Mechanics: Conservation of momentum

Q- Two railroad cars moving on same track towards each other. One of mass 10000 kg with speed 0.3 m/s and the other of mass 15000 kg with speed of 0.1 m/s.

(a) What is the magnitude of their common velocity after they coule together?

(b) How much kinetic energy is lost during collision?   

Thermodynamics: Specific Heat Capacity

Q- A well-sealed room contains 80 kg of air at 200 kPa and 25°C. Now solar energy enters the room from windows at an average rate of 1 kJ/s while a 100-W fan is turned on to circulate the air in the room. If heat transfer through the walls is negligible, what will be the air temperature in the room in 30 min?


Rotation: Toppling

Q- I have a 1.5 m tall air compressor that weights 50 kg with a 0.5 m square base. I have a cart that is 1m x 2m. The surface of the cart where the compressor will be mounted is 0.25 m off the ground. The cart wheels are in the corners, it is rated to carry 500 kg and weighs 75 kg. If the compressor is placed centered on the cart, will it have a tip over problem because of a high center of gravity.


Electrostatics: Induced Charges

Q- A point charge q is placed between two infinitely large conducting parallel planes with distance d between them, such that it is at a distance x from one plane.  Find the charges induced on each plane.


Motion In A Plane

Q- A small ball is suspended from point A by a thread of length L.  A nail is driven into the wall at a distance of L/2 below A, at O.  The ball is drawn so that the thread takes up a horizontal position.

(a) At what point in the ball’s trajectory will the tension in the thread disappear?
(b) How will the ball move after that?
(c) What will be the highest point to which it will rise?
(d) At what point will the ball pass through the vertical line passing the point of suspension?


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