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Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 5, Problem 12

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Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 3, Problem 48

By brysongrondel on Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:49

If I am not familiar on the sine law and I am not being instructed in the sine/cosine law, what formulas from the book can be used to arrive at the same solutions?

By Mr. Dychko on Sat, 06/02/2018 - 21:17

So... the alternative to using the sine law here (or cosine law in other questions) is to do a lot of work resolving vectors into components, adding those components, then using the Pythagorean Theorem to turn the resultant components into the final resultant vector. The sine and cosine laws are designed to make the solution much, much quicker, and I'm quite sure the time you put into learning them will pay off by avoiding the much larger amount of time dealing with components. Places to start would be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_sines and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_cosines. Short term pain for long term gain!
Good luck,
Mr. Dychko

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 3, Problem 47

By brysongrondel on Sat, 06/02/2018 - 19:58

I'm confused on why the last problem did not utilize the Pythagorean theorem to find the actual speed traveled by the swimmer and the actual distance traveled, but for this problem, we did both... I solved the last problem (#46) using the a^2 + b^2 approach and found the angle using the inverse tangent, but my answer was wildly different. Any insight into how to reconcile this in my brain?

By Mr. Dychko on Sat, 06/02/2018 - 21:12

Hi brysongrondel, thanks for the question. I understand that something here is confusing, but it isn't clear to me which question/solution you're comparing with, since #46 isn't really comparable to this one... I notice you asked another question, so I'll follow up there.

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 2, Problem 12

By brysongrondel on Mon, 05/28/2018 - 16:30

So, first off, I have to say that I love this site so far. I am kind of struggling with the issues that arise from rounding errors. I am familiar with significant figures, but I am wondering if there is a better rule of thumb. Normally I don't round until I get the final answer, but I got problem #7 wrong. On this problem, I did all of the steps correctly, but I rounded up the times t1 and t2 to 2 sig figs and ended up getting 62 km/h. Is there anything I should know that might be helpful as I prepare for tests and future problem sets?
Thanks!

By Mr. Dychko on Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:21

Hi brysongrondel, thank you very much for the nice feedback, and your question. The general idea is to avoid rounding until the final answer. Rounding values before a final answer is called intermediate rounding error, and causes the final answer to differ as a result of the rounding. So, generally, avoid rounding until the end. It's a topic that calls for a bit of patience since most numbers need rounding eventually, and the answer you're comparing to may have chosen a different number of digits than you, resulting in a different answer than what you obtained despite your following the best practice of keeping "lots" of digits until the end. Different people could have different opinions on what "lots" means. I would say that two additional digits, beyond those that are significant , should be kept with intermediate numbers.
Hope that helps,
Mr. Dychko

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 16, Problem 29

By cm2hn on Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:12

Hello, in the part to replace cos45 if I write sq root 2 / 2 (that is what the calculator gives me) instead of 1 / sq root of 2, at the end I guess it will give me a different answer. Right?

By Mr. Dychko on Mon, 05/28/2018 - 13:23

Hello cm2hn, thanks for your question. Well, the ultimate proof is always in trying your variation and see the effect, but I can say that $\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{2}} = \dfrac{\sqrt{2}}{2}$. If you multiply $\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{2}}$ by "1", you won't change it's value, but if you make "1" look funny as, say, $\dfrac{\sqrt{2}}{\sqrt{2}}$, you'll find that it turns $\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{2}} $ into $\dfrac{\sqrt{2}}{2}$. We know that they're equivalent since you can turn one into the other by multiplying by 1.
All the best,
Mr. Dychko

Giancoli 6th Edition, Chapter 7, Problem 34

By rodri100172 on Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:51

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Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 3, Problem 17

By nguyen112212 on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 19:51

Hi Sr. I am wondering what happened to the other "Y" when you were solving for time. It's the part where t = square root of 2Y/AY.

By Mr. Dychko on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:23

Hello, thanks for the question. The "y" in the denominator is just a subscript for the "a" (acceleration), to label the acceleration as "the acceleration in the y direction". It is not a separate factor, but maybe I wrote it a bit too big. The equation is $t = \sqrt{\dfrac{2Y}{a_y}}$.

All the best,
Mr. Dychko

Giancoli 6th Edition, Chapter 5, Problem 43

By pathak_s on Sun, 05/06/2018 - 17:44

Hey why doesn't the equation for velocity (2*pi*r)/T work for this question as well?

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 19, Problem 24

By aquaoasis14 on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:01

why did the R disappear finding the currents to the after problem?(the last problem)


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