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Physics 6A – Winter 2007 – Huang Final Exam
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This is a closed book and closed note exam. Students are allowed to bring one page (could be double-sided) note of their own handwriting. This is a 180 minute exam. No student will be admitted 30 minutes after the start of the exam. This exam counts 50 points towards the ﬁnal grade.

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a) What maximum height does the ball reach? b) What is the speed of the ball at the maximum height? c) What is the acceleration of the ball at the maximum height? d) How long is the ball in the air? e) What is the horizontal range of the cannon ball? (Ignore any eﬀects due to air resistance.Problem 1 (5 points) A cannon barrel is elevated 450 above the horizontal. It ﬁres a ball with an initial speed of 300 m/s.) .

as shown in the Figure.0 m/s2 while a horizontal force of 320 N is applied to it. The 60-kg block has an acceleration of 3. . There is no friction between the 100-kg block and the horizontal smooth table surface. but there is friction between the two blocks.Problem 2 (5 points) A 60-kg block slides along the top of a 100-kg block. a) Find the coeﬃcient of kinetic friction between the two blocks. b) Find the acceleration of the 100-kg block during the time that the 60-kg block remains in contact.

the bob is moving at 1.00-kg. (mid-term 2 problem) .8 m long and the bob has a mass of 1. b) Calculate the tension in the string.40 m/s. When the string makes an angle of θ = 150 with respect to the vertical.Problem 3 (5 points) A pendulum is 0. a) Find the tangential and radial acceleration components for the bob.

What is the downward force of the track on the car at the top of the loop? .0 m diameter loop.Problem 4 (5 points) A 1000-kg roller coaster car starts from rest at a height H=25. determine the speed of the car when the upside-down car is at the top of the loop.0 m above the bottom of a 14. If the friction between the car and the track is negligible.

0 m.0-kg block in Figure slides down a frictionless curved ramp. a) What is the speed of the block at the bottom of the ramp? b) What is the energy dissipated by the friction? c) What is the kinetic friction coeﬃcient between the block and the horizontal surface? .Problem 5 (5 points) The 2. starting from rest at a height of 3. The block then slides 9.0 m on a rough horizontal surface before coming to rest.

0-kg steel ball and a 2. and when the ball is at its lowest point it strikes a 1.6. This pendulum is released from rest in the horizontal position.0-m cord of negligible mass make up a simple pendulum that can pivot without friction about the point O.Problem 6 (5 points) A 1. a) What is the velocity of the ball just before the strike? b) What is the velocity of the block just after the impact? c) How far does the block slide before coming to rest (assuming that the shelf is ﬁxed and long enough)? . Assume the collision is elastic and the coeﬃcient of kinetic friction between the block and the shelf is 0.0-kg block sitting at rest on a shelf.

3 m and mass of 2 kg. (The pulley wheel can be modeled as a uniform disk whose rotational inertia I = mR2 /2) . The string does not slip on the pulley wheel and the pulley wheel can rotate without friction from the bearing. Find the acceleration of the blocks and the tensions T1 and T2 on the string at the both sides of the pulley (T1 = T2).Problem 7 (5 points) Two blocks M =3 kg and m=1 kg are connected by a massless string that passes over a pulley of radius R=0.

the projectile is traveling along a line displaced a distance b below the axis.Problem 8 (5 points) A projectile of mass mp is traveling at a constant velocity v0 towards a stationary disk of mass M and radius R that is free to rotate its axis. b and R. (Rotational Inertia of a disk is I = MR2 /2) . The projectile strikes the disk and sticks to point B. what is the total angular momentum of the disk-projectile system about the axis of the disk? b) what is the angular speed of the disk-projectile system just after the impact? c) How much mechanical energy is lost in the collision? Express your results in terms of mp. a) Before the impact. Model the projectile as a point mass. v0. Before the impact. M .

b) the angular acceleration of the Center-of-Mass of the disk. and c) the tension in the string. . The disk is released from rest with the string vertical and its top end tied to a ﬁxed bar. The rotational inertia of a disk about the Center-of-Mass axis is MR2 /2. Find a) the acceleration of the Center-of-Mass of the disk.Problem 9 (5 points) A string is wound around a uniform disk of radius R and mass M .

is placed into a circular orbit around the Earth at an altitude h (note h is the height from the surface of the Earth).Problem 10 (5 points) A satellite of mass m. originally on the surface of the Earth. Represent the mass and radius of the Earth as ME and RE . . a) What is the speed of the satellite? b) What is the period of the satellite? c) What is the total mechanical energy of the satellite in the orbit? d) What is the minimum energy needed in order to place the satellite to the orbit when the satellite is launched from the surface of the Earth? Ignore air resistance.