Edexcel GCSE - Forces B

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Stopping distances, Circular Motion, Momentum, Free Body Diagrams

Topics 2 and 9 (paper 1 and 2)

 

These questions are about a lorry stopping when a dog jumps out into the road.

The table below shows the speed of the lorry at a time after the dog has jumped out.

Velocity (m/s)
time (s)
20
0
20
0.2
20
0.4
16
0.8
12
1.2
8
1.6
4
2.0
0
2.4

 

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1. What was the driver's 'thinking' time?

2. How far did the lorry travel in this time?

3. What was the driver's braking time?

4. Calculate the lorry's deceleration in m/s2.

5. What 2 factors could have affected the driver's thinking time?

  • A). Poor brakes and tiredness
  • B). Alcohol and the weight of the lorry
  • C). Medical drugs and lack of sleep
  • D). The quality of the tires and the road conditions

6. What 2 factors could affect the driver's braking time?

  • A). Poor brakes and tiredness
  • B). Alcohol and the weight of the lorry
  • C). Medical drugs and lack of sleep
  • D). The quality of the tires and the road conditions

7. What is the name of the force that causes circular motion, and in which direction does it act?

  • A). Centripetal force, acting forwards.
  • B). Centripetal force, acting towards the centre of the circle.
  • C). Centrifugal force, acting forwards.
  • D). Centrifugall force, acting towards the centre of the circle.

 

8. As the Earth orbits the Sun, which measurement is constantly changing?

  • A). The size of the force causing circular motion
  • B). The velocity of the Earth
  • C). The speed of the Earth
  • D). The distance between the Earth and the Sun

 

9. A remote controlled car is switched on and accelerates from rest. Which of these 4 free body diagrams correctly shows the relative sizes of the forces acting on the car?

 

10. The car in question 9 is hard to accelerate if the mass is larger. This is called the car's

  • A). inertial mass
  • B). gravitational mass
  • C). atomic mass
  • D). molar mass