Survey of Physics
H. E. Smith Fall 2005
Physics 11 - Reading Quiz #8
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.
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