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Test 1
Due: 11:59pm on Sunday, September 12, 2010
Note:You will receive no credit for late submissions.

Exercise 1.12
A useful and easy-to-remember approximate value for the number of seconds in a year is .Part ADetermine the percent error in this approximate value. (There are 365.24 days in one year.)ANSWER:
0.446

Correct

Exercise 1.28
Part AHow many dollar bills would you have to stack to reach the moon? (Depending on age, dollar bills can be stacked with about 2-3 per millimeter.)
1.0×10
12

All attempts used; correct answer displayed
dollar bills
Exercise 1.45
Part AUse vector components to find the magnitude of the vector needed to balance the two vectors shown in the figure . Let the 625- vector bealong the -
-axis and let the +
-axis be perpendicular to it toward the right.ANSWER:
781

Correct
Part BFind the direction of the vector needed to balance this two vectors.ANSWER:
166

Correct
counterclockwise from -axis
Exercise 1.47

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Write each vector in the figure in terms of the unit vectors and .Part AANSWER:=
Correct
Correct
Correct
Correct

Problem 1.76
On a training flight, a student pilot flies from Lincoln, Nebraska to Clarinda, Iowa, then to St. Joseph, Missouri, and then to Manhattan, Kansas .The directions are shown relative to north: is north, is east, is south, and iswest.Part AUse the method of components to find the distance she has to fly from Manhattan to get back to Lincoln.ANSWER:
189

Correct

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Part BFind the direction (relative to north) she must fly to get there.ANSWER:=
-10.5

Correct

Problem 1.82
You are hungry and decide to go to your favorite neighborhood fast-food restaurant. You leave your apartment and take the elevator 10 flightsdown (each flight is 3.0 ) and then go 15 south to the apartment exit. You then proceed 0.2 east, turn north, and go 0.1 to theentrance of the restaurant.Part ADetermine the displacement from your apartment to the restaurant. Use unit vector notation for your answer, being sure to make clear your choice of coordinates.
Take the beginning of the journey as the origin, with north being the y-direction, east the x-direction, and the z-axis vertical.
Correct
Part BHow far did you travel along the path you took from your apartment to the restaurant?ANSWER:
345

Correct
Part CWhat is the magnitude of the displacement you calculated in part A?ANSWER:=
219

Correct

Problem 1.92
When two vectors and are drawn from a common point, the angle between them is .Part AIf and have the same magnitude, for which value of will their vector sum have the same magnitude as or ?ANSWER:=
120

Correct

Problem 1.94
Part AGiven two vectors and . Obtain a
unit vector
perpendicular to these two vectors.
Express your answer as a unit vector in the form , , where the x, y, and z components are separated by commas.
-0.720,0.332,-0.609

Correct

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