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Physics of Power Quiz
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Believe it or not, the laws of physics apply to towing! From Albert Einstein's famous energy equation to applications of torque and acceleration. Do you why torque is important to towing? Find out if you're a wiz at the physics of power!

### What is kinetic energy?

• The energy of motion
• A measure of how much work an object can do
• The amount of matter an object or body contains
• None of the above

### The standard unit for force is name after what person?

• Albert Einstein
• Isaac Newton
• James Metric
• None of the above

### Weight is measured in what unit?

• Grams
• Pounds
• All of the Above

### The formula for calculating torque is:

• Mass x acceleration
• Force x distance
• Distance x acceleration
• None of the above

### The formula for calculating force is:

• Mass x acceleration
• Energy x distance
• Acceleration x distance

### The International Systems of Units is also referred to as:

• The metric system
• The English Engineering Units
• None of the above

### What is energy?

• A measure of how much work an object can do
• A force that tends to rotate or turn things
• The amount of matter an object or body contains

### What is torque?

• The amount of matter an object or body contains
• A force that tends to rotate or turn things
• A measure of how much work an object can do
• All of the above

### Weight is a term used to describe:

• Energy
• Torque
• Force
• None of the above

### What is mass?

• The amount of matter an object or body contains
• A force that tends to rotate or turn things
• A measure of how much work an object can do
• None of the above
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