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# W1 Assignment “Physics”

Please solve the following problems. You must show all work for full/partial credit. When complete, attach a typed cover sheet and submit to the assignment drop-box.

**#1**. One lightyear is defined to be the distance light can travel in one year. (10 points)

- What is this distance in meters?
- How long does it take for light to get to the Moon?

**#2**. Multiply 1.783 x 10^{2} * 4.4 x 10^{-3}, taking into account significant figures. (10 points)

**#3**. What is the surface area of a sphere of diameter 2.4 x10^{2} cm? (10 points)

**#4**. What is larger 4000 L or 4 x 10^{5} cm^{3} (and you must show your reasoning.) (10 points)

**#5**. A car travels 120 meters in one direction in 20 seconds. Then the car returns ¾ of the way back in 10 seconds. (10 points)

- Calculate the average speed of the car for the first part of the trip.
- Find the average velocity of the car.

**#6**. A sports car moving at constant speed travels 150 m in 4.00 s. If it then brakes and comes to a stop while decelerating at a rate of 6.0 m/s^{2} how long does it take to stop? (20 points)

**#7**. Explain a possible situation where you start with a positive velocity that decreases to a negative increasing velocity while there is a constant negative acceleration. (10 points)

**#8**. A stone is dropped from the roof of a high building. A second stone is dropped 1.25 s later. How long does it take for the stones to be 25.0 meters apart? (20 points)

Grading Guidelines |
100 points total |

Show Your Work | 60% |

Your Work is Mostly Correct | 80% |

Correct Work, but incorrect units | 95% |

Correct Work, and correct units | 100% |