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Physics Interview Questions and Answers will guide you that Physics is a natural science. Physics is the study of matter and its motion through spacetime and all that derives from these, such as energy and force. Learn the basic and advance concepts of Physics and get preparation of Physics Job Interview by our Physics Interview Questions and Answers.

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1 :: What is the measure of the force of gravity on an object?

Force is the vector product of mass and acceleration: F = ma. Weight is a special case of that formula, where you substitute the acceleration of gravity, g, for a. We can therefore write: W = mg.1

For example, if an object has a mass of 10 slugs2, its weight near the surface of the Earth is 10 x 32.2 (ft/s2) = 322 pounds (pound-force). If an object has a mass of 10 kilograms, its weight near the surface of the Earth is 10 x 9.8 (m/s2) = 98 newtons.

You can measure the force of gravity on an object (i.e., its weight) by putting it on a scale.
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2 :: What is neutral buoyancy?

Buoyancy is the net upward force experienced by an object submersed in a fluid. Pascal's principle dictates that fluid pressure on an object increases with depth, so there is greater pressure on the bottom of the object than the top, resulting in a net upward force. When an object's buoyancy is greater than its weight, the object will float.

An object with neutral buoyancy has a density such that when it is fully submerged the upward force due to buoyancy is exactly equal to the downward force due to the weight of the object.

In pure water this is a density of 1000 kg/m3 (1kg/litre)

In seawater, this is a density of about 1025 kg/m3 (1.025kg/litre)
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3 :: What affect does electricity have on soil?

Electrical current and ions can cause certain molecules (and moisture) to adhere to soil. Large amounts of current, such as a lightning strike, can fuse particles of soil into a crystalline structure, somewhat like glass.
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4 :: What is the proper formula used to calculate acceleration?

There are a few. The most famous is a = F/m, where F is the net force applied to a mass, m.

Acceleration is also the change in velocity, Delta-V, divided by the change in time, Delta-t. So, a = Δv/Δt. For example, if an object's velocity changes from 10 meters per second to 20 meters per second in five seconds, its acceleration is (20-10)/5 = 2 meters per second per second, or 2 meters per second squared (m/s2).
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5 :: How much does automotive oil weigh?

As a rough guide engine oil usually weighs about 0.87 kg/liter or about 7.2 pounds per US gallon.

Unfortunately a rough answer is the best that can be done as there are hundreds of different types of engine oil with slightly different densities. To get an exact density we would have to know the details of the oil you're using. For a really accurate answer we would also have to state the temperature as the density of oil as with most fluids varies with temperature.

Most oil manufacturers' provide data sheets for their products that should include density. If you search the manufacturer’s web site you should be able to get an accurate figure for a particular grade.
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