Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0133942651
ISBN 13: 978-0-13394-265-1

Chapter 9 - Work and Kinetic Energy - Conceptual Questions: 2

Answer

$\frac{v_A}{v_B} = 4$

Work Step by Step

Let $m$ be the mass of particle B. Let $\frac{m}{2}$ be the mass of particle A. We can write an expression for the kinetic energy of particle B. $KE_B = \frac{1}{2}mv_B^2$ We can write an expression for the kinetic energy of particle A. $KE_A = \frac{1}{2}(\frac{m}{2})v_A^2 = 8KE_B$ Then; $\frac{1}{2}(\frac{m}{2})v_A^2 = 8~(\frac{1}{2}mv_B^2)$ $\frac{v_A^2}{v_B^2} = 16$ $\frac{v_A}{v_B} = 4$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.