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Effect of Force on Motion

1. What is the relation between force, mass and acceleration?

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2. Calculate the force required to cause a mass of 80kg to accelerate by 2m/s2.

F = ____________________[2]

3. Two students make the statements about acceleration that are given below.

Student A: For a given mass the acceleration of an object is proportional to the resultant
force applied to the object.

Student B: For a given force the acceleration of an object is proportional to the mass of the
object.

One statement is correct and one is incorrect.

Re-write the incorrect statement, making changes so that it is now correct.

(a) For a given ..................... the acceleration of an object is .............................................

...................................................................................................................................... [1] (b)


Describe what happens to the motion of a moving object when

there is no resultant force acting on it,

.................................................................................................................................. [1]

(ii) a resultant force is applied to it in the opposite direction to the motion,

..................................................................................................................................... [1]

(iii) a resultant force is applied to it in the direction of the motion.

........................................................................................................................................[1]

4. A car’s engine exerts a forward force of 5000N against an air resistance force of 2000N
and a frictional force of 1000N. What is the resultant force acting on the car?

Resultant force = ___________ [2]

5. Fig. 5.1 shows three forces acting on a 1.4 kg trolley.

Fig. 5.1

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What is the trolley’s acceleration?

Acceleration = _____________________ [2]

6. (a) The diagram shows a box sliding along a slippery floor.

It has just been given a push and will soon stop moving. How does scientist explain, in terms
of forces, why the box stops?

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_____________________________________________________________ [3]

7. Fig. 7.1 shows three forces acting on an object of mass 0.5 kg. All three forces act
through the centre of mass of the object.

Fig. 7.1

Calculate

a) the magnitude and direction of the resultant force on the object,

magnitude = ………………………………………… direction


.............................................................. [2]

(ii) the magnitude of the acceleration of the object.

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Acceleration =…………………… [2]

8.Fig. 8.1 shows the total forces acting forwards and backwards on a car at different times X,
Y and Z during a journey.

Fig. 8.1

In each case, the car is moving forwards. The mass of the car is 1000 kg.

a) State the name of one of the forces that is acting in the opposite direction to the motion
of the car.

....................................................................................................................................... [1]

b) (i) State whether the speed of the car is changing at time X.

Explain your answer.

Speed at X is ........................................................................................................................

explanation ..........................................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................... [2]

(ii) State whether the speed of the car at time Z is increasing, decreasing or is constant.

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Explain your answer.

Speed at Z is ........................................................................................................................

explanation ..........................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................ [2]

c) Calculate the acceleration of the car at time Y.

acceleration = ...................................... [3]

9. (a) The diagram shows two forces acting on a car of mass 1 250 kg, travelling on a level
straight road.

Direction of motion

b) Calculate the unbalanced force acting on the car.

Unbalanced force = .................................. [2]

(ii) What effect will the unbalanced force have on the speed of the car?

............................................................................................................................................

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(iii) What name is given to the 750N force and state what causes it.

Name………………………………………………………………………………………………

Cause ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

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[2]

(iv) Calculate the acceleration of the car.

Acceleration =…………………………………..[3]

(b) The car eventually reaches a constant speed.

(i) Explain why the car reaches a constant speed.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
…….………………………………..… [2]

(ii) State the name of the constant speed

……………………………………….…………………………………………………………..[1]

(iii) State the value of the force mentioned in (a) (i) above, at this point.

Force…………………………..[1]

8. In a laboratory, an experiment is carried out to measure the acceleration of a trolley on a


horizontal table, when pulled by a horizontal force.

Fig. 8.1

The measurements are repeated for a series of different forces, with the results shown in the
table below.

(a) On Fig. 1.2, plot these points and draw the best straight line for your points. [2]

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Fig. 8.2

(b) The graph shows that below a certain force there is no acceleration.

(i) Find the value of this force. ........................................................................................ [1]

(ii) A force smaller than that in (b)(i) is applied to the stationary trolley. Suggest what
happens to the trolley, if anything.

.........................................................................................................................................[1]

(c) Show that the gradient of your graph is about 5.7.

gradient = ...........................................................[1]

(d) (i) State the equation that links resultant force F, mass m and acceleration a.

[1]

(ii) Use your gradient from (c) to find the mass of the trolley.

mass = ...........................................................[2]

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4.3 The Turning Effect of a Force: Moment

1. What is “moment of a force”?

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........[1]

2. List 2 examples of moment of a force.

1..........................................................................................................................................

2..........................................................................................................................................

[2]

3. State the Principle of Moment.

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...................................................................................................................................[1]

4. Fig. 4.1 shows a metre rule balance on a pivot by three loads.

Fig. 4.1

Calculate the value of d?

d = .........................................................[3]

5. Fig 5.1 shows a beam balanced about point A by a load and a force F.

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What is the magnitude of F?

F = ........................................ [3]

6. A 50 cm, 30 N table top is hinged at P as shown in Fig. 6.1.The table top centre of mass is
at G, 25 cm away from the hinge. Books of total weight 2N were placed on the table top as
shown.

Fig. 6.1

What is the magnitude of F?

F =…………………………………….. [3]

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7. Fig. 7.1 shows a simple see-saw. One child A sits near to end X and another child B sits
near to end Y. The feet of the children do not touch the ground when the see-saw is
balanced.

Fig. 7.1

(a) Child A has a mass of 18.0 kg and child B has a mass of 20.0 kg.

Without calculation, indicate where the children could sit so that the see-saw balances
horizontally. You may draw on Fig. 7.1 if you wish.

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................................................................................................................................... [2]

(b) State the relationship between the moment caused by child A and that caused by

child B.

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(c) Child A is 2.50m from the pivot. Calculate the distance of child B from the pivot.

Distance = .................................... [2]

8. (a) A uniform metre rule is pivoted at its centre, which is also the position of its centre of
mass.

Three loads, 2.0 N, F and 3.0 N are positioned on the rule at the 20 cm, 30 cm and 90 cm
marks respectively, as shown in Fig. 8.1.

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Fig. 8.1

(i) Calculate the moment of the 3.0 N load about the pivot.

Moment = ......................................................... [2]

c) Calculate the moment of the 2.0 N load about the pivot.

Moment = ......................................................... [2]

d) The force F maintains the metre rule in equilibrium on the pivot.

Calculate the value of F.

F = ......................................................... [3]

e) The weight of the metre rule is 1.2 N and can be considered to act at the 50 cm
mark.

All the weights in (a) are removed. The pivot is positioned under the 30 cm mark and the 2.0
N load is placed on the rule as shown in Fig. 8.2.

Fig. 8.2

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The position of the 2.0 N load is adjusted until the metre rule is again in equilibrium.

Determine the position of the 2.0 N load.

2.0 N load is at the .......................................... [3]

10. (a) Complete the following statement:

The moment of a force about a point is ...............................................................................

multiplied..........................................................................................................................[1]

(b) Fig. 10.1 shows a uniform iron bar B of weight 30 N and length 1.40 m. The bar is being
used to lift one edge of a concrete slab S. A stone, placed 0.20 m from one end of B, acts as
a pivot.

A force of 40 N pushing down at the other end of B is just enough to lift the slab and hold it
as shown.

Fig. 10.1

(i) On Fig. 10.1, draw an arrow to show the weight of bar B acting from its centre of mass.

[1]

(ii) State the distance d of the centre of mass of bar B from the pivot.

d = ...........................................................[1]

(iii) Calculate the total clockwise moment, about the pivot, of the forces acting on bar B.

total clockwise moment = ...........................................................[3]

(iv) Calculate the downward force which the slab S exerts on the end of bar B.

force = ...........................................................[2]

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(v) Suggest a change to the arrangement in Fig. 10.1 that would reduce the force required to
lift the slab.

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11Fig. 11.1 shows a balanced uniform metre rule. The knife edge is at the 50.0 cm mark and
the0.1 N weight is at the 20.0 cm mark.

Fig. 11.1

(a) Calculate the anticlockwise moment of the 0.1 N weight about the knife edge.

anticlockwise moment = ………......................... [2]

(b) Calculate the distance of the 0.2 N weight from the knife edge.

distance = .............................. [2]

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