38+ Physics Trivia Questions

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After physics, what study did Isaac Newton take up until he published "Principia Mathematica"?
Alchemy
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What is the energy of moving parts called?
Mechanical Energy
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What is the scientific word for push or pull?
Force
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What is it called when a current skips part of the circuit?
Short Circuit
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What's the term used to indicate the speed of a lens?
F-Stop
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What kind of electromagnetic radiation arises only from nuclear excitations?
Gamma Rays
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What measure is used to express reactance in conductors and capacitors?
Ohms
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Who discovered that a moving magnet generates electric current known as electromagnetic induction?
Michael Faraday
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How fast does light travel in one second?
186,000 Miles Per Second
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What are the ends of a bar magnet called?
Poles
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The Bernoulli Effect concerns what physical system?
A Moving Fluid
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Dimples on golf balls help increase speed by reducing what?
Drag
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One kilogram is equal to how many pounds?
2.2
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How many watts is one horsepower?
746 W
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Which abbreviation refers to a term that literally means "below red"?
IR
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To which part of physics does the Archimedes' Principle refer?
Buoyancy
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How many coulombs does one ampere-hour equal?
3,600 Coulombs
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A unit of electromotive force is called what?
Volt
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How much would a 150-pound person weigh at the center of the earth?
Nothing
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What liquid is used as a standard when measuring density?
Water
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What was the first sound-recording device called?
Phonograph
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Masses are to Newton's Gravitational Law as charges are to what?
Coulomb's Law
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What device would you use to open and close a circuit?
Switch
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What is the irregular and instantaneous motion of air called?
Turbulence
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Physics Trivia

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