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# Solutions 2 - 2.11.IDENTIFY x We can find the displacement...

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2.11.IDENTIFY: The average velocity is given by av- x x v t = . We can find the displacement t for each constant velocity time interval. The average speed is the distance traveled divided by the time. SET UP: For 0 t = to 2.0 s t = , 2.0 m/s x v = . For 2.0 s t = to 3.0 s t = , 3.0 m/s x v = . In part (b), 3.0 m/s x v =− for 2.0 s t = to 3.0 s t = . When the velocity is constant, x xvt ∆=∆ . EXECUTE: (a) For 0 t = to 2.0 s t = , (2.0 m/s)(2.0 s) 4.0 m x == . For 2.0 s t = to 3.0 s t = , (3.0 m/s)(1.0 s) 3.0 m x ∆= = . For the first 3.0 s, 4.0 m 3.0 m 7.0 m x =+= . The distance traveled is also 7.0 m. The average velocity is av- 7.0 m 2.33 m/s 3.0 s x x v t = . The average speed is also 2.33 m/s. (b) For 2.0 s t = to 3.0 s, ( 3.0 m/s)(1.0 s) 3.0 m x ∆=− . For the first 3.0 s, 4.0 m ( 3.0 m) 1.0 m x =+ − = + . The dog runs 4.0 m in the x + -direction and then 3.0 m in the x -direction, so the distance traveled is still 7.0 m. av- 1.0 m 0.33 m/s 3.0 s x x v t = . The average speed is 7.00 m 2.33 m/s 3.00 s = . EVALUATE: When the motion is always in the same direction, the displacement and the distance traveled are equal and the average velocity has the same magnitude as the average speed. When the motion changes direction during the time interval, those quantities are different. 2.15.IDENTIFY and SET UP: Use x dx v dt = and x x dv a dt = to calculate () x vt and . x at EXECUTE: 2 2.00 cm/s (0.125 cm/s ) x dx dt 2 0.125 cm/s x x dv a dt (a) At 0, t = 50.0 cm, x = 2.00 cm/s, x v = 2 0.125 cm/s . x a (b) Set 0 x v = and solve for t : 16.0 s. t = (c) Set 50.0 cm x = and solve for t . This gives 0 t = and 32.0 s. t = The turtle returns to the starting point after 32.0 s.

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## This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PHYSICS 140 taught by Professor Evrard during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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