ChemPhys 173/273

Unit 8: Newton's Laws of Motion

Problem Set B

 

Overview:

Problem Set B targets your ability to use Newton's laws and kinematic equations to analyze physical situations involving forces and motion. Problems within the set fall into one of following three categories:

 

 

Three additional understandings will contribute to your success on Problem Set B. These include:

 

Additional Readings/Study Aids:

The following pages from The Physics Classroom tutorial may serve to be useful in assisting you in the understanding of the concepts and mathematics associated with these problems.

Forces | Mass and Weight | Newton's Second Law | Determining Acceleration | Kinematic Equations

 

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Problem

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1

Determine vertical acceleration of a rocket if given its mass and upward force.

2

Determine the tension force in a rope which acts on a bucket if given the mass of the bucket and its vertical acceleration.

3

Combine a kinematic analysis with a force analysis to determine the final speed of a puck being accelerated across ice.

4

Determine the tension force in a cable which acts on an elevator if given the mass of the elevator and its vertical acceleration.

5

Combine a kinematic analysis with a force analysis to determine the final speed of a bucket if given the mass of the bucket and the tension force which acts upon it.

6

Determine the tension force in a rope which acts on a bucket if given the mass of the bucket and its vertical acceleration.

7

Combine a kinematic analysis with a force analysis to determine the displacement of a shopping cart if given the applied force and the mass of the cart.

8

Referring to the previous problem; repeat the analysis for the case of the shopping cart being loaded with a child of known weight.

9

Combine a kinematic analysis with a force analysis to determine the applied force exerted upon a ball during its slowing down period of time in the catcher's mitt.

10

Referring to the previous problem; determine the force applied on the glove by the ball.

11

Determine the horizontal acceleration of a crate if given the mass, applied force and friction force.

12

Determine the applied force exerted upon an object if given the mass, acceleration and the friction force which it encounters.

13

Determine the friction force acting upon an object if given its mass, acceleration and the applied force exerted upon it.

14

Combine a kinematic analysis with a force analysis to determine the displacement of a train if given the resistive force and some kinematic quantities.

15

Combine a kinematic analysis with Newton's second law to determine the net force acting upon an object of known mass.

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