Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 32 - Think and Explain: 47

Answer

This is a writing exercise for the student, and answers will vary.

Work Step by Step

Sample: For which of the following situations would classical mechanics be applicable? a. calculating a satellite's orbit around the Earth b. calculating the flight of a baseball c. calculating the motion of a bee's flapping wing d. a and b only e. all of the above The correct answer is E. Even a tiny bee's wing has so many atoms that classical physics provides a perfectly adequate explanation of its motion.
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