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PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 1 PRETEST SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 1 Pretest Answers (Rasmussen College0
1. At low air pressure perception of saltiness and sweetness drops by about 30 percent. Cabin pressure in an airplane is much lower than sea level. Therefore you would expect a cookie that tastes normal before takeoff to taste:
2. In 2014 computers are used for communication and entertainment but not research
3. Modern science is
4. A skilled billiards player has intrinsic knowledge of the physics principle of
5. Physics is used in golf, archeology and crime scene investigations.
6. Layla notices that her bus is at least 5 minutes late every day and adjusts her schedule accordingly. This is an example of
7. Famously developed by Albert Einstein the _____ makes the Global Positioning System possible.
8. If an experiment shows that a prediction is incorrect you:
9. The electronic circuits that comprise a DVD player are made possible through the physical principles of
10. Jack notices that the sun has set earlier each day for the last seven days. After analyzing this information he explains that the tomorrow the sun is likely to:
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 1 QUIZ SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
1. When we say ‘Physics is the basis of many other fields of science’ what do we mean?
2. We study physics in order to ______
3. Which of the following is not the result of technology that uses radio waves?
4. The orbit of the moon around the earth effects
5. The study of science and physics dates back to _______
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 2 PRETEST SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 2 Pretest Answers (Rasmussen College)
Rosa watches an apple fall from a tree. If an apple falls from a tree four times as high the time it takes to hit the ground will be approximately
a. Twice as long
b. Four times as long
c. 1.4 times as long
d. Eight times as long
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Satellites in a geosynchronous orbit stay directly overhead the same spot on Earth at all times. Therefore their orbit around the Earth is very nearly:
a. Once an hour
b. Once a day
c. Once a month
d. Once a year
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 2 QUIZ SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 2 Test Answers (Rasmussen College)
Using very precise instrumentation Rodrick is able to calculate the acceleration due to gravity in Denver Colorado to several decimal places. Using the same instrumentation in Boston Massachusetts Rodrick would expect to measure the acceleration due to gravity to be:
a. The same
b. Lower in Boston than in Denver
c. Higher in Boston than in Denver
Astronauts float inside the International Space Station because:
a. They are high enough to escape Earth’s gravity
b. They and the station are in free fall
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 3 PRETEST SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 3 Pretest Answers (Rasmussen College)
In much the same way that Newton is associated with classical mechanics Einstein is associated with the photoelectric effect.
Cell phone cameras are usually Charge Coupled Device (CCD) or Complimentary-symmetry-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) chips capable of producing a digital image when exposed to light focused through a camera lens. Upon examination we can justify how these cameras are made possible by:
a. Quantum physics via the photoelectric effect
b. Wave nature of light via the refraction of light
c. Particle nature of light as a discrete photon detected by a sensor element
d. All of the above
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 3 QUIZ SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 3 Test Answers (Rasmussen College)
The work of _____ on light was not widely regarded at the time because it was the opposite of what Newton (who was already wildly famous) had proposed
a. Albert Einstein
b. Thomas Young
d. Christiaan Huygens
A wave can be thought of as a _____ while a particle is a ______
a. Individual; Group
b. Pattern; Discrete object or quantity
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 4 PRETEST SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 4 Pretest Answers (Rasmussen College)
The theory of special relativity deals principally with the study of:
Which statement about Einstein’s theory of relativity is true?
a. It describes how space and time are separate and distinct.
b. It relates space to time in different reference frames.
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 4 QUIZ SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 4 Test Answers (Rasmussen College)
Einstein showed that _______, once thought as separate were indeed connected.
a. Electricity and Magnetism
b. Heat and Energy
c. Space and Time
d. Speed and Velocity
Sir Isaac Newton differed from Einstein in that he:
a. Worked in the Middle Ages
b. Was not well educated
c. Did not know how to measure velocity
d. Believed in an absolute reference frame
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 5 PRETEST SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 5 Pretest Answers (Rasmussen College)
In 1896 which was the first use of a physics-based medical procedure?
a. Ultrasound imaging
b. X-ray imaging
c. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
d. Defibrillation of a human heart
Medical imaging improvements have nevertheless resulted in increased hazard from high radiation doses and significant increases in the total cost of medical care.
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 5 QUIZ SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 5 Test Answers (Rasmussen College)
While no laser system has yet received the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance there are several promising applications of lasers in a dentistry practice. Which of the following represents a significant medical improvement in treatment rather than use for convenience?
a. Lasers used on in-office teeth whitening procedures to activate the peroxide solution and speed up the bleaching reaction.
b. Lasers can be used to kill bacteria in a root canal procedure reducing the use of antibiotics.
c. Precise laser use minimizes bleeding and swelling when treating gums or other soft tissue.
d. Lasers may be used to make an accurate map of a patients mouth rather than relying on x-ray photography.
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 6 PRETEST SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 6 Pretest Answers (Rasmussen College)
In 1961 Life magazine published a letter from President Kennedy advocating the construction and use of bomb shelters among the general populace. Although uncommon in the early 1950s, by the mid-1960s bomb, or fallout, shelters had become common topics of civil defense and were seen as a selling point for homes among real estate agents. Which of the following statements best explains the rise of fallout shelters?
a. Following the assessment in the late 1950s about growing Soviet nuclear capability and realizing the futility of evacuation Americans took to sheltering in place.
PHY 4060 PHY4060 MODULE 6 QUIZ SOLUTIONS (RASMUSSEN COLLEGE)
PHY 4060 Module 6 Test Answers (Rasmussen College)
Why is the disposal of radioactive waste such a contentious issue in modern society?
a. Many people like the idea of such waste being gathered in bulk somewhere for safe keeping, so long as it is not near them.
b. Radioactive waste is often corrosive and there are risks it could contaminate the soil and groundwater near any disposal site.
c. People have concern about health hazards for high concentrations of a material that remains dangerous for a very long time.
d. All of the above