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Name:______________
Fall
2012,
Physics 110/110A
, Sections YD1 and YD2
,
Test 1.
Instructions
Unlike future Tests, Test 1
is an open book test, which covers the syllabus and related
documents, and Chapters 1 and 2
of the text book
.
You may refer to
the text book and
lab manual and
any written materials, and you may work together with other students.
Part 1:
Syllabus and related documents (25 questions, 2 points for each
question).
1.
Repeat one of the three quotes that are in the Syllabus, with the na
me of the
author.
2.
What is the absolute precision of a measurement recorded as 0.1090 cm?
Include correct units.
3.
How many significant
digits
are in a measurement recorded as 0.1
090 c
m?
4.
What is the absolute precision of a measurement recorded as
13,000 meters?
(
there is
no dec
imal point after the last zero).
Include correct units.
5.
How many significant digits are in a measurement recorded as 13,000 meters?
(
there is
no decimal point after the last zero).
6.
How many
class
sessi
ons (MW
F
) are there in
the class course PHY110

YD1 or
YD2
?
Do not count vacation days.
7.
You may be dropped
from both courses (110 and 110A)
if you exceed
_______
class
absences in the semester.
8.
How many lab reports are in the PHY110A lab manual? This is a co
unt of lab
reports
, not lab
sessions
.
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9.
How many Tuesday lab
sessions
are there in the lab course PHY110A? Do not
count vacation days.
10.
You may be dropped from both courses (110 and 110A) if you exceed _______
lab absences in the semester.
11.
You are tar
dy if you arrive more than ________ minutes
late.
12.
How many tardies are equal to an absence?
13.
The six
tests
, combined,
count for _______ percent of your
total 110/110A
course
grade.
14.
The final exam counts for ______ percent of
your total 110/110A course
grade.
15.
The two papers count for _______ percent of your total 110/110A course grade.
16.
Lab reports count for _______ percent of your
total 110/110A course grade.
17.
Quizzes (including unannounced pop quizzes, Practice Tests and the Practice
Final Exam)
count for ______ percent of your total 110/110A course grade.
18.
Homework counts for _______ percent of your
total 110/110A course grade.
19.
Attendance counts for ______ percent of your total 110/110A course grade.
20.
True/False: If you miss a class, the
homework that was due gets only 50% credit.
21.
If you miss a test, you
can
make it up if your
homework and
class
attendance
and lab attendance (all 3)
are
over ______ percent as of the test date.
22.
True/False: If your homework and class attendance and lab attendance (all 3)
are over
the same percent
(as in the previous question
)
as of the lab date
, you
can make up a missed lab.
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23.
True/False: The lowest of your
six
test grades is replaced by your Fin
al Exam
grade, if the Final Exam is higher.
24.
True/False:
A
homework
assignment
submitted by email w
ill be accepted for full
credit if received before the due date.
25.
If a class is canceled for any reason, how do you learn what
is
the replacement
assignment, and when it is due?
Part 2:
Textbook
Chapters 1 and 2. (25 questions, 2 points for each question).
26.
_____
Which of the following is
not
part of the scientific method? (a) hypothesis
(b) law of nature (c)
grant proposal
(d)
observation (e) experiment
(f) theory
27.
_____ Which of the following is
not
a branch of science? (a) biology (b) geology
(c) physics (d) mathematics (e) astronomy (f) chemistry
28.
_____ True/False: Several good experiments which agree with each other are
suff
icient to prove the truth of a scientific hypothesis.
29.
_____ True/False: One good experiment which is reproducible is sufficient to
disprove a scientific hypothesis.
30.
_____ The most fundamental branch of science is (a) philosophy (b) law (c)
religion (d)
mathematics (e) physics.
31.
_____ Which of the following questions can be investigated through the scientific
method? (a) whether God exists (b) whether the Allies could have lost World War
II (c) whether Marilyn Monroe is more beautiful than Eleanor Rooseve
lt (d)
whether electromagnetic fields have health effect
s
(e) whether there is life after
death
(f) whether Barack Obama will be re

elected president in 2012.
32.
_____ In terms of Federal government spending, which of the following has
grown most rapidly
since 1950? (a) Math and Computer Science (b) Life
Sciences (c) Engineering (d) Physical Sciences?
33.
_____Which of the following is a scalar quantity? (a) position (b) change in
position (c) a push or a pull (d) temperature
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34.
_____
Which
of the following is a vector quantity? (a)
distance between two
points (b) temperature (c) time (d) area (e) volume (f) position (g) mass
35.
_____ Which of the following is a metric unit of measure? (a) foot (b) pound (c)
horsepower (d) acre (e) centimet
er (f) year
36.
_____ Which of the following is
not
a metric unit of measure? (a) liter (b)
nanometer (c) square mile (d) microgram
37.
_____ Which unit was
defined
most recently? (a) the foot (b) the pound
(c) the
meter
38.
_____ The relationship between light in
tensity and distance is
what kind of
relationship?
(a) direct (b) inverse (c) power law (d) inverse square.
39.
_____ The relationship between the volume of a cube and the length of one side
is
what kind of relationship? (a) direct (b) inverse (c) power law (
d) inverse
square.
40.
_____ The relationship between the number of items purchased and total cost is
what kind of relationship?
(a) direct (b) inverse (c) power law (d) inverse square
41.
_____ The relationship between number of workers and time required for a
job is
what kind of relationship?
(a) direct (b) inverse (c) power law (d) inverse square
42.
_____
A square meter contains how many square millimeters? (a) 100 (b) 1000
(c) 10,000 (d) 1 million (e) 1 billion
43.
_____
A cubic meter contains how many cubic ce
ntimeters? (a) 100 (b) 1000 (c)
10,000 (d) 1 million (e) 1 billion
44.
_____
Convert 0.37cm to meters. (a) .0037m (b) .037m (c) 0.37m (d) 3.7m (b)
37m (c) 370m.
45.
_____
Convert 7400km to meters (a) 0.74m (b) 7.4m (c) 74m (d) 740 m
(e)7400m (f)74,000m (g)740,0
00m (h) 7.4 million meters (i) 7.4 billion meters
46.
_____
Convert
19.14
minutes to hours. Show correct precision
. (a) 0.32 hours
(b) 0.319 hours (c) 0.3190 hours (d) 1150 hours (e) 1148 hours (f) 1148.40 hours
47.
_____ Convert 60.0 miles per hour to feet per second. Show correct precision.
(a) 88.0 ft/sec (b) 88 ft/sec (c) 40.9 ft/sec (d) 40.91 ft/sec
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48.
_____
Convert 100 miles (100 with no decimal point) to kilometers. Show correct
precision. (a) 160.9km (b) 161k
m (c) 160km (d) 200km
(with
no decimal point)
(e) 200. km (with a decimal point).
49.
_____ Convert 100. miles (100. with a decimal point) to kilometers. Show correct
precision. (a) 160.9km (b) 161km (c) 160km (d) 200km (with no decimal point)
(e) 200. km
(with a decimal point).
50.
_____ Our text book (
Physics Matters
, ©2004) has how many pages? (a) 517 (b)
624 (c) 691 (d) 714
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