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Q. A 10.0 kg wood ball hangs from a 1.30 m-long wire. The maximum tension the wire can withstand without breaking is 600 N. A 0.900 kg projectile trav...

Solved • Jul 20, 2020

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Q. Two cars, both of mass m, collide and stick together. Prior to the collision, one car had been traveling north at speed 2v, while the second was tr...

Solved • Jul 16, 2020

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Q. A parallel-plate capacitor is charged to 5000 V. A proton is fired into the center of the capacitor at a speed of 3.7105m/s as shown in (Figure 1) ...

Solved • Jul 10, 2020

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Q. An iron block with mass mB slides down a frictionless hill of height H. At the base of the hill, it collides with and sticks to a magnet with mass ...

Solved • May 26, 2020

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Q. An atom of mass M is initially at rest, in its ground state. A moving (nonrelativistic) electron of mass me collides with the atom. The atom+electr...

Solved • May 26, 2020

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Q. A gun fires a bullet vertically upwards into a 1.40-kg block of wood at rest on a thin horizontal sheet.If the bullet has a mass of 26.8g and a spe...

Solved • May 21, 2020

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Q. A bullet of mass mb is fired horizontally with speed viat a wooden block of mass mw resting on a frictionless table. The bullet hits the block and ...

Solved • May 21, 2020

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Q.  A car with mass mc = 1134 kg is traveling west through an intersection at a magnitude of velocity of vc = 9.5 m/s when a truck of mass mt 1752 kg ...

Solved • May 19, 2020

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Q. In this problem we will consider a collision of two moving objects such that after the collision, the objects stick together and travel off as a si...

Solved • Apr 23, 2020

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Q. Suppose two asteroids strike head on. Asteroid A ( exttip{m_{ m A}}{m_A}8.1×1012 kg) has velocity 3.6 km/s before the collision, and asteroid B (ex...

Solved • Nov 12, 2018

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Q. A 7600-kg boxcar traveling 15 m/s strikes a second car. The two stick together and move off with a speed of 6.6 m/s. What is the mass of the second...

Solved • Nov 12, 2018

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Q. Most geologists believe that the dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago when a large comet or asteroid struck the earth, throwing up so much...

Solved • Nov 12, 2018

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Q. A 10.0-g bullet is fired into a stationary block of wood having mass m = 5.00 kg. The bullet imbeds into the block. The speed of the bullet-plus-wo...

Solved • Oct 24, 2018

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Q. If all three collisions in the figure are totally inelastic, which cause(s) the most damage (deformation of objects, thermal energy increase, etc.)...

Solved • May 16, 2017

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Q. An important quantity to know during an inelastic is known as the  coefficient of restitution, which essentially measures how "ellastic" a collisio...

Solved • Feb 28, 2017

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Q. A 5 kg mass moves with an initial speed of 1 m/s and collides with a 10 kg mass at rest. After the collision, the 5 kg mass is at rest and the 10 k...

Solved • Feb 28, 2017

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Q. Blocks A and B are moving toward each other on a horizontal frictionless surface. Block A has mass 5.0 kg and is moving to the right with speed 8.0...

Solved • Jan 27, 2017