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Phys 0475
Midterm Exam I Solutions
Oct 5, 2010
INSTRUCTIONS: Please print your name above in the space provided.
The exam consists of 4 problems worth 25 points each. It is important to show your work
to get credit. Please write neatly so we can give part
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Assignment 10, due Friday, November 6
Physics 475, Fall 2015
1. You may have done a trick with a hula hoop: if you throw the hula hoop away from you, but give it a lot of
backspin, it will slide away for some distance but then stop and roll back to you.
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Phys0475 Fall, 2014 Homework Assignment #2
Due Friday, September 5 (Note that the recitation will be held on Friday instead of Thursday)
Chapter 2: Problems 34, 39, 42, 54, and 61
Chapter 4: Problems 28, 29, 35, 55, 52
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Phys0475 Fall, 2014
Homework Assignment #1
Due Thursday, 8/28/14
Chapter 1, Problems 9,15, 19, and 30
Estimation Problem: You want to open a steak restaurant in Oakland. You have located a site on
which you could build a restaurant with 3000 gross square
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Assignment 1, due Friday, September 11
Physics 475, Fall 2015
Give clear and complete answers. State all assumptions clearly. Include clearly labeled diagrams when appropriate!
When you get an answer, check to see if it makes sense; if you have a good w
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Syllabus for Physics 0475: Honors Physics I
University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2015
Schedule and Instructors. The class will meet every day (Monday through Friday), 11 AM to
11:50 AM, Thaw Hall 102. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the class will be led by t
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John Stuparitz
Marcos Mack
Lab 2: Formal WriteUp
16 September 2008
Acceleration in One Dimension
Abstract: this experiment studies the onedimensional acceleration of various carts on an air
track by two methods of free fall. In the first two sections, w
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Phys 0475
Practice Problems
Oct 8, 2010
These are extra problems given to practice.
1. You throw a water balloon with an initial velocity in the horizontal direction out of a
third story window of Alumni Hall, a height h above the ground so that it hits P
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UHC Phys 0475
Introduction to Physics, Science and Engineering 1
Fall 2010
Course Information:
Location
MWF: 104 Thaw Hall, TH: 102 Thaw Hall
Class times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00 11:50
Text
An Introduction To Mechanics by Kleppner and Kolenkow
Profes
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NAME:
Phys 0475
Practice Midterm Exam I
Oct 5, 2010
INSTRUCTIONS: Please print your name above in the space provided.
The actual exam will consists of 4 problems worth 25 points each. It is important to show
your work to get credit. Please write neatly so
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Practice Midterm Exam II
Nov 16, 2010
1. The Great Pyramid of Giza when rst erected (it has since lost a certain amount of
its outermost layer) was about 150 m high and had a square base of edge length 230
m. It is eectively a solid block of sto
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Assignment 9, due Friday, October 30
Physics 475, Fall 2015
Reading: Chapter 10 should be mostly review, if you have not read it yet. Please read Chapter 11 on work and kinetic
energy, and Chapter 12 on potential energy and conservation of mechanical en
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Assignment 7, due Monday, October 12
Physics 475, Fall 2015
Reading: Chapter 7 on systems of particles, and Chapter 8 on rotational variables and rotational kinematics.
1. Chapter 6, Problem 14. This technique is often used to increase the velocity of s
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Assignment 6, due Wednesday, October 7
Physics 475, Fall 2015
Reading: please read Chapter 6 if you have not already. Here are some problems related to impulse and momentum.
As a warmup, look at some of the Exercises for 63 (on impulse, problem 1 below
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Assignment 8, due Wednesday, October 21
Physics 475, Fall 2015
Reading: Chapter 8 on rotational kinematics if you have not already looked at this; dont worry about Sec. 8.6.
Chapter 9 on rotational dynamics and equilibrium.
1. Chapter 8, Problem 9.
2. C
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Assignment 5, due Friday, October 2
Physics 475, Fall 2015
Reading: please read Chapter 5, section 53 about friction if you have not already. Here are some frictionrelated
problems.
1. (a) A at road has a curve with a radius of 20 meters. You are a hi
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Assignment 3, due Friday, September 18 (or Monday September 21)
Physics 475, Fall 2015
Newtons Laws are not intuitively obvious! Discuss some of the Questions from Chapter 3 with some other students
from the class. Try Questions 12, 13, 14, and 15, for
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Assignment 2, due Wednesday, September 16
Physics 475, Fall 2015
If you feel uncertain about vectors, work a few of the Exercises for section 22 on Properties of Vectors.
1. Chapter 2, Problem 5
2. Chapter 2, Problem 16
The following three problems all