# Physics 50 example problems

## About this podcast

This is a video podcast of solutions to example problems from Dr. Beyersdorf's Physics 50 class at San Jose State University. Several episodes will be published each week including solutions to the previous week's homework and examples that may be useful in understanding current homework or preparing for upcoming exams.

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## About this podcast

This is a video podcast of solutions to example problems from Dr. Beyersdorf's Physics 50 class at San Jose State University. Several episodes will be published each week including solutions to the previous week's homework and examples that may be useful in understanding current homework or preparing for upcoming exams.

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# Physics 50 example problems

## Episodes

- 2006
### 14-51 Tube of Mercury-fluid mechanics

For a tube containing mercury and water, find the difference in height of the mercury and water using Pascal's law

### 14-47 Mass of a Planet-fluid mechanics

Given some measurements of the pressure in a fluid taken on the surface of an unknown planet, use Pascal's law and the universal law of gravitation to find the mass of the planet.

### 14-37 Airplane Wing-fluid mechanics

Use Bernoulli's Equation to find the force on an airplane wing and then find the net force acting on the airplane.

### 14-29 Shower Head-fluid mechanics

Use the continuity equation to find the exit velocity for water in a shower head

### 14-25 Wood Floating in Oil-fluid mechanics

For a block of wood floating on top of a layer of water and below a layer of oil, find its mass and density given how high it is floating

### 14-7 Gauge Pressure-fluid mechanics

Determine the gauge pressure at a given distance below the surface of a fluid using Pascal's law

### 14-3 Density of Gold-fluid mechanics

Find the density of a piece of metal given its mass and volume. Is the metal gold?

### 13-33 Cheese on a Spring-simple harmonic motion

For a piece of cheese oscillating on the end of a spring, find out how far the spring will be stretched when the oscillations stop.

### 12-9 Gravitational Force Acting on the Moon-gravitation

Find the gravitational force acting on the moon from the Earth and Sun for moon at three different points in the lunar orbit

### 10-63 Block and Cylinder-dynamics of rotational motion

Find the acceleration of a block on a plane that is attached to a rotating cylinder which has non-negligible moment of inertia

### 10-33 Power of a Motor-dynamics of rotational motion

Determine the lifting capacity of a motor with a given power and rotation rate

### 10-19 Falling Yo Yo-dynamics of rotational motion

Find the acceleration of a falling yo-yo and the tension in the string as it falls

### 10-7 Frictional Torque-dynamics of rotational motion

Find the frictional torque necessary to slow a spinning object a given amount in a given time

### 10-3 Calculating Torque-dynamics of rotational motion

Find the torque exerted on an object by each of three different forces

### 10-1 Calculating Torque-dynamics of angular motion

Find the torque that a force exerts on a wrench for six different configurations

### 9-100 Moment of Inertia of a Cone-rotation of rigid bodies

Calculate the moment of inertia for a cone.

### 9-85 Pulley With Inertia-rotation of rigid bodies

Solve for the speed of a falling block that must pull another block and spin a pulley that has inertia.

### 9-63 Speedometer-rotation of rigid bodies

Relate the linear velocity of a car to the angular velocity of the axle as read by the speedometer