A 730-N man stands in the middle of a frozen pond of radius 5.0 m. He is unable to get to the other side because of a lack of friction between his shoes and the ice. To overcome this difficulty, he throws his 1.2 kg physics textbook horizontally toward the north shore , at a speed of 5.0 m/s. How long does ittake him to reach the south shore?
A 15.0 kg block is dragged over a rough, horizontal surface by a70.0 N force acting at 20.0 degree angle above the horizontal. The block is displaced 5.0 m, and the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.3. Find the work done on the block by ; a) the 70.0 N force,b) the normal force, and c) the gravitational force. d) what is the increase in the internal energy of the block-surface system due to friction? e) find the total change in the kinetic energy of the block.
An 80.0-kg skydiver jumps out of a balloon at an altitude of1000 m and opens the parachute at an altitude of 200 m. (a) Assuming that the total retarding force on the diver is constant at 50.0 N with the parachute closed and constant at 3600 N with the parachute open, what is the speed of the diver whenhe lands on the ground? (b) Do you think the skydiver will be injured? Explain. (c) At what height should the parachute be opened so that the final speed of the skydiver when he hits the ground is 5.00m/s? (d) How realistic is the assumption that the total retarding force is constant? Explain.
A model airplane of mass 0.750 kg flies in a horizontal circle at the end of a 60.0 m control wire, with a speed of 35.0 m/s. Compute the tension in the wire if it makes a constant angle of 20.0° with the horizontal. The forces exerted on the airplane are the pull of the control wire, the gravitational force, and aerodynamic lift, which acts at 20.0° inward from the vertical.
A student drops two metallic objects into a 120 g steel container holding 150 g of water at 25°C. One object is a240 g cube of copper that is initially at 85°C, and the other is a chunk of aluminum that is initially at 5.0°C. To the surprise of the student, the water reaches a final temperature of 25°C, exactly where it started. What is the mass of the aluminum chunk?