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# multiple choice questions: rotation 1. A radian is about: A) 25° B) 37° C) 45° D) 57° E) 90° 2.

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7. The angular speed in rad/s of the second hand of a watch is: A) π/1800 B) π/60 C) π/30 D) 2π E) 60 8. The angular speed in rad/s of the minute hand of a watch is: A) 60/π B) 1800/π C) π D) π/1800 E) π/60 9. A flywheel, initially at rest, has a constant angular acceleration. After 9 s the flywheel has rotated 450 rad. Its angular acceleration in rad/s2 is: A) 100 B) 1.77 C) 50 D) 11.1 E) 15.9 10. Ten seconds after an electric fan is turned on, the fan rotates at 300 rev/min. Its average angular acceleration is: A) 3.14 rad/s2 B) 30 rad/s2 C) 30 rev/s2 D) 50 rev/min2 E) 1800 rev/s2 11. A wheel rotates with a constant angular acceleration of π rad/s2. During the time interval from t1 to t2 its angular displacement is π rad. At time t2 its angular velocity is 2π rad/s. Its angular velocity in rad/s at time t1 is: A) zero B) 1 C) π D) π 2 E) 2π

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0 m cord wrapped around its periphery.0 s D) 16 s Page 6 . riding on a large merry-go-round.70 m/s none of these 29. The direction of the acceleration of the point X on the fan tip could be: A) B) C) D) E) ª © ↓ ← → 30. The figure shows a cylinder of radius 0. the wheel is given a constant angular acceleration of 2 rad/s2. A wheel of diameter 3.82 s B) 2. Starting from rest.27. The cord will unwind in: A) 0.7 m rotating about its axis at 10 rad/s.0 cm has a 4. travels a distance of 3000 m in a circle of diameter 40 m. The total angle in radians through which she revolves is: A) 50 B) 75 C) 150 D) 314 E) none of these 28.0 m/s 14π rad/s 7π rad/s 0. The speed of the point P is: A) B) C) D) E) 7.0 s C) 8. The fan shown has been turned on and is speeding up as it rotates clockwise. A child.

50 m/s2 C) 500π m/s2 D) 1000π2 m/s2 E) 10π2 m/s2 32. String is wrapped around the periphery of a 5.10π m/s2 B) 0.020 m/s2 D) 0. A car travels north at constant velocity.0 m/s2 C) 5. A flywheel of diameter 1. as it leaves the ground.0 m/s2 D) 6. A particle moves in a circular path of radius 0. It goes over a piece of mud which sticks to the tire. free to rotate on its axis.20 m/s2 35.0-cm radius cylinder. is: A) vertically upward B) horizontally to the north C) horizontally to the south D) zero E) upward and forward at 45° to the horizontal 33. The string is pulled straight out at a constant rate of 10 cm/s and does not slip on the cylinder.10 m/s2 E) 0. The tangential acceleration of a point on its rim is: A) 5. The acceleration of the particle is: A) 0. If the string is pulled out at a constant rate of 10 cm/s and does not slip on the cylinder. String is wrapped around the periphery of a 5.0 rad/s B) 5. the angular velocity of the cylinder is: A) 2.10 m with a constant angular speed of 5 rev/s. free to rotate on its axis.0-cm radius cylinder.0 rad/s C) 10 rad/s D) 25 rad/s E) 50 rad/s 34.0 rad/s2 B) 3.2 m has a constant angular acceleration of 5. The initial acceleration of the mud. its acceleration changes by: A) 0 B) 0.0 m/s2 Page 7 .0 rad/s2. As each small segment of string leaves the cylinder.010 m/s2 C) 0.E) 130 s 31.

The ratio of the radial acceleration of a point on the rim of B to the radial acceleration of a point on the rim of A is: A) 1 B) 2 C) 1/2 D) 4 E) 1/4 40. the ratio of the tangential acceleration of a point on the rim to the tangential acceleration of a point halfway between the center and the rim is: A) 1 B) 2 C) 1/2 D) 4 E) 1/4 38.E) 12 m/s2 36. As time goes on the acceleration vector for a point on the rim: A) decreases in magnitude and becomes more nearly tangent to the rim B) decreases in magnitude and becomes more nearly radial C) increases in magnitude and becomes more nearly tangent to the rim D) increases in magnitude and becomes more nearly radial E) increases in magnitude but retains the same angle with the tangent to the rim Page 8 . For a wheel spinning on an axis through its center. For a wheel spinning with constant angular acceleration on an axis through its center. For a wheel spinning on an axis through its center. the ratio of the speed of a point on the rim to the speed of a point halfway between the center and the rim is: A) 1 B) 2 C) 1/2 D) 4 E) 1/4 37. Two wheels are identical but wheel B is spinning with twice the angular velocity of wheel A. the ratio of the radial acceleration of a point on the rim to the radial acceleration of a point halfway between the center and the rim is: A) 1 B) 2 C) 1/2 D) 4 E) 1/4 39. A wheel starts from rest and spins with a constant angular acceleration.

3.8 kg ⋅ m2 none of these Page 9 . y plane as shown. then 1 and 2 tie 1.0 kg and a = 1.0 m. 2.41. If m = 2. 2.6 kg ⋅ m2 4. each with mass m. They are connected by light sticks to form a rigid body. 1 3. as shown below.0 kg ⋅ m2 12 kg ⋅ m2 9. the rotational inertia of this array about the y-axis is: A) B) C) D) E) 4. least to greatest. Three identical balls are tied by light strings to the same rod and rotate around it. Rank the balls according to their rotational inertia. Four identical particles. are arranged in the x. The acceleration of a point on a spinning wheel is increased by a factor of 4 if: A) the angular velocity and the angular acceleration are each increased by a factor of 4 B) the angular velocity is increased by a factor of 4 and the angular acceleration is not changed C) the angular velocity and the angular acceleration are each increased by a factor of 2 D) the angular velocity is increased by a factor of 2 and the angular acceleration is not changed E) the angular velocity is increased by a factor of 2 and the angular acceleration is increased by a factor of 4 42. A) B) C) D) E) 1. 3 3. 2 All are the same 43.

2. Consider four objects. The rotational inertia of a wheel about its axle does not depend upon its: A) diameter B) mass C) distribution of mass D) speed of rotation E) material composition 47. Three identical objects. 2. radius R. 1 E) 3. 4 D) 4.X') is: A) B) C) D) E) MR2/2 ML2/2 ML2 MR2 none of these 46. 3.44. The rotational inertia of a thin cylindrical shell of mass M. each of mass M. 4 Page 10 . a hollow sphere 3. 1. 1 C) 1. 2.y plane The order of increasing rotational inertia about an axis through the center of mass and parallel to the z axis is: A) 1. a flat disk in the x. 3. 2. a hoop in the x. are fastened to a massless rod of length L as shown.y plane 4. each having the same mass and the same radius: 1. The rotational inertia about one end of the rod of this array is: A) B) C) D) E) ML2/2 ML2 3ML2/2 5ML2/4 3ML2 45. 3. a solid sphere 2. 2. and length L about its central axis (X . 3. 4 B) 4.

7 15 26 59. A rod is pivoted about its center. This expression: A) is the definition of torque B) is the definition of rotational inertia C) is the definition of angular acceleration D) follows directly from Newton's second law E) depends on a principle of physics that is unrelated to Newton's second law 61. as shown. as shown. If the stick does not rotate: A) B) C) D) E)      ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 ¢2 > < = > > ¢1 ¢1 ¢1 ¢1 ¢1 for all orientations of ¢2 for all orientations of ¢2 for all orientations of ¢2 for some orientations of ¢2 and  ¢2 <  ¢1 for others for some orientations of ¢2 and  ¢2 =  ¢1 for others Page 13 . A horizontal force ¢1 is applied perpendicularly to the end of the stick at 0 cm. and α is its angular acceleration.E) ¢2 and ¢5 tie. then ¢4. then ¢1 and ¢3 tie 58. the point of application of the force acting on it does not change. where τ is the net torque acting on it. τ = Iα for an object rotating about a fixed axis. The magnitude of the total torque about the pivot (in N⋅ m) is: A) B) C) D) E) 0 5 8. As a particle starts from rest and moves with constant angular acceleration around a circular orbit. A 5-N force is applied 4 m from the pivot and another 5-N force is applied 2 m from the pivot. A meter stick on a horizontal frictionless table top is pivoted at the 80-cm mark. This must mean: A) the torque acting on it is increasing in magnitude B) the torque acting on it is decreasing in magnitude C) the force acting on it is increasing in magnitude D) the force acting on it is decreasing in magnitude E) none of the above 60. I is its rotational inertia. A second horizontal force ¢2 (not shown) is applied at the 100-cm end of the stick.