MIDTERM EXAM, PHYSICS 5306, Fall, 2002
Dr. Charles W. Myles
Take Home Exam: Distributed, Wednesday, October 23
DUE, IN MY OFFICE OR MAILBOX, 5PM, MON., OCT. 28.
TAKE HOME EXAM
You are allowed to use
any resources (books from the
library, etc.) to solve these problems.
is that you
COLLABORATE WITH ANY OTHER PERSON
in solving them! If you have questions or
difficulties with these problems, you may consult with me
with fellow students
(whether or not they are in this class!) or with other faculty. You are bound by the TTU
Code of Student Conduct not to violate this rule! Anyone caught violating this rule will,
, receive an “
” on this exam!
Please read all of these before doing anything else!!!
Failure to follow these
may lower your grade!!
of the paper only!! This may waste paper, but it makes my grading
do not write on the exam sheets, there will not be room!
Use other paper
show all of your work, writing down at least the essential steps in the solution of a
Partial credit will be liberal, provided that the essential work is shown. Organized work, in
a logical, easy to follow order will receive more credit than disorganized work.
put the problems in order and the pages in order within a problem before turning in this
clearly mark your final answers and write neatly.
If I cannot read or find your answer, you
can't expect me to give it the credit it deserves and you are apt to lose credit.
of a problem will count more heavily in the grading than the
detailed mathematics of working it out.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE DIRECTIONS!!!!
NOTE!!!! WORK ANY 5 OUT OF THE 6 PROBLEMS!
Each problem is equally weighted
20 points for a total of 100 points on this exam.
Please sign this statement and turn it in with your exam:
I have neither given nor received help on this exam
See the figure.
are connected by a massless, inextensible cord of
that passes through a hole in a horizontal table. Mass
moves without friction on
the table top, in a curved path as shown, while mass
oscillates like the bob of a simple
pendulum. Gravity is acting downward. Use the generalized coordinates suggested in the