Motion in straight line practice problems for class 11

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Links to other such problems are:-

  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Assignment 3
  4. Motion in one dimension (objective)
  5. Motion in one dimension (subjective)

Some of the problems as given in above links are of JEE/KVPY leve.

Motion in straight line practice problems

Question 1 Distinguish between average acceleration and instantaneous acceleration.                          (2)

Question 2 Can a body have constant speed and still have a varying velocity.                    (1)

Question 3 Is it possible for a body to be accelerated without speeding up or slowing down. If so give an example (1)

Question 4 A man standing on the edge of a cliff throws a ball straight up with a speed of 8 Km/h and then throws a ball down with a speed of 8 Km/h from the same position. What is the ratio of speeds with which the ball hit the ground.

Question 5 When an observer is standing on earth, the tree and houses appear stationary to him. However, when he is sitting in a moving train, all these objects appear to move in backward direction. Why?

Question 6 Derive the following equations of motion for an object moving in constant acceleration along a straight line.

(i) $v=v_0+at$

(ii) $s=v_0+frac{1}{2}at^2$

(iii) $v^2=v_0^{2}+2as $

(iv) $s_{n}=v_0+frac{a}{2}(2n+1}$

[ If you get extra time try to derive above equations using Integration method]

Question 7 The acceleration experienced by a boat after the engine is cut off , is given by


where $K$ is a constant. If $v_0$ is the magnitude of velocity at the cut off , find the magnitude of the velocity at time $t$ after the cut off.

Question 8 The relation between $t$ and distance $x$ is $t=ax^2+bx$ where $a$ and $b$ are constants. Express the instantaneous acceleration in terms of instantaneous velocity.

Question 9 If in case of a motion , displacement is directly proportional to the square of the time elapsed, what do you think about its acceleration. Would it be constant or variable. Justify your answer.

Question 10 A body covers one-third of its journey with speed $u$, next one third with a speed $v$ and last one third with a speed $w$. Calculate the average speed of the body during the entire journey.

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