Principal Principle Trivia Quiz

Select the best formula, principle, law, or rule to find the appropriate answer. Assume real numbers if necessary. Good luck.

A multiple-choice quiz by omar7812. Estimated time: 5 mins.

Author
omar7812
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
376,304
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
264
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1. We're looking for the current of a circuit, given the voltage and resistance. What law (out of the choices) would be the best to get an immediate answer? Hint

Kirchhoff's Law
Ohm's Law
Coulomb's Law
Newton's Third Law

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2. We're looking for the force of something, given the mass and acceleration, and/or the gravitational constant. What law (out of the choices) would be the best to get an immediate answer? Hint

Newton's First Law
Newton's Second Law
Poiseuille's Law
Archimedes' Principle

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3. We're looking for the volume of a gas, given a special constant, as well as the pressure, amount of the gas, and temperature. What law (out of the choices) would be the best to get an immediate answer? Hint

Hess's Law
Ideal Gas Law
Bragg's Law

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4. Given: two gases with both pressures known, and the volume of one of the gases. We want to find the volume of the other one. What law (out of the choices) would be the best to get an immediate answer? Hint

Gay-Lussac's Law
Ideal Gas Law
Pythagorean Theorem
Mariotte's Law

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5. If we were given the volume of two gases, and temperature of one of them, we can use Gay-Lussac's Law to find the fourth quantity.

True
False

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6. Allen Ginsberg coined this scientific law as: "You can't win". What exactly is it? Hint

2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Markovnikov's Rule
Archimedes' Principle
1st Law of Thermodynamics

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7. Using a special constant, the charge of one point source, and an arbitrary distance, one can find which of these? Hint

Electric potential energy
Electric field
Capacitance
Magnetic field

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8. The Second Law of Thermodynamics only deals with one value. What is it? Hint

Enthalpy
Temperature
Entropy
Pressure

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9. Einstein's famous mass-energy equivalence involves both mass and energy, but both are related via what quantity squared? Hint

The speed of light
Ideal gas constant
Boltzmann's constant
Euler's constant

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10. Given a force and a specified distance, what general activity can we calculate? Hint

Work
Acceleration
Power
Friction

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. We're looking for the current of a circuit, given the voltage and resistance. What law (out of the choices) would be the best to get an immediate answer?

One of the go-to methods for circuit analysis, Ohm's Law lets us calculate resistance, voltage, and/or current of a simple circuit given two out of the three values. More advanced methods (such as Kirchhoff's Laws) would be needed for more advanced circuits.
2. We're looking for the force of something, given the mass and acceleration, and/or the gravitational constant. What law (out of the choices) would be the best to get an immediate answer?

One of the most famous laws in science, Newton's Second Law is shown as F=ma; force equals mass times acceleration. If we know the mass and it is falling down, gravity is the only force acting upon it. Since the force of gravity is represented as a constant (9.81 m/s^2), the actual force can be attained.
3. We're looking for the volume of a gas, given a special constant, as well as the pressure, amount of the gas, and temperature. What law (out of the choices) would be the best to get an immediate answer?

Ideal Gas Law: PV = nRT. The special constant is known as the Universal Gas Constant. (The Boltzmann constant can also be used, but the formula changes).
4. Given: two gases with both pressures known, and the volume of one of the gases. We want to find the volume of the other one. What law (out of the choices) would be the best to get an immediate answer?

Mariotte's Law is another term for Boyle's Law. (products of pressure and volume of both gases should be the same). It is a derivation of the Combined Gas Law, and this derivation was named after physicist and chemist Robert Boyle.
5. If we were given the volume of two gases, and temperature of one of them, we can use Gay-Lussac's Law to find the fourth quantity.

Actually, we'd have to use Charles' Law. If we had pressure instead of temperature, we could use Gay-Lussac's law.
6. Allen Ginsberg coined this scientific law as: "You can't win". What exactly is it?

"You can't win" was coined by Allen Ginsberg to describe the 1st Law of Thermodynamics: Energy can't be created or destroyed. If we refer to thermodynamics as a poker game, one can't create more energy to "win" or destroy another source of energy to "win"; all energy is conserved.
7. Using a special constant, the charge of one point source, and an arbitrary distance, one can find which of these?

Electric fields around a point source radiate equally outward, and are usually the same, depending on the distance. While this formula does not have a specific founder, this is a combination of Coulomb's Law, and Faraday's Law to depict this field.
8. The Second Law of Thermodynamics only deals with one value. What is it?

The Second Law of Thermodynamics: "Entropy (or the general disorder) of an environment always increases or remains constant if no work is done". This only takes place in a closed system. While no work can be done to increase entropy, work must be done to decrease the entropy, or "restore order".
9. Einstein's famous mass-energy equivalence involves both mass and energy, but both are related via what quantity squared?

E=mc^2 was the first formula to relate the speed of light to both mass and energy. According to Einstein, this allowed mass and energy to be "different manifestations of the same thing."
10. Given a force and a specified distance, what general activity can we calculate?

Coined by French mathematician Gaspard Coriolis, W=Fd calculates the specified amount of work done, or the change in energy from one point to another. Work can also be represented by the change in energy, as shown by the Work-Energy Theorem, which can be performed via algebra or via calculus.
Source: Author omar7812

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