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Change in Potential Energy

A particle with a charge of 5.5 x 10^-8 C is fixed at the origin. A particle with a charge of -2.3 x 10^-8 is moved from x = 3.5 cm on the x axis to y = 4.3 cm on the y axis. The change in potential energy of the two-particle system is equal to what?

Parallel plates and charge mass

Please show all work and show all equations used and diagrams, etc. etc. so I understand completely please. 1) In separate experiments 4 different particles each start from far away with the same speed and impinge directly on a gold nucleus. the masses and charges of the particles are: 2) Rank the particles according to t

Potential Difference: Particle Change, Lightning Discharge Etc.

Please show all work and show all equations used and diagrams. 1) If 500J of work are required to carry a 40C charge from one point to another the potential difference between these two points is: 3) The potential difference between two points is 100V. If a particle with a charge of 2C is transported from one of these poi

Understanding the Human Ear

The radius of a typical human eardrum is about 4.0 mm. Find the energy per second received by an eardrum when it listens to sound that is (a) at the threshold of hearing and (b) at the threshold of pain.

Energy Conservation in oscillatory motion:

A 0.321 kg mass is attached to a spring with a force constant of 12.3 N/m. If the mass is displaced 0.256 m from equilibrium and released, what is its speed when it is 0.128 m from equilibrium?

Quantum Mechanics: Time Independent Perturbation

I have a negative potential, -V in the center of an inifinite square well. The well extends from -a to +a and the unperturbed wave functions are: Si sub n (x) = sq root 1/a sin(n*pi*x/2*a) for n even Si sub n (x) = sq root 1/a cos(n*pi*x/2*a) for n odd The perturbation extends from -b to +b and is given by:

Find the kinetic energy

Find the kinetic energy of a cylindrical shaft of mass 2.0 kg and radius 10cm rotating about its central axis at 600 rad/s a. 1800 j b. 1200 j c. 18000 j d. 12000 j

Kinetic energy

A neutron in a nuclear reactor makes an elastic head-on collision with the nucleus of a uranium atom initially at rest. (a) What fraction of the neutron's kinetic energy is transferred to the uranium nucleus? (The mass of the uranium nucleus is about 238 times the mass of the neutron.) (b) If the initial kinetic energy of

Rotational Dynamics of a Solid Sphere

A solid sphere of mass 1.0 kg and radius 0.10 m rolls down a 10 m board which makes an angle of 30 degrees to the ground. (a) What will be the sphere's speed when it reaches the ground? (b) What will be it's rotational speed? (c) What total energy will it have?

Rotational Dynamics

A solid sphere of mass 1.0 kg and radius of .10 m rolls down a 10 m board which makes an angle of 30 degrees to the ground. (a) What will be sphere's speed when it reaches the ground? (b) What will be its rotational speed? (c) What total energy will it have?

Energy and Momentum: Spring Goes Around Track

The 0.31 kg mass slides on a frictionless wire that lies in the vertical plane. The ideal spring attached to the mass has an equilibrium length of 80 mm and its spring constant is 120 N/m. The mass is released at point A, from rest. Calculate the minimum distance b, if the mass is to slide all the way around the loop to poin

Energy and Momentum: Rebounding Ball

A 0.075 kg ball hits a frictionless, rigid, horizontal surface with a speed of 1.2 m/s at the angle q1 = 70 deg. The angle of rebound is q2 = 62 deg. Compute: a) the speed of the ball immediately after rebound. b) the resultant impulse acting on the ball during its time of contact with the surface. See attachment for

Energy and Momentum: Orbiting Spacecraft

A spacecraft is traveling in a circular orbit (see attached file) around the earth at an altitude of 210 miles. When the craft reaches point A, its engines are fired for a short period, reducing its speed by 7.5%. The resulting path is the (elliptical) crash trajectory AB. Determine the angle b, measured from the nonrotating x

Energy and Momentum - Child on a Swing

See the attachment for a diagram of the scenario below. A child with a mass of 22 kg sits on a swing and is held in the position shown by a second child. (35 deg from vertical). Neglecting the mass of the swing, determine the tension in rope AB... a) while the second child holds the swing with his arms outstretched horizont

A hoop of radius 0.5m; inclined plane; speed

A hoop of radius 0.5m and a mass of 0.2kg is released from rest and allowed to roll down an inclined plane. How fast is it moving after dropping from a vertical distance of 3m? a. 5.4m/s b. 3.8m/s c.7.7m/s d.2.2m/s

Ball Rolling up an Incline

A 10.0 kg bowling ball of radius 15 cm rolls without slipping along a horizontal surface with a speed of 4.0 m/s as it approaches an incline. What is the total kinetic energy of the ball as it rolls along the horizontal? How high above the floor level will the ball reach (with no slipping) as it rolls up the incline?

One dimension collisions

A ball of mass 1.5kg is thrown upward. it leaves the thrower's hand with a velocity of 10 m/s. Assuming the upward direction is positive: a. how long does it take for the ball to return to the throwers hand b.what is the ball's final velocity just before it reaches the hand? c. what is the change in momentum of the ball?

Propulsive Efficiency

Propulsive efficiency can be defined as the useful power output over the rate of change in energy of the airflow through the engine. If useful power is thrust x velocity, and the rate of change of KE is expressed in terms of air mass flow rate, provide an expression for ηP in these terms. If the efflux pressure is brought

Derive Expression Where Needed

1. A motorcyclist is coasting with the engine off at a steady speed 17 m/s but enters a sandy stretch where the coefficient of friction is .80. Will the cyclist emerge from the sandy stretch without having to start the engine if the sand lasts for 15 m. If so, what will be the speed upon emerging? 2. One car has twice the

Weather Forecasts Physical Origins

Question: It is the middle of winter and the weatherman forecasts a cold, overcast, but dry day, with an average temperatures of -2 degrees Celsius. However, he highlights the presence of a strong wind with a wind chill factor that will make it feel like -10 degrees Celsius. What is meant by the term 'wind chill'? How can it be

Elastic and Inelastic Collisions

A 10 gram bullet is fired horizontally into, and becomes embedded in, a suspended block of wood whose mass is 0.890 kg. (a) How does the speed of the block with the embedded bullet immediately after the collision compare with the initial speed of the bullet? (b) If the block with the embedded bullet swings upward and its center

Relative Motion : Kinetic and potential energy

You (A) are in a sledge sliding down an inclined plane. (Friction is neglected). An observer (B) at the foot of the plane looks at your initial position at the top of the slide and sees your energy as potential energy (mgh). You (A) slide down to the bottom of the plane and have a velocity of V0. So the observer sees mgh = mV0

Yet More Simple Physics

Think about a rollercoaster. If it loaded at a height of about 500m and then dropped down to almost ground level and was followed by 7 circles where the circles height was about the same it would not work well. Explain in terms of kinetic energy, potential energy, etc. why not. (Picture included if needed).


An ideal gas mixture consists of 3 kg of Ar and 6 kg of CO2 gases. The mixture is now heated at constant volume from 250 K to 350 K. The amount of heat transfer is:

Molecules in vacuum

In an ultra-high vacuum system, the pressure is measured to be 1.00 * 10^-10 torr, the average molecular diameter is 1.00 * 10^-10 m, the average molecular speed is 500 m/s and the temperature is 300 K. Find the number of molecules in a volume of 1.00 m^3 and the mean free path of the molecules.

Friction/Newtons Law

Question: A child slides down a slide with a 30 degree incline, and at the bottom her speed is precisely two-thirds what it would have been if the slide had been friction-less. Calculate the coefficient of kinetic friction between the slide and the child.

Mixed Energy Photon Beam

A collimated gamma ray beam consists of equal numbers of 0.1 MeV and 1.0 MeV photons. If the beam enters a 15 cm thick concrete shield, what is the relative portion of 1 MeV photons to 0.1 MeV photons in the emergent beam?

Projectile Motion of a Kicked Ball

A soccer player kicks a ball straight up at an initial speed of 11.0 m/s: a) How high will the ball rise above his foot? b) How long does it take to return to his foot?

Finding the lagrangian of a system

A triangular piece of wood is free to slide, without friction, in one dimension along a table, forming a moving inclined plane. A block of wood, placed on this inclined plane only moves as the result of the triangular block moving. There is no friction between the triangular piece of wood and the block. Find the lagrangian fo