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Unformatted text preview: arellano (aa39398) Practice Homework Chapter 8 Solutions weathers (17101) 1 This printout should have 58 questions. Multiplechoice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. 001 (part 1 of 3) 10.0 points A 42.0 kg child is in a swing that is attached to ropes 2.30 m long. The acceleration of gravity is 9 . 81 m / s 2 . Find the gravitational potential energy as sociated with the child relative to the childs lowest position under the following condi tions: a) when the ropes are horizontal. Correct answer: 947 . 646 J. Explanation: Basic Concept: U g = mgh Given: = 2 . 30 m m = 42 . 0 kg g = 9 . 81 m / s 2 Solution: The child is at a height h 1 = from the lowest point, so U g = mgh 1 = (42 kg)(9 . 81 m / s 2 )(2 . 3 m) = 947 . 646 J 002 (part 2 of 3) 10.0 points b) when the ropes make a 33 . angle with the vertical. Correct answer: 152 . 883 J. Explanation: Given: = 33 . Solution: The child is a distance cos from the at tachment point, so h 2 = cos and U g = mgh 2 = mg (1 cos ) = (42 kg)(9 . 81 m / s 2 )(2 . 3 m) (1 cos 33 ) = 152 . 883 J 003 (part 3 of 3) 10.0 points c) at the bottom of the circular arc. Correct answer: 0 J. Explanation: Solution: The child is at the lowest point, so h 3 = 0, and U g = mgh 3 = (42 kg)(9 . 81 m / s 2 )(0 m) = 0 J 004 (part 1 of 3) 10.0 points A 2 . 94 kg ball is attached to a ceiling by a 1 . 88 m long string. The height of the room is 5 . 05 m . The acceleration of gravity is 9 . 8 m / s 2 . What is the gravitational potential energy associated with the ball relative to the ceiling? Correct answer: 54 . 1666 J. Explanation: Given : m = 2 . 94 kg and h 1 = 1 . 88 m . U g = mg h 1 = (2 . 94 kg) ( 9 . 8 m / s 2 ) ( 1 . 88 m) = 54 . 1666 J . 005 (part 2 of 3) 10.0 points What is its gravitational potential energy rel ative to the floor? Correct answer: 91 . 334 J. Explanation: Let : h 2 = 5 . 05 m 1 . 88 m = 3 . 17 m U g = mgh 2 = (2 . 94 kg) ( 9 . 8 m / s 2 ) (3 . 17 m) = 91 . 334 J . arellano (aa39398) Practice Homework Chapter 8 Solutions weathers (17101) 2 006 (part 3 of 3) 10.0 points What is its gravitational potential energy rel ative to a point at the same elevation as the ball? Correct answer: 0 J. Explanation: Given : h 3 = 0 m U g = mgh 3 = (2 . 94 kg) ( 9 . 8 m / s 2 ) (0 m) = 0 J . 007 10.0 points A synthetic rubber band resists being stretched a distance x from equilibrium with a force vector F b ( x ) = bx 2 , where b is a constant. What is the potential energy U b ( x ) associ ated with this elastic band? 1. bx 3 3 2. zero 3. 2 bx 4. + bx 2 2 5. + bx 3 3 correct 6. +2 bx 7. bx 2 2 Explanation: By definition U = W ....
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