

The car accelerates at 0. What A. A ball is initially rolling up a slight incline at 0. It decelerates uniformly at 0. If it has an initial velocity 0. At what time does the ball come to a stop? D Consider also the following graphs: The Language of Motion It is always positive? It is positive except for one point. It is negative. What can be concluded about the net displacement? Which best represents the graph of For questions 29 and How fast would it in one dimension.

Consider also the following graphs: Which best represents the graph of one dimension.

If a bicycle starts accelerating uniformly For questions 31 and It is zero. Chapter 2 ………. For questions 33— Which best represents the graph of acceleration versus time? B pulls back into the driveway. The driver. What is the value of his initial velocity? Which best represents the graph of displacement versus time?

It is positive. The following D. D brake until the car comes to a complete stop. This causes C. C that the best way to do this is to press on the D. Which best represents the graph of velocity B. Car experts agree C. Use the following information for questions 36 and After it is stopped for a while.

Which best represents the graph of Passage 1 acceleration versus time? A man is driving out of his driveway by backing A. What is the value of his average velocity? He realizes he has forgotten his lunch. Which best represents the graph of What can be said about the net velocity forward.

Which expression gives the change in D.BUT the acceleration is inversely proportional to mass in the second law of motion. Coulomb's Law E.

Sterling is unique. Equation 1b is like the first. It kept me engaged. It should be easy to remember. It would decrease by a factor of 2. Preface The physics portion of the Medical College Aptitude Test MCAT contains ques- tions to test your knowledge of basic physics and your ability to apply that knowledge to unfamiliac situations. Introduction and Definition B.

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