Physics 011

Chapter 1: Introduction






Kinetic energy is given by the formula KE = 1/2 mv2, where m is the mass and v is the velocity. The derived SI unit of energy is the joule, J, which is equivalent to which combination of basic units?


kg m2/s2


g cm2/s2


g m2/s2


kg m/s2




If 1 inch is equal to 2.5 cm, approximately how many inches are in 1000 kilometers?


2.5 x 104 in


4 x 104 in


2.5 x 107 in


4 x 107 in




A marathon race is about 26 miles long. What is the length in kilometers? (1 km = 0.623 mi.)


0.024 km


16 m


42 km


52 km




If a man is 6 foot 4 inches tall, what is his approximate height in centimeters? (1 in. = 2.54 cm)


230 cm


190 cm


150 cm


120 cm





The terminal velocity of a drop of water falling through the atmosphere is v = (2/9) (r2 g p/n) where v is the velocity of the drop in m/s; r is the radius of the drop in m; g is the acceleration of gravity in m/s2 and p is the density of water in kg/m3. What must be the units of n, the coefficient of viscosity of the air through which the drop falls?


kg m/s


m s/kg


kg s2/m


kg/m s