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Calculate the mass of a car in acceleration

To determine the mass of a car, a student (with a friend at the wheel) pushes the car holding a bathroom scale between himself and the car and carefully maintains a constant reading of 400 N on the scale while the car accelerates on level ground. At the conclusion of the experiment his friend reports that the car accelerated fro

Two objects forces

You apply the same force to two objects. Object 1 has mass M and object 2 has mass 5M. The acceleration of object 2 is Choices: five times that of object 1. the same as that of object 1. one-fifth as that of object 1. has no relation to that of object 1.

Vector questions

1. The vector expression of an acceleration can be obtained by: a. Differentiation position vector once b. Differentiation velocity vector once c. Differentiation position vector three times d. Differentiation velocity vector twice 2. The work of forces acting on a rigid body can be expressed as: a. the dot product

Find the average acceleration

The positions of two blocks at successive 0.20 second time intervals are represented by numbered squares in the diagram below. The blocks are moving toward the right. 20. Do the blocks ever have the same speed? Explain the reasoning behind your answer. A. No B. Yes at instant 2 C. Yes at instant 5 D. Yes at insta

Classical Kinematics and Cyclist Speeds

Two cyclists are racing on a track that looks like the following diagram (see attachment). Each horizontal section is 100 metres long. Cyclist 1: Angelo has a mass that is twice of Cyclist 2: Jackie. Both Angelo and Jackie start at rest and apply an equal Force to their bikes in section A, after which each of them stops ped

Gas dynamics problem.

Helium gas enters an adiabatic nozzle steadily at 500 degrees C and 600 kPa with a low velocity, and exits at a pressure of 90 kPa. What is the highest possible velocity of helium gas at the nozzle exit?

Acceleration, Velocity & Net Force on a Car

A 1500-kg car travels at a constant speed of 22m/s around a circular track that has a radius of 85m. Determine the: A. Magnitude of Acceleration of the car B. Average Velocity of the car during one revolution C. Magnitude of the net force that acts on the car

Set of three problems on Newton's laws of motion

1) A window washer of mass M is sitting on a platform suspended by a system of cables and pulleys as shown (see attachment). He is pulling on the cable with a force of magnitude F . The cables and pulleys are ideal (massless and frictionless), and the platform has negligible mass. Find the magnitude of the minimum force that a

Rotational Kinematics of a Rotor

The angular speed of the rotor in a centrifuge increases from 420 to 1420 rad/s in a time of 5.00 s. (a.)What is the angle through which the rotor turns. (b.)What is the magnitude of the angular acceleration?

Physics Questions

(26) A 6.0 kg object is brought to the Moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is only one sixth of that on the Earth. a) The mass of the object on the Moon is (1) zero, (2) 1.0 kg, (3) 6.0 kg or (4) 36kg. Why? b) What is the weight of the object on the Moon? (41) The mass of the object is 10kg and the force on the object

Car acceleration problem

1,000kg car is parked on hill. The car rolls down hill accelerating 10mph, and hits a guard rail pushes it back 1.5 meters What acceleration did the car experience and how much force must the guard rail have supplied to slow it down.

Calculations for Velocity

A spacecraft is traveling with a velocity of vox=5480 m/s along the x direction. Two engines are turned on for a time of 842s. One engine gives the spacecraft an acceleration in the x direction of ax = 1.20 m/s^2, while the other gives it an acceleration in the y direction of ay=8.40 m/s^2. At the end of the firing what is a) vx

There is a clever kitchen gadet for drying lettuce leaves after you

There is a clever kitchen gadet for drying lettuce leaves after you wash them.It consists of of cylindrical container mounted so that it can be rotated about its axis by turning a hnd crank. The outer wall of the cylinder is perforated with small holes. you put the wet leaves in the container and turn the cranks to spin off the

What is the magnitude of the motorcycle's acceleration?

A 292 kg motorcycle is accelerating up along a ramp that is inclined 30 degrees above the horizontal. The propulsion force pushing the motorcycle up the ramp is 3150 N and air resistance produces a force of 250 N that opposes the motion. What is the magnitude of the motorcycle's acceleration?

Satellites and Circular Orbit

Communication satellites are placed in a circular orbit that is 3.59 x 10^7 m above the surface of the earth. What is the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity at this distance?

Understanding Acceleration

A 50.0g superball traveling at 25.0 m/s bounces off a brick wall and rebounds at 22.0m/s. A high-speed camera records this event. If the ball is in contact with the wall for 3.50ms, what is the magnitude of the average acceleration of the ball during this time interval? (note 1 ms= 10^-3 s.) Textbook answer to this problem is

Understanding Acceleration

Understanding Acceleration Automobile reviews often cite a vehicle's "0 to 60 time," or the time it takes for a car to go from rest to 60 mph. For example, a "0 to 60 time" of under 5 seconds is considered fast. (For a list of 0-60 times, see a. What is the a

A particle moves along a circular path having a radius of 2.0 meters.

A particle moves along a circular path having a radius of 2.0 meters. At an instant when the speed of the particle is equal to 3.0 m/s and changing at the rate of 5.0 m/s2, what is the magnitude of the total acceleration of the particle? a) 9.5 m/s2 b) 6.0 m/s2 c) 5.4 m/s2 d) 6.7 m/s2 e) 4.5 m/s2

Jet Fighter Circular Acceleration in Vertical Plane

A jet fighter can withstand a max acceleration of 9g's; The plane is pointed vertically downward at Mach 3 and will be pulled from the dive in a circular manuver (befoe crashing). a. Where does max acceleration occur ? b. What is the minimum radius the pilot can take? Please show all details.

Physics problem set

(See attached file for full problem description with diagrams) 1. If an object is moving at a constant velocity, then we can assert that: a. there must be a force in the direction of the velocity b. there must be no force in the direction of the velocity c. there must be no net force Justify your answer! 2. To tight

A Simple Harmonic Oscillator

A 10-g particle is undergoing simple harmonic motion with an amplitude of 2.0 x 10^-3 m and a maximum acceleration of magnitude 8.0 x 10^-3 m/s^2. The phase angle is -pi/3 rad. a) Write and equation for the force on the particle as a function of time. b) What is the period of the motion? c) What is the maximum speed of the p

Vectors : Velocity and Acceleration

I am having trouble figuring out the velocity and acceleration vectors. I am given the form xi+yJ+zk where for example x(t) is (1-t)cos4 pi t y(t) = (1-t) sin 4 pi t z(t) = (1-t) t is supposed to be between 0 and 1 I know that v(t) is the first deriv. and a(t) is the second deriv. but I am not sure how to procee


Answers are given in attachment, but please set up each problem with the math equations needed and show step by step how to do each problems that involves math to get the answer given. Skip any problems that ask those questions that you have to pick a sentence answer. (See attached file for full problem description) 6. A

What is the mass ratio of the boxes?

Two boxes are seen to accelerate at the same rate when a force F is applied to the first box and 4F is applied to the second box. What is the mass ratio of the boxes?

Value of Acceleration

Sin x = .028 1. Plot instantaneous velocity vs. time on a graph and determine the slope of the line and the value of acceleration. Is my answer for the value of acceleration correct? If not, what is it? 2. By substituting the value of acceleration into a = gsinx, compute the experimental value of the gravitational

Motion in two dimensions: Circular motion.

1. The tub of a washer goes into its spin-dry cycle, starting from rest and reaching an angular speed of 3.0 rev/s in 7.0 s. At this point the person doing the laundry opens the lid, and a safety switch turns off the washer. The tub slows to rest in 10.0 s. Through how many revolutions does the tub turn during this 17 s interval