hw1_3221spring2011

hw1_3221spring2011 - 1 Phy 3221 Due Homework set 1 You are...

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1 Phy 3221 Due: January 12, 2011 Homework set # 1 You are encouraged and welcome to work together on the homework assignments. But your homework must be in your own handwriting. Show enough of your work so that I (a reasonably experienced physicist) can understand your thought process. In applications of dimensional analysis, accuracy is not the goal. Rather, understanding is. Try hard to understand why the answer is as simple as it appears to be. For these dimensional analysis problems, it is always a good idea to give your answer using units that are meaningful to you. Reading: Sections 1.1–1.3 and 1.14–1.17 Sections 2.1–2.3 Problem 1: Use dimensional analysis to estimate the speed of the Space Station. Hint: In this problem and the next, the variables of interest might (or might not) include the mass, radius or average density of the Earth, Newton’s gravitational constant G , acceleration of gravity at the Earth’s surface g or the mass of the Space Station. If you think that it would
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course PHY 3221 taught by Professor Chan during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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