Physics Chapter 12  Picture Problems

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1. Gravity: Why does the ball on the right hit the ground at the same time as the one on the left? 
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2. Gravity: Why does the larger mass ball hit the ground at the same time as the smaller one? 
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3. Forces: The energy of the bat is transferred into the ball. What Law does this illustrate? 
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4. Forces: What is the total forward force acting on the car in this picture? 
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5. Forces: What is the total forward force acting on the car in this picture? 
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6. Centripetal Motion: Name the two forces that keep the satellite orbiting the Earth. 
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7. Forces: Will the box move to the right or to the left? Why? 
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8. Forces: Which way will the column move? ... to the right or to the left? Why? 
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9. Forces: a) If each arrow represents 10N of force on the box, what is the total force exerted on the box? b) Are these balanced or unbalanced forces? Why? 
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10. Forces: Are these balanced or unbalanced forces? Why? 
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11. Forces: If the plane is moving forward with 85N of force, but a head wind is exerting 100N of force on the plane, is the plane going forward or backwards? By how much? 
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13. Forces: Are these forces balanced or unbalanced? Why? 
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Weekend Trip: a) What is the total distance traveled? b) What is the average speed? c) Which leg was the fastest? (Q,R,S,T) 
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15. Trajectory: Why does the ball follow a curved path? 
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16. Arm Wrestling: Their arms are locked in the 12 o'clock position. Describe what is happening in terms on one of Newton's Laws of Motion. 
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17. Hot Air Balloons: The balloons are released and drift up in the air. Describe what is happening in terms of one of Newton's laws of motion. 
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18. Roller Coaster Corners: If you are not strapped into the car, you will be flung out of the coaster car when it hits the turn. Why? 
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19. Newton's Cradle: If you pull out the steel ball on the left, what will happen when it swings back to the waiting 5 balls? 
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20. Tossing a coin in a moving airplane: The plane is cruising at 500 miles/hr. You toss a coin up in the air. Where does it land and why? 
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21. Seat Belts: Use the concept of INERTIA to explain why you are required by law to wear a seat belt in an automobile. 
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22. Washing Machine: When the water is drained out and the spin cycle starts, why does the spinning drum cause the clothes to become less wet? 
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23. Vectors: List the forces at A, B, C, & D. 
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24. Vectors: List the forces at A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & H. 
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25. Vectors: List the forces at A, B, & C. 
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26. Vectors: List the forces for A, B, & C 
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27. Vectors: List the forces at A, B, C, & D. 
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28. Vectors: List the forces at A, B, & C. 
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29. Vectors: List the forces at A, B, & C. 
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30. Identifying forces: What is the name of the FORCE that acts in the opposite direction to the forward motion of the car? 
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31. Vectors: List the forces at A, B, & C. 
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32. Vectors: List the forces at A, B, & C. 
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33. Space Shuttle: Two forces are acting on the space shuttle and keep it in orbit. What are the forces? 
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34. Trampoline: If conservation of momentum is true, how could the boy's second jump be higher than his first jump? 
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35. Gravitron: The cylinder spins up & then the floor drops down. The two boys do NOT fall down. After reaching a constant speed, describe what is happening in terms of SPEED, VELOCITY, and ACCELERATION. 
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36. There's water in that cup flying around your head. 
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37. Cruising Car with Balloon Inside: You're inside the car as it moves along at 45 miles per hour. You release a helium balloon and it floats to the ceiling of the car.. 
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