Just ran through it trying splitting the triangle and i got
OB = kmg(4a\cos\theta -4a\cos\frac{\theta}{2})
As this is equal to the GPE of the rod.
mga\cos\theta = kmg(4a\cos\theta -4a\cos\frac{\theta}{2})
V = mga[(4k - 1)\cos\theta - 4k\cos\frac{\theta}{2}]
Which is the correct...
Hmm. Since the triangle OAB is isosceles, could i split it into 2 right angled triangles to get the length of the extension in terms of \cos\frac{\theta}{2}?
I'm not too clear why the sine of the angle theta can't just be used. Is there a fundamental flaw in my understanding of mathematics...
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Hmm, Ive cancelled it all down to get
\frac{3mgl}{4} - \frac{2mgl}{3} + \frac{mgl}{3} = \frac{3mg(y - l)^2}{4l} - (Y - l)mg
Which goes to:-
3(y - l)^2 - 4l(y- l) - \frac{20l^2}{12}
Which after applying the quaratic formula, equates y - l = \frac{10l}{6}. (y - l) is the distance i...
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EPE = \frac{3mg(\frac{2}{3}l)^2}{4l}
The string is initially stretched by 2/3L as natural length is L and stretched length is 5/3L.
I really appreciate your help Doc Al, this question has been giving me trouble for the last couple of days.
Thank's once again.
I'm calling the entire length of the string (at maximum stretch after projection) Y. The energies are measured from the equilibrium point.
Before projection:-
KE = \frax{3mgl}{4}
EPE = \frac{3mg(\frac{2}{3}l)^2}{4l}
PE = 0
After projection:-
KE = 0
EPE = \frac{3mg(y -...
In my book, Lambda is defined as \lambda = \frac{mgl}{x} where x is the compression/extension. As the equilibrium length is \frac{5l}{3} the extension is \frac{2l}{3}.
Subbing that into the above gives:
\lambda = \frac{3mg}{2}
Why is this wrong?
Ok, We've only been taught the elastic modulus, so i assume the question should be able to be done using that. Do i use K and i would use lambda in the EPE equation?
Thanks once again,
Bob