Fundamentals of Physics - examples
- Dirty road
Mr. Smith is on a road trip to a remote disc golf course 180km away. He travels part of the way at 100km/h along the highway, and part of the way at 50km/h along dirt roads. If it took 2 hours to get there, how many hours did he spend on dirt roads?
- Free fall
The free fall body has gone 10m in the last 0.5s. Find the body speed at the moment of impact.
From Trutnov, the motorcyclist started at an average speed of 60km/hour. At 12.30hrs the passenger car was started at a speed of 80km/hour. How many hours and at what distance from Trutnov will car catch a motorcycle?
- Two ships
The distance from A to B is 300km. At 7 am started from A to B a ferry with speed higher by 20 km/h than a ship that leaves at 8 o'clock from B to A. Both met at 10h 24min. Determine how far they will meet from A and when they reach the destination.
- Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower in Paris is 300 meters high, is made of steel. Its weight is 8000 tons. How tall is the tower model made of the same material, if it weigh is 2.4 kg?
In point O acts three orthogonal forces: F1 = 20 N, F2 = 7 N and F3 = 19 N. Determine the resultant of F and the angles between F and forces F1, F2 and F3.
- Widescreen monitor
Computer business hit by a wave of widescreen monitors and televisions. Calculate the area of the LCD monitor with a diagonal size 20 inches at ratio 4:3 and then 16:9 aspect ratio. Is buying widescreen monitors with same diagonal more advantageous tha
- Reconstruction of the corridor
Calculate how many minutes will be reduced to travel 187 km long railway corridor, where the maximum speed increases from 120 km/h to 160 km/h. Calculate how many minutes will shorten travel time, if we consider that the train must stop at 6 stations, eac
From the cottage started first group of tourists at 10:00 AM at speed 4 km/h. The second started after them 47 minutes later at speed 6 km/h. How long and how many kilometers from the cottage will catch the first group?
- Reservoir + water
Reservoir completely filled with water weighs 12 kg. After pouring off three quarters of the amount of water weights 3 kg. Calculate the weight and volume of the reservoir.
- Two forces
Two forces with magnitudes of 25 and 30 pounds act on an object at angles of 10° and 100° respectively. Find the direction and magnitude of the resultant force. Round to two decimal places in all intermediate steps and in your final answer.
- Hollow sphere
Steel hollow sphere floats on the water plunged into half its volume. Determine the outer radius of the sphere and wall thickness, if you know that the weight of the sphere is 0.5 kg and density of steel is 7850 kg/m3
The train is running at speeds of 96 km/h. From the beginning of braking to full stop train run for 3.3 minutes. If the train slows the braking equally, calculate the distance of the place from the station where you need to start to brake.
Rectangular rink with dimensions of 68.7 m and 561 dm must be covered with a layer of ice 4.2 cm thick. How many liters of water is necessary for the formation of ice when the volume of ice is 9.7% greater than the volume of water.
- Two runners
Two runners ran simultaneously towards each other from locations distant 34.6 km. The average speed of the first runner was 1/5 higher than the average speed of the second runner. How long should each ran a 34.6 km, if you know that they meet after 67 mi
What is the average speed of the car, where half of the distance covered passed at speed 66 km/h and the other half at 86 km/h.
- BMI index
Calculate BMI (body mass index, an index indicating obesity, overweight, normal weight, underweight) man weighing m = 71 kg and height h = 170 cm. Index is calculated according to equation (formula): ? With BMI index is possible to compare people of diff
- Circular motion
Mass point moves moves uniformly in a circle with radius r = 3.4 m angular velocity ω = 3.6 rad/s. Calculate the period, frequency, and the centripetal acceleration of this movement.
- Motor physics
Car traveling at 130 km/h on the highway. Pulling power of the motor is 8 kN. Determine engine power in kW.
Parents piggybacking children on vacation to its grandmother and grandfather at a city distant 150 kilometers. They agreed to meet halfway. Parents will be travel at 90 km/h, grandmother and grandfather at 60 km/h. Parents depart at 12:00 hours. When grand