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KINETIC FRICTION

A 3.8KG BOX IS SLIDING ACROSS THE HORIZONTAL FLOOR OF AN ELEVATOR. THE COEFFICIENT OF KINETIC FRICTION BETWEEN THE BOX AND THE FLOOR IS 0.470. DETERMINE THE KINETIC FRICTIONAL FORCE THAT ACTS ON THE BOX FOR EACH CASE. THE ELEVATOR IS STATIONARY THE ELEVATOR ACCELERATES UPWARDS AT 2.0 M/S2 THE ELEVATOR ACCELERATES DOWNWARD A

String tension

Two masses of 3.5 kg each, connected by a string, slide down a ramp making an angle of 34 deg. with the horizontal. The coefficient of kinetic friction between m1 and the ramp is .33. The coefficient of kinetic friction between m2 and the ramp is .18. I know my acceleration is 3.41 m/s^2. How do I determine the tension of

Dynamics Problem - Torque and Angular Acceleration

A slender rod of mass Mr has a disk of mass Mo fastened to it at its end. It is pinned at 0 - a "frictionless" pin. The circular frequency in rad/s of the system for small oscillations is what? *Please see attachment for diagram, figures and multiple choice answers; please show your work.

Tension of a String

See attached diagram. A van accelerates down a hill going from rest to 32.8 m/s in 5.49 s. During the acceleration, a toy (m=0.115 kg) hangs by a string from the van's ceiling. The acceleration is such that the string remains perpendicular to the ceiling. How do you find the tension of the string?

Acceleration and direction

A person stands on a bathroom scale in a motionless elevator. When the elevator begins to move, the scale briefly reads only 0.790 of the person's regular weight. 1) Calculate the acceleration of the elevator 2) Find the direction of the acceleration Positive y-axis points UP.

Calculating magnitude of tension and acceleration

Please see the attachment for the diagrams. Explain how to breakdown the problems. 12. A 2.6 kg mass, m2, on a 33.6 degree incline is connected to a 4.2 kg mass, m1, on a horizontal surface. The surfaces and the pulley are frictionless. If F = 31.9 N, what is the magnitude of the tension in the connecting cord? 13. Two ma

Spring Scales

Please see the attachment for the diagrams. 13. Now two forces are applied to the cart with two different spring scales as shown below. The spring scale Fa still reads 10.5 N. The cart now moves toward the right with an acceleration toward the right of 2.50 m/s^2. What does spring scale Fb read? Show your calculations, and

Graphing Force versus Time

Could you please provide a force vs. time graph for the following: a) a car moves away from the origin with constant velocity b) car moves tward the orgin with constant velocity c) moves away from origin is a steady decreasing velocity d) moves away from the origin, speeds up, then slows down e) toward to ori

Acceleration of a Suitcase Being Pulled

A passenger is pulling on the strap of a 17.8 kg suitcase with a force of 68.9 N. The strap makes an angle of 35.7 degrees above the horizontal. A 38.6 N friction force opposes the motion of the suitcase. Calculate the acceleration of the suitcase.

Upward Acceleration

Mass m1 (34.50 kg) is on a horizontal surface, connected to mass m2 (5.90 kg) by a light string. The pulley has negligible mass and no friction. A force of 220.9 N acts on m1 at an angle of 34.50 degrees. The coefficient of kinetic friction between m1 and surface is .233. Determine the upward acceleration of m2. I have at

Acceleration in a Simple Pulley System

A 14 kg monkey climbs up a massless rope that runs over a frictionless tree limb and back down to a 27 kg package on the ground. What is the magnitude of the last acceleration the monekey must have if it is to lift the package off the the ground?

Force and Newton's Laws

A 3.5 kg block is put on top of a 6 kg block. To cause the top block to slip on the bottom one, while the bottom one is held fixed, a horizontal force of at least 15.4 N must be applied to the top block. The assembly of blocks is now placed on a horizontal frictionless table. Please explain how to: 1. Find the magnitude

Projectile motion of a skier

A skier is accelerating down a 30 degree hill at 3.80 m/s^2. Draw a convenient XY coordinate system, then determine: a) What is the vertical component of her acceleration? b) How long does it take her to reach the bottom, assuming she starts from rest and accelerates at a constant rate, if her elevation change is 355m?

Constant Acceleration Question

A bullet traveling horizontally at a speed of 350 m/s hits a board perpendicular to the surface, passes through and emerges on the other side at a speed of 210 m/s. The board is 0.04 m thick, how long does the bullet take to pass through it?

Calculating area of an ice sheet

A 300 kg polar bear walks onto a .42 m thick chunk of ice, while it is floating in the arctic ocean. What is the area of the sheet if it sinks just level with the surface while supporting the bear?

Kinematics and Forces Problem Set

1) Please answer T or F and tell why true or false. a) A body can be accelerating even when it is not moving. b) The velocity of an accelerated body changes with time. c) Motion and acceleration are not the same quantity d) The words motion and acceleration can be used interchangeably. e) The acceleration of a body with zer

Simple harmonic motion and maximum amplitude of oscillation

A large block P executes horizontal simple harmonic motion as it slides across a frictionless surface with a frequency f. Block B rests on top of block P and the static coefficient of static friction between the two is mu_s. What maximum amplitude of oscillation can the system have if the upper block is not to slip? I am no

Vectors and Vertical Component of Acceleration

Please see attached for the figure. (a) A skier is accelerating down a 30.0 degree hill at 4.30 m/s^2. What is the vertical component of her acceleration? (m/s^2 (downward)) (b) How long will it take her to reach the bottom of the hill, assuming she starts from rest and accelerates uniformly, if the elevation change is 330

Kinematics: Car Strikes a Tree

A car traveling at 95 km/h strikes a tree. The front end of the car compresses and the driver comes to rest after traveling 0.77 m. What was the average acceleration of the driver during the collision? Express the answer in terms of "g's," where 1.00g = 9.80 m/s2.

Angular Acceleration Alpha of Uniform Board

A uniform board of mass m and length L is pivoted on one end and is supported in the horizontal position by a rope attached to the other end. Another rope, attached to the board a distance L/3 from the pivot point, is being pulled straight down with a constant force of magnitude F. Suddenly, the rope attached to the end of the b

The Round Trip

A cyclist competes in a one-lap race arond a flat, circular course of radius r. Starting from rest and speeding up at a constant rate throughout the race, the cyclist covers the entire course in a time delta t. The mass of the bicycle (including the rider) is m. Which of the following quantities are constant in this problem? (No

A Swinging Pendulum

What do I need to know to be able to sketch the graphs for a ball tossed upward toward a motion detector (mounted from your lab table) as it moves up, reaches its highest point, and falls back down?

A Cart on a Track

A cart on a track is attached to a mass via a string hung over a pulley. If the hanging mass is kept constant, does the acceleration of the cart increase, decrease, or remain the same as the mass of the cart is increased? Explain.

The constant angular acceleration of wheels

A wheel is revolving at 20.0 rad/s when a brake is engaged and the wheel is brought to a uniform stop in 15.92 revolutions. How long did it take to stop the wheel and what was the deceleration?

Equations of Constant Angular Acceleration

Placed on a long incline, a wheel is released from rest and rolls for 30.0 s until it reaches a speed of 10.0 rad/s. Assume its acceleration is constant, what angle did it turn through?