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1. ### Carnot refrigerator and II law of Thermodynamics

There is an input of work in the carnot refrigerator. The second law of thermodynamics states that heat does not flow from a cold reservoir to a hot reservoir spontaneously. However, heat may flow from a cold reservoir to a hot reservoir with the input of work.
2. ### Rolling solid disk

Hi. I'm sorry for bumping this old thread. I was wondering about something in his workings. For part B, the fractional loss is not 2/3 right? 2/3 is just the loss in rotational energy. The total loss in K.E will be Initial rot. energy - final rot. energy - final translational energy? Thanks...
3. ### Total Energy

I think you made a computation mistake. Because, i got the answer just fine after substituting all the values. -1.6X10^10 J
4. ### Total Energy

I think he is asking you to use the easier(approximation) form of gravitational potential energy equation. (the one that involves g)

6. ### Determine mass of a glider on an air track

You do not have to add in Fn1 and Fg1 because they cancel each other out + they are in the vertical direction. You only need to take into account the horizontal forces(which in this case is the tension from the string).
7. ### Jumping toy problem

Try Using this: Elastic potential energy stored in wire or spring (Amount of work stored) * W = ½keffX2, where X is the extension of spring
8. ### Center of Mass Problem

Actually, the reason why we take moments about the left person is so that we do not need to take into account of the unknown force exerted by the left person. Hence, we can solve the equation with 1 unknown(force exerted by right person) instead of having two unknowns(if you take moments about...
9. ### Center of Mass Problem

The centre of mass of the couch will not move.(It is still in the middle) However, the centre of mass of the couch and the person sitting on the couch will be between the arrow(weight of the person sitting on couch) and the arrow (weight of couch). You do not have to find the new point. More...
10. ### Center of Mass Problem

You are right. The total force exerted by both right and left person is 784N. What i meant was force exerted by left person is not equal to force exerted by right person. You will need to take moments about left person to find the force exerted by right person. And hence, find out the force...
11. ### Center of Mass Problem

Erm. Actually, after solving for the force exerted by the right person, you'll need to find the force exerted by the left person later as well. The forces exerted by the right and left person are not equal. No. Use Taking moments about left person, Clockwise moments = anti-clockwise moments
12. ### Center of Mass Problem

Eh. No. Use moments about a point. Clue: Take moments about the left person. Note: By the way, In your 3rd sentence, its "multiply this mass with gravity's acceleration" and not "multiply this weight with gravity's acceleration".
13. ### Center of Mass Problem

I've drawn a free body diagram here: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-h5patrZ790/TP5DhJfAiNI/AAAAAAAAAV4/xFnT20VqzrI/s1600/Couch+question.PNG See if it helps u.
14. ### Tension on a chain.

Since there is an acceleration, there will be a resultant force. At the fifth link, The resultant force = force exerted by fourth link on fifth link - weight of fifth link. I think you should be able to do now.
15. ### Buoyant forces on copper and

Yes. That's correct.
16. ### Buoyant forces on copper and

I think you have some misconceptions here. Buoyant Force = Vρg, the V is the volume of liquid displaced, p is the density of the LIQUID displaced. Hence, the upthrust is the same for both, since in both cases, the liquid and the volume of liquid displaced is the same. Now, you might ask...