Chapter 2 : Motion in One Dimension - Selina Solutions for Class 9 Physics ICSE

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Chapter 2 - Motion in One Dimension Excercise Ex 2(A)

Question 1

Differentiate between the scalar and vector quantities, giving two examples of each.

Solution 1

 

Scalar

Vector

They are expressed only by their magnitudes.

They are expressed by magnitude as well as direction.

They can be added, subtracted, multiplied or divided by simple arithmetic methods.

They can be added, subtracted or multiplied following a different algebra.

They are symbolically written by English letter.

They are symbolically written by their English letter with an arrow on top of the letter.

Example: mass, speed

Example: force, velocity

 

Question 2

The vector quantity is :

a. Work

b. Pressure

c. Distance

d. velocity

Solution 2

Velocity is a vector quantity. The others are all scalar quantities.

Question 3

The speed of a car is 72 km h-1. Express it in m s-1.

Solution 3

Speed of car = 72 km h-1

Speed of car in ms-1

fraction numerator 72 cross times 1000 over denominator 3600 end fraction equals 20 space m divided by s space

Question 4

State whether the following quantity is a scalar or vector?

 

a) pressure

d) force

b) momentum

e) energy

c) weight

f) speed

 

Solution 4

a) Pressure is a scalar quantity.

b) Momentum is a vector quantity.

c) Weight is a vector quantity.

d) Force is a vector quantity.

e) Energy is a scalar quantity.

f) Speed is a scalar quantity.

Question 5

The S.I. unit of velocity is

1. km h-1

2. m min-1

3. km rnin-1

4. m s-1

Solution 5

m s-1

Question 6

Express 15 m s-1 in km h-1.

Solution 6

begin mathsize 12px style 15 straight m divided by straight s equals 15 over 1000 cross times 3600 space km divided by hr
or comma space 15 straight m divided by straight s space equals space 54 km divided by hr to the power of negative 1 end exponent end style

 

Question 7

When is a body said to be at rest?

Solution 7

A body is said to be at rest if it does not change its position with respect to its immediate surroundings.

Question 8

The unit of retardation is

1. m s-1

2. m s-2

3. m

4. m s2

Solution 8

m s-2

Question 9

Express each of the following in m s-1.

a. 1 km h-1

b. 18 km min-1

Solution 9

Question 10

When is a body said to be in motion?

Solution 10

A body is said to be in motion if it changes its position with respect to its immediate surroundings.

Question 11

A body when projected up with an initial velocity u goes to a height h in time t and then comes back at the point ofprojection. The correct statement is

1. The average velocity is 2 h/t.

2. The acceleration is zero.

3. The final velocity on reaching the point of projection is 2 u.

4. The displacement is zero.

Solution 11

The displacement is zero.

Question 12

Arrange the following speeds in increasing order.

10 m s-1, 1 km min-1 and 18 km h-1.

[Hint: 1 km min-1 = 16.65 m s-1, 18 km h-1= 5 m s-1]

Solution 12

18 km h-1 < 10 m s-11 km min-1

 

Question 13

What do you mean by motion in one direction?

Solution 13

When a body moves along a straight line path, its motion is said to be one-dimensional motion.

Question 14

18 km h-1 is equal to

1. 10 m s-1

2. 5 m s-1

3. 18 m s-1

4. 1.8 m s-1

Solution 14

5 m s-1

Question 15

A train takes 3 hours to travel from Agra to Delhi with a uniform speed of 65 km h-1. Find the distance between the two cities.

Solution 15

Total time taken = 3 hours

Speed of the train = 65 km/hr

Distance travelled = speed x time

  = 65 x 3 = 195 km

Question 16

Define displacement. State its unit.

Solution 16

The shortest distance from the initial to the final position of the body is called the magnitude of displacement. It is in the direction from the initial position to the final position.

Its SI unit is metre (m).

Question 17

A car travels the first 30 km with a uniform speed of 60 km h-1 and the next 30 km with a uniform speed of 40 km h-1. Calculate: (i) The total time of journey, (ii)The average speed of the car.

Solution 17

For the first 30 km travelled, speed = 60 km/h.

Thus time taken (t1) = Distance / speed

 = (30/60) h-1

 = 0.5 h-1 or 30 min.

 

For the next 30 km travelled, speed = 40 km/h

Thus time taken (t2) = Distance/speed

 = (30/40) h-1

 = 0.75 h-1 or 45 min.

 

(i) Total time = (30 + 45) min

 = 75 min or 1.25 h.

(ii) Average speed of the car = Total distance travelled/total time taken

 begin mathsize 12px style equals fraction numerator 60 km over denominator 1.25 space hr end fraction equals 48 km space h to the power of negative 1 end exponent end style

 

Question 18

Differentiate between distance and displacement.

Solution 18

Distance is a scalar quantity, while displacement is a vector quantity. The magnitude of displacement is either equal to or less than the distance. The distance is the length of path travelled by the body so it is always positive, but the displacement is the shortest length in direction from initial to the final position so it can be positive or negative depending on its direction. The displacement can be zero even if the distance is not zero.

Question 19

A train takes 2 h to reach station B from station A, and then 3 h to return from station B to station A. The distance between the two stations is 200 km. Find: (i) The average speed, (ii) The average velocity of the train.

Solution 19

Here, total distance = (200 + 200) km = 400 km

Total time taken = (2 + 3) h = 5 h

(i) Average speed = Total distance travelled/total time taken

 begin mathsize 12px style equals fraction numerator 400 k m over denominator 5 h end fraction equals 80 k m space h to the power of negative 1 end exponent end style

(ii) Average velocity of the train is zero because the train stops at the same point from where it starts, i.e. the displacement is zero.

Question 20

Can displacement be zero even if the distance is not

zero? Give one example to explain your answer.

Solution 20

Yes, displacement can be zero even if the distance is not zero.

For example, when a body is thrown vertically upwards from a point A on the ground, after sometime it comes back to the same point A. Then, the displacement is zero, but the distance travelled by the body is not zero (it is 2h; h is the maximum height attained by the body).

 

Question 21

A car moving on a straight path covers a distance of 1 km due east in 100 s. What is (i) the speed and (ii) velocity of the car?

Solution 21

(i) Speed of the car = Distance/time taken

 begin mathsize 12px style equals fraction numerator 1 k m over denominator 100 s end fraction equals fraction numerator 1000 m over denominator 100 s end fraction equals 10 space m divided by s end style

 

(ii) Velocity of car = Speed with direction

 = 10 m/s due east

Question 22

When is the magnitude of displacement equal to the distance?

Solution 22

The magnitude of displacement is equal to distance if the motion of the body is one-dimensional.

Question 23

A body starts from rest and acquires a velocity 10m s-1 in 2 s. Find the acceleration.

Solution 23

Here, final velocity = 10 m/s

Initial velocity = 0 m/s

Time taken = 2s

Acceleration = (Final Velocity - Initial Velocity)/time

 = (10/2) ms-2

 = 5 ms-2

Question 24

Define velocity. State its unit.

Solution 24

The velocity of a body is the distance travelled per second by the body in a specified direction.

Its SI unit is metre/second (m/s).

Question 25

A car starting from rest acquires a velocity 180m s-1 in 0.05 h. Find the acceleration.

Solution 25

Here, final velocity = 180 m/s

Initial velocity = 0 m/s

Time taken = 0.05 h or 180 s

Acceleration = (Final Velocity - Initial Velocity)/time

 = (180-0)/180 m s-2

 = 1 m s-2

 

Question 26

Define speed. What is its S.I. unit?

Solution 26

The speed of a body is the rate of change of distance with time.

Its SI unit is metre/second (m/s).

Question 27

A body is moving vertically upwards. Its velocity changes at a constant rate from 50 m s-1 to 20 m s-1 in 3 s. What is its acceleration?

Solution 27

Here, final velocity = 20 m/s

Initial velocity = 50 m/s

Time taken = 3 s

Acceleration = (Final Velocity - Initial Velocity)/time

 = (20 - 50)/3 m/s-2

 = -10 m/s

Negative sign here indicates that the velocity decreases with time, so retardation is 10 m/s.

 

Question 28

Distinguish between speed and velocity.

Solution 28

Speed is a scalar quantity, while velocity is a vector quantity. The speed is always positive-it is the magnitude of velocity, but the velocity is given a positive or negative sign depending upon its direction of motion. The average velocity can be zero but the average speed is never zero.

Question 29

A toy car initially moving with uniform velocity of 18 km h-1 comes to a stop in 2 s. Find the retardation of the car in S.I. units.

Solution 29

Here, final velocity = 18 km/h or 5 m/s

Initial velocity = 0 km/h

Time taken = 2 s

Acceleration = (Final Velocity - Initial Velocity)/time

 = (5 - 0) / 2 m s-2

 = 2.5 m s-2

Question 30

Which of the quantity-speed or velocity-gives the direction of motion of a body?

Solution 30

Velocity gives the direction of motion of the body.

Question 31

A car accelerates at a rate of 5 m s-2. Find the increase in its velocity in 2 s.

Solution 31

Acceleration = Increase in velocity/time taken

Therefore, increase in velocity = Acceleration × time taken

 = (5 × 2) m/s

 = 10 m/s

Question 32

When is instantaneous speed the same as the average speed?

Solution 32

Instantaneous velocity is equal to average velocity if the body is in uniform motion.

Question 33

A car is moving with a velocity 20 m s-1. The brakes are applied to retard it at a rate of 2 m s-2. What will be the velocity after 5 s of applying the brakes?

Solution 33

Initial velocity of the car, u = 20 m/s

Retardation = 2 m/s2

Given time, t = 5 s

Let 'v' be the final velocity.

We know that, Acceleration = Rate of change of velocity /time

 = (Final velocity - Initial velocity)/time

Or, -2 = (v - 20) / 5

Or, -10 = v - 20

Or, v = -20 + 10 m/s

Or, v = -10 m/s

Negative sign indicates that the velocity is decreasing.

Question 34

Distinguish between uniform velocity and variable velocity.

Solution 34

If a body travels equal distances in equal intervals of time along a particular direction, then the body is said to be moving with a uniform velocity. However, if a body travels unequal distances in a particular direction in equal intervals of time or it moves equal distances in equal intervals of time but its direction of motion does not remain same, then the velocity of the body is said to be variable (or non-uniform).

Question 35

A bicycle initially moving with a velocity 5.0 m s-1 accelerates for 5 s at a rate of 2 m s-2. What will be its final velocity? 

Solution 35

Initial velocity of the bicycle, u = 5 m/s

Acceleration = 2 m/s2

Given time, t = 5 s

Let 'v' be the final velocity.

We know that, acceleration = Rate of change of velocity/time

 = (Final velocity - Initial velocity)/time

Or 2 = (v - 5)/5

Or, 10 = (v - 5)

Or, v = 5 + 10

Or, v = 15 m/s

Question 36

Distinguish between average speed and average velocity.

Solution 36

Average speed is the ratio of the total distance travelled by the body to the total time of journey, it is never zero. If the velocity of a body moving in a particular direction changes with time, then the ratio of displacement to the time taken in entire journey is called its average velocity. Average velocity of a body can be zero even if its average speed is not zero.

Question 37

A car is moving in a straight line with speed 18 km h-1. It is stopped in 5 s by applying the brakes. Find (i) the speed of car in m s-1, (ii) the retardation and (iii) the speed of car after 2 s of applying the brakes.

Solution 37

Initial velocity of the bicycle, u = 18 km/hr

Time taken, t = 5 s-1

Final velocity, v = 0 m/s (As the car comes to rest)

 

(i) Speed in m/s begin mathsize 12px style equals fraction numerator 18 cross times 1000 over denominator 1 cross times 3600 end fraction equals 5 space m divided by s end style

 

(ii) Retardation = (Final velocity - Initial velocity)/time taken

Or, Retardation =

 

(iii) Let 'V' be the speed of the car after 2 s of applying the brakes.

Then, Acceleration = (V - 5)/ 2

Or, -1 = (V - 5)/2

Or, V = -2 + 5

Or, V = 3 m/s

 

Question 38

Give an example of the motion of a body moving with a constant speed but with a variable velocity. Draw a diagram to represent such a motion.

Solution 38

The motion of a body in a circular path with uniform speed has a variable velocity because in the circular path, the direction of motion of the body continuously changes with time.

  

Question 39

Give an example of motion in which the average speed is not zero but the average velocity is zero.

Solution 39

If a body starts its motion from a point and comes back to the same point after a certain time, then the displacement is zero, average velocity is also zero, but the total distance travelled is not zero, and therefore, the average speed in not zero.

Question 40

Define acceleration. State its unit.

Solution 40

Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity with time.

Its SI unit is metre/second2 (m/s2).

Question 41

Distinguish between acceleration and retardation.

Solution 41

Acceleration is the increase in velocity per second, while retardation is the decrease in velocity per second. Thus, retardation is negative acceleration. In general, acceleration is taken positive, while retardation is taken negative.

Question 42

Differentiate between uniform acceleration and variable acceleration.

Solution 42

The acceleration is said to be uniform when equal changes in velocity take place in equal intervals of time, but if the change in velocity is not the same in the same intervals of time, the acceleration is said to be variable.

Question 43

What is meant by the term retardation? Name its S.I. unit.

Solution 43

Retardation is the decrease in velocity per second.

Its SI unit is metre/second2 (m/s2).

Question 44

Which of the quantity-velocity or acceleration-determines the direction of motion?

Solution 44

Velocity determines the direction of motion.

Question 45

Give one example of each type of following motion:

(a) Uniform velocity (b) Variable velocity

(c) Variable acceleration (d) Uniform retardation.

Solution 45

(a) Example of uniform velocity: A body, once started, moves on a frictionless surface with uniform velocity.

(b) Example of variable velocity: A ball dropped from some height is an example of variable velocity.

(c) Example of variable acceleration: The motion of a vehicle on a crowded road is with variable acceleration.

(d) Example of uniform retardation: If a car moving with a velocity 'v' is brought to rest by applying brakes, then such a motion is an example of uniform retardation.

Question 46

The diagram (Fig. 4.6) below shows the pattern of the oil dripping on the road at a constant rate from a moving car. What information do you get from it about the motion of the car.

  

Solution 46

Initially as the drops are equidistant, we can say that the car is moving with a constant speed but later as the distance between the drops starts decreasing, we can say that the car slows down.

Question 47

Define the term acceleration due to gravity. State its average value.

Solution 47

When a body falls freely under gravity, the acceleration produced in the body due to the Earth's gravitational acceleration is called the acceleration due to gravity (g). The average value of g is 9.8 m/s2.

 

Question 48

'The value of g remains the same at all places on the Earth's surface'. Is this statement true? Give reason for your answer.

Solution 48

No. The value of 'g' varies from place to place. It is maximum at poles and minimum at the Equator on the surface of the Earth.

Question 49

If a stone and a pencil are dropped simultaneously in vacuum from the top of a tower, then which of the two will reach the ground first? Give reason.

Solution 49

In vacuum, both will reach the ground simultaneously because acceleration due to gravity is same (=g) on both objects.

 

Chapter 2 - Motion in One Dimension Excercise Ex 2(C)

Question 1

Write three equations of uniformly accelerated motion relating the initial velocity (u), final velocity (v), time (t), acceleration (a) and displacement (S).

Solution 1

Three equations of a uniformly accelerated motion are

v = u + at

s = ut + (1/2)at2

v2 = u2 + 2as

Question 2

The correct equation of motion is

1. v = u + As

2. v = ut + a

3.   

4. v = u + at

Solution 2

v = u + at

Question 3

A body starts from rest with uniform acceleration 2 m s-2. Find the distance covered by the body in 2 s.

Solution 3

Initial velocity u = 0

Acceleration a = 2 m/s2

Time t = 2 s

Let 'S' be the distance covered.

Using the second equation of motion,

S = ut + (1/2) at2

S = 0 + (1/2) (2) (2) 2

S = 4 m

 

Question 4

Derive the following equations for uniformly accelerated motion:

(i) v = u + at 

(ii)

(iii) v2 = u2 + 2aS

where the symbols have their usual meanings.

Solution 4

Derivation of equations of motion

First equation of motion: 

Consider a particle moving along a straight line with uniform acceleration 'a'. At t = 0, let the particle be at A and u be its initial velocity, and at t = t, let v be its final velocity.

 Acceleration = Change in velocity/Time a = (v - u)/t at = v - u v = u+ at ... First equation of motion.

Second equation of motion: Average velocity = Total distance traveled/Total time taken Average velocity = s/t ...(1)

Average velocity can be written as (u+v)/2 Average velocity = (u+v)/2 ...(2)

From equations (1) and (2) s/t = (u+v)/2 ...(3)

The first equation of motion is v = u + at.

Substituting the value of v in equation (3), we get

s/t = (u + u + at)/2 s = (2u + at) t/2 = 2ut + at2/2 = 2ut/2 + at2/2

s = ut + (1/2) at2 …Second equation of motion.

Third equation of motion: The first equation of motion is v = u + at. v - u = at ... (1)

Average velocity = s/t ...(2)

Average velocity =(u+v)/2 ...(3)

From equation (2) and equation (3) we get,

(u + v)/2 = s/t ...(4)

Multiplying eq (1) and eq (4) we get,

(v - u)(v + u) = at × (2s/t) (v - u)(v + u) = 2as

[We make the use of the identity a2 - b2 = (a + b) (a - b)]

v2 - u2 = 2as ...Third equation of motion.

 

Question 5

A car starting from rest accelerates uniformly to acquire a speed 20 km h-1 in 30 min. The distance travelled by a car in this time interval will be

1. 600 km

2. 5 km

3. 6 km

4. 10 km

Solution 5

5 km

Question 6

A body starts with an initial velocity of 10m s-1 and acceleration 5 m s-2. Find the distance covered by it in 5 s.

Solution 6

Initial velocity u = 10 m/s

Acceleration a = 5 m/s2

Time t = 5s

Let 'S' be the distance covered.

Using the second equation of motion,

S = ut + (1/2) at2

S = (10)(5) + (1/2) (5) (5) 2

S = 50 + 62.5

S = 112.5 m

Question 7

Write an expression for the distance S covered in time t by a body which is initially at rest and starts moving with a constant acceleration a.

Solution 7

Distance = s, time = t, initial velocity u = 0 and acceleration = a.

Using the second equation of motion and substituting the above values we get,

s = ut + (1/2) at2

 

Question 8

A vehicle is accelerating on a straight road. Its velocity at any instant is 30 km/h. After 2s, it is 33.6 km/h, and after further 2 s, it is 37.2 km/h. Find the acceleration of the vehicle in m s-2. Is the acceleration uniform?

Solution 8

Acceleration = Change in velocity/time taken

In the first two seconds,

Acceleration = [(33.6 - 30)/2] km/h2

 = 1.8 km/h2

 = 0.5 m/s2 …(i)

 

In the next two seconds,

Acceleration = [(37.2 - 33.6)/2] km/h2

 = 1.8 km/h2

 = 0.5 m/s-2…(ii)

From (i) and (ii), we can say that the acceleration is uniform.

 

Question 9

A body, initially at rest, starts moving with a constant acceleration 2 m s-2. Calculate: (i) the velocity acquired and (ii) the distance travelled in 5 s.

Solution 9

Initial velocity u = 0 m/s

Acceleration a = 2 m/s2

Time t = 5 s

(i) Let 'v' be the final velocity.

Then, (v - u)/5 = 2

v = 10 m/s-1

 

(ii) Let 's' be the distance travelled.

Using the third equation of motion,

v2 - u2 = 2as

We get,

(10) 2 - (0) 2 = 2(2) (s)

Thus, s = (100/4) m = 25 m

 

Question 10

A bullet initially moving with a velocity 20 m/s strikes a target and comes to rest after penetrating  a  distance  10  cm into the target. Calculate the retardation caused by the target.

Solution 10

Initial velocity u = 20 m/s

Final velocity v = 0

Distance travelled s = 10 cm = 0.1 m

Let acceleration be 'a'.

Using the third equation of motion,

v2 - u2 = 2as

We get,

(0) 2 - (20) 2 = 2(a) (0.1)

a = -(400/0.2) m/s2

a = -2000 m/s2

Thus, retardation = 2000 m/s-2

 

Question 11

A train moving with a velocity of 20 m s-1 is brought to rest by applying brakes in 5 s. Calculate the retardation.

Solution 11

Initial velocity u = 20 m/s

Final velocity v = 0

Time taken t = 5 s

Let acceleration be 'a'.

Using the first equation of motion,

v = u + at

0 = 20 + 5a

a = -4 m/s-2

Thus, retardation = 4 m/s-2

 

Question 12

A train travels with a speed of 60 km h-1 from station A to station B and then comes back with a speed 80 km h-1 from station B to station A.

Find

(i) The average speed

(ii) The average velocity of the train.

Solution 12

 

Let 's' be the distance between stations A and B.

 

(i) Average speed = Total distance/total time taken

Here, total distance = s + s = 2s

Total time taken = Time taken to travel from A to B + Time taken to travel from B to A.

  = [(s/ 60) + (s/ 80)] s

 = [ 140 s / 4800] s

begin mathsize 12px style therefore Average space speed space equals fraction numerator 2 straight s over denominator open parentheses begin display style fraction numerator 140 straight s over denominator 4800 end fraction end style close parentheses end fraction equals fraction numerator 2 cross times 4800 over denominator 140 end fraction
Average space speed space equals space 68.57 space km divided by straight h to the power of negative 1 end exponent end style

 

 

(ii) Average velocity = Displacement/total time taken

Because the train starts and ends at the same station, the displacement is zero. Thus the average velocity is zero.

 

Question 13

A train is moving with a velocity of 90 km h-1. When the brakes are applied, retardation produced is 0.5 ms-2.

Find

(i) The velocity after 10 s

(ii) The time taken by the train to come to rest.

Solution 13

Initial velocity u = 90 km/h = 25 m/s

Final velocity v = 0 m/s

Acceleration a = -0.5 m/s2

 

(i) Let 'V' be the velocity after time t = 10 s

Using the first equation of motion,

v = u + at

We get,

V = 25 + (-0.5) (10) m/s

V = 25 - 5 = 20 m/s-1

(ii) Let t' be the time taken by the train to come to rest.

Using the first equation of motion,

v = u + at

We get,

t' = [(0 - 25)/ (-0.5)] s

t' = 50 s

 

Question 14

A car travels a distance 100 m with constant acceleration and average velocity of 20 ms-1. The final velocity acquired by the car is 25 ms-1.

Find

(i) The initial velocity.

(ii) Acceleration of the car.

Solution 14

Distance travelled s = 100 m

Average velocity V = 20 m/s

Final velocity v = 25 m/s

 

(i) Let u be the initial velocity.

Average velocity = (Initial velocity + Final velocity)/2

V = (u + v)/2

20 = (u + 25)/2

u = 40 - 25 = 15 m/s-1

 

(ii) Let 'a' be the acceleration of the car.

Using the third equation of motion,

v2 - u2 = 2as

We get,

(25) 2 - (15) 2 = 2 (a) (100)

625 - 225 = 200 a

a = (400/200) m/s2 = 2 m/s-2

Question 15

When brakes are applied to a bus, retardation produced is 25 cm s-2 and the bus takes 20 s to stop.

Calculate

(i) The initial velocity of the bus

(ii) The distance travelled by the bus during this time.

Solution 15

Final velocity v = 0

Acceleration = -25 cm/s2 or -0.25 m/s2

Time taken t = 20 s

(i) Let 'u' be the initial velocity.

Using the first equation of motion,

v = u + at

We get,

u = v - at

u = 0 - (-0.25)(20) = 5 m/s-1

 

(ii) Let 's' be the distance travelled.

Using the third equation of motion,

v2 - u2 = 2as

We get,

(0) 2 - (5)2 = 2 (-0.25) (s)

s = (25/0.5) = 50 m.

Question 16

A body moves from rest with uniform acceleration and travels 270 m in 3 s. Find the velocity of the body at 10 s after the start.

Solution 16

Initial velocity u = 0 m/s

Distance travelled s = 270 m

Time taken to travel s distance = 3 s

Let 'a' be the uniform acceleration.

Using the second equation of motion,

S = ut + (1/2) at2

We get,

270 = 0 + (1/2) a (3)2

270 = 9a/2

a = 60 m/s2

 

Let v be the velocity of the body 10 s after the start.

Using the first equation of motion, we get

v = u + at

v = 0 + (60)(10) = 600 m/s-1

Question 17

A body moving with a constant acceleration travels the distances 3 m and 8 m, respectively in 1 s and 2 s.

Calculate:

(i) The initial velocity.

(ii) The acceleration of body.

Solution 17

Let the constant acceleration with which the body moves be 'a'.

Given, the body travels distance S1 = 3 m in time t1 = 1 s.

Same body travels distance S2 = 8 m in time t2 = 2 s.

 

(i) Let 'u' be the initial velocity.

Using the second equation of motion,

S = ut + (1/2) at2

Substituting the value for S1 and S2, we get

  

 

 

 

(ii) Putting u = 2 m/s in the equation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question 18

A car travels with uniform velocity of 25 m s-1 for 5 s. The brakes are then applied and the car is uniformly retarded and comes to rest in further 10 s. Find: (i) The distance which the car travels before the brakes are applied, (ii) Retardation and (iii) The distance travelled by the car after applying the brakes.

Solution 18

Initial velocity u = 25 m/s

Final velocity v = 0

 

(i) Before the brakes are applied, let S be the distance travelled.

Distance = Speed × time

S = (25) × (5) m

S = 125 m

 

(ii) Acceleration = (Final velocity - Initial velocity)/Time taken

 = [(0 - 25)/15] ms-2 

 = (-5/2) ms-2

 = -2.5 ms-2

Therefore, retardation = 2.5 ms-2

 

(iii) After applying brakes, the time taken to come to stop = 10 s

Let S' be the distance travelled after applying the brakes.

Initial velocity u = 25 m/s

Final velocity v = 0

Using the third equation of motion,

v2 - u2 = 2as

We get,

(0) 2 - (25)2 = 2 (-2.5) (S')

625 = 5(S')

S' = 125 m

Question 19

A space craft flying in a straight course with velocity of 75 km s-1 fires its rocket motors for 6.0 s. At the end of this time its speed is 120 km s-1 in the same direction.

Find

(i) The space craft's average acceleration while the motors were firing

(ii) The distance travelled by the space craft in the first 10 s after the rocket motors were started, the motors being in action for only 6 s.

Solution 19

Given, the initial velocity u = 75 km/s

Final velocity v = 120 km/s

Time taken = 6 s

 

(i) Acceleration = (Final velocity - Initial velocity)/time taken

 = [(120 - 75)/6] kms-2 

 = (45/6) kms-2

 = 7.5 kms-2

 

(ii) Distance travelled by the aircraft in the first 10 s = Distance travelled in the first 6 s + Distance travelled in the next 4 s.

Distance travelled in the first 6s (S1) = ut + (1/2) at2

(S1) = ut + (1/2) at2

(S1) = (75)(6) + (1/2) (7.5)(6)2

(S1) = 450 + 135

(S1) = 585 km

 

Distance travelled in the next 4 s (S2) = Speed × time

Speed at the end of 6 s is 120 km/s.

(S2) = (120) (4)

(S2) = 480 km

Thus, the distance travelled by the aircraft in the first 10 s = (S1) + (S2) = 585 + 480 = 1065 km.

Question 20

A train starts from rest and accelerates uniformly at a rate of 2 m s-2 for 10 s. It then maintains a constant speed for 200 s. The brakes are then applied and the train is uniformly retarded and comes to rest in 50 s. Find

(i) The maximum velocity reached, 

(ii) The retardation in the last 50 s, 

(iii) The total distance travelled,

(iv) The average velocity of the train.

Solution 20

(i) For the first 10 s, initial velocity u = 0

Acceleration a = 2 m/s2

Time taken t = 10 s

Let 'v' be the maximum velocity reached.

Using the first equation of motion

v = u + at

We get

V = (0) + (2) (10) = 20 m/s-1

 

(ii) For the last 50 s: Final velocity = 0 m/s, initial velocity = 20 m/s.

Acceleration = (Final velocity - Initial velocity)/time

 = (0 - 20)/50 = -0.4 m/s2

Retardation = 0.4 m/s-2

 

(iii) Total distance travelled = Distance travelled in the first 10 s + Distance travelled in 200 s + Distance travelled in last 50 s

 

Distance travelled in first 10s (s1) = ut + (1/2) at2

S1= (0) + (1/2) (2) (10)2

S1= 100 m

 

Distance travelled in 200s (s2) = speed × time

S2 = (20) (200) = 4000 m

 

Distance travelled in last 50s (s3) = ut + (1/2) at2

Here, u = 20 m/s, t = 50 s and a = -0.4 m/s2

S3= (20)(50) + (1/2) (-0.4) (50)2

S3= 1000 - 500

S3= 500 m

 

Therefore, total distance travelled = S1 + S2 + S3 = 100 + 4000 + 500 = 4600 m

 

(iv) Average velocity = Total distance travelled/total time taken

 = (4600/260) m/s

 = 17.69 m/s-1

 

Chapter 2 - Motion in One Dimension Excercise Ex 2(B)

Question 1

How is the distance and time related for the motion with uniform velocity?

Solution 1

For the motion with uniform velocity, distance is directly proportional to time.

Question 2

The velocity-time graph of a body in motion is a straight line inclined to the time axis. The correct statement is

1. Velocity is uniform

2. Acceleration is uniform

3. Both velocity and acceleration are uniform

4. Neither velocity nor acceleration is uniform.

Solution 2

B

Acceleration is uniform.

Question 3

Fig. 2.37 (a) shows the displacement-time graph for the motion of a body. Use it to calculate the velocity of body at t = 1 s, 2 s and 3 s, and then draw the velocity-time graph in Fig. (b) for it.

 

 

 

Solution 3

Velocity of body at t = 1s is 2 m/s

Velocity of body at t = 2s is 4 m/s

Velocity of body at t = 3s is 6 m/s

 

  

Question 4

What information about the motion of a body is obtained from the displacement-time graph?

Solution 4

From displacement-time graph, the nature of motion (or state of rest) can be understood. The slope of this graph gives the value of velocity of the body at any instant of time, using which the velocity-time graph can also be drawn.

Question 5

For uniform motion

1. The distance-time graph is a straight line parallel to the time axis.

2. The speed-time graph is a straight line inclined to the time axis.

3. The speed-time graph is a straight line parallel to the time axis.

4. The acceleration-time graph is a straight line parallel to the time axis.

Solution 5

The solution is C.

The speed-time graph is a straight line parallel to the time axis.

Question 6

The following table gives the displacement of a car at different instants of time.  

  

 

(a) Draw the displacement-time sketch and find the average velocity of the car.

(b) What will be the displacement of the car at

 (i) 2.5 s and (ii) 4.5 s?

Solution 6

(a)

  

Displacement-time graph

From the part AB of the graph,

Average velocity = (Displacement at B - Displacement at A)/Time taken

 = (30 - 20) m/( 6 - 4) s

 = (10/2) m/s

 = 5 m/s

(b) (i) From the graph, the displacement of car at 2.5 s is 12.5 m.

(ii) From the graph, the displacement of car at 4.5 s is 22.5 m.

 

Question 7

(a)What does the slope of a displacement-time graph represent?

(b)Can displacement-time sketch be parallel to the displacement axis? Give a reason to your answer.

Solution 7

(a) Slope of a displacement-time graph represents velocity.

(b) The displacement-time graph can never be parallel to the displacement axis because such a line would mean that the distance covered by the body in a certain direction increases without any increase in time, which is not possible.

Question 8

For a uniformly retarded motion, the velocity-time graph is

1. A curve

2. A straight line parallel to the time axis

3. A straight line perpendicular to the time axis.

4. A straight line inclined to the time axis.

Solution 8

D

A straight line inclined to the time axis.

Question 9

A body is moving in a straight line and its displacement at various instants of time is given in the following table

 

  

 

Plot the displacement-time graph and calculate

(i) Total distance travelled in the interval 1 s to 5 s.

(ii) Average velocity in time interval 1 s to 5 s.

Solution 9

 

  

(i) Total distance travelled in interval 1s to 5s = 18m - 6m = 12 m.

(ii) Average velocity = Total displacement in the given time interval/Time interval, i.e. 1 s to 5 s.

Or, Average velocity = 12 m/4 s = 3 m/s.

 

Question 10

Draw a displacement-time graph for a boy going to school with uniform velocity.

Solution 10

  

Question 11

In Fig. 2.38, the displacement of a body is shown at different times.

(a) Calculate the velocity of the body as it moves for (i) 0 to 5 s, (ii) 5 s to 7 s and (iii) 7 s to 9 s.

 

  

 

(b) Calculate the average  velocity during the time interval 5 s to 9 s.

[Hint : From 5 s to 9 s, displacement = 7 m - 3 m = 4 m]

 

Solution 11

(a) (i) Velocity from 0 to 5 s = Displacement /time

 = (3/5) m/s

 = 0.6 m/s-1

 

(ii) Velocity from 5 s to 7 s = Displacement /time

 = (0/2) m/s

 = 0 m/s-1.

 

(iii) Velocity from 7 s to 9 s = Displacement /time

 = (7 - 3)/(9 - 7) m/s

 = (4/2) m/s

 = 2 m/s-1

 

(b) From, 5 s to 9 s, displacement = 7m - 3m = 4m.

Time elapsed between 5 s to 9 s = 4 s

Average velocity = Displacement/time

 = (4/4) m/s

 = 1 m/s-1

Question 12

State how the velocity-time graph can be used to find (i) The acceleration of a body, (ii) The distance travelled by the body in a given time and (iii) The displacement of the body in a given time.

Solution 12

(i) The slope of the velocity-time graph gives the value of acceleration.

(ii) The total distance travelled by a body in a given time is given by the area enclosed between the velocity-time graph and X-axis (without any sign).

(iii) The displacement of a body in a given time is given by the area enclosed between the velocity-time graph and X-axis (with proper signs).

Question 13

From the displacement-time graph of a cyclist given below in the Fig. 2.39, find

(i) The average velocity in the first 4 s,

(ii) The displacement from the initial position at the end of 10 s,

(iii) The time after which he reaches the starting point.

 

  

Solution 13

(i) Displacement in first 4s = 10 m

Therefore, the average velocity = Displacement/time

 = (10/4) m/s

 = 2.5 m/s-1

 

(ii) Initial position = 0 m

Final position at the end of 10 s = -10m

Displacement = Final position - Initial position

 = (-10) m - 0

 = -10 m

 

(iii) At 7 s and 13 s, the cyclist reaches his starting point.

 

Question 14

What can you say about the nature of motion of a body if its displacement-time graph is

(a) A straight line parallel to the time axis?

(b) A straight line inclined to the time axis with an acute angle?

(c) A straight line inclined to the time axis with an obtuse angle?

(d) A curve.

Solution 14

(a) There is no motion, the body is at rest.

(b) It depicts that the body is moving away from the starting point with uniform velocity.

(c) It depicts that the body is moving towards the starting point with uniform velocity.

(d) It depicts that the body is moving with variable velocity.

 

Question 15

Fig. 2.40 below represents the displacement-time sketch of motion of two cars A and B. Find

(i) The distance by which the car B was initially ahead of car A.

(ii) Velocities of car A and car B.

(iii) The time in which the car A catches car B.

(iv) The distance from start when the car A will catch car B.

 

  

 

Solution 15

(i) Initially, the car B was 40 km ahead of car A.

(ii) Straight line depicts that cars A and B are moving with uniform velocities.

For car A

Displacement at t = 1 h is 40 m

Velocity = Displacement /time

 = (40/1) km/h

 = 40 km/h-1

 

For car B

Displacement at t = 4 h is (120 - 40) km, i.e. 80 km

Velocity = Displacement /time

 = (80/4) km/h

 = 20 km/h-1

 

(iii) Car A catches car B in 2 hours.

(iv) After starting, car A will catch car B at 80 km.

 

 

Question 16

A body at rest is dropped from the top of a tower.

Draw a displacement-time graph and state whether the motion  is uniform or non-uniform.

Solution 16

 

  

The graph is curve therefore the motion is with non-uniform velocity.

Question 17

Fig. 4.32 shows the displacement-time graph of two vehicles A and B moving along a straight road. Which vehicle is moving faster? Give reason.

  

Solution 17

Vehicle A is moving with a faster speed because the slope of line A is more than the slope of line B.

 

Question 18

State the type of motion represented by the following sketches in Fig. 4.33 (a) and (b).

  

Give an example of each type of motion.

Solution 18

(a) Fig. 4.33 (a) represents uniformly accelerated motion. For example, the motion of a freely falling object.

(b) Fig. 4.33 (b) represents motion with variable retardation. For example, a car approaching its destination.

 

Question 19

Fig. 2.41 (a) shows the velocity-time graph for the motion of a body. Use it to find the displacement of the body at t = 1 s, 2 s, 3 s and 4 s, then draw on Fig. 4.39(b), the displacement-time graph for it.

 

  

 

Solution 19

Velocity of the body at t = 1 s is 1 m/s.

Displacement of the body at t = 1 s is velocity × time = (1) × (1) m or 1 m.

 

Velocity of the body at t = 2s is 2 m/s.

Displacement of the body at t = 1 s is velocity × time = (2) × (2) m or 4 m.

 

Velocity of the body at t = 3 s is 3 m/s.

Displacement of the body at t = 3 s is velocity × time = (3) × (3) m or 9 m

 

  

Question 20

Draw a velocity-time graph for a body moving with an initial velocity u and uniform acceleration a. Use this graph to find the distance travelled by the body in time t.

Solution 20

  

In this graph, initial velocity = u

Velocity at time t = v

Let acceleration be 'a'

Time = t

Then, distance travelled by the body in t s = area between the v-t graph and X-axis

Or distance travelled by the body in t s = area of the trapezium OABD

 = (1/2) × (sum of parallel sides) × (perpendicular distance between them)

 = (1/2) × (u + v) × (t)

  = (u + v)t /2

Question 21

given below shows a velocity-time graph for a car starting from rest. The graph has three parts AB, BC and CD.

  

(i) State how the distance travelled in any part is determined from this graph.

(ii) Compare the distance travelled in part BC with the distance travelled in part AB.

(iii) Which part of graph shows motion with uniform (a) velocity (b) acceleration (c) retardation?

(iv) (a) Is the magnitude of acceleration higher or lower than that of retardation? Give a reasons.

(b) Compare the magnitude of acceleration and retardation.

Solution 21

(i) Distance travelled in any part of the graph can be determined by finding the area enclosed by the graph in that part with the time axis.

 

(ii) Distance travelled in part BC = Area of the rectangle tBC2t = base × height.

 = (2t - t) × vo

 = vot

Distance travelled in part AB = Area of the triangle ABt

 = (1/2) × base × height

 = (1/2) × t × vo

 = (1/2) vo t

Therefore, distance travelled in part BC:distance travelled in part AB :: 2:1.

 

(iii)

 (a) BC shows motion with uniform velocity.

 (b) AB shows motion with uniform acceleration.

 (c) CD shows motion with uniform retardation.

 

(iv)

(a) The magnitude of acceleration is lower as the slope of line AB is less than that of line CD.

(b) Slope of line AB = vo/t

Slope of line CD = vo/0.5t

Slope of line AB/Slope of line CD = (vo /t)/(vo /0.5t)

Slope of line AB:Slope of line CD :: 1:2.

 

Question 22

What does the slope of velocity-time graph represent?

Solution 22

The slope of the velocity-time graph represents acceleration.

Question 23

The velocity-time graph of a moving body is given below in Fig. 2.43.

 

  

 

Find 

(i) The acceleration in parts AB, BC and CD.

(ii) Displacement in each part AB, BC and CD.

(iii) Total displacement.

Solution 23

(i) Acceleration in the part AB = Slope of AB

 = tan (BAD)

 = (30/4) ms-2

 = 7.5 ms-2

 

Acceleration in the part BC = 0 ms-2

Acceleration in the part CD = slope of CD = -tan (CDA)

 = -(30/2) ms-2

 = -15 ms-2

 

(ii) Displacement of part AB = Area of ΔAB4 = (1/2) (4) (30)

 = 60 m

Displacement of part BC = Area of rectangle 4BC8

 = (30) × (4) = 120 m

Displacement of part CD = Area of ΔC8D = (1/2) (2) (30)

 = 30 m

 

(iii) Total displacement = Displacement of part AB + Displacement of part BC + Displacement of part CD

 = 60 + 120 + 30 = 210 m

 

Question 24

Fig. 4.34 shows the velocity-time graphs for two cars A and B moving in the same direction. Which car has greater acceleration? Give reasons to your answer.

  

Solution 24

Car B has greater acceleration because the slope of line B is more than the slope of line A.

Question 25

A ball moves on a smooth floor in a straight line with uniform velocity 10 m s-1 for 6 s. At t = 6 s, the ball hits a wall and comes back along the same line to the starting point with the same speed. Draw the velocity-time graph and use it to find the total distance travelled by the ball and its displacement.

Solution 25

 

  

Distance travelled in first 6 s = velocity × time

 = 10 m/s × 6

 = 60 m/s

 

Distance travelled in next 6 s = velocity × time

 = 10 m/s × 6

 = 60 m/s

 

Total distance travelled in 12 s = (60 + 60) m = 120 m

 

Total displacement = 0, as the ball returns its starting point.

 

Question 26

Sketch the shape of the velocity-time graph for a body moving with (a) Uniform velocity and (b) Uniform acceleration.

Solution 26

 Velocity-time for a body moving with uniform velocity and uniform acceleration.

Question 27

Fig. 2.44 shows the velocity-time graph of a particle moving in a straight line.

  

(i) State the nature of motion of particle.

(ii) Find the displacement of particle at t = 6 s.

(iii) Does the particle change its direction of motion?

(iv) Compare the distance travelled by the particle from 0 to 4 s and from 4 s to 6 s.

(v) Find the acceleration from 0 to 4 s and retardation from 4 s to 6 s.

Solution 27

(i) From 0 to 4 seconds, the motion is uniformly accelerated and from 4 to 6 seconds, the motion is uniformly retarded.

 

(ii) Displacement of the particle at 6 s = (1/2) (6) (2) = 6 m

 

(iii) The particle does not change its direction of motion.

 

(iv) Distance travelled by the particle from 0 to 4s (D1) = (1/2) (4) (2) = 4 m

Distance travelled by the particle from 4 to 6s (D2) = (1/2) (2) (2) = 2 m

D1:D2:: 4:2

D1:D2:: 2:1

 

(v) Acceleration from 0 to 4 s = (2/4) ms-2 or 0.5 ms-2

 Retardation from 4 s to 6 s = (2/2) ms-2 or 1 ms-2.

 

Question 28

The velocity-time graph for a uniformly retarded body is a straight line inclined to the time axis with an obtuse angle. How is retardation calculated from the velocity-time graph?

Solution 28

retardation is calculated by finding the negative slope.

Question 29

The figure shows the displacement - time graph for four bodies A, B C and D. In each case state what information do you get about the acceleration (zero, positive or negative).

 

Solution 29

For body A: The graph is a straight line. So, the slope gives constant velocity. Hence, the acceleration for body A is zero.

 

For body B: The graph is a straight line. So, the slope gives constant velocity. Hence, the acceleration for body B is also zero.

 

For body C: The slope of the graph is decreasing with time. Hence, the acceleration is negative.

 

For body D: The slope of the graph is increasing with time. Hence, the acceleration is positive.

 

Question 30

Draw a graph for acceleration against time for a uniformly accelerated motion. How can it be used to find the change in speed in a certain interval of time?

Solution 30

  

The area enclosed between the straight line and time axis for each interval of time gives the value of change in speed in that interval of time.

Question 31

Draw a velocity-time graph for the free fall of a body under gravity starting from rest. Take g =10m s-2

Solution 31

  

Question 32

How is the distance related with time for motion under uniform acceleration such as the motion of a freely falling body?

Solution 32

For motion under uniform acceleration, such as the motion of a freely falling body, distance is directly proportion to the square of the time.

Question 33

A body falls freely from a certain height. Show graphically the relation between the distance fallen and square of time. How will you determine g from this graph?

Solution 33

 

  

 

The value of acceleration due to gravity (g) can be obtained by doubling the slope of the   graph for a freely falling body.