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Speed of particle on an incline

A small particle slides along a frictionless wire. If the particle's speed at point A is 8.85m/sec how fast is it moving at point B if it must go up a 2m incline?


A stone is dropped from a height of 100m. At what height is half of its energy potential and half kinetic? What is the speed of the stone at this height?

Power Output

Approximately 4X10^9kg of matter is converted into energy each second in the sun. Find the power output of the sun.

Electrons: Bohr model of the atom

PART ONE: According to the Bohr model of the atom, an electron cannot move from a lower energy orbit into a higher energy orbit: A) abruptly B) spontaneously C) unless it gains exactly enough energy D) unless it loses exactly enough energy PART TWO: No two electrons in an atom can have the same: A) orbit

Power, voltage and capacitor problem

1) A tungsten filament has a resistance of 3 OMP at 20 degrees. When connected to a 100V power supply a current of 6.0A passes through a filament. If the filament is connected to the same power supply when it is at 2000 degrees, what will be the current through the filament and its power loss? 2) A battery whose emf i

Conservation of energy; rotational kinetic energy

See attached file. A cart consists of a body of mass M mounted on two uniform cylinders, each mass m, radius R. The cart is moving at velocity V at its initial location on a plane inclined at angle b. SEE ATTACHMENT #1 for a diagram showing parameters. Known values are: M=2.1 kg, m=1.8 kg, angle b= 53 degrees, V= 2.5 m/sec.

Displacement of a beam of Hydrogen ions subjected to magnetic and electric fields.

A uniform electric field of 1.6 x 10^3 V/m and a uniform magnetic field of 3.34 x 10^-3 Wb/m^2 are parallel to each other and are acting along the Z-direction. A beam of Hydrogen ions of energy 150 eV is released in the X direction. A photographic plate is placed normal to the motion of the ions at a distance of 0.5m from the or

Physics: Velocity of the ball assuming mechnaical energy is conserved

A plank of length 2l and mass M lies on a frictionless plane. A ball of mass m and speed Vo strikes its end (the plank is standing vertical and the ball strikes the top from the left). Find the final velocity of the ball, Vf, assuming that mechanical energy is conserved and that Vf is along the original line of motion. b)Fin

Yo-yo Tension and Average Force on the String

A yo-yo of mass M has an axle of radius b and a spool of radius R. Its moment of inertia can be taken to be MR^2/2 and the thickness of the string can be neglected. The yo-yo is released from rest. a) What it the tension in the cord as the yo-yo descends and as it ascends? b) The center of the yo-yo descends distance h be

Calculating coefficient of friction and how far a spike goes into the ground

1a) A steel block with a mass of 62 kg is drawn along a horizontal surface. It is pulled by a rope that is 27 degrees above the horizontal with a 73 N force. What is the coefficient of friction? Assume the object is moving at a constant speed. 1b) A block of steel weights 1.5 ton and is allowed to fall 1.5 m on to a spike.


A spring is compressed by 0.0800m and is used to launch an object horizontally with a speed of 2.40 m/s. If the object were attached to the spring, at what angular frequency (in rad/s) would it oscillate?

Rotational Motion

A small marble is rolling on the inside of a parabolic bowl whose surface is given by z = ®r2 in cylindrical polar coordinates. There is no friction, but the gravity is pulling down (in the negative-z direction). Consider the most general case where the marble is free to move in any direction on the surface. (a) Identify all

A Particle Moving In One Dimension

A particle of mass m moves in one dimension along the positive x axis. It is acted on by a constant force directed toward the origin with magnitude B, and an inverse square law repulsive force with magnitude A/x^2. a) Find the potential energy function U(x) b) Sketch the energy diagram for the system when the maximum kineti

Energy conservation using centripetal motion.

A roller coaster has an initial speed of 9.50 m/s at the top of the first hill, which is 44.00 m above the ground. Neglecting friction, what will be the speed of the roller coaster at the top of the next hill, which is 26.00 m above the ground?

Calculating the loss of mechanical energy.

A block of mass M slides along a horizontal table with speed Vo. At x=0 it hits a spring constant k and begins to experience a frictional force. The coefficient of friction is a variable and is given by u=bx, where b is a constant. Find the loss in mechanical energy when the block has come momentarily to rest.

Electic potential charges are estimated.

Two point particles, each with charge Q, are placed at positions +- a x. A) What is the elctric potential anywhere along the y axis? B) How much energy does it take to move a thrid particle, charge Q, from infinity to a position in order to make an equilateral triangle among the charges? (ie. all edges have length 2a)

Swinging pendulum

Draw a simple pendulum and label the locations of the maximum and minimum of (a) speed (b) acceleration (c) kinetic energy (d) potential energy