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Common MCQ in Physics for Engineering | Part 2

Hello there, I just want to share the common Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in the subject Physics for Engineering. By the way, this is based as well on our Finals Period. There are 45 questions here, you can use your search tool or Ctrl+F to locate it easily.

DISCLAIMER: This is based on our online Finals exam, I got a perfect score so I think this is all correct but, little errors are still possible. Credits will still apply to the book (University Physics 13th Edition by Young and Freedman), to my professor, and to the question maker.

1. Which of the following statements is NOT true about acceleration?
A. Acceleration is uniform for straight line motion.
B. For circular motion, acceleration is constant in magnitude and direction.
C. Acceleration is uniform if the velocity changes by equal amount in equal time.
D. The average acceleration cannot be used in precise calculations unless the acceleration is uniform.

2. The negative value of the work done by gravity on the body is the ____ of the body.
A. Negative Gravitational Energy
B. Gravitational Potential Energy
C. Net Gravitational Energy
D. Gravitational Kinetic Energy

3. A car is travelling at a highway with a speed of 40 mph and accelerate to double its speed in just 10 seconds. How far (in meters) did the car travel during the time it accelerated?
A. 152 meters
B. 166 meters
C. 246 meters
D. 267 meters

4. A rotating body has kinetic energy. This statement is
A. Sometimes true
B. Sometimes false
C. Always true
D. Always false

5. The ____ of a particle is equal to the total work that particle can do in a process of being brought to rest.
A. Potential Energy
B. Kinetic Energy
C. Total Energy
D. Mechanical Energy

6. A ball is thrown directly downward with an initial speed of 15 m/s coming from a height of 100 m. In how many seconds will the ball hit the ground?
A. 1.6 s
B. 2.8 s
C. 3.2 s
D. 6.2 s

7. What is a probable explanation for observed phenomena which is supported by abundant data?
A. Theory
B. Hypothesis
C. Axiom
D. Conclusion

8. What is TRUE between kinetic friction and static friction?
A. S.F. is always equal to K.F.
B. S.F. is always greater than K.F.
C. S.F. is always less than K.F.
D. S.F. is always equal to or greater than K.F.

9. What is an arrowed line whose length is proportional to the magnitude of some vector quantity and whose direction is that of the quantity?
A. Vector diagram
B. Vector
C. Component
D. Resultant

10. If μk = 0.3 and μs = 0.5, what horizontal pull P is required to just start a 250 N block moving?
A. 250 N
B. 125 N
C. 75 N
D. 300 N

11. The prefix "atto" means
A. 10^-12
B. 10^18
C. 10^12
D. 10^-18

12. A 3.00-kg object undergoes an acceleration given by a = (2.00i + 5/00j) m/s^2. Find the magnitude resultant force acting on the object.
A. 15.7 N
B. 16.2 N
C. 18.2 N
D. 17.8 N

13. What is the SI Unit of relative density?
A. Pa
B. N-m
C. N-m/s
D. Unit-less

14. If the vector sum of the external force on a system is zero, the total linear momentum of a system is
A. Becomes zero
B. Maximizes
C. Changes abruptly
D. Remains the same

15. What is conserved in an elastic collision?
A. Kinetic Energy
B. Potential Energy
C. Linear Momentum
D. Both A and B

16. What will happen to the kinetic energy if it is a completely inelastic collision?
A. It is partially conserved.
B. It is lost to maximum value.
C. It is gained from the loss of potential energy.
D. It is fully conserved.

17. What refers to the force perpendicular to the velocity of an object moving along a curved path?
A. Centripetal Force
B. Centrifugal Force
C. Reverse-effective Force
D. Normal Force

18. Where is the center of gravity of an object located?
A. Inside the object
B. Outside the object
C. At its geometric center
D. At its stability center

19. The tennis racket is in contact with a 60 g tennis ball for 0.7 ms and as a result the ball flies off at a speed of 80 m/s. What is the average force acting on the ball during impact?
A. 6583.29 N
B. 6659.30 N
C. 6753.21 N
D. 6857.14 N

20. The centripetal force is
A. Directed away from the center of the curvature of the path.
B. Directed toward the center of the curvature of the path.
C. Tangent to the curvature of the path.
D. Either directed away or toward the center

21. When the forces that act on an object have a vector sum of zero, the object is said to be in
A. Rotational equilibrium
B. Rectilinear equilibrium
C. Translational equilibrium
D. Stable equilibrium

22. Gravitation occurs between all objects in the universe by virtue of their
A. Gravitational pull
B. Mass
C. Density
D. Weight

23. A 7 Mg mass is suspended in a rope. What is the tension in to rope in SI?
A. 68.6 kN
B. 70 kN
C. -70 kN
D. -68.6 kN

24. Which of the following is true if the net force exerted on an object is zero?
A. Acceleration is zero; velocity is constantly zero
B. Acceleration is zero; velocity is variable
C. Acceleration is zero; velocity is unchanged
D. Both acceleration and velocity are variable

25. How much work is required to raise a 0.1 kg block to a height of 2 m and simultaneously give it a velocity of 3 m/s?
A. 1.42 J
B. 1.67 J
C. 2.12 J
D. 2.41 J

26. Two forces on 20 units and 30 units act at right angle, what is the magnitude of the resultant force?
A. 36
B. 42
C. 40
D. 44

27. What refers to the mass which is accelerated at the rate of one foot per second per second when acted upon by a force of one pound?
A. Slug
B. Dyne
C. Lb mass
D. Erg

28. A standard acceleration due to gravity is
A. 9.81 cpss
B. 32.2 cpss
C. 980 cpss
D. 35.3 cpss

29. Referred to as the time rate at which work is done.
A. Impulse
B. Momentum
C. Power
D. Energy

30. Coefficient of restitution always applies
A. To only one of the colliding objects.
B. To neither of the colliding objects.
C. Jointly to the colliding objects.
D. To the bigger colliding object.

31. What refers to the acceleration produced when a particle moves away from its center of rotation?
A. Centrifugal
B. Coriolis
C. Tangential
D. Centripetal

32. The range of projectile is:
A. Directly proportional to the gravitational acceleration.
B. Directly proportional to the square of the velocity.
C. Directly proportional to the velocity.
D. Inversely proportional to the velocity.

33.  Which quantity is equal to the derivative of the velocity with respect to time?
A. Instantaneous Velocity
B. Average Acceleration
C. Instantaneous Acceleration
D. Average Velocity

34. A load of 100 lb is hung from the middle of a rope which is stretched between two rigid walls 30 ft apart. Due to the load, the rope sags 4 feet in the middle. Determine the tension in the rope.
A. 165 lb
B. 173 lb
C. 194 lb
D. 149 lb

35. The ____ of a body about a given axis is the rotational analog of the mass of the body is distributed about the axis.
A. Moment of mass
B. Moment of are
C. Moment of inertia
D. Torque

36. The ____ acting on an object is defined as the vector sum of all forces acting on the object.
A. Net Force
B. External Force
C. Equilibrium
D. Contact Force

37. Since forces behave as vectors, one must use the rules of ____ to obtain the net force on an object.
A. Vector Multiplication
B. Vector Subtraction
C. Vector Addition
D. Vector Division

38. What is the maximum value of the static friction?
A. Starting Friction
B. Sliding Friction
C. Kinetic Friction
D. Dynamic Friction

39. A thoroughly tested model that explains why experiments give a certain results is a ____.
A. Scientific Observation
B. Scientific Law
C. Theory
D. Hypothesis

40. How many square feet is 100 square meters?
A. 328.1
B. 929
C. 32.81
D. 1076

41. Express the answer in cubic meter: 8cm x 5mm x 2m.
A. 8 x 10^-2
B. 8 x 10^2
C. 8 x 10^-3
D. 8 x 10^-4

42. Round off 0.003086 to three significant figures.
A. 0.003
B. 0.00309
C. 0.0031
D. 0.00308

43. The unit of force in the mks system is known as Newton and in cgs system is dyne. How many dynes are there in one Newton?
A. 10^6
B. 10^4
C. 10^5
D. 10^7

44. If μk = 0.3 and μs = 0.5, what horizontal pull P is required to move a 250 N block with constant speed?
A. 250 N
B. 125 N
C. 75 N
D. 300 N

45. Round off 329.592 to the nearest integer.
A. 329.60
B. 330.6
C. 330
D. 329

If you think there is an error, feel free to comment below.

DISCLAIMER: This is based on our online Finals exam, I got a perfect score so I think this is all correct but, little errors are still possible. Credits will still apply to the book (University Physics 13th Edition by Young and Freedman), to my professor, and to the question maker.


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