Mastering Physics Assignment 1

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Assignment 1: Kinematics in 2 and 3 Dimensions Due: 2:00am on Saturday, September 4, 2010 Note: To understand how points are awarded, read your instructor's Grading Policy. [Switch to Standard Assignment View] Arrow Hits Apple An arrow is shot at an angle of above the horizontal. The arrow hits a tree a horizontal distance away, at the same height above the ground as it was shot. Use for the magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity. Part A Find , the time that the arrow spends in the air. Hint A.1 Find the initial upward component of velocity in terms of D. Hint not displayed Hint A.2 Find the time of flight in terms of the initial vertical component of velocity. Hint not displayed Hint A.3…show more content…
Correct A Wild Ride A car in a roller coaster moves along a track that consists of a sequence of ups and downs. Let the x axis be parallel to the ground and the positive y axis point upward. In the time interval from to s, the trajectory of the car along a certain section of the track is given by , where is a positive dimensionless constant. Part A At Hint A.1 is the roller coaster car ascending or descending? How to approach the problem Hint not displayed Hint A.2 Find the vertical component of the velocity of the car Hint not displayed ANSWER: ascending descending Correct Part B Derive a general expression for the speed Hint B.1 of the car. How to approach the problem Hint not displayed Hint B.2 Magnitude of a vector Hint not displayed Hint B.3 Find the components of the velocity of the car Hint B.3 Find the components of the velocity of the car Hint not displayed Express your answer in meters per second in terms of and . ANSWER: = Correct Part C The roller coaster is designed according to safety regulations that prohibit the speed of the car from exceeding . Find the maximum value of allowed by these regulations. Hint C.1 How to approach the problem To comply with the regulations, the speed of the car cannot exceed the given safety limit at any time. Thus, you need to determine what the

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