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Lecturer: James N. Vance

Recit section:

Physics 71 Problem Set 1

Instructions: Choose the letter of the best answer. Submit your answers through the corresponding quiz module
in UVLE. Due on Monday 08 February 2016 at 11:59 PM.
1. Mula dito hanggang duon. A dog is initially located at position (1.0 [m], 2.0 [m]) of the map. The dog then
run directly towards (3.0 [m], 2.0 [m]) before ending in (3.0 [m], 4.0 [m]). What is the displacement vector
of the dog during the whole duration?
A. 2.0 [m] + 2.0 [m]

C. 2.0 [m]

B. 3.0 [m] + 5.0 [m]


D. 4.0 [m] + 4.0 [m]


2. Nakakahilo. Earth is moving about 1.00 105 [km/h] relative to the sun, how far did the earth move in
365 [days]?
A. 8.76 108 [km]

C. 8.76 109 [km]

B. 3.65 108 [km]

D. 3.65 109 [km]

3. C. The speed of a robot as a function of time is expressed as:

v(t) = 1 [m/s] +


If t has a unit of second(s), what is the unit of C?

A. [m/s2 ]

B. [m/s]

C. [m s]

D. [m s3 ]

4. Lost. Bingbong is lost. From his current position, he can see the entrance to a train station directly south.
He decides to move 50.0 [m] towards the west. When he looks back at the station, he sees the entrance 30.0
South of East. How far away was the train station from his original position?
A. 28.9 [m]

B. 57.7 [m]

C. 86.6 [m]

D. 100. [m]

5. Motion sensor eye. At t = 0, the velocity of your classmate is +10.0 [m/s] with zero acceleration. You
noticed that at t = 5.00 [s], your classmates instantaneous velocity and acceleration are now +2.00 [m/s] and
+2.00 [m/s2 ], respectively. What is your classmates average acceleration from t = 0 to t = 5.00 [s]?

0.40 [m/s2 ]

C. +0.40 [m/s2 ]


1.60 [m/s2 ]

D. +1.60 [m/s2 ]

6. Beach. It took China 30 [min] to walk to the beach from her house and back. The distance from her house to
the beach is 15 [m]. Which of the following statements is FALSE?
A. Displacement is zero.

C. Average velocity is zero.

B. Distance is zero.

D. Speed is 1 [m/min].

7. Crabbie. A crab moves along x-direction as described by x(t) = 3.0 [m/s2 ]t2 + 1.0 [m]. What is its instantaneous speed at t = 3.0 [s]?
A. 3.0 [m/s]

B. 9.0 [m/s]

C. 18 [m/s]

D. 27 [m/s]

8. Nuno. A nuno starts from rest and begins accelerating at the constant rate of 3.00 [m/s2 ]. How much time
will it take for him to travel 1.00 103 [m]?
A. 8.70 [s]

B. 15.4 [s]

C. 25.8 [s]

D. 38.2 [s]

9. Kinematic. Which of the following kinematic equations describe(s) the motion of a ball vertically thrown
downward with a speed of 2.00 [m/s]? Set the initial position at the origin, and upward direction as positive.
I. vy = 2.00 [m/s] 9.81 [m/s2 ] t
II. y = 2.00 [m/s] t 4.90 [m/s2 ] t2

III. vy = 2.00 [m/s] + 9.81 [m/s2 ] t

IV. y = 2.00 [m/s] t + 4.90 [m/s2 ] t2

A. I and II only

C. II and IV only

B. I and III only

D. III and IV only

10. AlDub. Yaya Dub jumped off a roof with an initial upward velocity of 2.00 [m/s] and is falling towards Alden
who was able to catch her when her velocity was 10.0 [m/s]. How far was Alden initially from Yaya Dub?
A. 0.408 [m]

B. 4.90 [m]

C. 5.31 [m]

D. 9.80 [m]

11. Prepol. Which of the following statements regarding free fall is FALSE?
I. An object thrown upward will have the same speed as it returns to the release point.
II. An object thrown upward will have zero acceleration at its highest point.
III. An object thrown downward from an elevated location will always reach the ground earlier than another
object that is instead thrown upward.
A. I only

C. II only

B. III only

D. I and III only

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For the next two items, consider the plot of the position of the particle as a function of time (solid line) shown in
the figure below.

12. May Tama Ka. Which of the following statements are TRUE?
I. The instantaneous acceleration at E is greater than at A.
II. The instantaneous accelerations at D and B have opposite signs.
III. The particle is at rest at E.
A. I only

C. II only

B. III only

D. I, II and III

13. Sana ako nalang. Sana ako nalang ulit. What are the instantaneous velocity and instantaneous acceleration of the particle at t = 6.0 [s]?
A. v = +2.0 [m/s], a =

2.0 [m/s2 ]

C. v =

2.0 [m/s], a = +2.0 [m/s2 ]

B. v = +2.0 [m/s], a =

1.0 [m/s2 ]

D. v =

2.0 [m/s], a = +1.0 [m/s2 ]

14. 2nd Second. At t = 0, the car starts from rest and accelerates at a constant rate in a straight line. At t = 1.00 s,
the car covers a distance of 1.00 m. How much distance will the car cover after t = 2.00 s?
A. 1.00 m

B. 2.00 m

C. 3.00 m

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D. 4.00 m

15. From the edge. A small box slides off a table at a speed
of v and strikes the floor after some time. How far is the
box from the edge of the leg of the table if the height of
the table is h?
A. v
C. v
B. v
D. v

16. projectile runway. A projectile is launched at an

angle above the horizontal with an initial velocity v0 . Which of the following statement is TRUE
about the particle0 s acceleration?
A. aI = aIV > aIII > aII
B. aI > aII > aIII > aIV
C. aI < aII < aIII < aIV
D. aI = aII = aIII = aIV
17. Bolahan. A boy hits a football at so that the ball leaves the ground at point (0, 0) with a velocity of 20.0 [m/s],
30.0 above the ground. What is the horizontal and the vertical position (x, y) of the ball at t = 2.00 [s]?
A. (34.6 [m], 0.380 [m])

C. (34.6 [m], 19.6 [m])

B. (40.0 [m], 0.380 [m])

D. (40.0 [m], 19.6 [m])

18. Detective Conan. Detective Conan runs with speed vconan along a moving platform whose speed is vplatform .
It took him 3.00 s to run from one end to the other. He then turns around and runs with the same speed vconan
along the same platform back to his starting point, this time taking 12.0 s. What is the ratio of vconan to vplatform ?




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19. Only Velo touches my skin. Consider the velocity vector given by
the following statements is/are TRUE about the velocity vector?

3.40 [m/s] + 2.10 [m/s] |. Which of

I. It has a magnitude of 5.50 [m/s].

II. It makes an angle of 31.7 with respect to the negative x-axis.
III. It makes an angle of 58.3 with respect to the positive x-axis.
A. II only
B. III only

C. I and II only
D. I and III only

20. Ave Maria. The velocity of the ball is described by

v(t) = 2.50 [m/s]

1.25 [m/s3 ] t2 + (2.25 [m/s]) t |.

What is the average acceleration of the ball from t = 0 to t = 5.00 s?


5.25 [m/s2 ] + 2.25 [m/s2 ] |

C. +31.3 [m/s2 ]

11.3 [m/s2 ] |


6.25 [m/s2 ] + 2.25 [m/s2 ] |

D. +6.25 [m/s2 ]

2.25 [m/s2 ] |

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