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Unformatted text preview: baltazar (kmb2869) HW1 ditmire (58216) 1 This print-out should have 21 questions. Multiple-choice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. 001 10.0 points A certain corner of a room is selected as the origin of a rectangular coordinate system. If a fly is crawling on an adjacent wall at a point having coordinates (3 . 2 m , 2 . 4 m), what is the distance of the fly from the corner of the room? Correct answer: 4 m. Explanation: Let : x = 3 . 2 m and y = 2 . 4 m . Using the Pythagorean Theorem, d = radicalBig ( x ) 2 + ( y ) 2 = radicalBig (3 . 2 m) 2 + (2 . 4 m) 2 = 4 m . 002 10.0 points When an object falls through air, there is a drag force ( with dimension M L / T 2 ) that depends on the product of the surface area of the object and the square of its velocity; i.e. , F air = C A v 2 , where C is a constant. What is the dimension for constant C ? 1. [ C ] = M T L 2 2. [ C ] = T L M 3. [ C ] = T M 4. [ C ] = M L 3 correct 5. [ C ] = M T 2 L 2 6. [ C ] = M T 7. [ C ] = T 2 L M 8. [ C ] = T 2 L 2 M 9. [ C ] = M L 2 10. [ C ] = T L 2 M Explanation: [ F ] = M L / T 2 , [ A ] = L 2 , and [ v ] = L / T , so [ C ] = [ F ] [ A ] [ v ] 2 = M L / T 2 L 2 (L / T) 2 = M L T 2 T 2 L 4 = M L 3 . 003 10.0 points Consider a cube of soft, spongy material. Which piece below has the larger density? 1. cutting out a piece of the cube that has one-eighth the volume 2. Unable to determine 3. compressing the cube until it has one- eighth the volume correct 4. Densities are the same. Explanation: baltazar (kmb2869) HW1 ditmire (58216) 2 1 = m V Compressing the cube results in a denser ma- terial. Compared to the piece cut out, the compressed piece has density 2 = m 1 8 V = 8 m V = 8 1 . 004 (part 1 of 3) 10.0 points There are roughly 10 59 neutrons and protons in an average star and about 10 11 stars in a typical galaxy. Galaxies tend to form in clus- ters of (on the average) about 10 3 galaxies, and there are about 10 9 clusters in the known part of the Universe. Approximately how many neutrons and protons # are there in the known Universe? 1. # 10 43 2. # 10 87 3. None of these 4. # 10 52 5. # 10 47 6. # 10 82 correct Explanation: Let : N n = 10 59 , N s = 10 11 , N g = 10 3 and N c = 10 9 . The number of particles in the observable Universe equals the product of the numbers of particles in each astrophysical unit N nU = N n N s N g N c = ( 10 59 )( 10 11 )( 10 3 )( 10 9 ) = 10 82 neutrons and protons . 005 (part 2 of 3) 10.0 points Suppose all this matter were compressed into a sphere of nuclear matter such that each nuclear particle occupied a volume of 1 . 401 10 45 m 3 (which is approximately the volume of a neutron or proton)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2010 for the course PHY 58217 taught by Professor Ditmire during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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