Physics Practice Test – Simple Harmonic Motion (Questions with Answers and Explanations)

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The bob of a simple pendulum take 8.0 s to complete 10 oscillations. Determine the frequency of oscillation of the bob. (WASSCE 2018)

A. 0.80 Hz   B. 1.25 Hz   C. 7.50 Hz   D. 8.00 Hz

Which of the following graphs correctly represents the relationship between the kinetic energy (K.E.) and the displacement (d) from point of release of a swinging pendulum bob? (WASSCE 2017)

The period of a simple pendulum of length 80.0 cm was found to have doubled when the length of pendulum was increased by X. Calculate X. (WASSCE 2009)

A. 26.7 cm   B. 40.0 cm   C. 160.0 cm   D. 240.0 cm

A body moving with simple harmonic motion in a straight line has velocity, v and acceleration, a, when the instantaneous displacement, x in cm, from its maximum position is given by x = 2.5 sin 0.4π t, where t is in seconds. Determine the magnitude of the maximum acceleration. (WASSCE 2005)

A. 0.025 ms-1   B. 0.0314 ms-1   C. 0.0395 ms-1   D. 0.314 ms-1

The period of a simple pendulum X is 5 s. What is the period of a simple pendulum Y which makes 50 vibrations in the same time it takes X to make 20 vibrations? (WASSCE 2014)

A.  12.5 s   B. 2.5 s   C. 2.0 s  D. 1.2 s



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