Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 6 - Work and Energy - Problems: 16

Answer

a. $\sqrt{3}$. b. $\frac{1}{4}$.

Work Step by Step

a. Use equation 6–3 for the kinetic energy and solve for the speed. $$KE = \frac{1}{2} mv^{2}$$ $$v=\sqrt{\frac{2 \times KE}{m}} $$ The speed is proportional to the square root of the KE. If the kinetic energy is tripled, the speed changes by a factor of $\sqrt{3}$. b. The KE is proportional to the square of the speed. If the speed is halved, the kinetic energy changes by a factor of $\frac{1}{4}$.
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