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PHYSICS
CONTENTS

1 Work
2 Energy
3 Momentum
4 Center of Gravity
   
5 ACTIVITY
6 RESOURCES
   

SELF-TEST (text-only version)
Read the question carefully, then select the answer:

1. In physics, is work is defined as a force acting upon an object to cause a movement?
YES
NO

2. Can mechanical energy be both kinetic energy and potential energy at the same time?
YES
NO

3. Is mechanical defined as the ability to do work?
YES
NO

4. Is an object with momentum easy or hard to stop?


 

EASY
HARD

5. Is this a true statement?: A wheelchair rider wants to have a center of mass that allows for the greatest use of arm energy while maintaining the lowest center of gravity.
YES
NO

 

6. When pushed with equal force and in a similar wheelchair will a lighter or heavier person travel the greatest length?

LIGHTER
HEAVIER

7. When encountering a bump going down a slope, will a wheelchair with large or small front wheels be more likely to stop and throw the rider out of the wheelchair?
LARGE
SMALL


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