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Ch 01: Units & Vectors
Ch 02: 1D Motion (Kinematics)
Ch 03: 2D Motion (Projectile Motion)
Ch 04: Intro to Forces (Dynamics)
Ch 05: Friction, Inclines, Systems
Ch 06: Centripetal Forces & Gravitation
Ch 07: Work & Energy
Ch 08: Conservation of Energy
Ch 09: Momentum & Impulse
Ch 10: Rotational Kinematics
Ch 11: Rotational Inertia & Energy
Ch 12: Torque & Rotational Dynamics
Ch 13: Rotational Equilibrium
Ch 14: Angular Momentum
Ch 15: Periodic Motion (NEW)
Ch 15: Periodic Motion (Oscillations)
Ch 16: Waves & Sound
Ch 17: Fluid Mechanics
Ch 18: Heat and Temperature
Ch 19: Kinetic Theory of Ideal Gasses
Ch 20: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Ch 21: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Ch 22: Electric Force & Field; Gauss' Law
Ch 23: Electric Potential
Ch 24: Capacitors & Dielectrics
Ch 25: Resistors & DC Circuits
Ch 26: Magnetic Fields and Forces
Ch 27: Sources of Magnetic Field
Ch 28: Induction and Inductance
Ch 29: Alternating Current
Ch 30: Electromagnetic Waves
Ch 31: Geometric Optics
Ch 32: Wave Optics
Ch 34: Special Relativity
Ch 35: Particle-Wave Duality
Ch 36: Atomic Structure
Ch 37: Nuclear Physics
Ch 38: Quantum Mechanics

Practice: A 350 g mass can undergo two different motions, propelled by gravity in each case: it can either fall a height of 10 cm, or it can slide down a frictionless incline at a 30° angle. In which case is the mass’ kinetic energy changing faster?

Additional Problems
Air resistance at high speed is often given as  Fair = bv2. If the terminal velocity of a 75 kg skydiver is 60 m/s, at what rate is the air resistance sapping the skydiver’s kinetic energy?
A  car moves at a speed of 25 m/s. If the car were to experience 4.5 kN of air resistance at this speed, how much power would the engine need to produce to keep the car moving at a constant speed?
When the 210-kg Genesis Mission capsule crashed with a speed of 311 km/h, it buried itself 81.0 cm deep in the desert floor.Assuming constant acceleration during the crash, at what average rate did the capsule do work on the desert?
A 68 kg human sprinter can accelerate from rest to 10 m/s in 3.1 s . During the same time interval, a 31 kg greyhound can go from rest to 20 m/s.What is the average power output of the human? Average power over a time interval t is E/t.What is the average power output of the greyhound?
A 20.0-kg rock is sliding on a rough, horizontal surface at 8.00 m/s and eventually stops due to friction. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the rock and the surface is 0.200.What average thermal power is produced as the rock stops?
A pump is required to lift a mass of 810 kg of water per minute from a well of depth 14.1 m and eject it with a speed of 18.1 m/s .How much work is done per minute in lifting the water?How much in giving the water the kinetic energy it has when ejected?What must be the power output of the pump?
The Grand Coulee Dam is 1270 m long and 170 m high. The electrical power output from generators at its base is approximately 2010 MW .How many cubic meters of water must flow from the top of the dam per second to produce this amount of power if 91.0 % of the work done on the water by gravity is converted to electrical energy? (Each cubic meter of water has a mass of 1000 kg.)
Six dogs pull a two-person sled with a total mass of 280 kg. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the sled and the snow is 0.080. The sled accelerates at 0.85 m/s2 until it reaches a cruising speed of 14 km/h.What is the teams maximum power output during the acceleration phase?What is the teams power output during the cruising phase?
A 1300 kg sports car accelerates from rest to 90 km/h in 7.3 s .What is the average power delivered by the engine?
You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191). For related problemsolving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A "power climb".How many joules of energy does a 100-watt light bulb use per hour?How fast would a 71 kg person have to run to have that amount of energy?
For a physics lab experiment, four classmates run up the stairs from the basement to the top floor of their physics building— - a vertical distance of 16.0 m . The classmates and their masses are: Tatiana, 50.2 kg; Bill, 68.2 kg; Ricardo, 81.8 kg; and Melanie, 59.1 kg. The time it takes each of them is shown in .Considering only the work done against gravity, which person had the largest average power output?Considering only the work done against gravity, which person had the smallest average power output?Chang is very fit and has mass 64.7 kg . If his average power output is 1.00 hp, how many seconds does it take him to run up the stairs?
The hammer of a pile driver weighs 3800 N and must be lifted 2.80 m vertically at constant speed in 4.00 s.What horsepower must the engine provide to the hammer?
In a hydroelectric dam, water falls 30.0 m and then spins a turbine to generate electricity. You may want to review (Pages 234 - 238).What is exttip{Delta U}{DeltaU} of 1.0 kg of water?Suppose the dam is 80% efficient at converting the waters potential energy to electrical energy. How many kilograms of water must pass through the turbines each second to generate 51.0 MW of electricity? This is a typical value for a small hydroelectric dam.
When its engine of power 76 kW is generating full power, a small single-engine airplane with mass 710 kg gains altitude at a rate of 2.6 m/s .What fraction of the engine power is being used to make the airplane climb? (The remainder is used to overcome the effects of air resistance and of inefficiencies in the propeller and engine.)
An elevator has mass 600 kg, not including passengers. The elevator is designed to ascend, at constant speed, a vertical distance of 20.0 m (five floors) in 16.0 s, and it is driven by a motor that can provide up to 40 hp to the elevator.What is the maximum number of passengers that can ride in the elevator? Assume that an average passenger has mass 65.0 kg.
A 95 kg firefighter needs to climb the stairs of a 30-m-tall building while carrying a 45 kg backpack filled with gears.How much power does he need to reach the top in 60 s?
How long will it take a 1800 W motor to lift a 330 kg piano to a sixth-story window 16.5 m above?
A ski area claims that its lifts can move 44000 people per hour.If the average lift carries people about 210 m (vertically) higher, estimate the maximum total power needed. (Assume the mass of the average person to be 70 kg.)
A 70 kg hiker climbs to the top of a 4300 m -high mountain. The climb is made in 5.5 h starting at an elevation of 2800 m .Calculate the work done by the hiker against gravity.Calculate the average power output in watts.Calculate assuming the body is 16 % efficient, what rate of energy input was required.Calculate the average power output in horsepower.
The motor of a crane uses power P to lift a steel beam.By what factor must the motors power increase to lift the beam twice as high in half the time?
Your job is to lift 30-kg crates a vertical distance of 0.90 m from the ground onto the bed of a truck.You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191). For related problem-solving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of Force and power.How many crates would you have to load onto the truck in one minute for the average power output you use to lift the crates to equal 0.50 hp?How many crates for an average power output of 100 W?
A typical flying insect applies an average force equal to twice its weight during each downward stroke while hovering. Take the mass of the insect to be 10 g, and assume the wings move an average downward distance of 1.0 cm during each stroke.You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191). For related problem-solving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A "power climb".Assuming 100 downward strokes per second, estimate the average power output of the insect.
When you ride a bicycle at constant speed, nearly all the energy you expend goes into the work you do against the drag force of the air. Model a cyclist as having cross-section area 0.46 m2 and, because the human body is not aerodynamically shaped, a drag coefficient of 0.90.What is the cyclists power output while riding at a steady 7.3 m/s (16 mph)? Metabolic power is the rate at which your body "burns" fuel to power your activities. For many activities, your body is roughly 25% efficient at converting the chemical energy of food into mechanical energy. What is the cyclists metabolic power while cycling at 7.3 m/s? The food calorie is equivalent to 4190 J. How many calories does the cyclist burn if he rides over level ground at 7.3 m/s for 1.6 h ?
An outboard motor for a boat is rated at 65 hp .If it can move a particular boat at a steady speed of 45 km/h , what is the magnitude of the total force resisting the motion of the boat?What is the direction of the total force resisting the motion of the boat?
A tandem (two-person) bicycle team must overcome a force of 170 N to maintain a speed of 8.50 m/s .You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191). For related problemsolving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A "power climb".Find the power required per rider, assuming that each contributes equally.Express your answer in watts.Express your answer in horsepower.
The total consumption of electrical energy in the United States is about 1.0 1019 joules per year.What is the average rate of electrical energy consumption in watts?If the population of the United States is 300 million, what is the average rate of electrical energy consumption per person?The sun transfers energy to the earth by radiation at a rate of approximately 1.0 kW per square meter of surface. If this energy could be collected and converted to electrical energy with 40 % efficiency, how great an area (in square kilometers) would be required to collect the electrical energy used by the United States?
It is not unusual for a 1000-kg car to get 30 mi/gal when traveling at 60 mi/h on a level road.If this car makes a 200-km trip, how many joules of energy does it consume?Note that 1.0 gal of gasoline yields 1.3 109 J (although this can vary).What is the average rate of energy consumption during the trip?
At midday, solar energy strikes the earth with an intensity of about 1 kW/m2.What is the area of a solar collector that could collect 150 MJ of energy in 1 hr? This is roughly the energy content of 1 gallon of gasoline.
On December 27, 2004, astronomers observed the greatest flash of light ever recorded from outside the solar system. It came from the highly magnetic neutron star SGR 180-20(a magnetar). During 0.20 s, this star released as much energy as our sun does in 250000 years.You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191). For related problem-solving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A "power climb".If P is the average power output of our sun, what was the average power output (in terms of P) of this magnetar?
A 80 kg skier grips a moving rope that is powered by an engine and is pulled at constant speed to the top of a 23 hill. The skier is pulled a distance exttip{x}{x} = 230 m along the incline and it takes 2.3 min to reach the top of the hill.If the coefficient of kinetic friction between the snow and skis is exttip{mu_{ m k}}{mu_k} = 0.13, what horsepower engine is required if 30 such skiers (max) are on the rope at one time?
A bicyclist of mass 75 kg (including the bicycle) can coast down a 4.0 hill at a steady speed of 12 km/h. Pumping hard, the cyclist can descend the hill at a speed of 32 km/h.Using the same power, at what speed can the cyclist climb the same hill? Assume the force of friction is proportional to the square of the speed v; that is, Ffr = bv2, where b is a constant.
A ski tow operates on a slope of angle 15.1 of length 310 m . The rope moves at a speed of 12.1 km/h and provides power for 51 riders at one time, with an average mass per rider of 71.0 kg .You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191). For related problemsolving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A "power climb".Estimate the power required to operate the tow.
A 10 kg object slides along a surface with a coefficient of kinetic friction of 0.3, moving with an initial velocity of 20 m/s. What is the average thermal power generated as the object slows to a stop?
How much work must you do to push a 12.0 kg block of steel across a steel table (μk=0.6) at a steady speed of 1.20 m/s for 5.80 s? What is your power output while doing so?
It is 6.00 km from your home to the physics lab. As part of your physical fitness program, you could run that distance at 10.0 km/hr (which uses up energy at the rate of 700 W), or you could walk it leisurely at 3.00 km/hr (which uses energy at 290 W).(a) Which choice would burn up more energy?(b) Why is it that the more intense exercise actually burns up less energy than the less intense one?(c) How much energy (in joules) would it burn?
(a) How much energy is consumed by a 1.2 kW hair dryer used for 12 min?(b) How much energy is consumed by a 11 W night light left on for 18 hr?
An 820-N Marine in basic training climbs a 12.0-m vertical rope at a constant speed in 8.00 s. What is his power output?
During a workout, football players ran up the stadium stairs in 80 s. The stairs are 83 m long and inclined at an angle of 31 degrees. If a player has a mass of 87 kg, estimate his average power output on the way up. Ignore friction and air resistance.
A bicyclist coasts down a 6.5 degree hill at a steady speed of 4.5 m/s. Assuming a total mass of 75 kg (bicycle plus rider), what must be the cyclists power output to climb the same hill at the same speed?
A test car of mass 740 kg is moving at a speed of 7.3 m/s when it crashes into a wall to test its bumper. If the car comes to rest in 0.36 s, how much average power is expended in the process? 1. 42820.9 2. 47940.6 3. 59118.6 4. 49662.2 5. 50789.2 6. 54770.3 7. 45825.2 8. 44990.3 9. 46540.4 10. 51904.1
Four students run up the stairs as shown in the figure: Adam (mass of 80 kg) goes up 10 m in 10 s, Bob (80 kg) 10 m in 8 seconds, Claire (64 kg) 10 m in 8 s, and David (80 kg) 20 m in 25 s. Who has the smallest power output? A. Bob B. Claire C. David D. Adam
The electric motor of a model train accelerates the train from rest to 0.620 m/s in 21.0 ms. The total mass of the train is 875 g.(a) Find the minimum power delivered to the train by electrical transmission from the metal rails during the acceleration.(b) Why is it the minimum power?
A certain rain cloud at an altitude of 1.75 km contains 3.20 x 107 kg of water vapor. How long would it take a 2.70-kW pump to raise the same amount of water from the Earth’s surface to the cloud’s position?
A 3.50-kN piano is lifted by three workers at constant speed to an apartment 25.0 m above the street using a pulley system fastened to the roof of the building. Each worker is able to deliver 165 W of power, and the pulley system is 75.0% efficient (so that 25.0% of the mechanical energy is transformed to other forms due to friction in the pulley). Neglecting the mass of the pulley, find the time required to lift the piano from the street to the apartment.
A pump lifts 23.0 kg of water per minute through a height of 3.60 m .What minimum power output rating (watts) must the pump motor have?
When an automobile moves with constant speed down a highway, most of the power developed by the engine is used to compensate for the energy transformations due to friction forces exerted on the car by the air and the road. If the power developed by an engine is 175 hp, estimate the total friction force acting on the car when it is moving at a speed of 29 m/s. One horsepower equals 746 W.
An energy-efficient lightbulb, taking in 28.0 W of power, can produce the same level of brightness as a conventional lightbulb operating at power 100 W. The lifetime of the energy-efficient bulb is 10 000 h and its purchase price is $4.50, whereas the conventional bulb has a lifetime of 750 h and costs $0.42. Determine the total savings obtained by using one energy-efficient bulb over its lifetime as opposed to using conventional bulbs over the same time interval. Assume an energy cost of $0.200 per kilowatt-hour.
For saving energy, bicycling and walking are far more efficient means of transportation than is travel by automobile. For example, when riding at 10.0 mi/h, a cyclist uses food energy at a rate of about 400 kcal/h above what he would use if merely sitting still. (In exercise physiology, power is often measured in kcal/h rather than in watts. Here 1 kcal = 1 nutritionist’s Calorie = 4 186 J.) Walking at 3.00 mi/h requires about 220 kcal/h. It is interesting to compare these values with the energy consumption required for travel by car. Gasoline yields about 1.30 x 108 J/gal. Find the fuel economy in equivalent miles per gallon for a person (a) walking and (b) bicycling.
A loaded ore car has a mass of 950 kg and rolls on rails with negligible friction. It starts from rest and is pulled up a mine shaft by a cable connected to a winch. The shaft is inclined at 30.08 above the horizontal. The car accelerates uniformly to a speed of 2.20 m/s in 12.0 s and then continues at constant speed. (a) What power must the winch motor provide when the car is moving at constant speed? (b) What maximum power must the winch motor provide? (c) What total energy has transferred out of the motor by work by the time the car moves off the end of the track, which is of length 1 250 m?