### Science Quiz

Random Science or Physics Quiz

# Pop Quiz: Physics Stats

#### by beforever  Plays Quiz Updated Nov 10, 2017

Challenge
Share
Tweet
Embed
Score 0/25 Timer 08:00
31 Plays Today
A car initially at rest accelerates in a straight line at 4 m/s². What will be its speed after 3 seconds? 12 m/s
82.1%
 3 m/s 2.6% 4 m/s 5% 7 m/s 3.5%
Acceleration due to gravity on or near the surface of Earth is ____ m/s². 9.81
73.2%
 6.02 6.1% 6.67 6.3% 9.11 7.7%
How can a positively charged object be described? deficient of electrons
72.6%
 deficient of protons 5.7% deficient of neutrons 4.3% excess of electrons 10.6%
What did Galileo define as the property of a moving object continuing to move? inertia
71.9%
 velocity 11.2% acceleration 7% direction 3.2%
Potential energy is the energy possessed by an object due to what? its position
69.7%
 its momentum 13.8% its velocity 5.1% its acceleration 4.7%
Which one of the following is not a vector quantity? kinetic energy
69.5%
 force 10% velocity 6% acceleration 7.9%
Which device stores and releases electrical charges? capacitor
69.4%
 resistor 4.5% semiconductor 8.5% transistor 10.7%
If the current in a wire is 6 amperes, how much charge flows through it in 2 seconds? 12 coulombs
66.8%
 8 coulombs 3.3% 6 coulombs 6.1% 3 coulombs 17%
How is density defined? mass divided by volume
66.4%
 mass times volume 14.4% mass plus volume 2.3% volume divided by mass 10.1%
Whose law relates the distance a spring stretches to the force applied to the spring? Hooke's law
64.9%
 Le Chatelier's principle 9.3% Boyle's law 12.6% Fermat's principle 6.4%
Which of the following is a physical quantity that has magnitude but no direction? scalar
64.3%
 vector 9.4% resultant 6.3% velocity 13.3%
Which of these can be best defined as the resistance to motion of one object moving relative to another? friction
63.9%
 shear 12.3% tension 8% torque 9%
Heat transfer by radiation occurs through what? electromagnetic waves
61.8%
 molecular and electronic collisions 18.9% atmospheric currents 6.5% direct contact 5.9%
Momentum is the product of which two properties? mass and velocity
59.5%
 mass and acceleration 17.6% mass and force 7% acceleration and force 9.2%
The speed of light is equal to ____ × 10⁸ m/s. 3.00
58.8%
 1.38 12.8% 6.63 13.3% 8.85 8.2%
In alpha (α) decay, the proton number of parent nuclide…? decreases by 2
58.1%
 increases by 1 12% increases by 2 12.6% decreases by 4 10.6%
What is the energy process of our Sun? nuclear fusion
57.5%
 nuclear electromagnetic spectrum 5.7% nuclear fission 23.9% nuclear radioactive decay 6.3%
Which part of the electromagnetic spectrum has the shortest wavelength? gamma rays
56.7%
 infrared 17.1% UV rays 11.4% visible light 8%
Which statement says, 'for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'? Newton's third law of motion
56%
 Newton's law of universal gravitation 3.9% Kepler's first law of planetary motion 2% Newton's second law of motion 31.3%
A wave with a relatively long wavelength will also have...? a long period
55.4%
 a high frequency 12% a large amplitude 11.5% a small amplitude 14.3%
A newton is equal to which of the following? kilogram-meter per second squared
53%
 kilogram-meter per second 14.6% meter per second squared 12.1% kilogram per meter-second 13.5%
A period of 0.005 seconds would be equivalent to a frequency of how many Hz? 200
48.1%
 20 7.7% 50 16.4% 500 20.8%
Who is the author of The Universe in a Nutshell, On the Shoulders of Giants, and A Brief History of Time? Stephen Hawking
47.5%
 Richard Feynman 16.5% J. Robert Oppenheimer 15.5% Carl Sagan 13.4%
When a car rounds a curve at high speed, the ____ exerts a centripetal force on ____. road; tires
42%
 tires; road 25.1% car; road 10% car; tires 16.2%
Who received the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the neutron? James Chadwick
41%
 Paul Dirac 8.6% Enrico Fermi 21.1% Werner Heisenberg 22.5%

### You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
OR

### Score Distribution

#### Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.

## Report this User

Report this user for behavior that violates our Community Guidelines.

Details: