Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions

# Machine Kinematics – Simple Pendulum

1 - Question

The acceleration of the particle moving with simple harmonic motion is inversely proportional to the displacement of the particle from the mean position.
a) True
b) False
Explanation: The acceleration of the particle moving with simple harmonic motion is directly proportional to the displacement of the particle from the mean position.

2 - Question

In order to double the period of a simple pendulum, the length of the string should be
a) halved
b) doubled
d) none of the mentioned
Explanation: Periodic time, tp = 2п√L/g So, if period is doubled, then length should be quadrupled

3 - Question

The equivalent length of simple pendulum depends upon the distance between the point of the suspension and the center of gravity.
a) True
b) False
Explanation: None

4 - Question

Which of the following statement is correct?
a) The periodic time of a particle moving with simple harmonic motion is the time taken by a particle for one complete oscillation.
b) The periodic time of a particle moving with simple harmonic motion is directly proportional to its angular velocity.
c) The velocity of a particle moving with simple harmonic motion is zero at the mean position.
d) The acceleration of the particle moving with simple harmonic motion is maximum at the mean position.
Explanation: The time taken for one complete revolution of the particle is called periodic time.

5 - Question

The periodic time of a compound pendulum is …….. when the distance between the point of suspension and the center of gravity is equal to the radius of gyration of the body about its center of gravity.
a) zero
b) minimum
c) maximum
d) none of the mentioned
Explanation: When a rigid body is suspended vertically and it oscillates with a small amplitude under the action of the force of gravity, the body is known as compound pendulum.

6 - Question

In a simple harmonic motion, the velocity vector with respect to displacement vector
a) is in phase
d) lags by 900
Explanation: None

7 - Question

The distance between the center of suspension and center of percussion is equal to the equivalent length of a simple pendulum.
a) True
b) False
Explanation: The periodic time and frequency of oscillation of a simple pendulum depends only upon its length and acceleration due to gravity.

8 - Question

The center of suspension and center of percussion are not interchangeable.
a) True
b) False
Explanation: The distance between the center of suspension and center of percussion is equal to the equivalent length of a simple pendulum.

9 - Question

When the body is suspended at the point of suspension, its periodic time and frequency will be _____________ as compared to the body suspended at the point of percussion.
a) same
b) two times
c) four times
d) eight times
Explanation: The distance between the center of suspension and center of percussion is equal to the equivalent length of a simple pendulum.

10 - Question

Bifilar suspension method is used to find the
a) angular acceleration of the body
b) moment of inertia of the body
c) periodic time of the body
d) frequency of vibration of the body