PhysicsLAB NY Regents Exams
January 2002, Part 2

Constants        Formulas

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38 Two resistors are connected to a source of voltage as shown in the diagram below. At which position should an ammeter be placed to measure the current passing only through resistor R1?

(1) 1
(2) 2
(3) 3
(4) 4

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39 Two points on a transverse wave that have the same magnitude of displacement from equilibrium are in phase if the points also have the

(1) same direction of displacement and the same direction of motion
(2) same direction of displacement and the opposite direction of motion
(3) opposite direction of displacement and the same direction of motion
(4) opposite direction of displacement and the opposite direction of motion

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40 The diagram below shows a ray of light passing from medium X into air. What is the absolute index of refraction of medium X?

(1) 0.500 
(2) 2.00
(3) 1.73
(4) 0.577





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