su09EIIIS - Physics 53 Summer 2009 Exam III Solutions In...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Physics 53 Summer 2009 1 Exam III Solutions In questions or problems not requiring numerical answers, express the answers in terms of the symbols given, and standard constants such as g . If numbers are required, use g = 10 m/s 2 . Part A: Multiple choice questions. Check the best answer. Each question carries a value of 4 points. 1. A hydraulic jack consists of a cylinder (1) with a small cross section area a , connected by a pipe to a cylinder (2) with larger cross section A . Each cylinder is fitted with a piston that can move vertically, and the system is filled with an incompressible fluid. A heavy load to be raised rests on the piston in 2; the total mass of the load and the piston is M . A force F 1 is exerted downward on the piston in 1, resulting in an upward force F 2 on the piston in 2 . Which of the following is NOT true? The pressure in both cylinders is the same. As the piston in 1 moves down distance d the piston in 2 moves up distance d ! ( a / A ) . To lift the piston in 2 and the load at constant speed, we must have F 1 = Mg ! ( A / a ) . [ F 1 = Mg ! ( a / A ) . The whole point of the device is that F 1 is less than Mg .] The work done by F 1 is equal to the work done by F 2 . 2. Waves 1 and 2 exist simultaneously in a medium, described by the functions y 1 ( x , t ) = 0.01cos(10 ! x " 100 t ) y 2 ( x , t ) = 0.01cos(9 x " 90 t ) Wave 1 travels faster than wave 2. [Same speed] Superposition of these waves produces a standing wave. The waves produce 5 beats/s. [Frequencies are 50 and 45 Hz] None of the above is true. 1 2
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Physics 53 Summer 2009 2 3. The frequencies of successive harmonics of an organ pipe are 250 and 350 Hz. The fundamental frequency for this pipe is 250 Hz. The fundamental frequency for this pipe is 50 Hz. The pipe is open at both ends. [Closed at one end] None of the above is true. 4.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PHYSICS 53L taught by Professor Mueller during the Spring '07 term at Duke.

Page1 / 8

su09EIIIS - Physics 53 Summer 2009 Exam III Solutions In...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online