AP Physics – More Homework – 2

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AP Physics – Torque – 3 ANs
1. What would happen to the acceleration of gravity, good old g, if the earth suddenly shrunk to half its current
radius? Increase by factor of four
2. Calculate the mean distance from the earth to the sun.
 24 h  3600 s 
7
365 day 

 = 3.145 x 10 s
 1 day  1 h 
r3
T = 2π
Gm
T
r3
2=
π
T2
Gm
r3 
( 2π=
)   r
 Gm 
r=
7
)
2
3
T 2Gm
( 2π )2
kg ⋅ m m 2 
3.145 x 10 s  6.67 x 10
⋅ 2  1.99 x 1030 kg
2

s
kg 
3

=
( 2π )2
(
r
2
(
−11
)
3
3.326 x 1033 m3
1.49 x 1011 m
3. You weigh 625 N on earth. What would you weigh on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter? Its mass is 1.5 x 1023 kg
and it has a radius of 2.6 x 106 m.




w
kg
m
1
⋅
w = mg
m = 625
63.78 kg
=
=


2
g
s  9.80 m 

s 2 

m1m2
=
F G=
r2
(
)
2  ( 63.78 kg ) 1.5 x 1023 kg

−11 Nm
=
 6.67 x 10
2 
2

6
kg


2.6 x 10 m
(
)
94 N
4. A 5.10 kg kitty cat is hanging by a rope suspended from a 2.35 kg uniform pipe that is 3.05 m in length. One end
of the pipe is attached to a wall, the other end has a cord that supports the outer end of
the thing as shown. The angle the cord makes with the pipe is 43.0°. (a) What is the
weight of the cat? (b) What is the tension in the cable?
(a)=
w
(b)
m

mg
= 5.10 kg  9.8 2=

s 

τ 0 mp g
Σ=
50.0 N
l
+ mc grc − t sin θ =
l 0 =
t
2
43.0 o
l
+ mc grc
2
sin θ l
2.15 m
mp g
3.05 m
m  3.05 m 
m


2.35 kg  9.8 2 
 + 5.10 kg  9.8 2  ( 2.15 m )
s  2 
s 


t=
o
sin 43 ( 3.05 m )
t=
F
t

mp g
68.5 m
t sin l
mp g
l
2
mc g c
mc g
5. An asteroid is in a circular orbit around the sun. Its speed is found to be 3.25 x 104 m/s. The mass of the sun is
1.99 x 1030 kg. What is the distance from it to the sun?
=
v
Gm
Gm
Gm
=
v2 =
r
r
r
v2
2 

−11 kg ⋅ m m
⋅ 2  1.99 x 1030 kg
 6.67 x 10
2
s
kg 
=
2

4 m 
 3.25 x 10 s 


(
r
)
1.26 x 1011 m
6. A mouse is sitting on a record player. The mouse is 8.0 cm from the center of the record. Suddenly the record
player begins to play at 45 rpm (revolution per minute). The mouse begins to run in place. (a) How fast must it
run? The mouse sits down and, amazingly, is able to sit on the record without slipping off. If the mouse is just on
the verge of sliding, (b) what is the coefficient of static friction between it and the record?
(a)
(b)
=
v
45 ( 2π r )
45 ( 2π )( 0.08 m )
x
=
=
=
60 s
t
t
mv 2
v2
m

µ=
µ =  0.377 
mg
=
r
rg
s 

2
0.377
m
s
1
=

m
( 0.08 m )  9.8 2 
s 

0.181
7. What is the linear speed of the tip of the hour hand of a regular clock it the hand is 7.5 cm in length?
=
v
2π r ( 0.075 m )  1 h 
x
2π r
=
=

=
t
t
12 h
3600
s


0.00194
m
s
or 1.94 x 10−3
m
s
8. You want to build a pendulum clock that will have a period of 1.50 seconds. How long should the pendulum be?

m
2
9.8
1.50 s )

2
2 (
L
gT
s 
2 L

=
=
T 2π =
T 2 ( 2π )  =
 L =
2
2
g
g
 
( 2π )
( 2π )
0.559 m
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