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Stefan-Boltzmann Law 2009-12-28
From florence:
Hi- I have a college tutor and we are stumped with this question. Assuming a filament in a 100 W light bulb acts like a perfect blackbody, what is the temperature of the hottest portion of the filament if it has a surface area of 6.3 X 10^-5 m^2? The Stefan-Boltzmann constant is 5.67 X 10-4 W/(m^2 X K^2.\ Thank you for your help. If you can only answer one question per day please answer this one and guide me through a solution.
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
Finding Specific Heat of a Substance 2009-12-26
From erin:
Hi- 2 kg metal requires 1.00 X 10^4 J of heat to raise its temperature from 20 degrees C to 40 degrees C. What is the specific heat capacity of the metal?
Answered by Janice Cotcher.
Initial Velocity of a Car Plunging Off a Cliff 2009-06-07
From Mimi:
A car fails to take a sharp turn on a flat road and plunges off a cliff. The car lands 65m horizontally and 43m vertically from where it left the edge of the cliff. How fast was the car travelling?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Find the resultant of this displacement pair 2009-02-22
From katydidit:
Find the resultant of this displacement pair:
500 miles at 75 degrees east of north and 1500 miles at 20 degrees west of south.
How do I graph this and how do I solve this problem?

Answered by Penny Nom.
A falling block 2008-10-18
A 50 kg block being held at rest 20m above the ground is released. the block falls (no friction). how fast is the block traveling (in m/sec) when it has lost 40% of its original potential energy.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Balancing on a fulcrum (net torque and equilbrium) 2008-01-15
From Eric:
If I have a 4" bar that has no weight value with a 275lb. weight on one side and a 125lb. weight on the other side what would be the folcrum point? Please keep the answer very simple. Also is there a fixed equation to figure folcrum points? Is there an equation for if the 4" bar had a weight value?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Constantly accelerated motion 2007-10-29
From Priyanka:
A, B and C are three points lying in that order on a straight line. A body is projected from B towards A with speed 3 m/s. The body experiences an acceleration of 1 m/s^2 towards C. If BC =20 m, find the time taken to reach C and the distance travelled by the body from the moment of projection until it reaches C.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Average speeds 2007-06-22
From Dee:
A guy goes 3.1m a second for 29 seconds in a golf cart. He then walks 1.5 meters a second. How long does he have to walk to get the average speed of 2.1m a second?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A couch sliding off a truck 2007-04-30
From William:
A couch with a mass of 1 X 10^2kg is placed on an adjustable ramp connected to a truck. As one end of the ramp is raised, the couch begins to move downward. If the couch slides down the ramp with an acceleration of .70 meters per second when the ramp angle is 25 degrees, what is the coefficient of kinetic friction between the ramp and couch? I drew a force diagram and if I did it correctly I identified the forces involved as "mg" (mass x gravity), "Fn" (normal force) and the "Ff" (frictional force). I know that we have the couch sliding down the ramp a .70 m/s but I don't think this a force and I'm not sure how this info fits into the problem. I know that the formula for calculating the coefficient of friction is Ff/Fn. Based upon the force diagram I drew and calculated Fn to be 1082N. I can't seem to get past this point. How do I determine what the frictional force is?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Rotor-ride 2007-03-07
From Jessie:
In a "Rotor-ride" at a carnival, people are rotated in a cylindrically walled "room". The room radius is 4.6m and the rotation frequency is 0.550 revolutions per second when the floor drops out. What is the minimum coefficient of static friction so that people will not slip down? People on this ride say they were "pressed against the wall". Is there really an outward force pressing them against the wall? If so, what is its source? If not, what is the proper description of their situation (besides scary)?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A gymnast is swinging on a high bar. 2007-02-14
From William:
A gymnast is swinging on a high bar. The distance between his waist (center of mass) and the bar is 1.1 m. If his speed at the top of his swing is zero and his gain in speed is due entirely to his change in gravitational potential energy, find his speed at the bottom of his swing.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Driving on a banked roadway 2007-02-05
From William:
A race track is shaped like an inverted cone. Race cars drive around this track in a horizontal path. If a drivers speed is 34 m/s, at what distance from the tip of the cone should he drive his car if there is no friction?


William Bush

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Static electricity on an airplane 2000-11-12
From John:
What discharges an airplane of static electricity in a electric storm when it is flying. I assume the charge is on the out side of the plane but when does it get discharged, or does it occur at landing?
Answered by Ted Mathie.
Calculer la hauteur de chute de cette pierre 2000-12-16
From Marcus:
Une pierre tombe au fond d'un puit, ŕ 5 secondes on entend un son (de la pierre). Calculer la hauteur de chute de cette pierre en tenant compte de la vitesse du son = 340m.s-1

Il faut savoir que pour la chute libre v= g.t ; h = 1/2 g.t2 ; v = 2g.h

g intensité du champs de pesanteur = 10 ; h hauteur de chute.

Answered by Claude tardif.



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