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Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 5, Problem 12

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Recent questions and answers

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 6, Problem 25

By idan on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:49

When a question doesn't specify an initial speed we can assume it's 0? I'm used to seeing them specify "starting from rest". This is only true with an initial speed of 0.

By Mr. Dychko on Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:53

Hi idan, thank you for the question. When a question doesn't specify an initial speed, and doesn't imply it by saying something like "lifted off the ground" or saying something else which could be interpreted as an initial speed, then you really don't know what the initial speed is. You can't assume it is zero. In this question, the initial speed doesn't actually matter until you get to part e) where it's asking for the final speed. In part e) it finally says "it started from rest". For parts a) through d), the force needed to impart an acceleration of $0.160 \textrm{ g}$ is the same regardless of what speed it's going initially. Only the acceleration is relevant. For example, consider that the force needed to keep the load at rest would be the same as the force needed to make the load rise at a constant speed. The constant speed doesn't matter so far as the force is concerned.

Hope this helps,
Mr. Dychko

Giancoli 6th Edition, Chapter 26, Problem 13

By phamk on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:57

I don't understand part d. Why aren't we solving for t instead, to get an answer of 26.6 seconds? Shouldn't the time elapsed for the friend always be smaller than the time elapsed for us (the observer)?

By Mr. Dychko on Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:16

Hi phamk, thanks for your question. Part d) could be phrased more explicity. The friend is now watching the Earth based observer zoom past, and is taking note of the time on the Earth observer's watch, which is at different locations between the start and end time. This means the friend is not measuring proper time since the starting event (the Earth base observer's watch at the initial time) is not in the same place as the ending event (the Earth based observer's watch at the end time).

The result of each person reporting the same time elapsed on the other person's watch when their own watch shows 20.0 s passed has some symmetry to it. We expect similar results from each perspective since no one perspective is special compared to the other.

Relativity is definitely confusing since it contradicts our slow moving day-to-day experience!
Hope this helps,
Mr. Dychko

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 6, Problem 65

By Mr. Dychko on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:45

Thank you kfcheung1016 and fortunado09! I've corrected the final answer.

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 6, Problem 20

By fortunado09 on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:34

The force of the ball on the glove is in joules? The answer is in Newtons, though. What am I missing?

By Mr. Dychko on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:48

Hi fortunado09, sorry about this one. I misspoke in the video. Force is always in Newtons, of course! I'll make a note above the video for other students.

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 6, Problem 65

By fortunado09 on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 16:07

Caught this one too, where are you?

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 6, Problem 63

By fortunado09 on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 15:54

You’ve got 70km/h in your work, but it’s 80km/h in the problem and your calculator!

By Mr. Dychko on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:42

Nice catch! I'll mention this error in the final answer. Thanks again for reporting it.

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 6, Problem 42

By fortunado09 on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:11

How do you get the units N/m? I’m getting kg/s^2 which is not a thing I’m familiar with.

How do you know to use 9.8m/s^2 per g? Is that just gravity when dealing with g’s?

By Mr. Dychko on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:34

Ah, and yes, "g's" are assumed to be the acceleration of gravity near the surface of Earth, so it can always be substituted with $9.8 \textrm{ m / s}^s$ unless the question explicitly says something else (such as "on Mars" or "10 000 m above the Earth").

By Mr. Dychko on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:32

Hi fortunado09, N/m is another way of saying $\textrm{kg / s}^2$. Using one or the other is just a matter of personal preference, and I prefer $\textrm{ N/m}$ since I think it better conveys the idea of a spring constant being the number of Newtons of force the spring will exert for each meter that it's compressed. If you expand the Newtons in $\textrm{ N / m}$ to base units, you'll find am "m" cancels, leaving you with your correct alternative units of $\textrm{ kg / s}^s$.

Cheers,
Mr. Dychko

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 6, Problem 65

By kfcheung1016 on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 06:31

there is a typing error
the ans is 5.4×104 W in (a.
Thank you

By kfcheung1016 on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 06:32

5.3×10^4 *


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