AP PHYSICS PRACTICE WORKBOOK

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AP Physics B Practice Workbook Book 1 Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

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Table of Contents Chapter 1 Kinematics Kinematics Multiple Choice ............................................................................................................5 Kinematics Free Response .............................................................................................................29 Answers to Kinematics Questions .................................................................................................37

Chapter 2 Dynamics Dynamics Multiple Choice Section A Linear Dynamics ............................................................................................53 Section B Circular Motion ..............................................................................................73 Dynamics Free Response Section A Linear Dynamics ............................................................................................79 Section B Circular Motion ..............................................................................................96 Answers to Dynamics Questions .................................................................................................103

Chapter 3 Torque Torque Multiple Choice ...............................................................................................................125 Torque Free Response..................................................................................................................131 Answers to Torque Questions ......................................................................................................135

Chapter 4 Work, Power and Energy Work, Power and also Energy Multiple Choice ..................................................................................143 Work, Power and Energy Free Response ....................................................................................155 Answers to Work, Power and also Energy Questions .........................................................................185

Chapter 5 Momentum and Impulse Momentum and also Impulse Multiple Choice ...................................................................................215 Momentum and also Impulse Free Response ......................................................................................227 Answers to Momentum and also Impulse Questions ..........................................................................247

Chapter 6 Gravitation Gravitation Multiple Choice ........................................................................................................267 Gravitation Free Response ...........................................................................................................275 Answers to Gravitation Questions ...............................................................................................281

Chapter 7 Oscillations Oscillations Multiple Choice .......................................................................................................293 Oscillations Free Response ..........................................................................................................301 Answers to Oscillations Questions ..............................................................................................311

Chapter 8 Fluid Mechanics Fluid Mechanics Multiple Choice ................................................................................................327 Fluid Mechanics Free Response ..................................................................................................335 Answers to Fluid Mechanics Questions .......................................................................................345

Chapter 9 Thermodynamics Thermodynamics Multiple Choice ..............................................................................................359 Thermodynamics Free Response .................................................................................................373 Answers to Thermodynamics Questions .....................................................................................387

This book is a compilation of all the problems publiburned by College Board in AP Physics B and AP Physics C that are appropriate for the AP B level and problems from AAPTs Physics Bowl and U.S. Physics Team Qualifying Exams organized by topic.

The troubles vary in level of challenge and also kind and also this book represents an inhelpful resource for exercise and testimonial and also need to be used regularly. Whether you are struggling or confident in a topic, you should be doing these difficulties as a reinforcement of ideas and principles on a range that could never before be covered in the class time allotted.

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Chapter 1

Kinematics

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AP Physics Multiple Choice Practice Kinematics

1. A auto travels 30 miles at an average rate of 60 miles per hour and also then 30 miles at an average rate of 30 miles per hour. The average speed the vehicle over the 60 miles is

(A) 35 m.p.h. (B) 40 m.p.h. (C) 45 m.p.h. (D) 10 m.p.h. (E) 53 m.p.h. Questions 2 4

relate to two particles that start at x = 0 at t = 0 and also move in one measurement separately of one one more. Graphs, of the velocity of each ppost versus time are shown below

Pshort article A Pshort article B

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Which ppost is farthest from the origin at t = 2 secs. (A) A (B) B (C) they are in the same area at t = 2 secs (D) They are the same distance from the

beginning, however in opposite directions (E) It is not feasible to identify 3. Which pshort article moves via constant non-zero acceleration? (A) A (B) B (C) both A and also B (D) neither A nor B (E) It is not possible to identify 4. Which pshort article is in its initial position at t = 2 seconds? (A) A (B) B (C) both A and also B (D) neither A nor B (E) It is not possible to determine

5. The graph above reflects the velocity versus time for an item relocating in a straight line. At what time after t = 0 does the object aacquire pass through its initial position? (A) Between 0 and also 1 s (B) 1 s (C) Between 1 and 2 s (D) 2 s (E) Between 2 and 3 s 6. A body moving in the positive x direction passes the beginning at time t = 0. Between t = 0 and also t = 1 second, the

body has actually a constant speed of 24 meters per second. At t = 1 second, the body is given a consistent acceleration of 6 meters per second squared in the negative x direction. The position x of the body at t = 11 seconds is

(A) + 99m (B) + 36m (C) 36 m (D) 75 m (E) 99 m

7. The displacement, x, of a things moving along the x-axis is displayed above as a role of time, t. The

acceleration of this object must be (A) zero (B) continuous yet not zero (C) increasing (D) decreasing (E) equal to g

1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0

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8. A 2-kilogram block rests at the edge of a platform that is 10 meters above level ground. The block is released horizontally from the edge of the platform via an initial speed of 3 meters per second. Air resistance is negligible. The time it will certainly take for the block to reach the ground is many almost (A) 0.3 s (B) 1.0 s (C) 1.4 s (D) 2.0 s (E) 3.0 s

9. A diver initially moving horizontally with speed v dives off the edge of a vertical cliff and lands in the water a distance d from the base of the cliff. How much from the base of the cliff would the diver have landed if the diver initially had actually been relocating horizontally via rate 2v? (A) d (B) d2 (C) 2d (D) 4d (E) cant be figured out without understanding the elevation of the cliff

10. A truck traveled 400 meters north in 80 seconds, and also then it traveled 300 meters eastern in 70 seconds. The

magnitude of the average velocity of the truck was the majority of nearly (A) 1.2 m/s (B) 3.3 m/s (C) 4.6 m/s (D) 6.6 m/s (E) 9.3 m/s