P1112 Spring 2009
Homework #1
HW #1 will not be collected.
Solutions will be
posted on Friday Jan 23.
Note: Quiz on HW #1
and HW #2 in first section of Week of Feb. 2.
Reading: 1.11.10 (p.1 – p.23 only), 2.12.6
Not all concepts will be covered in class – you are responsible
for all material in the reading and in the homework problems.
Highly recommended reading on problemsolving and
dimensional analysis
:
Sections 1.1 & 1.2 of a new mechanics
textbook by D. Morin, which are available from a link on this
page
:
http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~djmorin/book.html
Problems:
1.
Uncertainties: Y&F 1.12
2.
In America, we measure fuel efficiency of our cars
by citing the number of miles you can drive on one
gallon of gas (mi/gal). In Europe, the same
information is given by quoting how many liters of
gas it takes to go 100 km (L/100 km).
a.
My current car gets 24 mi/gal in highway travel.
What number (in L/100 km) should I give to my
Swedish friend so that he can compare it to his
Volvo?
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