General Physics Midterm Review

Physics Midterm Review
These are a few sample questions! Be sure to also study all of your notes.
Be sure to review the following:
 Physics Vocabulary & Conversions
 One-Dimensional Motion
 Two-Dimensional Motion
 Forces (including Centripetal Force)
Jennifer walks 65 meters west and stops. She then turns around and heads east for 20 meters. What is her displacement?
(45 m)
A car accelerates from rest to a speed of 35 miles an hour in only 6 seconds. What is the acceleration? (2.6 m/s 2)
How long will it take an object accelerating from 20 m/s at a rate of 7 m/s2 to reach a speed of 65 m/s? (6.4 sec)
A ball is thrown horizontally from a point 50 m above the ground. How long was the ball in the air?
(3.2 sec)
A missile launches at a velocity of 45.0 m/s at an angle of 17.0° to the horizontal. What is the maximum height the missile
(8.5 m)
A 3 kg box is pushed on a horizontal surface. It moves on the surface with an acceleration of 0.27 m/s 2. Calculate the applied
force that must be acting on the box.
(0.81 N)
A sign with a mass of 250 kg hangs by a single rope. What is the tension in the string?
(2,450 N)
A 1,150 kg car is parked on a street with an incline of 2.5. What is the frictional force needed to keep the car in place?
(492 N)
Using the information in #8, determine the coefficient of friction.
10. Using the information in #8, calculate the acceleration of the car if the frictional force was cut in half.
(0.21 m/s/s)
11. A projectile is launched off a 25 m tall cliff with a velocity of 16 m/s at an angle of 32° from the horizontal. Determine how long
the projectile is in air and where it will land.
(3.3 seconds, 45 m)
12. You are pushing an 8 kg box at a constant speed across a horizontal surface. You push with a force of 12 N which makes an
angle of 36° with the horizontal. Determine the coefficient of friction.
13. Using the information in #12, determine the acceleration of the stroller if the coefficient of friction was half.
(0.63 m/s/s)