Practice on Force, Weight, Friction, and Acceleration
Question 1: If your hand exerts a force of 14 N vertically (upward) on a box weighting 13 N.
What would be the reaction to hand's force on the box?
Question 2: Assume that the surface gravity of Mars is 4 m/s2 and an astronaut with mass of
80 kg were parachuting on this planet.
Calculate the force exerted by air resistance at terminal velocity (i.e., gravity or weight is equal to the opposite force of air resistance).
Question 3: The net force acting on a body gives the direction of the ________ of the body.
Question 4: Assume a body of mass 1 kg is pushed across a horizontal table by a force of 1 N and
the acceleration was measured at 0.8 m/s2.
Calculate the force of friction.
Question 5: A block of mass 5 kg is acted upon by a single force, generating an acceleration of 3.0 /s2.
The value of the force is
Question 6: A block of mass 20 kg on horizontal surface without friction is acted upon by two forces:
a horizontal force of 90 N acting to the right and a horizontal force of 50 N to the left.
Find the acceleration of the block and its direction.
Question 7: Assume a crate is acted upon by a net force of 200 N and an acceleration is measured at 5.0 m/s2.
- 1 m/s2
- 2 m/s2
- 5 m/s2
- 4 m/s2
Calculate the weight of the crate.
Question 8: A block of mass 100 kg that is free to roll on a level surface is acted upon a net horizontal force of 400 N.
The acceleration is
Question 9: The frictional force, due to air resistance, acting on an object is always
- 1 m/s2
- 2 m/s2
- 3 m/s2
- 4 m/s2
Question 10: Two blocks B1 and B2 having identical masses but the net force applied to B1 is 50 N and to B2 is 100 N.
- in the opposite direction to the object's friction.
- in the opposite direction to the object's motion.
- in the opposite direction to the object's mass.
- in the opposite direction to the object's vertical force.
What is the relationship between the two accelerations?
Question 11: Assume your weight is 700 newtons and you picked up a box from the ground with a force of 100 newtons.
- Acceleration of B2 is larger
- Acceleration of B1 is larger.
- no relationship
Find the force the box exerts on you.
Question 12: Assume a force is exerted on person P1 having a mass of 70 kg generating an acceleration of 2.0 m/s2.
The same force is being used on 60-kg person P2 would cause
- a smaller acceleration.
- a larger acceleration.
- same acceleration.
- zero acceleration.
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Date of last modification: Summer , 2019