The following kinematic equations for motion with constant
$a$ are useful:
$x={x}_{0}+\stackrel{-}{v}t$
$\stackrel{-}{v}=\frac{{v}_{0}+v}{2}$
$v={v}_{0}+\text{at}$
$x={x}_{0}+{v}_{0}t+\frac{1}{2}{\text{at}}^{2}$
${v}^{2}={v}_{0}^{2}+2a\left(x-{x}_{0}\right)$
In vertical motion,
$y$ is substituted for
$x$ .
Problems&Exercises
An Olympic-class sprinter starts a race with an acceleration of
$4\text{.}{\text{50 m/s}}^{2}$ . (a) What is her speed 2.40 s later? (b) Sketch a graph of her position vs. time for this period.
A well-thrown ball is caught in a well-padded mitt. If the deceleration of the ball is
$2\text{.}\text{10}\times {\text{10}}^{4}\phantom{\rule{0.25em}{0ex}}{\text{m/s}}^{2}$ , and 1.85 ms
$(\text{1 ms}={\text{10}}^{-3}\phantom{\rule{0.25em}{0ex}}\text{s})$ elapses from the time the ball first touches the mitt until it stops, what was the initial velocity of the ball?
A bullet in a gun is accelerated from the firing chamber to the end of the barrel at an average rate of
$6\text{.20}\times {\text{10}}^{5}\phantom{\rule{0.25em}{0ex}}{\text{m/s}}^{2}$ for
$8\text{.}\text{10}\times {\text{10}}^{-4}\phantom{\rule{0.25em}{0ex}}\text{s}$ . What is its muzzle velocity (that is, its final velocity)?
(a) A light-rail commuter train accelerates at a rate of
$1\text{.}{\text{35 m/s}}^{2}$ . How long does it take to reach its top speed of 80.0 km/h, starting from rest? (b) The same train ordinarily decelerates at a rate of
$1\text{.}{\text{65 m/s}}^{2}$ . How long does it take to come to a stop from its top speed? (c) In emergencies the train can decelerate more rapidly, coming to rest from 80.0 km/h in 8.30 s. What is its emergency deceleration in
${\text{m/s}}^{2}$ ?
While entering a freeway, a car accelerates from rest at a rate of
$2\text{.}{\text{40 m/s}}^{2}$ for 12.0 s. (a) Draw a sketch of the situation. (b) List the knowns in this problem. (c) How far does the car travel in those 12.0 s? To solve this part, first identify the unknown, and then discuss how you chose the appropriate equation to solve for it. After choosing the equation, show your steps in solving for the unknown, check your units, and discuss whether the answer is reasonable. (d) What is the car's final velocity? Solve for this unknown in the same manner as in part (c), showing all steps explicitly.
At the end of a race, a runner decelerates from a velocity of 9.00 m/s at a rate of
$2\text{.}{\text{00 m/s}}^{2}$ . (a) How far does she travel in the next 5.00 s? (b) What is her final velocity? (c) Evaluate the result. Does it make sense?
(a)
$\text{20}\text{.}\text{0 m}$
(b)
$-1\text{.}\text{00 m/s}$
(c) This result does not really make sense. If the runner starts at 9.00 m/s and decelerates at
$2\text{.}{\text{00 m/s}}^{2}$ , then she will have stopped after 4.50 s. If she continues to decelerate, she will be running backwards.
Blood is accelerated from rest to 30.0 cm/s in a distance of 1.80 cm by the left ventricle of the heart. (a) Make a sketch of the situation. (b) List the knowns in this problem. (c) How long does the acceleration take? To solve this part, first identify the unknown, and then discuss how you chose the appropriate equation to solve for it. After choosing the equation, show your steps in solving for the unknown, checking your units. (d) Is the answer reasonable when compared with the time for a heartbeat?
Roofs are sometimes pushed off vertically during a tropical cyclone, and buildings sometimes explode outward when hit by a tornado. Use Bernoulli’s principle to explain these phenomena.
Insulators (nonmetals) have a higher BE than metals, and it is more difficult for photons to eject electrons from insulators. Discuss how this relates to the free charges in metals that make them good conductors.
That's just how the AP grades. Otherwise, you could be talking about m/s when the answer requires m/s^2. They need to know what you are referring to.
Kyle
Suppose a speck of dust in an electrostatic precipitator has 1.0000×1012 protons in it and has a net charge of –5.00 nC (a very large charge for a small speck). How many electrons does it have?
how can you have not an integer number of protons? If, on the other hand it supposed to be 1e12, then 1.6e-19C/proton • 1e12 protons=1.6e-7 C is the charge of the protons in the speck, so the difference between this and 5e-9C is made up by electrons
physics can be defined as the natural science that deals with the study of motion through space,time along with its related concepts which are energy and force
Fidelis
a submersible pump is dropped a borehole and hits the level of water at the bottom of the borehole 5 seconds later.determine the level of water in the borehole