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Unformatted text preview: bello (rtb473) hw7 Demkov (59910) 1 This print-out should have 48 questions. Multiple-choice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. 001 (part 1 of 2) 10.0 points A revolutionary war cannon, with a mass of 2080 kg, fires a 22 . 6 kg ball horizontally. The cannonball has a speed of 147 m / s after it has left the barrel. The cannon carriage is on a flat platform and is free to roll horizontally. What is the speed of the cannon immedi- ately after it was fired? Correct answer: 1 . 59721 m / s. Explanation: Let : m = 22 . 6 kg , M = 2080 kg , and v = 147 m / s . The cannons velocity immediately after it was fired is found by using conservation of momentum along the horizontal direction: M V + mv = 0 V = m M v where M is the mass of the cannon, V is the velocity of the cannon, m is the mass of the cannon ball and v is the velocity of the cannon ball. Thus, the cannons speed is | V | = m M | v | = 22 . 6 kg 2080 kg (147 m / s) = 1 . 59721 m / s . 002 (part 2 of 2) 10.0 points The same explosive charge is used, so the total energy of the cannon plus cannonball system remains the same. Disregarding friction, how much faster would the ball travel if the cannon were mounted rigidly and all other parameters re- mained the same? Correct answer: 0 . 796448 m / s. Explanation: By knowing the speeds of the cannon and the cannon ball, we can find out the total kinetic energy available to the system K net = 1 2 mv 2 + 1 2 M V 2 . This is the same amount of energy available as when the cannon is fixed. Let v be the speed of the cannon ball when the cannon is held fixed. Then, 1 2 mv 2 = 1 2 ( mv 2 + M V 2 ) . v = radicalbigg v 2 + M m V 2 = v radicalbigg 1 + m M = (147 m / s) radicalBigg 1 + 22 . 6 kg 2080 kg = 147 . 796 m / s . Thus, the velocity difference is v v = 147 . 796 m / s 147 m / s = . 796448 m / s . 003 (part 1 of 3) 10.0 points Tony (of mass 50 kg) coasts on his bicycle (of mass 5 kg) at a constant speed of 2 m / s, carrying a 8 kg pack. Tony throws his pack forward, in the direction of his motion, at 3 m / s relative to the speed of bicycle just before the throw. What is the initial momentum of the system (Tony, the bicycle, and the pack)? Correct answer: 126 kg m / s. Explanation: Let : m T = 50 kg , m B = 5 kg , m P = 8 kg , and v i = 2 m / s . bello (rtb473) hw7 Demkov (59910) 2 Since p = mv . Thus p i = ( m T + m B + m P ) v i = (50 kg + 5 kg + 8 kg)(2 m / s) = 126 kg m / s . 004 (part 2 of 3) 10.0 points What is the momentum of the system im- mediately after the pack is thrown? Correct answer: 126 kg m / s. Explanation: Since momentum is conserved, p f = p i = 126 kg m / s ....
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