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Unformatted text preview: Phys. 12a 2009  Solutions for Final Exam H. J. Kimble 1. ( 15 points ) Simple oscillators  Write an equation of motion and give the frequency for free oscillation of each of the systems shown in Figure 1 below. a. 5 points b. 5 points c. 5 points B uniform magnetic field B bar magnet, magnetic dipole moment μ g g fluid of density ρ FIG. 1: Simple oscillators for Problem 1. (a) For a small range of motion, we may approximate the twodimensional curve by a circle of radius R . The smallangle, onedimensional motion of a ball in a circular bowl, or a bead on a circular wire, is identical to smallangle motion of a pendulum. Equation of motion: mR d 2 θ dt 2 ≈  mgθ (1) R d 2 θ dt 2 ≈  gθ (2) Hence the angular frequency ω is given by ω = r g R . (3) (b) The for a small vertical displacement z from equilibrium, the restoring force is given by gzAρ , where ρ is the density of the fluid and A the cross sectional 2 area of the disk. Since the mass of the object is m = hAρ , where h is the total height of the cylinder and ρ its density. The equation of motion is then hAρ d 2 z dt 2 = gzAρ (4) Hence the angular frequency ω is given by ω = r g h ρ ρ , (5) with necessarily ρ > ρ for the object to be floating as shown in the figure. (c) Remembering one’s elementary E+M: I d 2 dt 2 θ = τ (6) = μ × B = μB sin( θ ) ≈  μBθ in the smallangle limit. Thus, ω = q μB I , where I is the moment of inertia of the bar magnet. 3 2. ( 15 points ) Energy conservation  As illustrated in Figure 2 below, a pulse ψ in ( z,t ) is propagating to the right in medium 1 and is incident upon a boundary to a second medium 2. Z 1 Z 2 ψ in ( z , t i ) ψ r ( z , t f ) ψ t ( z , t f ) z medium 1 medium 2 FIG. 2: Reflection and transmission of an incident pulse at a boundary between two media char acterized by impedances Z 1 ,Z 2 . (a) ( 5 points ) Give explicit expressions for the reflected ψ r ( z,t ) and transmitted ψ t ( z,t ) pulses from the boundary in terms of ψ in ( z,t ) and the impedances Z 1 ,Z 2 for the two media. Reflection: R 12 = ψ r ( z,t ) ψ in ( z,t ) = Z 1 Z 2 Z 2 + Z 1 Transmission: T = ψ r ( z,t ) ψ in ( z,t ) = 2 Z 1 Z 2 + Z 1 (b) ( 10 points ) Show that energy is conserved by showing that the energy transported by the reflected and transmitted pulses is equal to that of the incident pulse. From Eq. 107 in Chapter 4 of Crawford, we have that the power transported by a wave is given by P ( z,t ) = Z ∂ψ ( z,t ) ∂t 2 . (7) We must show that P in ( z,t ) = P r ( z,t ) + P t ( z,t ) , (8) or that Z 1  ∂ψ in ( z,t ) ∂t  2 = Z 1  ∂ψ r ( z,t ) ∂t  2 + Z 2  ∂ψ t ( z,t ) ∂t  2 . (9) Since the reflection (transmission) coefficients for the amplitude and velocity of the wave are both given by R 12 ( T ), we require that 4 Z 1 = Z 1  R 12  2 + Z 2  T  2 . (10) Substitute from the expressions above for R 12 and T to find that the right hand side of the previous equation reduces to Z 1 , thus confirming that the energy...
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course PH 2 taught by Professor Dudko during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.
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