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Fall 2013 Worked

Rec Sec Letter

Physics 23

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TEST 1 (4 pages)

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Points for a question are indicated in parentheses. Your solution to a

question with OSE in front of it MUST begin with an Official Starting
Equation, with the math subsequently flowing from it for full credit. If
Test Total =
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you need more space to finish a question, write and circle BPP at the end of
the space provided and complete your work on the Back of Previous Page.
For Questions on this page, write the letter which you believe to be the best answer in the underlined space
provided to the left of the question number. On subsequent pages, draw a box around your answer to each
question. The expression for the final result must be in system parameters and simplified as far as possible. All
information and algebraic quantities that you use to solve the problem must appear in the figure. Neglect air
resistance. Calculators and notes cannot be used during the test. If you have any questions, ask the proctor.

D1)(10)The motion of a particle that moves along the y-axis is

described in the velocity versus time graph shown in the figure. We can
say that its speed
A) increases. B) decreases. C) increases and then decreases.

D) decreases and then increases.

D2)(10)The position of an object is given by x = at3 bt2 + ct, where a, b, and c are constants. The
instantaneous acceleration of the object at time t is
at 4 bt 3 ct 2

C) zero
D) 6at-2b
A) 3at -2bt+c

A 3)(10) Which is the correct way to express F at right in unit vector notation?
A) Fx i + Fy j
B) Fx i Fy j
C) Fx i + Fy j
D) Fx i Fy j
B4)(10)A box of mass m is pulled with a constant acceleration a along a
horizontal frictionless floor by a wire that makes an angle of above the horizontal If T
is the tension in this wire, then
A) T = ma. B) T > ma.
C) T < ma.
D) Cant determine without having
an exact number for .


B5)(10)If you swing a bucket of water fast enough in a vertical circle, at the highest point the water
does not spill out because an outward force balances the pull of gravity on the water.
A) True
B) False
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8) A small block of mass M is sitting on the edge of a rough disk of radius R that is rotating about its vertical
central axis at a constant rate of rotation. The coefficient of static friction between the block and the disk is .
In addition to gravity, there is a constant blowing force of
magnitude B acting at an angle with respect to the horizontal on
the block from the upper right, as shown in the sketch.

(a)(10) Complete the diagram to the right so that it is a fullylabeled diagram appropriate for solving part (b) below; include a
free body diagram for the block with an appropriate x-y coordinate
system. Any algebraic quantities that you use in part (b) must
appear in the diagram.


f = N

(b)(40) OSE: In terms of relevant system parameters, derive an

expression for the maximum tangential speed V that the edge of
the disk can have so that the block does not slide off when it is at
the position shown in the sketch. (Note: until this speed is
exceeded, the block moves with the same speed as the edge of the
disk on which it sits.)

W = Mg

Summing the forces in the y-direction gives:

Fy = May
By + Ny+ fy + Wy = 0
B sin + N Mg = 0

N = Mg + B sin
Summing the forces in the x-direction gives:
Fx = Max


ax = ar = MV2/R

Bx + Nx+ fx+ Wx = MV2/R

B cos + N = MV2/R
B cos + (Mg + B sin) = MV2/R
V2 = R[ (Mg + B sin) B cos
V = ( R[ (Mg + B sin) B cos

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