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MattGleeson
AdvancedPhysics,sectionD,Fall2014
Instructor:NoahSegal

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Aspringliketrampolinedipsdown0.07mwhenaparticularpersonstandsonit.Ifthisperson
jumpsuptoaheightof0.41mabovethetopoftheuncompressedtrampoline,howfarwillthe
trampolinecompressafterthepersonlands?
.32

.320 m

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Ablockofmassm=2.5kgisdroppedfromheighth=70cmontoaspringofspringconstantk=
1970N/m.Findthemaximumdistancethespringiscompressed.
.146

0.145 m

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ThefigurebelowshowsaplotofpotentialenergyUversuspositionxofa0.96kgparticlethatcan
travelonlyalonganxaxis.(Nonconservativeforcesarenotinvolved.)Inthegraphs,thepotential
energiesareUA=20.0J,UB=35.0J,andUC=45.0J.

Theparticleisreleasedatx=4.5mwithaninitialspeedof6.0m/s,headedinthenegativex
direction.
(a)Iftheparticlecanreachx=1.0m,whatisitsspeedthere,andifitcannot,whatisits
turningpoint?
2.18

2.18 m/s

m/s

(b)Whatarethemagnitudeanddirectionoftheforceontheparticleasitbeginstomove
totheleftofx=4.0m?
magnitude 7.5

7.5 N

direction

+x

+x

Suppose,instead,theparticleisheadedinthepositivexdirectionwhenitisreleasedatx=4.5m
atspeed6.0m/s.
(c)Iftheparticlecanreachx=7.0m,whatisitsspeedthere,andifitcannot,whatisits
turningpoint?
5.69

5.69 m

(d)Whatarethemagnitudeanddirectionoftheforceontheparticleasitbeginstomove
totherightofx=5.0m?
magnitude 25

25 N

direction

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Thepotentialenergyofadiatomicmolecule(atwoatomsystemlikeH2orO2)isgivenbythe
followingexpressionwithrbeingtheseparationofthetwoatomsofthemoleculeandAandB
beingpositiveconstants.
U=A/r12B/r6
Thispotentialenergyisassociatedwiththeforcethatbindsthetwoatomstogether.
(a)Findtheequilibriumseparation,thatis,thedistancebetweentheatomsatwhichthe
forceoneachatomiszero.
1.12(A/B)1/6
1.12(B/A)1/6
3.32(B/A)1/6
3.32(A/B)1/6

(b)Istheforcerepulsive(theatomsarepushedapart)orattractive(theyarepulled
together)iftheirseparationissmallerthantheequilibriumseparation?
Itisaforceofrepulsion.
Itisaforceofattraction.

(c)Istheforcerepulsive(theatomsarepushedapart)orattractive(theyarepulled
together)iftheirseparationislargerthantheequilibriumseparation?
Itisaforceofrepulsion.
Itisaforceofattraction.

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