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Ch1 HW3 2008 (Homework)
Arthur Barfield
PHYS 2211, section M, Fall 2008
Instructor: Jennifer Curtis
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 09:00 AM EDT
Description
Relativistic and nonrelativistic momentum; Change in Momentum. Reading : 1.82.2
Instructions
Answer all questions carefully before submitting the assignment, then correct any errors that
are reported.
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1. [MI2 01.X.42]
1/1 points
A good sprinter can run 100 meters in 10 seconds (a speed of 10 m/s). What is the magnitude
of the momentum of a sprinter whose mass is
66
kg and who is running at a speed of 10 m/s?
=
660
660
kg
·
m/s
Solution or Explanation
For speeds small compared to
c
, momentum is approximately
mv
.
2. [MI2 01.X.43]
1/1 points
A baseball has a mass of about 155 g. What is the magnitude of the momentum of a baseball
thrown at a speed of
95
miles per hour? (Note that you need to convert mass to kilograms and
speed to meters/second. A mile is 1.6 kilometers or 1600 meters.)
=
6.58
6.54
kg
·
m/s
Solution or Explanation
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