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    Relative Density Word Problem

    So I am a bit stuck on this question as my result using the above equations dose not give an numerical value which I assume from the question is needed. So here my method for solving My first thought was that if on the planet the person can throw a rock 10 time further then that it implies in...
  2. S

    B What will stop me from going at the speed of light?

    Using Newton's 2nd law F=ma, If you provide a constant force of 1mil newtons then an object will accelerate at 100m/s. Using V = U + AT I can say that (speed of light) 299,792,458 = 0 + 100T thus T = 2997924.58 seconds or I can achieve speed of light in 35 days or so. Why is this not...
  3. NoahCygnus

    B Motion analysis of an accelerating wedge and a block

    I don't understand the motion of an accelerating wedge and a block. I'd really appreciate if you make me understand the motion in both an inertial and a non inertial reference frame. Here's a figure I have made, a0 is the acceleration on the wedge with respect to an inertial frame, towards right.
  4. unseeingdog

    B Coefficient of Restitution in x and y

    I am currently studying collisions in high school and my teacher told us that, in order to calculate the direction of each object after a 2-body collision, we could change the values in the relative velocity terms of the equation of the coefficient of restitution to the components in x and y. Is...
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    Skydiver Forces Problem

    Homework Statement A skydiver is jumping out of an airplane. During the first few seconds of one jump, the parachute is unopened, and the magnitude of the air resistance acting on the skydiver is 251N. The acceleration of the skydiver during this time is 5.96 m/s^2 [down]. Calculate the mass of...
  6. M

    What happens if i lift a weight on bathroom scales

    If i am standing on bathroom scales and i lift a weight, what will it do to the reading on the scales? I assume that lifting the weight will involve a force from my arm on to the weight, and an equal and opposite force will then push back, causing be to weigh more?
  7. L

    Astrophysicists and their use of physics in their studies?

    I am writing a paragraph on astrophysicists. I want to incorporate a connection between the physics that we are learning and an astrophysicist's use of the same principles in their studies. Unfortunately, there is not much information about this on the internet. What I have found is that...
  8. M

    Newton's Law System With Both Frictions

    Homework Statement Find the minimum mass that is needed to get the system moving and the acceleration of the system once it starts to move. The coefficient of static friction between the mass and the table is 0.54 and the kinetic friction coefficient is 0.3. Homework Equations...
  9. AveryB

    Help with Newtons laws of motion and force?

    If anyone could tell me how to answer these questions that would be fantastic. Thank you so much! 1. A box that weighs 66.2 N on Jupiter is taken to Pluto. The weight of the box on Pluto will be ____. (acceleration on pluto is 0.42) Would you find the mass first? 2. The hand in the image...
  10. J

    Newton's Cradle Again

    I have always found the Newton's Cradle that my daughter bought for me fascinating. With the steel balls as identical as possible then the analysis of the process is simple. Both the momentum and kinetic energy are conserved (assuming negligible losses) on collision. The only way(?) this can...
  11. L

    Equilibrium in two dimensions

    Homework Statement a boy on whom the force of gravity is 400 N hangs on to the middle of a rope stretched between two trees. The rope sags in such a way that it makes an angle of 170 degrees at the boys hands. what force does the rope exert on each tree? Homework Equations F=ma The Attempt at...
  12. K

    Two stacked blocks sliding down an inclined plane

    Homework Statement "You are lowing two boxes, one on top of the other, down a ramp. Both boxes move together at a constant speed. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the ramp and the lower box is 0.430, and the coefficient of static friction between the two boxes is 0.779. The lower box...
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    Newton's First law and KT of Gases

    One of the assumptions of Kinetic Theory states that: A gas is a substance composed of many particles flying about randomly, colliding with one another and with the walls of the container. My instructor mention that we might be required to Know, state, and apply this theory to one of newtoms...
  14. H

    Help with newton's second and third laws

    Homework Statement Two blocks are pushed to the right so that they move together with increasing speed. Block B remains at the height shown. Ignore friction between the ground and block A but not between block A and block B. The mass of block A is 10kg and the mass of block B is 2kg. Let...
  15. D

    Two stacked boxes and a pulley with a weight attached

    Homework Statement The system shown is released from rest. Mass one (0.450 kg) rests on mass two (0.820 kg) and the coefficient of static friction between the two masses is 0.560 and the same for the mass and the table. Determine the maximum mass for M3 such that the mass one will not slide on...
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