Supposing all the "gas" is water vapor. The source below gives the specific heat of water vapor and liquid water: (2.000 J/(g·°C) x ((0.07796 g) x (125 ºC - 100 ºC) = 3.898 J from cooling the vapor to 100 ºC (0.07796 g H2O) / (18.01532 g H2O...
March 10, 2014
A 6-g ice cube at −8°C is dropped into 70 g of water at 31°C. (a) After enough time has passed to allow the ice cube and water to come into equilibrium, what is the temperature of the water? (b) If a second ice cube is added, what will the temperature be?
July 20, 2012
Suppose the slope of a beach underneath the ocean is 20 cm of dropoff for every 1.6 m of horizontal distance. A wave is moving inland, slowing down as it enters shallower water. What is its acceleration when it is 12 m from the shoreline? (Let the +x direction be towards the ...
July 13, 2012
A 0.51-kg mass is attached to a horizontal spring with k = 108 N/m. The mass slides across a frictionless surface. The spring is stretched 26 cm from equilibrium, and then the mass is released from rest. (a) Find the mechanical energy of the system. (b) Find the speed of the ...
June 2, 2012
Three identical blocks, A, B, and C, are on a horizontal frictionless table. The blocks are connected by strings of negligible mass, with block B between the other two blocks. If block C is pulled horizontally by a force of magnitude F = 28 N, find the tension in the string ...
May 29, 2012
A crate of oranges slides down an inclined plane without friction. If it is released from rest and reaches a speed of 4.476 m/s after sliding a distance of 2.33 m, what is the angle of inclination of the plane with respect to the horizontal?
May 24, 2012