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Unformatted text preview: Physics 204A THIRD EXAM Chapters 1 - 11 Spring 2006 1 Name:_________________________________________ Solve the following problems in the space provided. Use the back of the page if needed. Each problem is worth 20 points. You must show your work in a logical fashion starting with the correctly applied physical principles. The equations you need are on the equation sheet. Your score will be maximized if your work is easy to follow because partial credit will be awarded. 1. Three equally massive and equally strong astronauts are outside their ship in outer space. Two of them get the bright idea to play a game of catch by throwing the third one back and forth. Suppose the game begins with the first astronaut throwing the third astronaut toward the second astronaut at a speed v o . Describe the rest of the game. This means that you must find the velocity of each astronaut after each catch and after each throw. Sketches of the game at each stage might be the best way to explain your answer. Be sure to state the principle or principles you use. answer....
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