 # Physics Past Questions 2010

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Question: Which of the following statements is correct?

A. The pressure exerted is higher with a narrow shoe than a flat heel shoe.
B. No pressure is exerted in both narrow and flat heel shoes.
C. The pressure exerted is lower with narrow heel shoes than a flat heel shoe.
D. The pressure exerted is the same in both narrow and flat heel shoes.

Solution:
Recall that the formula for pressure is:

P = F/A,

Where F = applied force and A = surface area.

Hence, assuming the force is the same (and should be for this comparison), e have that:

P = c/A, where c = constant (constant force).

Hence, P is inversely proportional to A such that as A increases, P decreases and vice-versa.

Since a narrow heel shoe has a smaller surface area (smaller A) than a flat heel shoe, it means that P is greater for a narrow heel shoe.

Hence, at constant force (F), a narrow heel shoe will exert more pressure than a flat heel shoe.

Question: When a brick is taken from the earth’s
surface to the moon, its mass

A. Becomes zero
B. Remains constant
C. Reduces
D. increases

Explanation:

Unlike weight which varies with the acceleration due to gravity for a given mass, the mass of an object does not change with location or place.

Recall that in the formula for weight,

w = mg, where m = constant.

The value of will change from one location to another within the earth and, in the moon, the value of g drops to about 16m/s2.

These changes in the value of g lead to changes in the weight of the object. However, the changes, which affects the weight, do not affect the mass of the given object.

Question: A simple pendulum of length 0.4m has a period 2s. What is the period of a similar pendulum of length 0.8m at the same place?

A. √2s
B. 8s
C. 4s
D. 2√2s

Solution:

Given:

l1 = 0.4m

T1 = 2s

l2 = 0.8m

Find: T2

The pendulum in the question performs Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM). The formula for finding the period (T) of such motion is:

T = 2π√(l/g)

Where:

T = period of oscillation,

l = length of the pendulum.

g = acceleration due to gravity = 10m/s(assumed approximate value).

The next step is to factor out the constants (2, π and g)  from the equation:

» Square both sides: T2 = (2π)2(l/g)

» T2 = ((2π)2)/g) * l

Since 2, π and g are constants, we can bundle them together and call them one constant, say k. Hence,

» T2 = kl, where k = (2π)2)/g

T2  = kl

T2/l = k

Let’s use subscript 1 to denote the first pendulum and subscript 2 to denote the second, hence,

T12/l1 = k, also

T22/l2 = k

Hence, T12/l1 = T22/l2 = k

» T22/T12 = l2/l1

» T22/(2)2 = (0.8)/(0.4)

» T22/4 = 2

» T22/4 = 2*4 = 8

» T2 = √8 = √(42) = √(4)√(2) = 2√(2)

Hence, T2 = 2√2s