Unformatted text preview: Supplementary Problems for Topics III PHY 53 — Summer 2010 1. 1. Duke Marine Laboratory An empty steel drum of mass M, height h and cross-section area A is floating
n in water. T 13 partially submerged as showAssignment he bottom of the drum is at depth d
below the surface. Express all answers in terms of the given quantities, g, and the
density ! of water.
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Find the angular frequency of those oscillations.
c. Now the force is suddenly removed. Show that the subsequent vertical
motion of the drum is SHM , and ﬁnd the angular frequency.
2. An aspirator is a device that mixes small amounts of a fluid (such as liquid
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[Find the water pressure in the
constriction.] 1 PHY 53 — Summer 2010 3. Duke Marine Laboratory Questions about oscillations that are not quite simple harmonic.
a. We have been assuming the springs in our examples have no mass. If we
took into account the mass of an actual spring attached to a mass m and
oscillating, would the real value of ω be larger or smaller than the one we
get from ω = k / m ? Explain. b. The oscillations of a simple pendulum are SHM in the approximation that
cosθ ≈ 1 − θ 2 / 2 , where θ is the angle made by the string with the vertical.
The approximation for the cosine is more exact if we keep the next term in
the series, so cosθ ≈ 1 − θ 2 / 2 + θ 4 /12 . Would this make ω larger or
smaller than 4. g/ ? A block of mass m is attached as shown to a
horizontal spring, which is attached to a wall.
The block is oscillating on the frictionless ﬂoor
with amplitude A0 and maximum speed v0 .
At the instant when the block is at its furthest to the right, momentarily at rest, it
is struck by a second identical block, moving to the left at speed v0 , and the two
block stick together after the brief collision.
a. What is the ratio ω /ω 0 of the angular frequencies of oscillation after and
before the collision? b. What is the ratio A / A0 of the amplitudes after and before the collision? c. What is the ratio v / v0 of the maximum speeds after and before the
collision? 2 PHY 53 — Summer 2010 6. Duke Marine Laboratory A spring of stiffness k is attached to a wall and to the
axle of a wheel of mass m, radius R, and moment of
inertia I = β mR 2 about the axle. The spring is • stretched distance A and the wheel is released from
rest. The ﬂoor has sufﬁcient static friction that the wheel rolls without slipping.
a. When the spring is stretched distance x and the wheel’s CM has speed v,
what is the total energy of the system? Ans: 1 m(1 + β )v 2 + 1 kx 2 .
2 b. 2
What is the maximum speed of the CM? Ans: vmax = c. Show that the motion is SHM and ﬁnd the angular frequency ω . [One kA 2
m(1 + β ) way: use dE / dt = 0 , where E is the total energy, and show that a = −(const) ⋅ x , where the constant must be ω 2 .] Ans: ω 2 = k / m(1 + β ) . 7. A small mass sliding without friction on a circular track
executes the same motion as the bob of a simple pendulum,
the normal force from the track replacing the tension in the
string. So it is only approximately SHM for small oscillations
near the bottom of the track. But it is possible to design a
track in which the mass will execute SHM for large amplitudes. The shape that
works is part of a cycloid, a curve given in parametric form by Here t can be thought of as like the time, and these equations give the trajectory.
You are to show that this track gives SHM, and to ﬁnd the angular frequency.
a. x = R(t + sin t ), y = R(1 − cos t ) . We need to convert from x and y to the arc length variable s that gives the
distance along the track from the bottom. The formula from calculus is
2 2 2 ⎛ dy ⎞
⎛ ds ⎞
⎛ dx ⎞
⎜ dt ⎟ = ⎜ dt ⎟ + ⎜ dt ⎟ .
⎝⎠ Carry out the derivatives to ﬁnd ds / dt as a function of t. b. Integrate to ﬁnd s(t ) , choosing s = 0 when t = 0 . c. Use the identity sin 2 (θ / 2) = 1 (1 − cosθ ) to relate s 2 to y.
2 d. The potential energy is mgy , of course. Write this in terms of s to show the
motion is exactly SHM and read off the value of ω . 3 PHY 53 — Summer 2010 8. Duke Marine Laboratory Two blocks, of mass m and 2m, are resting on a frictionless table, attached as
shown to an ideal spring of stiffness k. A third block, of mass m, moving to the
right with speed v0 as shown, collides with and sticks to the other block of mass
m. The combined system then moves to the right. [Give all answers in terms of m, k, and v0 .] a. Describe the subsequent motion of the system. b. What is the total kinetic energy just after the collision, when the block of
mass 2m has not yet started to move? [What is conserved in the collision?]
Ans: 1 mv0 .
4 c. What is the kinetic energy at an instant when all the blocks are traveling
with the same speed? [This is the kinetic energy of the CM motion alone.]
Ans: 1 mv0 .
8 d. The instant in (c) is when the compression or extension of the spring is its
maximum amount xmax . What is xmax ? Ans: ( v0 / 2) ⋅ m / k . 9. Two mass-spring systems, A and B, are attached
to a ﬂexible horizontal rod as shown. When A is
set into oscillation with its natural frequency ω 0 , A B the rod begins to vibrate slightly up and down at
that frequency. This vibration acts as a driving
force for B. We are interested in the average
power of the driven oscillation of B, in two cases:
(1) B’s natural frequency is ω 0 ; (2) B’s natural
frequency is 2ω 0 . Assume A is undamped.
a. Let B have damping such that b / m = ω 0 .
What is the ratio of the average power delivered to B in the two cases?
Ans: 17/4. b. Repeat for the case where b / m = ω 0 /10 . Ans: 226. c. In case (1) let both systems be undamped. Discuss the energy transfer
between the systems over time. (Total energy is conserved.) [See the notes on Oscillations, page 7.] 4 ...
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