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MasteringPhysics: Assignment Print View http://session.masteringphysics.com/myct/assignmentPrint?assignmentI... 1 of 11 10/4/2007 4:06 PM [ Print View ] PHCC 141: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I - Fall 2007 6b. Work, Energy, and Power Due at 11:59pm on Monday, October 1, 2007 Hide Grading Details Number of answer attempts per question is: 5 You gain credit for: correctly answering a question in a Part, or correctly answering a question in a Hint. You lose credit for: exhausting all attempts or requesting the answer to a question in a Part or Hint, or incorrectly answering a question in a Part. Late submissions: reduce your score by 100% over each day late. Hints are helpful clues or simpler questions that guide you to the answer. Hints are not available for all questions. There is no penalty for leaving questions in Hints unanswered. Grading of Incorrect Answers For Multiple-Choice or True/False questions, you lose 100% / ( # of options - 1 ) credit per incorrect answer. For any other question, you lose 3% credit per incorrect answer. Integrate Force to Find Work Work Done by a Spring Consider a spring, with spring constant , one end of which is attached to a wall. The spring is initially unstretched, with the unconstrained end of the spring at position . Part A The spring is now compressed so that the unconstrained end moves from to . Using the work integral , find the work done by the spring as it is compressed. Hint A.1 Spring force as a function of position The spring force vector as a function of displacement from the spring's equilibrium position, is given by where is the spring constant and is a unit vector in the direction of the displacement of the spring (in this case, towards the right). Part A.2 Integrand of the work integral The work done by the spring is given by the integral of the dot product of the spring force and an infinitesimal displacement of the end of the spring: , where the infinitesmal displacement vector has been written as . Write in terms of given quantities, and then compute the dot product to find an expression for the integrand. (Note, .) Express your answer in terms of , , and . MasteringPhysics: Assignment Print View http://session.masteringphysics.com/myct/assignmentPrint?assignmentI... 2 of 11 10/4/2007 4:06 PM Work Energy Problems Work-Energy Scaling A particle of mass moves along a straight line with initial speed . A force of magnitude pushes the particle a distance along the direction of its motion. Part A Find , the final speed of the particle after it has traveled a distance . Part A.1 Find the final kinetic energy Find , the final kinetic energy of the particle after it has been pushed a distance . Part A.1.a Find the final kinetic energy in terms of the work done Assume that the work done by the pushing force is . Find the final kinetic energy, , of the particle after it has been pushed a distance .... View Full Document