Chapter 8 Student Solutions Manual

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Chapter 8 – Student Solutions Manual 5. The potential energy stored by the spring is given by Uk x = 1 2 2 , where k is the spring constant and x is the displacement of the end of the spring from its position when the spring is in equilibrium. Thus k U x == = × 2 225 0 075 89 10 2 2 3 J m Nm b g b g . .. 9. We neglect any work done by friction. We work with SI units, so the speed is converted: v = 130(1000/3600) = 36.1 m/s. (a) We use Eq. 8-17: K f + U f = K i + U i with U i = 0, U f = mgh and K f = 0. Since Km v i = 1 2 2 , where v is the initial speed of the truck, we obtain 22 2 2 1 (36.1m/s) 66.5 m 2 2 2(9.8 m/s ) v mv mgh h g =⇒ = = = . If L is the length of the ramp, then L sin 15° = 66.5 m so that L = 66.5/sin 15° = 257 m. Therefore, the ramp must be about 2.6 × 10 2 m long if friction is negligible. (b) The answers do not depend on the mass of the truck. They remain the same if the mass is reduced. (c) If the speed is decreased, h and L both decrease (note that h is proportional to the square of the speed and that L is proportional to h ). 11. (a) If K i is the kinetic energy of the flake at the edge of the bowl, K f is its kinetic energy at the bottom, U i is the gravitational potential energy of the flake-Earth system with the flake at the top, and U f is the gravitational potential energy with it at the bottom, then K f + U f = K i + U i . Taking the potential energy to be zero at the bottom of the bowl, then the potential energy at the top is U i = mgr where r = 0.220 m is the radius of the bowl and m is the mass of the flake. K i = 0 since the flake starts from rest. Since the problem asks for the speed at the bottom, we write 1 2 2 mv for K f . Energy conservation leads to WF d m g h m g L gg =⋅ = = G G (c o s ) 1 θ . The speed is . 0 8 m vg r / s .
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(b) Since the expression for speed does not contain the mass of the flake, the speed would be the same, 2.08 m/s, regardless of the mass of the flake. (c) The final kinetic energy is given by K f = K i + U i U f . Since K i is greater than before, K f is greater. This means the final speed of the flake is greater. 31. We refer to its starting point as A , the point where it first comes into contact with the spring as B , and the point where the spring is compressed | x | = 0.055 m as C . Point C is our reference point for computing gravitational potential energy. Elastic potential energy (of the spring) is zero when the spring is relaxed. Information given in the second sentence allows us to compute the spring constant. From Hooke's law, we find k F x == = × 270 N 0.02 m 1.35 10 N m 4 . (a) The distance between points A and B is G F g and we note that the total sliding distance A + x is related to the initial height h of the block (measured relative to C ) by h x A + = sin θ where the incline angle is 30°. Mechanical energy conservation leads to KU mgh kx AACC + = + += + 0 1 2 0 2 which yields h kx mg × = 2 2 2 2 212 98 1.35 10 N m 0.055 m kg m s 0.174 m 4 ch bg b g .
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PHYSICS 150 taught by Professor Naik during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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