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    NicePearl6852avatar
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    Postsecondary • 2yr.

    Hello!

    I sent a question a few minutes ago and received an answer. However, because I cannot respond back on the same post, I am putting the answer here since I still need a bit of help :)

    The spring scale reads the measures in Newtons, so I know I can find the force with that. However, I am not sure how to do the procedure experimentally more specifically. I was thinking I could pull the person in the cart with a constant force for a certain distance and a certain amount of time to find it's constant velocity. Then I could release the person and measure the distance and time taken to stop, so the constant velocity calculated earlier would be my Vinitial and Vfinal=0. Finally, with that data, I could manipulate the equations to find the unknown. Does that sound right?

    Also, would the acceleration calculated from the kinematic equations be same one that is used in F=ma and the force with which I pulled the person is F. So the only thing missing would be m, right?

    Thanks!!

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    NicePearl6852avatar
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    Postsecondary • 2yr.

    Hello!

    I have a lab that involves Newton's law. Basically, one person has to sit on a moving cart and we are required to find the weight of the person and the cart together experimentally. We cannot weight them. However, we have a rope, a spring scale, a timer and tape measure. I am not sure exactly how to proceed. We can use newton's second law (F= ma) to find the acceleration and we can also use the kinematic equations. Can you please help me with the procedure? What steps should I do?

    Thank you!

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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    Hello!

    I don’t understand anything concerning the focus in the theory of light rays in spherical mirrors. The only thing I understand is that the focus is a point on the main axis, between the center of curvature and the top of the mirror ...

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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    An electronic device consumes 4.1 kW during a week. It dissipates 230 W per day in heat, loses 2000 kW per week due to the light it emits and loses 50 kW per day for another mysterious cause. How much energy is used for the computing functions of the electronic device and what is its percentage of efficiency?

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    GammaRabbit8261avatar
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    Postsecondary • 2yr.

    I have a physics problem. I can't seem to find a way to solve it.


    A cart of mass 500 kg is rolling with a speed of 5 m/s on a railway track. There is very little friction between the tracks and the cart.  You apply a constant force on the cart in the direction opposite to its velocity.  From the moment you start applying the force, the cart moves 30 m before coming to a stop.  What was the approximate magnitude of the force you applied?

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    TomateSupra7536avatar
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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    Why do we sometimes calculate the work with the cosinus of the angle between the force and the displacement and sometimes without it? Is this in a special case or an exception?

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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    The Perseverance robot weighs 1025 kg on Earth. What will be its weight on Mars? Can you help me?

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    LucidWhale7282avatar
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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    Why do we sometimes calculate the work with the cos of the angle between the force and the displacement and sometimes without? Is this in a special case or an exception?

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    LucidWhale7282avatar
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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    Hi! In a problem, I am told that the work done on an object is 250 J and that it moves 7.5 m by a force with an orientation of 45 °. How do I know the value of the force from this?


    Thank you !

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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    Hi! Why does changing tires help grip? Thanks

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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    Hi! What is a lubricant used for in a mechanism? Can you give me an example? Thank youuu

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    HumbleArmadillo3023avatar
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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    What is the difference between weight and mass? Thank you for helping me; I do not understand!!

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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    How is the phenomenon of dispersion explained?

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    HumbleArmadillo3023avatar
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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    Hi!

    How come when I have writing on my sweater and I look at myself in the mirror, I see the writing backwards?

    Thank you for your time: D

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    HumbleArmadillo3023avatar
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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    Hi! Could someone explain to me how white light can scatter in full color when it passes through a prism?

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    HumbleArmadillo3023avatar
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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    Hi! I’m confusing refraction and reflection. When I look at myself in a mirror, which of the two concepts is it? And what about when I see my straw strangely when it's in my glass of water? Thank you for your help!

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    FairTangerine2097avatar
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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    What is the difference between friction and grip?

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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    How do you distinguish different types of forces (I am in the ATS program)?

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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    Hello, can you explain to me the difference between the resultant and the balancing force ?? Thank you :))

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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    What is the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy?

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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    Why can't we create energy? How do power plants work if they don't create electricity?

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    Secondary V • 2yr.

    I do not understand what work is in physics?

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    FairTangerine2097avatar
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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    How do we go from m/s to km/h and vice versa? Also, how do you convert velocities using position and time measurements?

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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    Hello! In my assignment, I have to find the displacement in meters of a car if it has driven at 1.5 m / s for 30 seconds. What should I do?

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    SkillfulGrasshopper3789avatar
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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    Hello ! 

    In physics, what is the difference between a closed system and an isolated system?

    Thanks in advance: D

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    SkillfulGrasshopper3789avatar
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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    Good morning! 

    I have a science lab this week and I don't understand why in the protocol it says to weigh the weighing scoop first by itself and after the weighing scoop plus the solution.

    Can someone explain to me please?

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    SkillfulGrasshopper3789avatar
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    Secondary IV • 2yr.

    I do not understand the concept of effective force? Why would a force be ineffective?

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