Physics 11
Survey of Physics

H. E. Smith Fall 2005

  Physics 11 - Reading Quiz #8
  1. You are riding a playground merry-go-round which is spinning rapidly. With great effort you pull yourself toward the center of the merry-go-round. As a result of your efforts
    • A. the merry-go-round speeds up.
    • B. the merry-go-round slows down.
    • C. the merry-go-round continues to spin at the same rate, but you feel that you are spinning faster because of the non-inertial reference frame.

  2. You feel more stable on a bicycle after you "get going" (ie when you are moving faster because
    • A. Conservation of energy makes you more stable.
    • B. Conservation of momentum makes you more stable.
    • C. Conservation of angular momentum makes you more stable.
    • D. Conservation of parity makes you more stable.
    • E. of an illusion due to you perceptions at higher speed