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Unformatted text preview: I EXAM #1
PHYS 125
'26 SEPTEMBER 2006 Name: iéﬁfr \VQ. l E «A ‘ (please print legibly) Oi II <5‘if‘1iii‘“ \‘n
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s ‘M/ ______ Problem #3 Honor Code Exams must be completed within the allotted time and with
no outside assistance. Instructors will periodically enter the classroom, and
you are permitted to ask questions of them. However, remember that your
instructor is limited in the amount of information he can give. There should be
no communication with any other persons (verbal, electronic, etc.) other than
the instructor. The use of calculators on the exam is permitted, but is limited
to numerical calculation. Any other uses (unit conversion, formulas, graphing,
symbolic manipulation, etc) are not allowed. V Please Sign the honor code below as conﬁrmation that you have complied with this policy: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received any unauthorized
aid on this exam.” PHYS 125 Exam #1 26 September 2006 Short Answer (40 points) Each of the ten questions below is worth 4 points. 1. A car makes a right—hand turn as shown below at a constant speed. Draw
the average acceleration vector. If there is no average acceleration, indicate it with the zero vector 6. 2. Two students, Omar and Erika, stand on the edge of Herzstein Hall’s
roof to throw their organic chemistry books oﬂ“. Omar throws his straight
down to the ground, and Erika throws hers straight up with the same initial speed.
In the absence of air resistance, Whose book experiences the greatest mag
nitude of acceleration immediately after it is released? (a) Omar’s
(b) Erika’s @t is the same. 3. A force acts on an object for some amount of time. If the amount of time
is doubled, what happens to the acceleration? (a) It is one—quarter of its original value. 5 b It is onehalf of its original value. N It remains unchanged. 4 XV“. L. d) It is twice its original value. (e) It is quadruple of its original value. 0 w” 1 (ll PHYS 125
Exam #1 26 September 2006 4, Two objects, A and B, have position vs. time curves as shown below. At
what time(s) do the two objects share the same instantaneous velocitx? (a)Os
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(h) Osand4s. time (s) * hree identical balls are simultaneously released down each of the three
' tracks below. The tracks are identical except for the portion in the middle.
Which ball will reach the end of the track ﬁrst? 1 \ (a) 1 2 6 (I
3 (d) 1 and 3
R/ I at the same time. 6. The speed of a wave on a string could conceivably depend on three quan
titieszuthe mass of the string m, the length of the string L, and the tension
the string isfundep m. ' h: V Use dimensional analysis to ﬁnd a prepoitionality relationship for the i i
speed of a. wave on a string using some combination of m, L, and IT}. , W", m ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,A , . .1 ﬁx PHYS 125 Exam #1 26 September 2006 7. You jump off a table onto the ﬂoor. As you are landing (from the moment
your feet touch the floor to the moment you stop), how does the normal
force exerted y the level ground cgmpare to your weight? (. \wéc/ ‘1
XVMWNH A _ A” 8. Racing cars often have Wings on them. These Wings are angled sothe
wind rushing over them creates a downward force (much greater than the weight of the car). In one sentence, .how does this help keep the car from
siding off the track? ..lﬁl = Iwi ‘ (c) Iﬁl < WI 5% 056A {\y, LU out. 9. Suppose that your bicycle’s brakes supply a nearly constant acceleration when stopping, regardless of speed. If you doublgour initialm
what happens to the time it takes to stop? \Ji (a) It decreases to a quarter of the original time. «, " WC)    it a
db (b) It decreases to half of the original time. /_‘ / M
c) It does not change. Wk " a; It increases to twice the original time. ‘ I [x
x e) It increases to quadruple the original time. k» 375' i _ ma what happens to the distance required to stop? (a) It decreases to a quarter of the original distance. _, .l 7 )( (b) It decreases to half of the original distance. i i ll i Z
(c) It does not change. (d) It increases to twice the original distance. It increases to quadruple the original distance. 2:; j i
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26 September 2006 comes to him two plays in a row. He is standing in the exact same spot
for both plays and throws the ball with the exact same speed both times.
In the ﬁrst play he throws the ball to home plate following the solid path.
In the second play he throws the ball along the dashed path to ﬁrst base.
Which ball takes the least time to travel its path? wow§ \ {M ‘ ‘4 ~ w mt m? té‘i‘we...
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problem #3. Please circle the number of the problem you want graded
on the front of the exam. If you do not, you Will be penalized 2 points
on the problem. 1. A lead ball is dropped into a lake from a diving board 10.0 m above the
water. After entering the water, it sinks to the bottom with a constant
velocity equal to the velocity with which it hit the water. The ball reaches
the bottom 5.0 s after it is released. How deep is the lake? Ms: M Mi 0 ref/WM/AA vi «7 K?
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Exam #1 26 September 2006
W ValSOMV’ 7 2. (30 points) This problem is continued on the next page. You are
 9,7» " volunteering for the Doctors Without Borders organization and have been
i \ put in charge of delivering medicine to a remote village. You will drop a \ Wellcushioned crate of medicine from an airplane that cruises at a constant i E altitude of 1.0 km with a. speed of 150 m/s. (a) (10 points) In the absence of air resistance, how much time will it take for the crate of medicine to reach the ground? \j' 1 O giwlxb} thzgmidﬂ‘ Vi), i I“; bit“ i (Mmem
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[3}: i b if (b) (10 points) In the absence of air resistance, at what horizontal dis
placement from the village should you release the medicine? Be sure
to also indicate the direction, i.e. “. . . 7 m before/after you pass over
the Village.” Myﬁtgb W” KO MW Exam #1 PHYS 125
26 September 2006 (c) (10 points) In real life air resistance is not negligible In the following
analysis, make sure to include drag. i. (6 points) Draw a free body diagram representing the forces on the crate of medicine at some point shortly after it has been
released from the airplane. D ii. (4 points) If air resistance is taken into account, does the time
to impact get shorter, longer, or remain constant? This is a
conceptual, not a numerical, question. A or mix, 1‘va o<§§ PHYS 125
Exam #1 26 September 2006 3. (30 points) This winter Houston is blessed with a nice snow and ice storm.
You decide that you want to tow your friend around on a sled. You use a
3—m long rope and pull on it at an angle of 20° above the horizontal. The
coefﬁcients of static and kinetic friction between the sled and snow are
0.15 and 0.10, respectively. You are wearing cleated shoes, so you need not worry about slipping. (a) (10 points) Treat your friend and her sled as one 70—kg object, and
draw a freebody diagram for the object as you are pulling the sled.
Make sure your axes and forces are clearly labeled. (b) (20 points) What is the minimum force needed to get the sled moving
from rest? Equation Sheet PHYS 125 Exam #1
Kinematics: w) = dig) A§(t) = tf17'(t)dt 77an = 52—? Ei(t) : dig) A1705) 2 [an dt am = 2—7: Constant Acceleration: 1
As : vat + §as(At)2 71f“, = vi,s + asAt 2a3As = via — was
Forces:
5 : ﬁnet : :1?1
m m
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lfsl S #slnl lfkl = ,uklnl lfrl = min! ID! 2 ZpairA'UQ w = my
Good Things toKnow:
ME Mass of Earth 2 6 x 1024 kg
Ms Mass of Sun 2 2 x 1030 kg
Me Mass of electron 2 9 x 10‘31 kg
Mn Mass of proton/neutron 2 (5/3) X 10'27 kg
Ce Circumference of Earth 2 4 x 107 m
rs/e Sun—Earth separation distance 2 1.5 x 1011 m
98 Grav. acceleration at surface of Earth 2 10 m/s2
2
G Gravitational constant 2 g x 10‘10 Nmz/kg2
yr 1 Year 2 71' x 107 3
pair Density of air at 20°C 2 1.2 kg/m3
0 Speed of light in a vacuum 2 3 X 108 m/s
vs Speed of sound in 20° C air 2 340 m/s
6 Fundamental unit of charge 2 1.6 x 10‘19 C
1/471'60 Electrostatic constant 2 9 x 109 Nm2/C2
no Permeability constant 2 47r x 10‘7 Tm/ A
BE Magnetic ﬁeld near Earth’s surface 2 5 x 10”5 T
do Approximate nucleon diameter 2 2.4 fm
Binomial expansion (1 + as)" 2 1 + me, for x < 1
1 in = 2.54 cm Circumference of a circle 27r R
9 lbs 2 40 N Area of a circle 7T R2
4
9 mph 2 4 m/s Volume of a sphere % R3
1 MeV 2 1‘6 X 10‘13 J Surface area of a sphere 471' R2
1 rad I 0.010 J/kg 1 Ci 3 3.7 x 1010 Bq E 3.7 x1010decays/s Exam #1 Name: RC! 0C» I 'se
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26 September 2006 ID: S 0/0 7 3g 75" Steps Max Score
6 should point down and to the right 4 at 45°. 0
(c) It is the same. 4 LT,
(c) It'remains unchanged. 4 (c) At 2 s 4 L
(0) Track 3 4 0 v = i/ m 4 '0 oc m 1 [ v (x x/E 1 l 1) cc 1 / ﬁn— 1 1
nothing else 1 I (a) [m > [13' 4 O 3" ":‘g; : gs _ w «'3‘ _ '4 '7 1:
Racing cars ‘ ' 4 It increases normal force, 2 I)
which increases friction 2 5:
Braking on a bicycle 4 i (d) Time doubles 2 2 (e) Distance quadruples 2 (a) Takes longer ' 4 <2) Ojaﬂtal 40 i Exam #1 26 September 2006 Problem Steps 1 PHYS 125 Max Score Find time to hit water 10 Use a. form of As = U3)1At + éasAﬁ 2 __
Initial velocity is zero 2 Acceleration is :l:g 2 Displacement is :blO m 2 Accurately ﬁnd time to hit water At] = 2 ___ x/2As/g '1 1.4 s Solve for speed entering water 10
Method #1 Use a form of 2a3As = vi! — vii 2 Initial velocity is zero 2 ,2
Acceleration is :tg 2  ‘ ,!
Displacement is :blO m 2 ' i
Accurately solve for ﬁnal speed 11 = 2 ‘ x/2a333
Method #2 Use a form of v” = 031i + asAt
Initial velocity is zero = 14 m/s Acceleration is :l:g
Time is from above
Accurately solve for ﬁnal speed 12 asAt = 14 m/s Find depth of water 10
Use a form of A3 = mm + éasAtz 2
Initial velocity is ﬁnal velocity from above 2
Acceleration is zero 2
2 l, r,»
Time is 5.0 3 minus the time from above X, "
At2 = Attot — At] 2 3.6 s %
Accurately solve for depth A3 = 'uAtg 2 1
50 m
Appropriate units of distance I
z 7 11/“
Total 30 r Exam #1 Problem Steps 2a 2b 2c Time to reach ground Use a form of A3 = vs,iAt + %asAt2
Initial velocity vertical direction is zero
Acceleration in vertical direction is :l:g
Displacement in vertical direction is
in) km = 1.0 x 103 m , Accurately ﬁnd time to hit ground At = x/2Ay/g2 14 3 Appropriate units of time Horizontal range Use a form of A3 = 123,1At + éasAt2
Initial velocity horizontal direction is
$150 m/s Acceleration in horizontal direction is zero
Time is from above Accurately ﬁnd horizontal displacement
Ax = vat 2 2.1 km Appropriate units of distance Before the plane passes over the village With Air Resistance i. FBD Weight must be included Weight must point down Drag must be included Drag must point horizontally or at some
angle above the horizontal; it cannot point vertically.
There must be no other forces present ii. Time is longer. veal PHYS 125 26 September 2006 Max Score 10
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, Problem Steps Max Score
321 FEB 10
Weight must be included 1 Weight must point down 1
Normal must be included 1
Normal must point up 1
Tension must be included 1
Tension must point z 20° above the hor~ 1 1!! WW izontal Friction must be included 1 Friction must point horizontally in the di— 1 rection opposite that of tension There must be no other forces present 2
3b Minimum Force Needed 20 Apply Newton’s 2’” Law in the vertical 2 “ Fget = may COMPONENTS of lﬁl + [T] sine — 113] = 0 +177} 2 HT; sin 20° 2 —]u'z‘[ 2 ill! Apply Newton ’8 2"”! Law in the horizontal 2 Fifet 2 mail: COMPONENTS of [TI c030 — jf; = O +Tl cos 20° 2 __
~lf§i 2 .
Use [ﬂizpsm 1 __
Use pa = 0.15 1 __
Use from ydirection = mg ~ 1 ___
m sin 20° Use HZ! from zdirection [ﬂ] = cos20° 1 _
Find minimum tension “1114/7: 1 “
,usmg/(cos 20° + ,us sin 20°) If Appropriate units of force V/ 1 a Total 30 __ ...
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