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Listings

  • Listing 1 . Variable velocity exercise #1.
  • Listing 2 . Variable velocity exercise #2.
  • Listing 3 . Acceleration of gravity exercise #1.
  • Listing 4 . Acceleration of gravity exercise #2.
  • Listing 5 . Acceleration of gravity exercise #3.
  • Listing 6 . Exercise to find the velocity.
  • Listing 7 . Exercise to find the height.

Supplemental material

I recommend that you also study the other lessons in my extensive collection of online programming tutorials. You will find a consolidated index at www.DickBaldwin.com .

General background information

I will provide an introduction to variable velocity, acceleration, and the acceleration of gravity in thissection. I will provide exercises on those topics in the next section.

Variable velocity

What is velocity?

To review, you learned in an earlier module that velocity is the rate of change of position. Since displacement is a change in position, velocity is alsothe rate of displacement.

Uniform versus variable velocity

Previous modules have dealt exclusively with uniform velocity. However, many situations in life involve variable velocity and acceleration. For example, thesimple act of stopping an automobile at a traffic light and then resuming the trip once the light turns green involves variable velocity and acceleration.

Three equations

I will explain both of these topics in this module using three well-known physics equations that deal with the displacement of a projectile in a vacuum under the influence of gravity .

The equation that we will spend the most time on is

h = v0*t + 0.5*g*t^2

where

  • h is the distance of the projectile above the surface of the earth
  • v0 is the initial velocity of the projectile
  • t is time in seconds
  • g is the acceleration of gravity, approximately 9.8 meters per second squared, or approximately 32.2 feet per second squared at the surface of theearth. (We will also do an exercise involving the acceleration of gravity on the moon.)

(I will provide the other two equations later .)

Acceleration

Everyone is familiar with the acceleration that occurs when a motor vehicle speeds up or slows down. When the vehicle speeds up very rapidly, the positiveacceleration forces us against the back of the seat. (This involves the relationship among force, mass, and acceleration, which will be the subject of afuture module.)

If the vehicle slows down very rapidly or stops suddenly, the negative acceleration may cause us to crash into the windshield, the dashboard, or adeployed airbag.

The accelerator pedal

A common name for the pedal that causes gasoline to be fed to the engine is often called the accelerator pedal because it causes the vehicle to speed up.(However, I have never heard anyone refer to the pedal that causes the vehicle to slow down as the deceleration pedal. Instead, it is commonly called the brakepedal.)

Definitions

Displacement is a change in position.

Velocity is the rate of change of position or the rate of displacement.

Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity.

Jerk is the rate of change of acceleration (not covered in this module).

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
How can I make nanorobot?
Lily
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
how can I make nanorobot?
Lily
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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