

Chapter 3 Physics Review
True of False Questions
 The horizontal component of velocity for a projectile varies with
time, even with no air resistance.
 A quantity that has both magnitude and direction is called a scalar.
 Wind velocity can be represented as a vector quantity.
 The vertical component of velocity for a projectile varies with
time, even with no air resistance.
 A single vector can be replaced by two vectors in the X and Y directions.
These X and Y vectors are called the resultant of the original vector.
 The vector sum is called the resultant.
 Wind velocity can be represented as a vector quantity.
 When adding two vectors at right angles, the resultant of the vectors
is the algebraic sum of the two angles.
 The length of the vector represents its magnitude.
 The orientation of a vector shows its direction.
Solve the following problems:
 While Dexter is on a camping trip with his boy
scout troop, the scout leader hands each boy a compass and
map. The directions on Dexter’s map read as follows: “Walk 500.0 m
north, 200.0 m east, 300.0 m south, and 400.0 m east. If he follows
the map, what is Dexter’s displacement? Solve graphically.
 Ivan pulls a sled loaded with logs to his cabin in the woods. I
Ivan pulls with a force of 800N in a direction 20.0 degree
above the horizontal, what are the horizontal and vertical components
of the force exerted by Ivan?
 In her physics lab, Melanie rolls a 10g marble down a ramp and
off the table with a horizontal velocity of 1.2 m/s. The marble falls
in a cup placed 0.51 m from the table’s edge. How high is the table?
 At a meeting of physics teachers in Montana, the teachers were asked
to calculate where a flour sack would land
if dropped from a moving airplane. The plane would be moving horizontally
at a constant speed of 60.0 m/s at an altitude of300. m. a)If one
of the physics teachers neglected air resistance while making his
calculation, how far horizontally from the dropping point would he
predict the landing? B) Draw a sketch that shows the path the flour
sack would take as it falls to the ground(from the perspective of
an observer on the ground and off to the side.)
 A boat is rowed at 6.0 km/h directly across a river in water that
is flowing at right angles at 8.0 km/h. What is the resulting speed
of the boat?
Multiple choice questions
 A vector is a quantity that has a) magnitude and time b) magnitude
and direction c) time and direction
 When velocity is represented as a vector, a) the length of the arrow
represents the speed.b) the length of the arrow is drawn to a suitable
scale. C) the direction of the arrow shows the direction of motion
d) all of the above
 What is the minimum resultant possible when adding a 3unit vector
to an 8unit vector?a) 24 b) 11 c) 8 d) 5
 What is the maximum resultant possible when adding a 3 unit vector
to an 8unit vector? A) 24 b) 11 c) 8 d) 5
 An airplane flying into a head wind loses ground speed, and an airplane
flying flies at right angles to the wind, then ground speed is a)
less b) unchanged c) more
 The horizontal component of a projectile’s velocity is independent
of a) the vertical component of its velocity. B) the
range of the projectile. C) time
 Which of the following would not be considered a projectile? A)
a cannonball thrown through the air b) a cannonball rolling down the
slope c) a cannonball thrown straight up


