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Q. 1) Anita is running to the right at 5.0m/s , as shown in the figure. Balls 1 and 2 thrown toward her at 10m/s by friends standing on the ground.(Fi...

Solved • Jul 14, 2020

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Q. A man is running at speed c (much less than the speed of light) to catch a bus already at a stop. At t = 0, when he is a distance b from the door t...

Solved • Jul 13, 2020

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Q. Cars A and B are racing each other along the same straight road in the following manner. Car A has a head start and is a distance DA beyond the sta...

Solved • Apr 28, 2020

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Q. At the instant the traffic light turns green, an automobile starts with a constant acceleration a of 2.2 m/s2. At the same instant a truck, traveli...

Solved • Sep 25, 2019

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Q. A key falls from a bridge that is 45m above the water. It falls directly into a model boat, moving with constant velocity, that is 12m from the poi...

Solved • Sep 24, 2019

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Q. A rock is thrown vertically upward with a speed of 16.0 m/s. Exactly 1.00 s later, a ball is thrown up vertically along the same path with a speed ...

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. An unmarked police car traveling a constant 95 km/h is passed by a speeder traveling 135 km/h. Precisely 1.00 s after the speeder passes, the polic...

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. Mary and Sally are in a foot race (see figure). When Mary is 22 m from the finish line, she has a speed of 4.0 m/s and is 5.0 m behind Sally, who h...

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. A car traveling 95 km/h is 110 m behind a truck traveling 75 km/h. How long will it take the car to reach the truck?

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. Two locomotives approach each other on parallel tracks. Each has a speed of exttip{v}{v} 85 km/h with respect to the ground. If they are initially ...

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. An entertainer juggles balls while doing other activities. In one act, she throws a ball vertically upward, and while it is in the air, she runs to...

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. Suppose the elevator starts from rest and maintains a constant upward acceleration of 4.10  m/s2. A bolt in the elevator ceiling 3.10 m above the e...

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. A juggler performs in a room whose ceiling is a height 3.1 m above the level of his hands. He throws a ball upward so that it just reaches the ceil...

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. You are on the roof of the physics building, 46.0 m above the ground (Fig. P2.70). Your physics professor, who is 1.80 m tall, is walking alongside...

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. The engineer of a passenger train traveling at 25.0 m/s sights a freight train whose caboose is 200 m ahead on the same track. The freight train is...

Solved • Oct 29, 2018

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Q. An inquisitive physics student and mountain climber climbs a 50.0-m-high cliff that overhangs a calm pool of water. He throws two stones vertically...

Solved • Sep 25, 2018

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Q. While driving on the highway at a constant speed v0, significantly above the speed limit, you pass in front of a parked police car without noticing...

Solved • May 31, 2017

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Q. Two cars, an Acura and a Bentley, are initially at rest a distance L from each other. At time t = 0 both cars starts accelerating toward each other...

Solved • May 29, 2017

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Q. A car capable of a constant acceleration of 2.64 m/s2 is stopped at a traffic light. When the light turns green, the car starts from rest with this...

Solved • May 24, 2017

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Q. A top fuel dragster and a Bugatti Veyron race in a short straight line drag race. At the start of the race the top fuelers is standing still waitin...

Solved • Jan 19, 2017

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Q. A motorist traveling at a constant velocity of 20 m/s passes a school-crossing corner where the speed limit is 10 m/s (about 22 mi/h). A police off...

Solved • Jan 13, 2017

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Q. A motorist traveling at a constant velocity of 20 m/s passes a school-crossing corner where the speed limit is 10 m/s (about 22 mi/h). A police off...

Solved • Jan 13, 2017

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Q. A 1/4 mile drag race is going to occur between a Porsche GT3 and a Ferrari F430. The Porsche is the faster car, able to accelerate across a 1/4 mil...

Solved • Jan 5, 2017