
#1
Sep1707, 02:30 AM

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If the mass of the object is 3.0 kg, what is its final velocity over the 8.0 s time period? This is the work I've done so far. F∆t = m∆v 100 * 8.0 = 3.0 * v v = 266.67 Now 267m/s seems quite high to me. So I think the problem Im having is that I'm reading the graph incorrectly and extrapolating the incorrect force from it. So basically, can anyone tell me if I have the correct amount of force listed down? 



#2
Sep1707, 03:46 AM

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One approach would be to rescale the force axis by dividing by the mass of the object and effectively turning it into an accelerationtime graph. The change in speed is then given by the area under the graph.




#3
Sep2507, 05:04 PM

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The area under a ForceTime graph is Impulse (equivalent to change in momentum). You can find the area under the curve and that will equal your momentum change. This should allow you to calculate your velocity change.




#4
Jul910, 02:51 PM

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Force*Time graph with respect to momentum
DonnieB, Fizznerd is right, you need the area under the curve, and you do not need calculus, as that is a trapezoid. THe area of a trapezoid is the average of the bases times the height, which is (4 + 8)seconds/2*100 N = 600 N*s. Set this to mv  mv0, and assuming v0 is zero get v final = 200 m/s.



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