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1. (d)

2. (a)

3. (c)

4. (b)

5. (b)

6. (c)

7. (a)

8. (b)

9. (c)

10. (b)

11. (a)

12. False. Acceleration always occurs in the same direction as the net force on the object.

13. False. Use the equation vf 2 = vi 2 + 2a!d when you know the change in position and the

initial and final speeds, and acceleration is constant.

14. True

15. False. To cross a river as quickly as possible, the velocity of the boat relative to the water

should be directed across the river,

!

16. False. A boat travels with velocity vBR with respect to a river. The river moves with velocity

!

vRS with respect to the shore. The equation that describes the boat’s velocity with respect to the

! ! !

shore is therefore the sum vBR = vBR + vRS .

17. True

18. True

19. False. Static friction resists the motion of an object as long as the applied force is smaller

than the upper limit of the force of static friction.

20. False. For an object kept in a circular path, the centripetal acceleration decreases as the

square of the period of revolution.

21. True

22. (a) (vi)

(b) (viii)

(c) (vii)

(d) (x)

(e) (ix)

(f) (i)

(g) (iii)

(h) (ii)

(i) (v)

(j) (iv)

23. If the position–time graph of an object is a straight line with negative slope, the average

velocity of the object is constant and negative. The object is moving backward at constant speed.

24. If the position–time graph of an object is a straight line with positive slope, the acceleration

of the object is zero. The object is moving forward at constant speed.

25. The position of a freely falling object decreases more and more quickly with time. If up is the

positive direction, the position–time graph of the object is a section of a downward opening

parabola.

26. Given: vi = 0 m/s; vf = 39.6 m/s; Δt = 1.2 s

Required: a

v −v

Analysis: Use the definition a = f i to calculate the acceleration a.

Δt

v −v

Solution: a = f i

Δt

39.6 m/s − 0 m/s

=

1.2 s

a = 33 m/s 2

Statement: The acceleration of the drag racer is 33 m/s2.

27. The kinematics equations apply only to motion in one dimension at constant acceleration.

28. When solving vector addition problems, the sine and cosine law method involves fewer

calculations than the component method if there are only two vectors to sum and if neither is

aligned with a canonical direction. If there are three or more vectors to add, the component

method is less complicated and has fewer calculations. If there are two vectors, with one aligned

in a canonical direction, the two methods are essentially of the same level of complexity.

29. The magnitude of vector displacement in terms of its components is

!

! dT = (! d x )2 + (! d y )2 .

30. Average velocity is calculated from displacement, which can be small if the motion involves

changes in direction. Average speed is calculated from the total distance travelled ignoring any

change in direction. Since the total distance is always at least as great as the magnitude of

displacement, the average speed is always as least as great as the magnitude of the average

velocity.

31. The projectile motion equation, assuming no horizontal motion, is Δd y = vi Δt − 12 g Δt 2 where

vi is the initial velocity. If there is also horizontal motion, the equation becomes

Δd y = v1y Δt − 12 g Δt 2 where viy = vi sin θ and θ is the launch angle as measured from the

horizontal.

32. The ball returns to the level from which it was kicked. The horizontal range equation is

v2

!d x = i sin 2" where vi is the initial velocity, θ is the launch angle, g is the acceleration due to

g

gravity and Δd x is the horizontal displacement or range.

33. (a) When the crate lands the plane will be directly over the landing site.

(b) From the hatch of the plane, an observer sees the crate falling straight down.

34. The ground velocity of the plane is the vector sum of the air velocity of the plane and the

r r r

wind velocity: vPG = vPA + vAG .

35. The velocity of the train relative to the platform and the velocity of the platform relative to

the train are opposite. So the velocity of the train is 72 km/h north.

36. (a) The tension in the cable is FT = mg sin θ .

(b) The normal force acting on the car is FN = mg cos θ .

(c) As the steepness of the incline is decreased, the angle θ decreases. With the incline more

nearly horizontal, the component of gravity down the incline decreases and the tension in the

cable decreases. Also, the normal force is more nearly vertical. The incline supports more of the

weight of the car and the normal force increases.

37. Inertia is a measure of an object’s resistance to change in its motion.

38. When you push against a heavy object, you feel the object pushing back on you. If you push

lightly, you feel a slight pressure back on your hands. The harder you push the more the object

pushes back into your palms. This is an action-reaction pair of forces.

39. For the forces on an object to be in a state of equilibrium, the object must not be accelerating.

The object can be moving at a constant velocity or be stationary.

r r

40. Given: Fg = 1.0 N [down]; Fair = 4.0 N [right]

r

Required: FT

r

Analysis: The vector sum of the three forces is zero, ΣF = 0 N , because the string holds the ball

r

in place. Use ΣF = 0 N in components to calculate the components of the tension. Then use

r

Pythagorean theorem to calculate the magnitude of FT . Use right and up as positive.

Solution:

r

Determine the components of FT :

ΣFx = 0 N ΣFy = 0 N

Fgx + Fairx + FTx = 0 N Fgy + Fairy + FTy = 0 N

FTx = − Fairx FTy = − Fgy

FTx = −4.0 N FTy = −1.0 N

r

Calculate the magnitude of FT :

!

FT = ( FTx ) 2 + ( FTy ) 2

= (1.0 N) 2 + (4.0 N) 2

!

FT = 4.1 N

Statement: The magnitude of the tension is 4.1 N.

41. A linear actuator is any device that converts energy into a constant force. When you use a car

jack, your stored chemical energy is converted into the upward applied force used to raise or

hold the car. So a car jack is an example of a linear actuator.

42. Answers may vary. Sample answer: A skier reduces sliding friction of the skis on the snow

by the profile of the underside of the ski and the material used on this surface. The skier reduces

air resistance with compact posture and slippery clothing. The reduction of these opposing forces

allows the skier to accelerate faster and maintain high speeds more easily. So the skier can

complete the race more quickly.

43. Answers may vary. Students Venn diagrams should include the distinction that inertial

frames of reference have a constant velocity (no acceleration) while non-inertial frames of

reference are accelerating and therefore have changing velocity. The laws of inertia hold only in

inertial frames of reference. Non-inertial frames of reference experience fictional forces. The

intersection on the Venn diagram may contain a definition of a frame of reference, such as, a

choice of coordinate system for making measurements.

44. You can observe a fictitious force by watching the movement of an object in a non-inertial

frame of reference as it reacts to the acceleration of the frame of reference. Examples include the

centrifugal force experienced by an object in a rotating frame of reference.

v2

45. By the equation for centripetal acceleration ac = , the centripetal acceleration varies

r

inversely with distance from the centre of the circular path, r.

46. Answers may vary. Sample answers: A car may be held along a curve by the static friction

between the tires and the road, by its own normal force if the curve is banked at an angle tilting

the car into the curve, or a combination of the two forces.

47. The speed doubles from 7.5 m/s to 15 m/s. Substitute vnew = 2v in the equation for centripetal

acceleration:

2

vnew

ac =

r

( 2v )2

=

r

v2

ac = 4

r

The centripetal acceleration is four times its original value.

v2

48. To simulate Earth’s gravity, the spacecraft must rotate at a speed such that = 9.8 m/s2.

r

Understanding

49. Answers may vary. Sample answers:

(a) A car driving backward and slowing down has negative velocity and positive acceleration.

(b) A ball that is rolling at constant speed to the left has negative displacement and zero

acceleration.

(c) Assuming forward is the positive direction, a person walking backward and slowing down

has negative displacement and positive acceleration.

(d) A ball that has just been thrown up into the air has positive velocity and negative

acceleration.

r r

50. (a) Given: Δd1 = 1.3 km; Δd2 = −1.3 km; Δt = 40.0 min

r

Required: Δd

Analysis: The total displacement for a trip is the vector sum of the displacements for the

! ! !

individual legs of the trip: !d = !d1 + !d2

! ! !

Solution: !d = !d1 + !d2

= 1.3 km + ("1.3 km)

!

!d = 0 km

Statement: The total displacement is 0 km. This makes sense since you returned to your starting

point.

! !

(b) Given: !d1 = 1.3 km; !d2 = "1.3 km; !t = 40.0 min

Required: vav

Δd

Analysis: The average speed is given by vav = where Δd is the total distance travelled

Δt

during the motion. This distance is the sum of the individual distances, Δd = Δd1 + Δd 2 . We will

calculate Δd and then vav .

Solution:

Δd

Δd = Δd1 + Δd 2 vav =

Δt

= 1.3 km + 1.3 km

2.6 km 60 min

Δd = 2.6 km = ×

40 min 1h

vav = 3.9 km/h

Statement: The average speed is 3.9 km/h.

! ! !

(c) Given: !d1 = 1.3 km; !d2 = "1.3 km; !t = 40.0 min; !d = 0 km

r

Required: vav

!

! !d !

Analysis: The average velocity is given by vav = where !d is the total displacement. Since,

!t

as seen in part (a), you return to your starting position the total displacement is zero. As a result,

the average velocity is zero.

Statement: The average velocity is 0 m/s.

51. Answers may vary. Sample answer:

(a) The rock on the Moon will experience a lower acceleration due to gravity. Its downward

acceleration will be less and it will take a longer time to fall a given distance than it would on

Earth.

(b) Other than a lower value for g, there is no difference between projectile motion on Earth and

projectile motion on the Moon. The vertical motion is accelerated motion and the horizontal

motion is uniform motion. !

52. Answers may vary. Sample answer: To determine the sum of two vectors A and

r

B algebraically, use !the fact

! !that vector addition is the addition of arrows

! in

! a triangle. Draw the

triangle that shows C = ! A + B . From the

! given information about A and B , determine the angle

θ between the tip of A and the ! tail of B . Now use the cosine law C = A + B − 2 AB cos θ to

2 2 2

determine the magnitude of!C and sine law to calculate another angle in the triangle. Finally,

determine the direction of C using the known angles.

53. Answers may vary. Sample answer: !

! !d

(a) The average velocity is given by vav = . Use the displacement information to determine

!t

the displacement from the starting time to the finishing!time. Also, note the length of time

!

corresponding to the given data. Use these values of !d and Δt in the formula for vav .

Δd

(b) The average speed is given by vav = . To use this formula, you need to know the distance,

Δt

Δd , that the train travels. Assuming the train travels in a straight line, the distance is the

magnitude of the displacement.

54. (a) The force of gravity is toward Earth while the velocity is in the direction the moon is

heading: the tangent to the circular orbit. The two vectors are perpendicular.

(b) The force of gravity causes acceleration at a right angle to the moon’s velocity. This

acceleration constantly deflects the moon’s velocity toward the Earth, resulting in a circular path.

1

55. (a) !d y = v1 sin " !t # g!t 2

2

1

(b) !d y = " g!t 2

2

1

(c) !d y = " g!t 2

2

56. Answers may vary. Sample answer: The required vector addition triangle is given by

! ! !

vBG = vBW + vWG . The velocity of the boat with respect to the water is the side of the triangle that

crosses the river perpendicularly. The velocity of the water with respect to the ground is parallel

to the shore. The velocity of the boat with respect to the ground is the hypotenuse of the right

angle.

! ! !

57. Answers may vary. Sample answer: Draw the vector addition triangle vPE = vPA + vAE . The

velocity of the plane, with respect to the air, is directed north. The velocity of the air with respect

to the ground points E 28° S. The third side of this scalene triangle is the velocity of the plane

with respect to the ground. It points mostly north and somewhat east. You can solve for the

ground velocity of the plane using the component method or the algebraic method of vector

addition.

58. (a) Given: angle of inclination θ = 15°

Required: FBD

Analysis: There are four forces acting on the box: force of gravity (down), normal force of plane

(perpendicular to the plane), applied force (up the plane), and friction (down the plane). Since the

acceleration is up along the plane, use this as the positive x-direction. Use up and perpendicular

to the plane as the positive y-direction.

Solution:

(b) By Newton’s second law, the net force acts in the direction of the acceleration. The net force

acts up along the plane.

59. Answers may vary. Sample Answer: Make a system diagram of the situation showing all of

the forces acting on the object. Draw a FBD for the object, with the tail of each of the force

vectors starting at the point that represents the object. If you know the magnitude of a force or

that it balances another force, you may try to draw its arrow to scale. Label each force with its

name and, if possible, magnitude. Select an axis system where one direction is parallel to the

motion or, if the net force is zero, to some of the important forces. Calculate the components of

the net force by summing the components of the individual forces: ΣFx = F1x + F2x + F3x + ... and

ΣFy = F1y + F2y + F3y + ... . Finally determine the net force from its components using the

! ⎛ ΣF ⎞

Pythagorean theorem and tangent ratio: !F = (!Fx )2 + (!Fy )2 and θ = tan −1 ⎜ y ⎟ .

⎝ ΣFx ⎠

60. Answers may vary. Sample Answer: The motion of the piano depends on the net force acting

on it. When the piano is at rest, Newton’s first law states that the net force must be zero. By

Newton’s second law, at some time there must be a net upward force if the piano is starting to

move up. There are many possible pulley and cable systems for lifting a piano so we can’t

specify the details of the net force here. At the very least there will be one or several vertical

cables. The sum of their tensions must balance the weight of the piano when it is at rest or

moving at constant speed, and be greater than the weight of the piano when it accelerates up.

There are probably other cables that are directed down from the piano and to the sides. These are

used to prevent the piano from swinging as it is lifted. The horizontal components of these

tensions cancel while the vertical components will cause an increase in the tension of the lifting

cables to more than just the weight of the piano.

61. Kinetic friction occurs between two surfaces when one surface slides over the other surface.

Static friction occurs between two surfaces when the surfaces grip each other and have no

relative motion.

62. When the elevator accelerates upward, the normal force increases, resulting in a greater

apparent weight.

63. (a) To an observer on the bus, the book appears to be moving due to a force that pushes it in

the opposite direction of the direction of the bus. However, it is the acceleration of the frame of

reference (the bus) that causes the motion, so the apparent force on the book is fictitious.

(b) If the book does not move, then from Earth’s reference frame, it accelerated into the right

turn. The cause of this acceleration is the force of static friction preventing the book from sliding

in the direction of the bus before the turn.

64. Centripetal acceleration maintains a constant speed with an ever-changing velocity as an

object travels in a circular path. Acceleration along the direction of motion creates an ever-

changing speed but maintains a constant direction (assuming positive acceleration).

65. Answers may vary. Sample answers: Centripetal forces fix satellites in their orbits (gravity),

move cars around corners (static friction), and keep metal balls in the hammer throw from flying

away from Olympic athletes (tension).

66. (c), (a), (d), (b)

The distance from the centre of the planet to the spacecraft, r, must increase because the

acceleration caused the velocity, v, to increase. Since the centripetal force due gravity is constant,

mv 2

these two values vary with each other according to the equation for centripetal force: Fc =

r

67. (a) The rotating spacecraft is a non-inertial frame of reference. Astronauts in the spacecraft

experience a centrifugal force pushing them toward the outer wall. This fictitious force acts as an

artificial gravity.

(b) To use the spacecraft to simulate Earth’s gravity, choose the speed of rotation, v, such that

v2

= 9.8 m/s2, where r is the distance from the centre of rotation.

r

68. (a) Given: position–time graph

!

Required: !d

! ! !

Analysis: Read the initial and final positions from the graph. Use !d = d f " di to calculate the

total displacement with west as the positive direction.

Solution:

The initial point on the graph is (0 s, 0 m). The final point is (10 s, 220 m).

The displacement is

! ! !

!d = d f " di

= 220 m " 0 m

!

!d = 220 m

Statement: The total displacement of the car is 220 m [W].

!

(b) Given: position–time graph; !d = 220 m [W]

!

Required: vav

!

! !d

Analysis: Use vav = to calculate the average velocity.

! !t

! !d

Solution: vav =

!t

220 m [W]

=

10 s

!

vav = 22 m/s [W]

Statement: The average velocity of the car is 22 m/s [W].

69. (a) Given: velocity–time graph

! !

Required: time t when vav = vinst

!

! !d

Analysis: The average velocity is given by vav = . To determine the displacement we need to

!t

calculate the area under the velocity–time graph. We will then calculate the average velocity and

use the graph to find the time with this instantaneous velocity.

An alternate method to determine the average velocity may be used in this question because the

truck’s motion involves constant acceleration. Only under very special circumstances is the

average velocity the same as the average of the initial and final velocities—constant acceleration

! !

! vi + vf

is one such situation. So vav = is valid here. We will verify that both methods yield the

2

same result.

Solution:

Calculate the area under the velocity–time graph: Calculate

! the average velocity:

base × height ! !d

Δd = vav =

2 !t

(10 s)(20 m/s) 100 m [W]

= =

2 10 s

!

= 100 m vav = 10 m/s [W]

Calculate the average of the velocities:

! !

! vi + vf

vav =

2

20 m/s [W] + 0 m/s

=

2

!

vav = 10 m/s [W]

As expected, both methods give the same value for average velocity. Look at the velocity–time

graph and determine when the instantaneous velocity is 10 m/s. This occurs at t = 5 s , which is

the half-time point only because of the constant acceleration.

Statement: The average velocity matches the instantaneous acceleration at 5 s.

(b) Given: velocity–time graph

!

Required: a

Analysis: The velocity–time graph is straight showing constant acceleration. The acceleration is

Δv

the slope of this line, a = . Use west as the positive direction.

Δt

Solution:

Two points on the line are (0 s, 20 m/s) and (10 s, 0 m/s).

Calculate the slope,

!v

a=

!t

0 m/s " 20 m/s

=

10 s " 0 s

a = "2 m/s 2

!

a = 2 m/s 2

Statement: The magnitude of the acceleration is 2 m/s2.

70. Given: vi = 0 m/s; ∆t = 25 s; ∆d = 7.8 × 102 m

!

Required: a

Analysis: We know the initial speed, the time interval and the distance covered. The appropriate

formula for acceleration is Δd = vi Δt + 12 aΔt 2 . Since vi is 0, the equation can be rearranged to

2!d

a= .

!t 2

Solution:

2!d

a= 2

!t

2(780 m)

=

(25 s)2

a = 2.5 m/s 2

Statement: The magnitude of the race car’s acceleration is 2.5 m/s2.

71. Given: vi = 0 m/s; a = 4.8 m/s 2 ; Δd = 10.0 m

Required: vf

Analysis: We know the initial speed, the acceleration and the distance. The appropriate formula

for the final speed is vf 2 = vi 2 + 2aΔd .

Solution:

vf 2 = vi 2 + 2aΔd

vf = 2(4.8 m/s 2 )(10.0 m)

vf = 9.8 m/s

Statement: The sprinter’s final speed is 9.8 m/s.

! ! !

72. Given: vi = 50.0 m/s [down]; a = 12.5 m/s 2 [up]; vf = 10.0 m/s [down]

Required: Δt

Analysis: We know both the initial and final velocities, and the acceleration. The appropriate

Δv

formula for the time interval is a = . Use up as the positive direction.

Δt

!v

a=

!t

!v

!t =

a

Solution:

!v

!t =

a

("10.0 m/s) " ("50.0 m/s)

=

12.5 m/s 2

!t = 3.2 s

Statement: The acceleration occurs over 3.2 s.

73. Given: ∆t = 0.5 s; ∆dy = 1.225 m at maximum

Required: vi

Analysis: The ball’s speed is zero when it is at its maximum height. Use Δd y = v1y Δt − 12 g Δt 2 to

determine the ball’s initial speed.

!d y = v1y !t " 12 g!t 2

!d y + 12 g!t 2

v1y =

!t

Solution:

!d y + 12 g!t 2

v1y =

!t

1.225 m + (4.9 m/s 2 )(0.5 s)2

=

0.5 s

v1y = 4.9 m/s

Statement: The student threw the ball vertically with initial speed of 4.9 m/s.

!

74. Given: !d = 125 m [E 60.0° N]

Required: !d x ; !d y

! ! !

Analysis: The components of the vector !d are given by !d x = !d cos" and !d y = !d sin " .

Use east and north as positive.

Solution:

! !

!d x = !d cos" !d y = !d sin "

= (125 m)cos60.0° = (125 m)sin60.0°

!d x = 62.5 m !d y = 108 m

Statement: The components of the student’s displacement are 62.5 m [E] and 108 m [N].

! ! !

75. (a) Given: !d1 = 125 km [E]; !d2 = 85.0 km [E 45.0° N]; !d3 = 94.0 km [S]; !t = 6.75 h

!

Required: !d

Analysis: Calculate the components of the total displacement by adding the components of the

three displacement vectors, Δd x = Δd1x + Δd2 x + Δd3 x and Δd y = Δd1 y + Δd 2 y + Δd3 y . Then

!

! $ #d ' !

y

combine these components using !d = !d x2 + !d y2 and ! = tan "1 & ! ) to calculate !d . Use

&% #d x )(

east and north as positive.

Solution:

Determine the components of the total displacement.

!d x = !d1x + !d2 x + !d3x !d y = !d1y + !d2 y + !d3 y

= (125 m) + (85.0 km)cos 45.0° + (0 km) = (0 km) + (85.0 km)sin 45.0° + ("94.0 km)

!d x = 185.10 m (two extra digits carried) !d y = "33.896 km (two extra digits carried)

Determine the total displacement.

!

! $ #d '

y

!d = !d x2 + !d y2 ! = tan "1 & ! )

&% #d x )(

= (185.10 km)2 + (33.896 km)2

$ 33.896 km '

= 188.18 km (two extra digits carried) = tan "1 & )

! % 185.10 km (

!d = 188 km

! = 10.4°

Statement: The total displacement is 188 km [E 10.4° S].

!

(b) Given: !d = 188.18 km [E 10.4° S]; !t = 6.75 h

!

Required: vav

!

! !d

Analysis: Use the definition vav = with the answer from part (a).

!t

Solution:

!

! !d

vav =

!t

188.18 km [E 10.4° S]

=

6.75 h

!

vav = 27.9 km/h [E 10.4° S]

Statement: The average velocity of the sailboat is 27.9 km/h [E 10.4° S].

r r r

(c) Given: Δd1 = 125 km [E]; Δd2 = 85.0 km [E 45.0° N]; Δd3 = 94.0 km [S]; Δt = 6.75 h

Required: vav

Δd

Analysis: The average speed is calculated from the total distance travelled using vav = . The

Δt

total distance is the sum of the distances of the individual legs of the trip, Δd = Δd1 + Δd 2 + Δd3 .

We will calculate the total distance and then the average speed.

Δd

Δd = Δd1 + Δd 2 + Δd3 vav =

Δt

= 125 km + 85.0 km + 94.0 km

304.0 km

Δd = 304.0 km =

6.75 h

vav = 45.0 km/h

Statement: The average speed of the sailboat is 45.0 km/h.

! !

76. Given: vi = 65 m/s [S]; vf = 75 m/s [E]; !t = 15 s

!

Required: aav

Analysis: We know the initial and final velocities and the time interval. The appropriate formula

!

! !v

to calculate the acceleration is aav = . We will use vector subtraction by components to

!t

!

determine the change in velocity !v . Use east and north as positive.

Solution:

r

The components of Δv are

Δvx = vfx − vix Δv y = vfy − viy

= 75 m/s − 0 m/s = 0 m/s − (−65 m/s)

Δvx = 75 m/s Δv y = 65 m/s

The change in velocity is

! $ #v! '

y

!v = !vx2 + !v 2y ! = tan & ! )

"1

&% #vx )(

= (75 m/s)2 + (65 m/s)2

! $ 65 m/s '

!v = 99.25 m/s (two extra digits carried) = tan "1 & )

% 75 m/s (

! = 41°

The average acceleration is

!

! !v

aav =

!t

99.25 m/s [E 41° N]

=

15 s

! 2

aav = 6.6 m/s [E 41° N]

Statement: The average acceleration of the airplane is 6.6 m/s2 [E 41° N].

77. (a) Given: !d y = 98 m [down]; viy = 0 m/s; vx = 2.9 × 102 m/s [E]

Required: Δt

Analysis: We know the displacement and the initial velocity for the vertical motion of a

1

projectile. The appropriate formula for the time taken is !d y = v1y !t " g!t 2 . Use up and east as

2

positive.

1

!d y = v1y !t " g!t 2

2

"2!d y

!t =

g

Solution:

"2!d y

!t =

g

2(98 m)

=

9.8 m/s 2

= 4.472 s (two extra digits carried)

!t = 4.5 s

Statement: It takes the projectile 4.5 s to land.

(b) Given: !d y = 98 m [down]; viy = 0 m/s; vx = 2.9 " 102 m/s [E]; !t = 4.472 s

Required: Δd x

Analysis: The horizontal velocity of the projectile is constant and we calculated the time to fall

in part (a). Use Δd x = vx Δt to find the horizontal distance, or range, travelled by the projectile.

Solution:

!d x = vx !t

" m%

= $ 290 ' (4.472 s )

# s&

= 1296 m

!d x = 1.3 km

Statement: The range of the projectile is 1.3 km.

!

78. (a) Given: !d y = 98 m [down]; vi = 2.9 " 102 m/s [S 24° up]

Required: Δt

Analysis: We know the displacement and can calculate the initial vertical velocity for the

1

projectile. The appropriate formula for the time taken is !d y = v1y !t " g!t 2 . We will need to

2

−b ± b2 − 4ac

use the quadratic formula Δt = to solve the resulting equation for Δt . Use up

2a

and south as positive.

Solution: The equation for Δt is

1

!d y = v1y !t " g!t 2

2

"98 m = (290 m/s)sin 24°!t " (4.9 m/s 2 )!t 2

(4.9 m/s 2 )!t 2 " (117.95 m/s)!t " 98 m = 0

Solve for Δt .

"b ± b2 " 4ac

!t =

2a

(117.95 m/s) ± (117.95 m/s)2 " 4(4.9 m/s 2 )("98 m)

=

2(4.9 m/s 2 )

= 24.88 s (two extra digits carried)

!t = 25 s

Statement: The projectile lands after 25 s.

!

(b) Given: !d y = 98 m [down]; vi = 2.9 " 102 m/s [S 24° up]; !t = 24.88 s

Required: Δd x

Analysis: The horizontal velocity of the projectile is constant and we calculated the time to fall

in part (a). Use Δd x = vx Δt to find the horizontal distance, or range, travelled by the projectile.

Solution:

The horizontal component of velocity is The range of the projectile is

2

vx = (2.9 ! 10 m/s)cos 24° Δd x = vx Δt

vx = 264.93 m/s = (264.93 m/s)(24.88 s)

= 6591 m

Δd x = 6.6 km

Statement: The range of the projectile is 6.6 km.

r

(c) Given: Δd y = 98 m [down]; vi = 2.9 ×102 m/s [S 45° up]

Required: Δd x

Analysis: We will repeat the calculations of parts (a) and (b) with the revised launch angle. First

we will determine the time for the projectile to land. Then we will calculate its range.

Solution:

The equation for Δt is

Δd y = v1y Δt − 12 g Δt 2

−98 m = (290 m/s)sin 45°Δt − (4.9 m/s 2 ) Δt 2

(4.9 m/s 2 )Δt 2 − (205.06 m/s)Δt − 98 m = 0

Solve for Δt .

−b ± b 2 − 4ac

Δt =

2a

(205.06 m/s) ± (205.06 m/s) 2 − 4(4.9 m/s 2 )( −98 m)

=

2(4.9 m/s 2 )

= 42.32 s (two extra digits kept)

Δt = 42 s

The horizontal component of velocity is The range of the projectile is

vx = (290 m/s) cos 45° !d x = vx !t

vx = 205.06 m/s = (205.06 m/s)(42.32 s)

= 8678 m

!d x = 8.7 km

Statement: With a launch angle of 45°, the range of the projectile is 8.7 km.

(d) Answers may vary. Sample answer: The range equation for a projectile landing at the same

v 2 sin 2θ

height as it was launched is Δd x = i . This range has its maximum possible value when

g

the launch angle is 45°. We will use this formula to determine the horizontal distance off the cliff

where the projectile is once again level with the cliff.

v 2 sin 2θ

Δd x = i

g

(290 m/s) 2 sin 90°

=

9.8 m/s 2

Δd x = 8.6 km

This range is just 100 m short of the full range. Most of the trajectory of the projectile is

described by the simpler range formula. This suggests that the same optimization conditions

should apply, at least approximately, to the real projectile—that is the maximum range occurs at

a launch angle of 45°.

! !

79. (a) Given: vPA = 800.0 km/h [E]; vAG = 75.0 km/h [W 30.0° S]

!

Required: vPG

Analysis: The ground velocity of the plane is the vector sum of its air velocity and the wine

! ! ! r

velocity, vPG = vPA + vAG . Use vector addition by components to determine vPG . Use east and

north as positive.

Solution: The components of the ground velocity are

vPGx = vPAx + vAGx vPGy = vPAy + vAGy

= 800.0 km/h + (−75.0 km/h) cos 30.0° = 0 km/h + (−75.0 km/h)sin 30.0°

vPGx = 735.1 km/h vPGy = −37.5 km/h

The ground velocity is

#v &

r PGy

vPG = (vPG x ) 2 + (vPG y ) 2 ! = tan %

"1

(

%$ vPGx ('

= (735.1 m/s) 2 + (37.5 m/s) 2

r # 37.5 m/s &

vPG = 736 km/h = tan "1 % (

$ 735.1 m/s '

! = 2.92°

Statement: The ground velocity of the plane is 736 km/h [E 2.92° S].

!

(b) Given: vPG = 736 km / h [E 2.92° S]; vPGy = !37.5 km/h; "t = 3.0 h

Required: Δd y

Analysis: The plane is flying mostly east with a small component of its velocity to the south.

Over the 3.0 h, the plane will drift south with at this velocity. The distance is given by

Δd y = vPGy Δt . Continue to use east and north as positive.

Solution:

!d y = vPGy !t

# km &

= % "37.5 ( (3.0 h)

$ h '

!d y = "112 km

Statement: The plane is displaced 112 km south of its due east course.

!

80. Given: vCW = 5.0 m/s; vWE = 3.0 m/s [S]; !d1 = 4.0 km [N]; !d2 = 5.0 km [S]

Required: Δt

! ! !

Analysis: The canoe trip has two segments. For each segment, use vCE = vCW + vWE to determine

the speed of the canoe with respect to the Earth. Then use the constant speed relation Δd = vΔt

to determine the time taken for each segment of the trip. Finally use Δt = Δt1 + Δt2 to calculate

the total time taken. Use south as the positive direction.

Solution:

Upstream segment of the trip:

vCE = vCW + vWE !d1 = vCE !t1

= (−5.0 m/s) + 3.0 m/s !d1

!t1 =

vCE = −2.0 m/s vCE

"4000 m

=

"2.0 m /s

!t1 = 2000 s

Downstream segment of the trip:

vCE = vCW + vWE !d2 = vCE !t2

= 5.0 m/s + 3.0 m/s !d2

!t2 =

vCE = 8.0 m/s vCE

5000 m

=

8.0 m /s

!t2 = 625 s

Calculate the total time of the trip:

!t = !t1 + !t2

= 2000 s + 625 s

1 min 1h

= 2625 s " "

60 s 60 min

!t = 0.73 h

Statement: It takes the student

! 2.6 × 103 s to complete the trip, or 0.73 h.

81. (a) Given: ! = 25°; Fg = 6.8 × 103 N

Required: FBD for the car

Analysis: There are three forces to draw on the FBD of the car: the force of gravity (down), the

normal force (perpendicular to the plane) and the applied force (up the plane). Use up the plane

as the positive x-direction and perpendicular to the plane as the positive y-direction.

Solution:

!

(b) Given: ! = 25°; Fg = 6.8 × 103 N

!

Required: minimum magnitude of Fa to pull the car up the plane

Analysis: For the car to move up the plane, the net force on the car must act up the plane or be

zero. Use !Fx " 0 N to determine the minimum applied force.

Solution:

"Fx # 0 N

Fa $ Fg sin ! # 0 N

Fa # (6.8 %103 N) sin 25°

Fa # 2.9 %103 N

Statement: The applied force must be 2.9 × 103 N or greater to pull the car up the plane.

82. Given: Fa space = 1.2 × 103 N; a = 2.4 m/s2

Required: Fa Earth

Analysis: From the given applied force and acceleration, we can determine the mass of the space

probe using ΣF = ma . With the mass and the acceleration, we can find the applied force needed

on Earth, again using ΣF = ma .

Solution:

In space On Earth

ΣF = ma ΣF = ma

Fa space = ma Fa Earth − mg = ma

1.2 ×103 N Fa Earth = m(a + g )

m=

2.4 m/s 2 = (500 kg)(2.4 m/s 2 + 9.8 m/s 2 )

m = 500 kg Fa Earth = 6.1×103 N

Statement: The force needed to accelerate

! the probe on Earth is 6.1 × 103 N.

83. Given: mA = 57 kg; mB = 75 kg; FA on B = 135 N [forward]

Required: aA ; aB

Analysis: By Newton’s third law, the skaters push each other with an action-reaction pair of

forces of magnitude 135 N. When skater A pushes forward on!B, skater B pushes back on A.

!

Each skater accelerates according to Newton’s second law, !F = ma . Use forward as the

positive direction.

Solution:

Skater B Skater A

FA on B = mB aB FB on A = mA aA

FA on B FB on A

aB = aA =

mB mA

135 N −135 N

= =

75 kg 57 kg

aB = 1.8 m/s 2 aB = −2.4 m/s 2

Statement: The less massive skater has an acceleration of 2.4 m/s2, while the more massive has

an acceleration of 1.8 m/s2. !

84. (a) Given: m1 = 4.26 × 102 kg; !1 = 18.0°; ! 2 = 33.0°; "F = 0 N

Required: FT

Analysis: Draw a FBD for crate 1 showing the force of gravity (down), the normal force

(perpendicular to the plane) and the force of tension (up the plane). Align the axes down along

and perpendicular to the plane. The system is in equilibrium so we can determine the force of

tension using ΣFx = 0 N .

Solution: Equilibrium for crate 1

!Fx = 0 N

m1g sin "1 # FT = 0 N

FT = m1g sin "1

= (426 kg)(9.8 m/s 2 )sin18.0°

= 1290 N (two extra digits carried)

FT = 1.29 $ 103 N

Statement: The tension in the cable is 1.29 × 103 N. !

(b) Given: m1 = 4.26 × 102 kg; !1 = 18.0°; ! 2 = 33.0°; "F = 0 N; FT = 1290 N

Required: m2

Analysis: Draw a FBD for crate 2 showing the force of gravity (down), the normal force

(perpendicular to the plane) and the force of tension (up the plane). Align the axes up along and

perpendicular to the plane. The system is in equilibrium so we can determine the mass for crate 2

using ΣFx = 0 N .

Solution: Equilibrium for crate 2

!Fx = 0 N

FT " m2 g sin # 2 = 0 N

FT

m2 =

g sin # 2

1290 N

=

(9.8 m/s 2 )sin33.0°

m2 = 2.42 $ 102 kg

Statement: To keep the system in equilibrium the mass of the second crate must be

2.42 × 102 kg.

(c) Given: m1 = 4.26 × 102 kg; !1 = 18.0°; m2 = 1.95 " 102 kg; ! 2 = 33.0°

Required: a

Analysis: The mass of crate 2 is less than that required for equilibrium. So the system will

accelerate to the left and the tension in the cable will change from that found in part (a). Use

ΣFx = max for each crate to find two equations relating the acceleration and the tension. Then

solve these equations for the acceleration of the system.

Solution:

Equation for crate 1: Equation for crate 2:

!Fx = max !Fx = max

m1g sin "1 # FT = m1a FT " m2 g sin # 2 = m2 a

(426 kg)(9.8 m/s 2 )sin18.0° # FT = m1a FT " (195 kg)(9.8 m/s 2 )sin33.0° = m2 a

1290 N # FT = m1a FT " 1041 N = m2 a

Add the two equations to eliminate the cable tension. Solve for the acceleration.

m1a + m2 a = 1290 N ! 1041 N

249 N

a=

621 kg

a = 0.401 m/s 2

Statement: The magnitude of the acceleration of the system is 0.401 m/s2.

85. (a) Given: m = 2.65 ! 102 kg; angle of ramp " = 30.0°; µs = 0.45;

angle of applied force ! = 39.0°

Required: minimum Fa to overcome static friction

Analysis: Draw a FBD of the box showing the following forces: the force of gravity (down), the

normal force of ramp (up perpendicular to ramp), the force of static friction (down ramp) and the

applied force (up φ = 39.0° from ramp). Use axes aligned with and perpendicular to the ramp.

For the minimum possible applied force, the force will! just overcome the force of static friction.

So we know that all the force balance. We will use !F = 0 N in the x- and the y-directions to

relate the four forces and solve for the magnitude of the applied force.

Solution:

!Fy = 0 N !Fx = 0 N

Fay + FN " mg cos# = 0 N Fax " mg sin # " Fs = 0 N

FN = mg cos# " Fay Fax = mg sin # + µs FN

Substitute the first equation into the second equation and solve for the magnitude of the applied

force.

Fax = mg sin ! + µs FN

Fax = mg sin ! + µs (mg cos! " Fay )

Fa cos# = mg sin ! + µs (mg cos! " Fa sin # )

mg(sin ! + µs cos! )

Fa =

cos# + µs sin #

(2.65 $ 102 kg)(9.8 m/s 2 )(sin30.0° + 0.45cos30.0°)

=

cos39.0° + 0.45sin39.0°

= 2109 N (two extra digits carried)

Fa = 2.1$ 103 N

Statement: The minimum applied force to slide the box is 2.1 × 103 N.

r

(b) Given: m = 2.65 ×102 kg; angle of ramp θ = 30.0°; Fa = 0 N

Required: minimum µS for system to be in static equilibrium

Analysis: The breaking value for static friction is given by FS = µS FN . The static friction acts up

r

along the ramp to hold the box in place. Use ΣF = 0 N in the x- and the y-directions to relate the

three forces and solve for the coefficient of static friction.

Solution:

Equation for y-direction Equation for x-direction

ΣFy = 0 N !Fx = 0 N

FN − mg cos θ = 0 N FS " mg sin # = 0 N

FN = mg cos θ µS FN = mg sin #

mg sin #

µS =

mg cos#

= tan30.0°

µS = 0.577

Statement: The minimum value for the coefficient of static friction is 0.577.

86. Given: ∆t = 3.4 s; vf = 7.4 m/s; m = 56 kg

Required: FN

Analysis: Determine the upward acceleration using vf = a∆t. Use up as positive and solve for the

normal force when +FN + (–mg) = ma.

Solution: Determine the upward acceleration:

vf = a !t

v

a= f

!t

7.4 m/s

=

3.4 s

= 2.176 m/s 2 (two extra digits carried)

a = 2.2 m/s 2

Determine the apparent weight:

( )

+ FN + !mg = ma

FN = ma + mg

( )( ) ( )(

= 56 kg 2.176 m/s 2 + 56 kg 9.8 m/s 2 )

2

FN = 6.7 " 10 N

Statement: The passenger’s apparent weight is 6.7 × 102 N.

87. Given: r = 6.378 × 106 m; ac = g

Required: T

4! 2 r

Analysis: ac = 2

T

4! 2 r

g= 2

T

4! 2 r

T=

g

4! 2 r

Solution: T =

g

4! 2 ( 6.378 " 106 m )

=

# m&

%$ 9.8 2 ('

s

1 min 1h

= 5068 s " "

60 s 60 min

T = 1.408 h

Statement: The period of rotation would have to become 1.408 h.

88. Given: r = 1.4 m; ac = g

Required: minimum v

v2

Analysis: ac = ; In order to complete the loop, the centripetal force must be at least equal to

r

the gravitational acceleration.

v2

ac =

r

v2

g=

r

v = gr

Solution: v = gr

= ( 9.8 m/s 2 )( 6.53 m )

v = 8.0 m/s

Statement: The skateboarder’s speed must be at least 8.0 m/s.

89. (a) The centripetal acceleration is equal to 90.0 % of gravity on Earth’s surface:

ac = 0.900g

= 0.900 ( 9.8 m/s 2 )

ac = 8.8 m/s 2

The centripetal acceleration is 8.8 m/s2.

(b) Given: r = 57 m; ac = 0.900g

Required: T

4! 2 r

Analysis: ac = 2

T

4! 2 r

T=

ac

4! 2 r

Solution: T =

ac

4! 2 (57 m )

=

0.900 ( 9.8 m/s 2 )

T = 16 s

Statement: The period of rotation is 16 s.

90. (a) Given: f = 22.5 Hz; r = 51.5 cm or 0.515 m; m = 0.656 kg

Required: v

Analysis: v = 2πrf

Solution: v = 2! rf

= 2! ( 0.515 m )( 22.5 Hz )

v = 72.8 m/s

Statement: The speed of the mass is 72.8 m/s.

(b) Given: f = 22.5 Hz; r = 51.5 cm or 0.515 m; m = 0.656 kg

Required: Fc

Analysis: Fc = 4! 2 mrf 2

Solution: FT = 4! 2 mrf 2

= 4! 2 ( 0.656 kg )( 0.515 m )( 22.5 Hz )

2

Statement: The magnitude of the centripetal force is 6.75 × 103 N.

91. Given: r = 15.2 m; ac = 40g

Required: v

Analysis: Fc = 40Fg

mv 2

= 40mg

r

v2

= 40g

r

v = 40gr

Solution: v = 40gr

= 40 ( 9.8 m/s 2 )(15.2 m )

v = 77 m/s

Statement: The speed of the centrifuge is 77 m/s.

92. (a) Given: r = 10.0 m

Required: v

v2

Analysis: ac = ; The minimum speed is when the centripetal acceleration equals g.

r

ac = g

v2

=g

r

v = gr

Solution: v = gr

= ( 9.8 m/s 2 )(10.0 m )

v = 9.90 m/s

Statement: The minimum speed of the roller coaster on a clothoid loop is 9.90 m/s.

(b) Given: d = 40.0 m or r = 20.0 m

Required: v

Analysis: The minimum speed is when the centripetal acceleration equals g.

ac = g

v2

=g

r

v = gr

Solution: v = gr

= ( 9.8 m/s 2 )( 20.0 m )

v = 14.0 m/s

Statement: The minimum speed of the roller coaster on a circular loop is 14.0 m/s.

(c) A clothoid loop have a smaller radius of curvature than a circular loop of the same height.

The smaller r-value means that the roller coaster can travel at slower speeds and still pass

through the loops.

Evaluation

93. Answers may vary. Sample answers:

I would write a computer program to perform vector addition of N vectors. The underlying

method is that of vector addition by components.

Step 1: The user specifies whether the vectors are given in components (if so, proceed to step 2).

If not, for each vector, transform the direction angle to standard mathematical form as measured

counter-clockwise from the x-axis. Then compute the x- and y-components of the vector using

vx = v cos !

v y = v sin !

With the angles in standard form, the signs of the components are correct automatically.

Step 2: Sum all of the x-components to determine the x-component of the final vector. Sum all of

the y-components to determine the y-component of the final vector.

Step 3: Convert the components of the final vector to magnitude and an angle using

! # vy $

v = vx 2 + v y 2 and ! = tan "1 % &

% vx &

' (

Step 4: Interpret the resulting angle using the CAST rules from mathematics to give the direction

of the final vector.

94. (a) Given: aav = 6.37 m/s 2 ; v = 35.0 m/s; "! = 45°

Required: minimum !t without slipping

Analysis: The car is travelling on an arc of a circle at constant speed. To relate the car’s

maximum acceleration to a time interval we need to determine the change in velocity vector. The

r r r

triangle for vf = vi + Δv has two sides of length 35.0 m/s separated by 45°. Use the cosine law

r

C 2 = A2 + B 2 − 2 AB cos θ to find the magnitude of Δv . Then use the definition of average

r

r Δv

acceleration aav = to calculate the required time interval.

Δt

!v

a=

!t

!v

!t =

a

Solution:

! ! ! !

Solve the triangle of vf = vi + !v for !v = !v :

C 2 = A2 + B 2 ! 2 ABcos"

#v 2 = v 2 + v 2 ! 2v 2 cos"

#v = 2(35.0 m/s)2 (1! cos 45°)

#v = 26.79 m/s (two extra digits carried)

The maximum acceleration on the curve corresponds to the minimum time interval. Find the

time interval.

!v

!t =

a

26.79 m/s

=

6.37 m/s 2

= 4.206 s (two extra digits carried)

!t = 4.2 s

Statement: The minimum time for the driver to follow the curve without slipping is 4.2 s.

(b) Given: Δt = 4.206 s for 45°

Required: time to complete whole circle, T

Analysis: The arc of road from part (a) corresponds to one eighth of a complete circle. Multiply

the time interval Δt to determine the time required to complete the whole circle.

Solution:

T = 8!t

= 8(4.206 s)

= 33.65 s (two extra digits carried)

T = 34 s

Statement: It would take the car 34 s to complete the circle without slipping.

(c) Given: v = 35.0 m/s; T = 33.65 s

Required: radius of circle, R

Analysis: The car moves at constant speed in a circle. Use Δd = vΔt to calculate the

circumference of the circle. Then use C = 2π R to determine the radius.

Solution:

!d = v!t C = 2π R

m C

C = (35.0 )(33.65 s ) R=

s 2π

C = 1178 m (two extra digits carried) 1178 m

=

2π

R = 190 m

Statement: The radius of the circular track is 190 m.

95. Answers may vary. Sample answer: A building as a whole is subject to a variety of forces.

The walls of the building are subject to the varying forces of the wind. The structure of the

building is subject to the weight of the objects and people in the building. The foundation of the

building is subject to the upward normal force of the ground beneath holding it up; so, the

designers need to know if they are building on bedrock or bog. In addition, individual parts of

the building are subject to forces exerted by other parts of the building. For example, the roof

structure needs to support the elevator mechanism. The following FBD represents the building as

a whole.

Required: a

Analysis: Two forces act on the space shuttle, the force of gravity and the applied force of the

rockets. Use ΣF = ma to determine the acceleration. Use up as positive.

!F = ma

Fa " mg = ma

Fa

a= "g

m

Solution:

F

a= a !g

m

2.5 " 107 N

= 6

! 9.8 m/s 2

2.0 " 10 kg

a = 2.7 m/s 2

Statement: The shuttle accelerates at 2.7 m/s2.

(b) Given: vi = 0 m/s; a = 2.7 m/s 2 ; !t = 5.0 s

Required: vf

Analysis: The appropriate formula is vf = vi + aΔt . Continue to use up as positive.

Solution:

vf = vi + a!t

" m%

= $ 2.7 2 ' (5.0 s)

# s &

" m% 1 km 3600 s

= $ 13.5 ' ( (

# s & 1000 m 1h

vf = 49 km/h

Statement: The speed of the shuttle after 5.0 s is 49 km/h.

(c) Given: vi = 0 m/s; a = 2.7 m/s 2 ; !t = 15 s

Required: vf

Analysis: The appropriate formula is vf = vi + aΔt . Continue to use up as positive.

Solution:

vf = vi + a!t

" m%

= $ 2.7 2 ' (15 s)

# s &

" m% 1 km 3600 s

= $ 40.5 ' ( (

# s & 1000 m 1h

vf = 150 km/h

Statement: The speed of the shuttle after 15 s is 150 km/h.

97. Answers may vary. Sample answer:

(a) I will discuss the fundamentals of driving using Newton’s laws. Newton’s first law says that

the car will stay at rest or continue moving at a constant speed when all of the forces balance

each other. I see this when I have to maintain a constant pressure on the accelerator (forward

force of static friction) to counter air resistance in order to maintain a constant speed. When I

park on a hill, I need to use the parking brake and leave the car in gear to provide enough friction

to balance the force of gravity down hill. Newton’s second law states that my acceleration is

determined by the net force on the car. I certainly see this as I accelerate from rest or when I

brake. I also see this as I drive up or down a hill. If I don’t adjust the amount of gas, I either slow

down or speed up respectively. A similar situation happens if there is a strong headwind or

tailwind. Newton’s third law discusses action–reaction pairs of forces. I am able to drive forward

because my tires push back on the road and the road pushes the car forward. This is really

obvious if I accelerate from rest on a gravel surface—sometimes gravel kicks out behind the car.

Braking is another situation where there is an action–reaction pair of forces. Slowing my tires

increases the force of static friction in a forward direction, causing the vehicle to accelerate

backward.

(b) Now I have a much better understanding of how my gasoline consumption is governed by my

driving habits and by the design of my car. The amount of gasoline needed to produce the

applied force that pushes the car depends on the acceleration I demand or the highway speed I

choose. I have driven in a hybrid car watching the engine switch from battery to gas going uphill

and from gas to battery going downhill. I also saw how wind conditions affect the gas/battery

balance. This made me realize the importance of air or wind resistance when designing a vehicle.

98. Solutions may vary. Sample solution:

(a) Given: Fg = 2.5 × 103 N; ∆d = 22 m

Required: FW

Analysis: Looking at the lower pulley, there are four ropes supporting the weight of crate. This

is the same factor of four that we are given between the length of rope the worker has to pull

(88 m) and the height increase of crate (22 m). Assume the crate is lifted at constant velocity.

Use ΣFy = 0 N , with up as positive, to find the force the worker exerts on the rope.

Solution:

!Fy = 0 N

4FW " Fg = 0 N

Fg

FW =

4

2.5 # 103 N

=

4

FW = 620 N

Statement: The worker exerts a force of 620 N on the rope.

(b) The worker pulls on the rope that is wrapped around massless frictionless pulleys. So the

force of the worker and the tension in the rope are the same. The tension in the rope is 620 N.

99. (a) Given: µK = 0.02; m = 122 kg; ! = 30.0°

Required: a

Analysis: There are three forces acting on the box: the force of gravity (down), the normal force

of the plane (up perpendicular to the plane) and the force of kinetic friction (up along the plane).

! !

Use !F = ma , in components, to relate the forces and solve for the acceleration. Use down the

plane and up perpendicular to the plane as positive.

Solution:

Determine the magnitude of the normal force:

!Fy = 0 N

FN " mg cos# = 0 N

FN = mg cos#

= (122 kg)(9.8 m/s 2 )cos30.0°

FN = 1035 N (two extra digits carried)

Determine the acceleration:

!Fx = ma

mg sin " # FK = ma

mg sin " # µ K FN

a=

m

(122 kg)(9.8 m/s 2 )sin30.0° # 0.02(1035 N)

=

122 kg

a = 4.7 m/s 2

Statement: With the BAM coating, the box slides down the ramp at 4.7 m/s2.

(b) Given: m = 122 kg; ! = 30.0°

Required: a

Analysis: There are two forces acting on the box: the force of gravity (down) and the normal

force of the plane (up perpendicular to the plane). Use ΣFx = ma to solve for the acceleration.

Use down the plane as positive.

Solution:

Equation in the x-direction

!Fx = ma

mg sin " = ma

a = g sin "

a = 4.9 m/s 2

Statement: With no kinetic friction, the acceleration of the box is 4.9 m/s2. The acceleration

with the BAM coating is only about 4 % less than that with a truly frictionless surface.

100. Answers may vary. Sample answer: The best situation for a true inertial frame of reference

is empty space so far from any other object that there are no outside gravitational forces on

objects in the frame of reference. In a true inertial frame of reference, objects would follow

Newton’s laws of motion perfectly and all motion would be explained by real forces acting on

the objects.

101. Answers may vary. Sample answer:

102. Answers may vary. Sample answer: In this unit, I learned that slowing a car is just

acceleration in the direction opposite to the velocity. Also, when an object accelerates in a

specific direction, that does not mean the velocity will be in the same direction. It is possible for

displacement, velocity, and acceleration to all be in different directions. For example, suppose an

object with an initial velocity directed north accelerates southwest until it is directly west of its

starting point. Its acceleration is southwest, its displacement is west, and its final velocity is

directed somewhere between the other two vectors.

103. Answers may vary. Students should discuss what they learned about force and motion. For

most objects, students will recognize that the force of gravity and the equal-and-opposite normal

force balance each other to keep an object from moving. Students should recognize that when an

object is dragged at a constant speed, the force of kinetic friction balances the equal-and-opposite

applied force.

104. Answers may vary. Students should discuss how examining the frame of reference is

important to understanding projectile motion. For example, a ball thrown forward from a moving

vehicle travels farther than a ball thrown backward with the same force because the velocity of

the vehicle contributes to the initial velocity of the ball. In terms of space exploration, relative

motion is important for determining the shortest or most efficient path between two objects,

which reduces travel time. For example, you must not aim a probe at a planet, but where the

planet will be by the time the probe reaches the planet’s orbit. Also, a probe will have a slower

approach to a planet if the two objects are moving in the same direction than if they are heading

toward each other.

105. Answers may vary. Students may discuss the applications of a linear actuator (which

converts energy into linear motion), research into reducing friction for skiers, or the circular

motion in a centrifuge.

106. Answers may vary. In the previous grade, students studied kinematics and forces. In this

unit, they expanded on their prior learning by studying acceleration and velocity in two

dimensions and circular motion.

Research

107. Answers may vary. Students’ answers should address the forces (and other physics

concepts) used in a selection of skateboarding maneuvers. For example, during an Ollie, or jump

with the board, the skateboarder accelerates upward by jumping. The rider simultaneously

pushes the rear of the board into the ground causing it to bounce up. Then, using static friction,

the rider guides the board up more while it is in contact with his or her front foot. The deck is

covered with grip tape, which increases the friction over a plain wood board. The frontside 180

and 360 flip are similar, but the force on the board is increased and direction is added to rotate or

twist the board. The upturn of the deck at the rear of the skateboard is a design feature that

allows riders to tilt the board at a greater angle to improve the height of an Ollie or other trick.

108. Answers may vary. Students’ presentations should focus on the importance of acceleration

in drag racing because the displacement is so short. To increase acceleration, a driver or engineer

can increase the total force forward and decrease the mass of the vehicle. The force forward can

be a combination of an applied force, for example, a rocket engine with rear exhaust that applies

an equal-and-opposite force forward, and the static friction between the tires and the ground.

Choosing tires that increase the coefficient of static friction contributes to the increase in the

forward acceleration. Another method of increasing the force of static friction is to increase the

normal force by adding mass, however, this limits the acceleration due to the applied force. In

recent years, aerodynamics has also been applied to reduce air resistance.

109. Answers may vary. Students’ presentation should discuss the physical characteristics of

BAM as well as its advantages. BAM is a super-hard synthetic ceramic that can coat other

materials in a microscopic layer. Its coefficient of kinetic friction is only 0.02. Coating

mechanical parts with BAM reduces the friction that causes wear and tear. This also increases

the efficiency of machinery by reducing the loss of thermal energy due to friction. Students may

include a cost-benefit analysis of coating machinery parts with BAM.

110. Pop bottle rockets can be made by forcing air into a plastic water bottle that contains water

already. Methods of forcing air include using an air compressor or a bicycle pump. The bottles

are then inverted and opened to release the water and air downward. Pop rockets apply Newton’s

third law of motion by creating such a massive downward force pressure that they are propelled

upward.

111. Elizabeth MacGill, born in Vancouver in 1905, was the first female aircraft designer. She

was the Chief Aeronautical Engineer at a Canadian manufacturer and improved aircraft designs

to allow for higher altitude take-offs and flights, and operation during colder conditions (de-

icing). After World War II, she worked on establishing the Air Worthiness regulations for

commercial aircraft, which dictated the minimum requirements for passenger planes. She also

wrote extensively on women’s rights, discussing her mother, British Columbia’s first woman

judge.

112. (a) Oscar Pistorius holds several gold medals for sprints at the Paralympics Games and has

personal bests for the 100 m, 200 m, and 400 m, all within a couple seconds of the world records

for all athletes.

(b) Some people dispute Oscar Pistorius’s records on the grounds that his artificial legs are more

effective for running than a human leg can be.

(c) Answers may vary. Sample answer: As prosthetic technology improves, artificial limbs may

allow for faster, higher, and stronger performances by athletes with the prosthetics than those

without.

(d) Answers may vary. Students should articulate and defend an opinion on the topic of allowing

people with artificial limbs to compete against those without. Students may address the difficulty

of perfectly matching the ability of an artificial limb with the structure of the human leg, and

therefore, the difficulty in attempting to regulate allowable prosthetics.

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