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–2 1 2 3 4 5 t(s) CHAPTER 2.8 2 ∆x
. Thus, the difference in the times for the
v
two cars to complete the same 10 mile trip is
∆x ∆x ⎛ 10 m i
10 m i ⎞ ⎛ 60 m in ⎞
∆t = t1 − t 2 =
−
=⎜
−
⎜
⎟ = 2.3 m in
v 1 v 2 ⎝ 55 m i h 70 m i h ⎟ ⎝ 1 h ⎠
⎠ (a) The time for a car to make the trip is t = (b) When the faster car has a 15.0 min lead, it is ahead by a distance equal to that
traveled by the slower car in a time of 15.0 min. This distance is given by
∆x 1 = v 2 ( ∆t ) = ( 55 m i h ) (15 m in ) .
The faster car pulls ahead of the slower car at a rate of:
v relat ive = 70 m i h − 55 m i h = 15 m i h . Thus, the time required for it to get distance
∆x 1 ahead is: ∆t = ∆x 1
v relative = ( 55 m i h ) (15 m in ) = 55 m in .
15.0 m i h Finally, the distance the faster car has traveled during this time is
⎛ 1 h ⎞ 64 m i
∆x = v t = ( 70 m i h ) ( 55 m in ) ⎜
=
⎝ 60 m in ⎟
⎠ 2.9 (a) To correspond to only forward motion, the graph must always have a positive
slope. Graphs of this type are a , e , a n d f .
(b) For only backward motion, the slope of the graph must always be negative. Only
graph c is of this type.
(c) The slope of the graph must be constant in order to correspond to constant velocity.
Graphs like this are d a n d f .
(d) The graph corresponding to the largest constant velocity is the one with the largest
constant slope. This is graph f .
(e) To correspond to no motion (i.e., zero velocity), the slope of the graph must have a
constant value of zero. This is graph d . 23 CHAPTER 2.10 2 The distance traveled by the space shuttle in one orbit is 2π ( Ea r t h ’s r a d iu s + 200 m iles ) = 2π ( 3963 + 200) m i = 2 .61 × 10 4 m i .
Thus, the required time is 2.11 2.61 × 10 4 m i
= 1.32 h .
19 800 m i h The total time for the trip is t = t1 + 22 .0 m in = t1 + 0.367 h , where t1 is the time spent...
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 Dr.Ha
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