# Physics Subject Area Test

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Physics Subject Area Test
MECHANICS: DYNAMICS

Uniform Circular Motion
Motion in a circular path at constant speed Speed constant, velocity changing continually Velocity changing direction, so there is acceleration Called centripetal acceleration, since it is toward the center of the circle, along the radius Value can be calculated by many formulas, first is ac = v2/r

Example ac = v2 =__(6.0 m/s)2 = 36 (m/s)2 = 2.9 m/s2 r 12.5 m 12.5 m
A bicycle racer rides with constant speed around a circular track 25 m in diameter. What is the acceleration of the bicycle toward the center of the track if its speed is 6.0 m/s? ac = v2 =__(6.0 m/s)2 = 36 (m/s)2 = 2.9 m/s2 r m m

Rotation and Revolution
Rotation-Around an Internal Axis-Earth rotates 24 hours for a complete turn Linear (tangential) versus rotational speed Linear is greater on outside of disk or merry-go-round, more distance per rotation Linear is smaller in middle of disk, less distance per rotation. Rotational speed is equal for both Rotations per minute (RPM) Linear speed is proportional to both rotational speed and distance from the center

Rotation and Revolution
Revolution-Around an External Axis-Earth revolves days per trip around sun Same relationship between linear and revolutional speeds as with rotational Planets do not revolve at the same revolutional speeds around the sun

Period Another important measure in UCM is period, the time for 1 rotation or revolution Since x=v0t , this implies that vT = 2r and thus T= 2pr/ v Rearranging differently, v= 2pr/ T and then inserting it into the acceleration equation ac = v2/r = 4p2r/T2

Example Determine the centripetal acceleration of the moon as it circles the earth, and compare that acceleration with the acceleration of bodies falling on the earth. The period of the moon's orbit is 27.3 days. According to Newton's first law, the moon would move with constant velocity in a straight line unless it were acted on by a force. We can infer the presence of a force from the fact that the moon moves with approximately uniform circular motion about the earth. The mean center-to-center earth-moon distance is 3.84 x 108 m.

Example ac= 4p2r = 4p2(3.84 x 108) T= 27.3 da (24 hr/da)(3600 s/hr) = 2.36 x 106 s T2 (2.36 x 106)2 ac = 2.72 x 10-3 m/s2 The ratio of the moon's acceleration to that of an object falling near the earth is ac = 2.72 x l0-3 m/s2 = 1 g 9.8 m/s2 3600

Frequency The number of revolutions per time unit Value is the inverse of the period, 1/T Units are sec-1 or Hertz (Hz) Inserting frequency into the ac equation ac=4p2f 2r

Example An industrial grinding wheel with a 25.4-cm diameter spins at a rate of 1910 rotations per minute. What is the linear speed of a point on the rim? The speed of a point on the rim is the distance traveled, 2pr, divided by T, the time for one revolution. However, the period is the reciprocal of the frequency, so the speed of a point on the rim, a distance r from the axis of rotation, is v = 2prf v= (2)(25.4cm/2)(1910/1 min)(1min/60s) v = 2540cm/s = 25.4 m/s.

Angular Velocity Velocity can be defined in terms of multiples of the radius, called radians There are 2p radians in a circle, and so the angular velocity w = v/r In terms of period w= 2p/T In terms of frequency w=2pf

Example At the Six Flags amusement park near Atlanta. The Wheelie carries passengers in a circular path with a radius of 7.7 m. The ride makes a complete rotation every 4.0 s. (a) What is a passenger's angular velocity due to the circular motion? (b) What acceleration does a passenger experience? a) The ride has a period T = 4.0 s. We can use it to compute the angular velocity as 2= 2 rad =  rad/s = 1.6 rad/s T 4.0 s (b) Because the riders travel in a circle, they undergo a centripetal acceleration given by ac= 2r = (/2 rad/s)2(7.7m) = 19m/s2. Notice that this is almost twice the acceleration of a body in free fall.

Angular Velocity and Acceleration
Any real object that has a definite shape can be made to rotate – solid, unchanging shape Angular displacement -- q -- Radians around circular path Angular velocity -- w --radians per second, angle between fixed axis and point on wheel changes with time Angular acceleration -- a -- increase of w , when angular velocity of the rigid body changes, radians per seconds squared

Rotational Kinematics
Rotational velocity, displacement, and acceleration all follow the linear forms, just substituting the rotational values into the equations: q= wot + 1/2 at2 wf2 = wo2 + 2aq wf=w0 +at q=(w0 +wf) t/ 2 q= x/r a= a/r w= v/r

Example The wheel on a moving car slows uniformly from 70 rads/s to 42 rads/s in 4.2 s. If its radius is 0.32 m: a. Find a b. Find q c. How far does the car go? a. a= Dw = (42-70) rads/s = -6.7 rads/s2 Dt s b. q= wot + 1/2 at2 = (70)(4.2) + 1/2(-6.7)(4.2)2 = 235 rads c. q = x / r in rads so x = q r = (0.32)(235) = 75 m

Example A bicycle wheel turning at 0.21 rads/s is brought to rest by the brakes in exactly 2 revolutions. What is its angular acceleration? q = 2 revs = 2(2p) radians = 4p rads wf=0 rads/s wo= 0.21 rads/s Use angular equivalent of vf2 = vo2 + 2ax which is wf2 = wo2 + 2aq (0)2 = (0.21)2 + 2a(4p) a = -(0.21)2 = x10-3 rad/s2 2(4p)

Forces in Circular Motion
Centripetal Force Force toward the center from an object, holding it in circular motion At right angle to the path of motion, not along its distance, therefore does NO work on object Examples Gravitation between earth and moon Electromagnetic force between protons and electrons in an atom Friction on the tires of a car rounding a curve Equation is Fc=mac = mv2/r

Example Approximately how much force does the earth exert on the moon? Moon’s period is 27.3 days Assume the moon's orbit to be circular about a stationary earth. The force can be found from F = ma. The mass of the moon is 7.35 x 1022 kg. Fc= mac = m 42r T2 Fc = (7.35 x 1022 kg)42(3.84 x 108m) ((27.3 days)(24 hr/day)(3600 s/hr))2 Fc=2.005 x 1020 N.

Forces in Circular Motion
Centrifugal “Force” Not a true force, but really the result of inertia “Centrifugal force effect” makes a rotating object fly off in straight line if centripetal force fails

Example Imagine a giant donut-shaped space station located so far from all heavenly bodies that the force of gravity may be neglected. To enable the occupants to live a “normal” life, the donut rotates and the inhabitants live on the part of the donut farthest from the center. If the outside diameter of the space station is 1.5km, what must be its period of rotation so that the passengers at the periphery will perceive an artificial gravity equal to the normal gravity at the earth's surface? The weight of a person of mass m on the earth is a force F = mg. The centripetal force required to carry the person around a circle of radius r is F =mac = m 42r T2 We may equate these two force expressions and solve for the period T: mg =m42r T2 T=2 =2p =55s = 0.92 min.

Banked Curves “Banking” road curves makes turns without skidding possible For angle q, there is a component of the normal force toward the center of the curve, thus supplying the centripetal force. The other component balances the weight force. FN sin q = mv2/r FN cos q = mg tan q= v2/gr thusly q = tan-1 (v2/gr) This equation can give the proper angle for banking a curve of any radius at any linear speed

Banked Curve Example A race track designed for average speeds of 240 km/h (66.7 m/s) is to have a turn with a radius of 975 m. To what angle must the track be banked so that cars traveling 240km/h have no tendency to slip sideways? Determine q from q = tan-1 (v2/ g r) = tan-1 (66.72/9.81(975))= 24.9o

Law of Universal Gravitation
Newton’s first initiative for the Principia was investigating gravity From his 3rd law, he proposed that each object would pull on any other object He likewise noted differences due to distance His final relationship was that Force was proportional to masses and inversely proportional to distance squared Using a constant Fg = Gm1m2 r2

Center of Gravity Newton found that his law would only work when measuring from the center of both objects This idea is called the center of gravity Sometimes it is at the exact center of the object Sometimes it may not be in the object at all All forces must be from the CG of one object to the CG of the other object

Universal Gravitation Constant
G was elusive to find since gravity is a weak force if masses are small Cavendish developed a device which made measurement of G possible The value of G is 6.67 x N m2 This puts Fg in Newtons kg2 G can be used then to find values of many astronomical properties

Example Consider a mass m falling near the earth's surface. Find its acceleration in terms of the universal gravitational constant G. The gravitational force on the body is F = GmME r2 ME = mass of the earth r = the distance of the mass from the center of the earth, essentially the earth's radius. The gravitational force on a body at the earth's surface is F = mg. mg= GmME or g =GME r2 r2 Both G and ME are constant, and r does not change significantly for small variations in height near the surface of the earth. The right-hand side of this equation does not change appreciably with position on the earth’s surface, so replace r with the average radius of the earth RE g = GME RE2

Example Show that Kepler’s third law follows from the law of universal gravitation. Kepler’s third law states that for all planets the ratio (period)2/ (distance from sun)3 is the same. Make the approximation that the orbits of the planets are circles and that the orbital speed is constant. The sun's gravitational force on any planet of mass m is F= GmM r2 M =the mass of the sun. Because the mass of the sun is so much larger than the mass of the planet, we can assume, as Kepler did, that the sun lies at the center of the planetary orbit. The circular orbit implies a centripetal force. This net force for circular motion is provided by the gravitational force. Equating these two forces, we get Fc=GmM = 4p2mr Rearranging gives T2 = 4p2 r T r GM

Example Use the law of universal gravitation and the measured value of the acceleration of gravity g to determine the average density of the earth. The density, r of an object is defined as its mass per unit volume: r = m/V where m is the mass of the object whose volume is V From a previous example g = GME RE2 Substitute for M an expression involving r, r = ME/V. If we take the earth to be a sphere of radius RE. Then r = ME and ME= 4/3pRE3 r 4/3pRE3 The equation for g can then be rewritten in terms of the density as g = G(4/3pRE3 r) = 4/3GpRE r

Density Example Upon rearranging, we find the density to be r = 3g
4pREG Inserting the numerical values, we get r = (9.81 m/s2) 4p(6.38 x 106 m)(6.67 x N m2/ kg2 r = 5.50 x 103 kg/m3

Escape Velocity Earth spacecraft must get entirely away from the earth to go on to other planets This requires giving a spacecraft enough energy to overcome the gravitational potential energy of earth This gives an equation such that Where M and R vary according to the celestial object involved

Black Holes If the escape velocity is equal to the speed of light, gravity will keep even light from escaping--the idea behind the black hole Conjecture due to observations from space Theory is a supergiant star collapses in on itself creating super strong gravity at a small point

Black Holes Gravity is great due to small distance with huge mass Gravity only great near the object, at distance gravity is no different

Keplers Laws First Law: Each planet travels ina an elliptical path around the sun, and the sun is at one of the focal points

Keplers Laws Second Law: An imaginary line is drawn from the sun to any planet sweeps out equal areas in equal time intervals.

Keplers Laws Third Law: The square of a planet’s orbital period (T2) is proportional to the cube of the average distance (r3) between the planet and the sun or T2 ∝ r3

Major Equations!! T2 = 4p2 r3 GM ac=v2/r ac=4p2r/T2 ac=4p2rf2 ac= w2r
w=v/r w=2p/T w=2pf v=2pr/T = 2prf f=1/T Fc=mac Fc=mv2/r Fg=GMm/r2 T=2p

General Definition of Torque
Let F be a force acting on an object, and let r be a position vector from a rotational center to the point of application of the force. The magnitude of the torque is given by  = 0° or  = 180 °: torque are equal to zero  = 90° or  = 270 °: magnitude of torque attain to the maximum

Torque Units and Direction
The SI units of torque are N.m Torque is a vector quantity Torque magnitude is given by Torque will have direction If the turning tendency of the force is counterclockwise, the torque will be positive If the turning tendency is clockwise, the torque will be negative The work done by the torque is given by

Moment of inertia In rotation problems, its not only the mass of an object that is important but also its location The spacial distribution of the mass of an object is called the Moment of inertia (I) I =1/2 MR 2

Newton’s Second Law for a Rotating Object
When a rigid object is subject to a net torque (≠0), it undergoes an angular acceleration The angular acceleration is directly proportional to the net torque The angular acceleration is inversely proportional to the moment of inertia of the object The relationship is analogous to

Extended Work-Energy Theorem
The work-energy theorem tells us When Wnc = 0, The total mechanical energy is conserved and remains the same at all times Remember, this is for conservative forces, no dissipative forces such as friction can be present

Total Energy of a System
A ball is rolling down a ramp Described by three types of energy Gravitational potential energy Translational kinetic energy Rotational kinetic energy Total energy of a system

Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Remember, this is for conservative forces, no dissipative forces such as friction can be present

Work-Energy in a Rotating System
The work done on the body by the external torque equals the change in the rotational kinetic energy The work equals the negative of the change in potential energy Conservation of Energy in Rotational Motion

Problem Solving Hints Choose two points of interest
One where all the necessary information is given The other where information is desired Identify the conservative and non-conservative forces Write the general equation for the Work-Energy theorem if there are non-conservative forces Use Conservation of Energy if there are no non- conservative forces Use v = w to combine terms Solve for the unknown

Buoyancy The “upthrust” or buoyancy is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid V = volume of liquid displaced G = the acceleration of gravity Objects that are less dense than water will float To find where an object sits in the water, find the ratio of its density to the density of water

Bernoulli’s principle
Bernoulli's Principle: slower moving air below the wing creates greater pressure and pushes up.

Moving fluids Q = volumetric flow rate A = cross sectional area
v = fluid velocity = the angle between the direction of the fluid flow and a vector normal to A Mass flow rate (m) When a pipe is constricted, the mass flow rate is conserved

Bernoulli’s principle for an incompressible fluid
constant Where v = fluid velocity g = acceleration due to gravity h = height p = pressure = fluid density