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6 - Circular Motion and Other Applications of Newton's Laws

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Unformatted text preview: inal speed, the upward resistive force balances the downward force of gravity. So, a single filter falling at its terminal speed experiences a resistive force of R 1.64 g 1000 g/kg mg (9.80 m/s2) 0.016 1 N Two filters nested together experience 0.032 2 N of resistive force, and so forth. A graph of the resistive force on the filters as a function of terminal speed is shown in Figure 6.17a. A straight line would not be a good fit, indicating that the resistive force is not proportional to the speed. The curved line is for a second-order polynomial, indicating a proportionality of the resistive force to the square of the speed. This proportionality is more clearly seen in Figure 6.17b, in which the resistive force is plotted as a function of the square of the terminal speed. TABLE 6.2 Terminal Speed for Stacked Coffee Filters Number of Filters vt (m/s)a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.01 1.40 1.63 2.00 2.25 2.40 2.57 2.80 3.05 3.22 All values of vt are approximate. 0.18 0.16 0.14 0.12 0.10 0.08 0.06 0.04 0.02 0.00 Resistive force (N) Resistive force (N) a Pleated coffee filters can be nested together so that the force of air resistance can be studied. ( 0 1 2 3 4 0.18 0.16 0.14 0.12 0.10 0.08 0.06 0.04 0.02 0.00 0 2 4 6 8 Terminal speed (m/s) Terminal speed squared (m/s)2 (a) (b) Figure 6.17 (a) Relationship between the resistive force acting on falling coffee filters and their terminal speed. The curved line is a second-order polynomial fit. (b) Graph relating the resistive force to the square of the terminal speed. The fit of the straight line to the data points indicates that the resistive force is proportional to the terminal speed squared. Can you find the proportionality constant? 10 12 6.5 EXAMPLE 6.14 169 Numerical Modeling in Particle Dynamics Resistive Force Exerted on a Baseball A pitcher hurls a 0.145-kg baseball past a batter at 40.2 m/s ( 90 mi/h). Find the resistive force acting on the ball at this speed. Solution We do not expect the air to exert a huge force on the ball, and so the resistive force we calculate from Equation 6.6 should not be more than a few newtons. First, we must determine the drag coefficient D. We do this by imagining that we drop the baseball and allow it to reach terminal speed. We solve Equation 6.9 for D and substitute the appropriate values for m, vt , and A from Table 6.1. Taking the density of air as 1.29 kg/m3, we obtain D 2 mg vt2 A 0.284 2(0.145 kg)(9.80 m/s2) (43 m/s)2 (1.29 kg/m3)(4.2 10 3 m2) This number has no dimensions. We have kept an extra digit beyond the two that are significant and will drop it at the end of our calculation. We can now use this value for D in Equation 6.6 to find the magnitude of the resistive force: R 1 2 2 D Av 1 2 (0.284)(1.29 kg/m3)(4.2 10 3 m2)(40.2 m/s)2 1.2 N Optional Section 6.5 NUMERICAL MODELING IN PARTICLE DYNAMICS 2 As we have seen in this and the preceding chapter, the study of the dynamics of a particle focuses on describing the position, velocity, and acceler...
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