Living organisms give a Carbon-14 decay rate of 15.3 counts/min for each gram of carbon in the sample. A sample of bristle cone pine wood has a decay rate of 3.20 counts/min per gram of carbon. Calculate the age of the wood from the radiochemical evidence. Carbon-14 has a half...
December 15, 2013
The relative humidity of air is equal to the ratio of the partial pressure of water in the air to the equilibrium vapor pressure of water at the same temperature. If the relative humidity of the air is 30.% and its temperature is 23°C, how many molecules of water are ...
December 13, 2013
Thanks FLu! Consider a deuteron in a cyclotron with field strength 0.5T. The deuteron is accelerated twice per rotation by a potential of V=25 kV. (a) If the radius of the cyclotron is 2 meter, what is the maximum energy of the deuteron? Express your answer in Joules (the ...
March 24, 2013
Find the electrical potential energy (EPE) of three point charges placed as follows on the x-axis: +2.0 μC at x = 0, +3.0 μC at x = 20 cm, and +6.0 μC at x = 50 cm. Take the (EPE) to be zero when the charges are far separated.
January 23, 2012
A three-year bond has 8.0% coupon rate and face value of $1000. If the yield to maturity on the bond is 10%, calculate the price of the bond assuming that the bond makes semi-annual coupon interest payments.
February 19, 2011
If there is just one force acting on an object, does its work necessarily result in an increase in kinetic energy? Explain. (Select all that apply.) 1.Yes, when a force does work on an object it always results in an increase in kinetic energy. 2.The work done by the force on ...
February 4, 2010
A spring with a spring constant k of 44 N/m is stretched a distance of 30 cm (0.3 m) from its original unstretched position. What is the increase in potential energy of the spring?
February 2, 2010