PHYS_2014_Sample_Exam_3_soln

# PHYS_2014_Sample_Exam_3_soln - PHYS2014 Benton Fall 2010...

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PHYS2014 Fall 2010 Benton OSU Physics Dept. 1 Physics 2014: General Physics I Solutions to Sample Midterm Exam No. 3 1. Embrace in Space: Remember that little marital spat in space we analyzed for Homework Assignment 7? Well this husband and wife astronaut team have decided to kiss (to the degree that is possible when both are wearing space suits) and make up. As pictured above, Astronaut H ( m H = 170 kg) is floating toward the right at a speed of 3.0 m/s and Astronaut W ( m W = 155 kg) is floating downwards to the left at 5.5 m/s and at a 30 ° angle relative to the trajectory of Astronaut H when the two meet and embrace. Find the speed and angle at which the two astronauts float off together towards marital bliss. Solution: Like all encounters in a marriage, this is an inelastic collision. It is in two dimensions and so we need the x and y components of conservation of linear momentum. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 cos30 cos sin30 sin sin30 sin cos30 cos sin30 cos30 sin cos 1 sin30 cos30 H H W W H W f W W H W f W W H W f H H W W H W f W W H H W W H W f H W f W W H H W W f m v m v m m v m v m m v m v m m v m v m v m m v m v m v m v m m v m m v m v m v m v v θ = + = + = + = + + = = + + + + = r r r r r r r ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 2 2 2 2 2 sin30 cos30 H W W W H H W W f H W m m m v m v m v v m m + + = + r r r

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PHYS2014 Fall 2010 Benton OSU Physics Dept. 2 ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 2 2 2 1 m m m 155kg 5.5 sin30 170kg 3.0 155kg 5.5 cos30 s s s m 1.5 s 170kg 155kg sin 30 sin 61 f W W H W f v m v m m v θ + = = + = = − + r r r r
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## This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PSYCH 2014 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Oklahoma State.

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