Welcome back to Physics 211. Today’s agenda: Review Exam 2 Potential energy of a spring Conservation of mechanical energy Conservation of total energy. Reminder …. Professor Britton Plourde Office = 223 Physics Building Office hours = Tuesday, 2-4PM, or by appointment
Review Exam 2
Potential energy of a spring
Conservation of mechanical energy
Conservation of total energy
1. [25 pts total] A block is at rest on a rough inclined plane as shown in the figure.
a. [5 pts] In the space below draw a free body diagram showing all forces on the block.
b. [5 pts] Find the components of all forces perpendicular to the plane. Hence write down an equation which ensures that the block does not accelerate in this direction.
c. [5 pts] Find the components of all forces along the plane. Hence write down an equation which ensures that the block does not accelerate down the plane.
1.d. [3 pts] If =300 and the mass of the block is 1 kg what is the magnitude of the friction force experienced by the block ? (take g=10 m/s2)
e. [7 pts] In the case described in part d what is the magnitude of the normal force experienced by the block. Use this value and the magnitude of the friction force computed in part d to calculate the minimum value for the coefficient of static friction necessary for the block to be at rest.
2. [25 pts total] A force P is applied by a hand to two blocks which are in contact on a frictionless, horizontal table as shown in the figure. The blocks accelerate to the right. Block A has a smaller mass than block B
a. [5 pts] Draw a free body diagram for block A. Label your forces with 2 subscripts indicating which body the force acts on and which body is supplying the force.
2.b. [5 pts] Draw a free body diagram for block B. Label your forces as in part a.
c. [4 pts] Rank the magnitudes of the normal forces on the blocks due the ground. What are their directions ? Explain your answers.
d. [4 pts] Which block experiences the larger net force ? What is the direction of this net force ? Explain your answer.
2.e. [2 pts] Identify which forces are Newton third law pairs
f. [5 pts] Suppose that initially the mass of block A were half that of block B. If in a subsequent experiment the mass of block A were doubled by what factor would the acceleration change assuming the pushing force remained constant ?
3. [ 25 pts total] The figure shows a cart on a horizontal, frictionless table. The cart is connected to a massless inextensible string which passes over a frictionless pulley to a block of mass 100 g. The system is released from rest. The block is observed to be falling with an acceleration of 0.5 m/s2. Assume g=10 m/s2
a. [6 pts] Draw a free body diagram for the weight. Use it to compute the tension force on the weight.
3.b. [6 pts] Draw a free body diagram for the cart. What is the acceleration of the cart ? Compute the mass of the cart.
c. [5 pts] What is the speed of the falling weight after 2 seconds ? How far has it fallen at that point ?
d. [4 pts] How much work has been done on the cart by the tension force after 2 seconds. What is its sign ?
e. [4 pts]Compute the kinetic energy of the cart after 2 seconds. Are the results of parts d. and e, compatible with the work-kinetic energy theorem ?
4.[25 pts total] A crate rests on the floor of a merry-go-round that rotates counterclockwise at a constant rate. The crate does not slip on the floor of the merry-go-round. Assume g=10 m/s2.
a. [4 pts] In the top view diagram at right draw arrows representing the velocity and acceleration vector for the crate.
4.b. [4 pts] Draw a free body diagram for the crate pictured from a side view. Make sure you label the forces so as to show the object on which the force acts and the object exerting the force.
c. [5 pts] The mass of the crate is 4 kg and its speed relative to the Earth is 3.0 m/s. The radius of the circle through which the crate moves is 2.0 m and the coefficient of static friction between the box and merry-go-round is =0.8. Find the magnitude of the net force on the crate. Show your work.
4.d. [5 pts] The crate is now placed closer to the center of the merry-go-round, such that the radius of the circle through which it moves is 1.0 m. The merry-go-round turns at the same rate as before. What is the new net force on the crate ?
e. [7 pts] Now the crate is placed so that the radius of its path is 4.0 m. Will it slip ? Show your working
½ mv2+mgh = constant
Force F=-kx (Hooke’s law)
Therefore, can define elastic (spring) potential energy
vmax = (k/m)1/2x0
A 0.5 kg mass is attached to a spring on a horizontal frictionless table. The mass is pulled to stretch the spring 5.0 cm and is released from rest. When the mass crosses the point at which the spring is not stretched, x=0, its speed is 20 cm/s. If the experiment is repeated with a 10.0 cm initial stretch, what speed will the mass have when it crosses x=0 ?
E=1/2mv2+U1+U2+ … is constant
Conservation of total mechanical energy
A compressed spring fires a ping pong ball vertically upward. If the spring is compressed by 1 cm initially the ball reaches a height of 2 m above the spring. What height would the ball reach if the spring were compressed by just 0.5 cm ?
xeq = mg/k
z = x + xeq
(1/2)mv2 + mgx + (1/2)kx2 =
(1/2)mv2 + (1/2)kz2 - (1/2)(mg)2/k
oscillations between z = -x0 and z = x0
Oscillations of vertical spring and mass
Vertical spring and mass with damping
motion confined to
region below dotted
Definition : DU=-FDx
or F= - DU/Dx
Force proportional to slope of U(x)
Equilibrium corresponds to F=0
ie zero slope