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Unformatted text preview: g0 (U +10ﬂ3 (15 pts) Problem 1: Multiple choice conceptual questions. Choose the best answer. Fill in your answers on the bubble sheet. 1.1. 1.2. 1.3. 1.4. 1.5. 1.6. 1.7. 1.8. You have two balloons, one ﬁlled with air and one ﬁlled with helium. If you put both balloons into a tub of liquid nitrogen, which one will end up with the smallest volume? ,7 , A9 .
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stretched to 5 feet compared to when it is stretched to 10 feet.
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a. The two notes have different amplitudes.
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low E string to 164.814 Hz, precisely the correct frequency for an equal temperament scale referenced to the standard frequency of
440.000 Hz for the A above middle C. Now I tune my next string, the A string—which is 5 halfsteps higher in frequency, a musical
"fourth"— using harmonics. I do this by lightly touching the E string 1/4 of the way from the end of the string and lightly touching
the A string 1/3 of the way from the end of the string and adjusting its frequency so that the beats go away. (a) What is the frequency ratio of the two notes and why does this tuning method work? if ‘ift ‘1 L! (mamas) ’l‘OVC‘A‘; \i \IJN'l
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the same equations we derived for waves on a string are applicable. (a) What fraction of the incident wave’s amplitude is reﬂected? i «xvi 1 N33122:? is :T “a
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resistance. 1 (—l+ia)) By representing x(t) as a complex exponential, x(t) = Ae T and plugging it into the equation, ﬁnd what rand a) must be in terms of k, m, and 7, to make the equation true. (Yes, this is the same as your homework problem HW 165. Demonstrate that you can do the problem, don't just quote he answer to that problem.)
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as shown in the diagram. Heat comes in from a reservoir kept at 0—Krw lch cases the temperature of the gas to increase to 700K as shown in the P—V diagram. What was the change in entropy of the universe during this process? (Hint: ﬁnd the change in entropy
for the gas and for the reservoir separately, then add them together. By the 2"d Law, your ﬁnal answer must be positive. You can
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touching. How long will it take for a transverse pulse to travel ﬁom the bottom of the rope to the top? Put your answer in terms of m,
g, and L. Hint: You can do this in two steps. First, pick a point on the rope a distance x up from the bottom of the rope, and draw a freebody
diagram for that point. There's some weight (but not all the weight) pulling down, and some tension pulling up. That should give you
tension as a function of distance. You may assume that the rope’s linear mass density will not vary with height. You already know
how the wave speed depends on tension and linear mass density, so you should then be able to ﬁgure out the wave speed as a
function of distalnce. Then, use that information and some calculus to ﬁgure out the answer to the problem. «91% I M l
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