When the end of a particular garden hose is held at a height of 1m, water flows out of it at 8 cm/s. What is the difference in fluid pressure between the end of the hose and a portion resting on the ground? Suppose I cover half of the area at the end with my thumb. What maximu...
Seawater has a density of about 1024 kg/m^3. In fresh water, the water line on a certain rectangular raft (8.8cm thick) moves 3.2 cm when a load of cargo is placed on it. How much will the same load of cargo move the water line in seawater? What is the pressure in fresh water ...
The gravitational acceleration on the surface of Mercury is 0.38 times that of Earth. Its radius is also about 0.38 times that of the Earth. What is the ratio of the density of Mars to that of Earth?
A particular asteroid has a circular orbit about the Sun with a radius of 450 million miles. How long does it take to go around the sun? Compare the prediction of Kepler's 2nd law to a direct computation with Newton's 2nd law. How much area does the line connecting the...
Placing a 215 g mass on a vertical spring causes a stretch of 5.1 cm. The mass is released at t=0 with y=0.15m (higher than the equilibrium hanging length) with a velocity of v=-1.3 m/s. What is the spring constant of the spring? What is the amplitude of the motion of the mass...
A particular piano wire has middle C (261.7 Hz) for its second harmonic. The wire's length is 2.7m. What is the speed of the wave in the wire? If the wire has 270 lbs of tension what is its linear density? What is the wavelength of this tone emitted into the air? Suppose t...
Which provides more energy for the cell to perform its functions, cellular respiration or fermentation? Explain.
A university has 1,000 computers available for students to use. Each computer has a 250-gigabyte hard drive. The university wants to estimate the space occupied on the hard drives. A random sample of 100 computers showed a mean of 115 gigabytes used with a standard deviation o...
Explain the following statement: "scientific knowledge is the result of a great deal of debate and confirmation within the science community."
A dock worker applies a constant horizontal force of 80.0N to a block of ice on a smooth horizontal floor. The frictional force is negligible. The block starts from rest and moves 10.0m in the first 6.00s. What is the mass of the block of ice?