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# PHYSICS 115: WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 01

Due dates: 15 Sep 2011 at 1000 (Sec 02) 16 Sep 2011 at 1030 (Sec 03) 16 Sep 2011 at 1130 (Sec 01)
For each of the following questions, work out the solution using the problem-solving method discussed in class and described in detail in the Survival Guide. Clearly label your submission by printing your class, section, name, and student number in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Please staple your written assignment pages together before submitting.

1. Chapter 1, Problem 58. The weight of an object at the surface of a planet is proportional to the planet’s mass and inversely proportional to the square of the radius of the planet. Jupiter’s radius is 11 times Earth’s and its mass is 320 times Earth’s. An apple weighs 1.0 N on Earth. How much would it weigh on Jupiter? 2. Chapter 1, Problem 52. The weight of a baby measured over an 11-month period is given in the weight chart for this problem. (a) Plot the baby’s weight versus age over the 11 month period. (b) What was the average monthly weight gain for this baby over the period from birth to 5 months? How did you find this value from the graph? (c) What was the average monthly weight gain for the baby over the period from 5 months to 10 months? (d) If a baby continued to grow [after 5 months of life] at the same rate as in the first five months of life, what would the child weigh at age 12 years? Weight (lb) Age (months) 6.6 0 7.4 1.0 9.6 2.0 11.2 3.0 12.0 4.0 13.6 5.0 Weight (lb) Age (months) 13.8 6.0 14.8 7.0 15.0 8.0 16.6 9.0 17.5 10.0 18.4 11.0

PHYSICS 115: ONLINE ASSIGNMENT 01
Due date: 16 Sep 2011 at 1200 (noon)
For each of the following questions, work out the solution and select the choice that matches your calculated answer to the given number of significant figures. If your answer does not match any of the choices, look for an error in your solution. To submit your assignment, go to the U of S Course Tools for your course and click on the Assignment Forms link. Select the appropriate Online Assignment form, enter and Save your responses, and click Finish.

1. Chapter 1, Problem 6. Samantha is 1.50 m tall on her eleventh birthday and 1.65 m tall on her twelfth birthday. By what factor has her height increased? By what percentage? (A) 1.65 ; 16.5% (B) 1.10 ; 10% (C) 1.50 ; 15% (D) 1.10 ; 11% (E) 1.15 ; 15%

2. Chapter 1, Problem 16, part (a) only. Write your answer to the following problem with the appropriate number of significant figures: 6.85  10–5 m + 2.7  10–7 m. (A) 6.877  10–5 m (B) 9.55  10–5 m (C) 2.77  10–7 m (D) 6.88  10–5 m (E) 6.8  10–5 m

The first modern Olympics in 1896 had a marathon distance of 40 km.25 miles 4. The relationship between kinetic energy K (SI unit kgm2s–2) and momentum p is K = p2/(2m).) (A) 67.89 miles (E) 14. Chapter 1. In 1908. q  2 1 2 (B) p   1 . What is the SI unit of momentum? (A) kgm/s (B) kgm2/s (C) kg2m2/s2 (D) kg2m2/s (E) m/s 5. Its slope is 25 m/s4 and its vertical axis intercept is 3 m. Chapter 1. Problem 30. (A) x = (3 m)t4 + 25 m/s4 (D) x = (25 m/s4)t4 – 3 m (B) x1/4 = (3 m)t + 25 m/s4 (E) x = (25 m/s4)t4 + 3 m (C) x1/4 = (25 m/s4)t + 3 m . Write an equation for x as a function of t. Problem 50.23 miles (C) 26. q  1 6.195 km to provide the British royal family with a better view of the race. A graph of x versus t4. Find the values of the exponents p and q.89 miles (B) 24. q  2 (E) p  1 . is linear. What is the official length of the marathon in miles? (Use the conversion factors given on the inside cover of the textbook. Chapter 1. with x on the vertical axis and t4 on the horizontal axis. where m represents mass. The speed of ocean waves depends on their wavelength  (measured in metres) and the gravitational field strength g (measured in m/s2) in this way:  = Kpgq where K is a dimensionless constant. q  2 1 2 (C) p  1 . Problem 38. (A) p  1 .22 miles (D) 37. This distance was adopted as the official marathon length in 1921 by the International Amateur Athletic Federation.3. the length was changed to 42. Chapter 1. Problem 72. q   1 2 2 (D) p  2 . for the Olympic marathon in London.