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Rotating Space Stations

Rotating Space Stations. One problem for human living in outer space is that they are apparently weightless. One way around this problem is to design a space station that spins about its center at a constant rate. This creates "artificial gravity" at the outside of the station. A) If the diameter of the space station is 8

Three objects are positioned along the x axis as follows

Three objects are positioned along the x axis as follows: 4.4 kg at x = +1.1m, 3.7 kg at x = -0.80m, and 2.9 kg at x = -1.6 m. The acceleration due to gravity is the same everywhere. What is the distance from location of the center of gravity to the location of the center of mass for this system A ceiling fan has five blades

Time for rocket to maximum speed, speed of rocket

See attached file for full problem description with units and diagram. Far in space, where gravity is negligible, a 475 rocket traveling at 95.0 fires its engines. The figure shows the thrust force as a function of time. The mass lost by the rocket during these 30 s is negligible. a.) What impulse does the engine

box tend to rotate about the center of gravity

BLOCK WITH A FORCE THERE IS A BLOCK OF SIDE X METRES RESTING ON A FRICTIONLESS SURFACE A FORCE F IS APPLIED AT THE LEFT TOP OF THE BOX(TAKE THE DIRECTION OF FORCE IS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) HORIZONTALLY NOTE: THE FORCE IS NOT AT THE CENTRE OF GRAVITY. PROVE THAT THE BOX TENDS TO ROTATE ABOUT THE CENTRE OF GRA

Velocity/basic/1/2

When scientists are trying to understand a particular set of phenomena, they often make use of, in a scientific sense, a kind of analogy or mental image of the phenomena in terms of something we are familiar with called: (a) model (b) theory (c) law (d) principle Usually a model is relatively simple and provides a stru

Galileo and Gravity Experiment

Describe what Galileo did in terms of the scientific method with his gravity experiment? What question did he ask of the universe? What test did he use to obtain an answer? What did he observe and how did he interpret his observations?

Find the tension on the string while the system is accelerating.

Q1) Block A of mass m1 on a smooth frictionless surface being pulled to the right by the force of gravity on block B with mass m2 by means of the attached string (as shown in the attached image). Assume no friction anywhere in the system. Assuming all units are mks, the force exerted by the gravity that is effective in moving b

Comparing Velocity of Objects Based on Mass; Pendulum

Can anyone please show me how to get started on the attached lab questions? Thanks! Part 2 (also attached) Equipment: A length of string, a compact object which can be tied to the string like a metal washer, a tack, a stopwatch or clock, and a meter or yard stick. Procedure: I. Tie your object to the string and ti

Archimedes' Principle

When you are bathing on a stony beach, why do the stones hurt your feet less when you get in deep water?

Newton's Law of Gravitation

Ocean tides are produced primarily by the gravitational attraction of the Moon. Explain how this attraction gives rise to two tidal "bulges" on opposite sides of the Earth, resulting in two daily high tides and two daily low tides. [hint: Consider the inverse-square relationship of the distance in the gravitational force actin

Archimedes' Principle, Euler's Equations & Hydrostatic Pressure

Recall the standard vector identity: {see attachment}. ? A body is immersed in water at rest, under gravity. Show from Euler's equations that the pressure is: {see attachment} (Hydrostatic pressure) ? Deduce that the buoyancy force on the body is equal to the weight of water displaced by it. ? A boat floats on a pond.

Work & Energy

An elevator cable breaks when a 715 kg elevator is 20.5 m above the top of a huge spring (k = 8.00 104 N/m) at the bottom of the shaft. (a) Calculate the work done by gravity on the elevator before it hits the spring. (b) Calculate the speed of the elevator just before striking the spring. (c) Calculate the amount the

Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology/Physics Problem

I am trying to calculate the true weight effects of a supine leg press, standing squat, and bench press in supine. Below is communication between my previous physics professor and myself, but it really didn't answer my question. I guess I want to know if there is mathematical way to get 'true' numbers for the actual weight i

Buoyant Force of Block

A 227-kg block of cement, of density 2.8 x 10^3 kg/m^3, rests on a pedestal in front of the Al Capone Memorial Library. How much did it weigh submerged, while being hauled out of the river (freshwater)?

Newton's Laws - Force

A block of mass m=2.0kg is held in equilibrium on an incline of angle=60 degrees by the horizontal force F. a) determine the value of F b) determine the normal force exerted by the incline on the block (ignore friction).

Flow Rate Through a Water Hose

Two children, Ferdinand and Isabella, are playing with a water hose on a sunny summer day. Isabella is holding the hose in her hand 1.0 meters above the ground and is trying to spray Ferdinand, who is standing 10.0 meters away. To increase the range of the water, Isabella places her thumb on the hose hole and partially covers it

Fluid Statics

The specific gravity of ice is .917, whereas that for seawater is 1.025. What fraction of an iceberg is above the surface of the water? *note- if possible, please explain this in the simplest way you can- i'm not naturally a science kinda gal! Thanks :)

Coefficient of static friction

Force of static friction between any two surfaces is given by: Ff=Us*N How do you find the mass of the coin(m), gravity(g) (9.8m/sec2) and the angle (30) the flat surface makes with the table; Ff=m.g.sin0 and N=m.g.cos0 using the above expressions of Ff and N and the definition of the force of static fricition,show that the co

Air pressure, gauge pressure

Hi. Can someone please walk me through how to do the following problem? Suppose that when you ride on your 7.70-kg bike the weight of you and the bike is supported equally by the two tires. If the gauge pressure in the tires is 70.5 lb/in^2 and the area of contact between each tire and the road is 7.13 cm^2, what is your weig

Equilibrium between gravity and electrostatic field

Two dust particles each of mass 13 ug (10^-6) are floating on a gentle stream of air. what (equal) positive charge would each dust particle have to carry in order that their electrostatic repulsion should exactly balance their gravitational attraction? What is the electrostatic potential energy of the two dust particles each

Equilibrium and Gravity

In Figure 13-5 (not to scale), a package of mass m hangs from a short cord that is tied to the wall via cord 1 and to the ceiling via cord 2. Cord 1 is at an angle of = 40° with the horizontal. Cord 2 is at angle (theta). a. For what value of theta is the tension in cord 2 minimized?(in degrees) b. In terms of mg, what is

Gravity field of a hollow planet

A uniform, spherical planet has a spherical space at its center. The radius of the surface of the planet is Rp= 8.9E7 m (8.9 x 10^7 m). The radius of the central hollow space is Rh = 6.2E5 m. The total mass of the planet is M= 7.5E28 kg. The distance from the center to three designated points are: Point a is distance Ra= 9

Calculating the Force Gravity

Question: A steel block has a volume of 0.08 m^3 and a density of 7,840 kg/m^3, what is the force (fo) gravity acting on the block (the weight) in water? A. 5362.56N B. 6150.64N C. 6700.56N D. 7600.18N

Newton's universal law of gravity

Accodting to Newton's universal law of gravity, if the separation between to bodies is increased by a factor of three, the gravitational pull each has on the other will be X by a factor of Y ?

"From the earth to the moon", Jules Verne Physics Problem

In his novel "From the earth to the moon", Jules Verne imagined that astronauts inside a space ship would walk on the floor of the cabin when the force exerted on the ship by the earth was greater than the force exerted by the moon. When the force exerted by the moon was greater he thought the astronauts would walk on the ceili

Apparent Weightlessness and artificial gravity: moon's motion

The moon orbits the earth at a distance of 3.85 x 10^8 m. Assume that this distance is between the centers of the earth and the moon and that the mass of the earth is 5.98 x 10^24 kg. Find the period for the moon's motion around the earth. Express the answer in days and compare it to the length of a month.

Working with gravitation - three problems

1. Show by algebraically reasoning that your gravitation acceleration towards an object of mass M a distance d away is a=GM/d^2 and therefore doesn't depend on your mass. 2. Can a satellite coast in a stable orbit in a plan that doesn't intersect the earth center? Defend your answer. (Include 1 or more diagrams) 3. Stude