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Unformatted text preview: homework 21 – PAPAGEORGE, MATT – Due: Mar 20 2008, 4:00 am 1 Question 1, chap 10, sect 1. part 1 of 1 10 points What velocity must a car with a mass of 1050 kg have in order to have the same mo mentum as a 2250 kg pickup truck traveling at 25 m / s to the east? Correct answer: 53 . 5714 m / s (tolerance ± 1 %). Explanation: Let : m 1 = 1050 kg , m 2 = 2250 kg , and v 2 = 25 m / s to the east . vectorp = m 1 vectorv 1 = m 2 vectorv 2 v 1 = m 2 v 2 m 1 = (2250 kg) (25 m / s) 1050 kg = 53 . 5714 m / s to the east. Question 2, chap 10, sect 1. part 1 of 1 10 points A(n) 84 . 1 kg fisherman jumps from a dock into a 124 . 3 kg rowboat at rest on the east side of the dock. Note: Assume the boat’s interaction with the water is frictionless. If the velocity of the fisherman is 4 . 16 m / s to the east as he leaves the dock, what is the final speed of the fisherman and the boat? Correct answer: 1 . 67877 m / s (tolerance ± 1 %). Explanation: Let east be positive: Let : m 1 = 84 . 1 kg , m 2 = 124 . 3 kg , and v i, 1 = 4 . 16 m / s . The boat and fisherman have the same final speed, and v i, 2 = 0 m/s, so m 1 vectorv i, 1 + m 2 vectorv i, 2 = ( m 1 + m 2 ) vectorv f m 1 vectorv i, 1 = ( m 1 + m 2 ) vectorv f v f = m 1 v i m 1 + m 2 = (84 . 1 kg) (4 . 16 m / s) 84 . 1 kg + 124 . 3 kg = 1 . 67877 m / s , which is 1 . 67877 m / s to the east. Question 3, chap 10, sect 1. part 1 of 1 10 points A(n) 75 kg student holding a 3 kg physics textbook stands in the center of a frozen pond of radius 15 m. He is unable to walk to the other side because there is no friction between his shoes and the ice. To overcome this difficulty, he uses recoil: he throws the textbook with a horizontal velocity 6 . 1 m / s towards the northern shore of the pond.. How long does it take him to reach the southern shore? Correct answer: 61 . 4754 s (tolerance ± 1 %). Explanation: The recoil works by conservation of mo mentum: Since the ice is frictionless, there are no external horizontal force, hence the net horizontal momentum is conserved, vector P net = const . Initially, there is no motion and hence vector P net = 0. Consequently, after the student throws the book, their net momentum is still zero, P net = M s vectorv s + M b vectorv b = vector . Hence, given the book’s velocity, we can find the student’s velocity as vectorv s = − M b M s vectorv b . Thus, he moves South (in the opposite direc tion to the book) with speed v s = M b M s × v b = 3 kg 75 kg × 6 . 1 m / s = 0 . 244 m / s . homework 21 – PAPAGEORGE, MATT – Due: Mar 20 2008, 4:00 am 2 The distance from the pond’s center to the shore is the radius R = 15 m. So the time it takes the student to slide through this dis...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2009 for the course PHY 58235 taught by Professor Kleinman during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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 Physics, Mass, Momentum, Work

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