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Chapter 2: Kinematics in One Dimension

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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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100 Questions for Chapter 2: Kinematics in One Dimension

  1. Alan leaves Los Angeles at 8:00 a.m. to drive to San Francisco, 400 mi away. He travels at a steady 50 mph. Beth leaves Los Angeles at 9:00 a.m. and drives a steady 60 mph. a. Who gets to San Francisco first? b. How long does the first to arrive have to wait for the second?

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  2. For Questions 1 through 3, interpret the position

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  3. FIGURE EX2.7 showed the velocity graph of blood in the aorta. What is the blood’s acceleration during each phase of the motion, speeding up and slowing down?

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  4. A bicycle is traveling east. Can its acceleration vector ever point west? Explain.

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  5. FIGURE EX2.11 shows the velocity graph of a particle moving along the x-axis. Its initial position is x0 = 2.0 m at t0 = 0 s. At t = 2.0 s, what are the particle’s (a) position, (b) velocity, and (c) acceleration?

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  6. (a) Give an example of a vertical motion with a positive velocity and a negative acceleration. (b) Give an example of a vertical motion with a negative velocity and a negative acceleration.

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  7. A ball is thrown straight up into the air. At each of the following

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  8. FIGURE EX2.12 shows the velocity-versus-time graph for a particle moving along the x-axis. Its initial position is x0 = 2.0 m at t0 = 0 s. a. What are the particle’s position, velocity, and acceleration at t = 1.0 s? b. What are the particle’s position, velocity, and acceleration at t = 3.0 s?

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  9. A rock is thrown (not dropped) straight down from a bridge into the

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  10. a. What constant acceleration, in SI units, must a car have to go from zero to 60 mph in 10 s? b. How far has the car traveled when it reaches 60 mph? Give your answer both in SI units and in feet.

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