Q. 59. An aerostat of mass m starts coming down with a constant acceleration w. Determine the ballast mass to be dumped for the aerostat to reach the upward acceleration of the same magnitude. The air drag is to be neglected.
Ans. Let R be the constant upward thurst on the aerostat of mass m, coming down with a constant acceleration w. Applying Newton’s second law of motion for the aerostat in projection form
Fy = mwy
mg - R - mw (1)
Now, if Am be the mass, to be dumped, then using the Eq. Fy = mwy
From Eqs. (1) and (2), w e get,
Q. 60. In the arrangement of Fig. 1.9 the masses m0, m1, and m2 of bodies are equal, the masses of the pulley and the threads are negligible, and there is no friction in the pulley. Find the acceleration w with which the body m0 comes down, and the tension of the thread binding together the bodies m1 and m2, if the coefficient of friction between these bodies and the horizontal surface is equal to k. Consider possible cases.
Ans. Let us write the fundamental equation of dynamics for all the three blocks in terms of projections, having taken the positive direction of x and y axes as shown in Fig; and using the fact that kinematical relation between the accelerations is such that the blocks move with same value of acceleration (say w)
The simultaneous solution of Eqs. (1), (2) and (3) yields,
As the block m0 moves down with acceleration w, so in vector form
Q. 61. Two touching bars 1 and 2 are placed on an inclined plane forming an angle α with the horizontal (Fig. 1.10). The masses of the bars are equal to m1 and m2, and the coefficients of friction between the inclined plane and these bars are equal to k1 and k2 respectively, with k1 > k 2. Find:
(a) the force of interaction of the bars in the process of motion;
(b) the minimum value of the angle α at which the bars start sliding down.
Ans. Let us indicate the positive direction of Jt-axis along the incline (Fig.). Figures show the force diagram for the blocks.
Let, R be the force of interaction between the bars and they are obviously sliding down with the same constant acceleration w.
Newton’s second law of motion in projection form along x-axis for the blocks gives :
Solving Eqs. (1) and (2) simultaneously, we get
(b) when the blocks just slide down the plane, w = 0 , so from Eqn. (3)
Q. 62. A small body was launched up an inclined plane set at an angle α = 15° against the horizontal. Find the coefficient of friction, if the time of the ascent of the body is η = 2.0 times less than the time of its descent.
Ans. Case 1. When the body is launched up :
Let k be the coefficeint of friction, u the velocity of projection and l the distance traversed along the incline. Retarding force on the block = mg sin α + k mg cos α and hence the retardation = g sin α + k g cos α .
Using the equation of particle kinematics along the incline,
0 - u2-2 (g sin α + k g cos α) l
Case (2). When the block comes downward, the net force on the body - mg sin a - km g cos a and hence its acceleration - g sin a - k g cos a Let, t be the time required then
From Eqs. (3) and (4)
(according to the question),
Hence on solving we get
Q. 63. The following parameters of the arrangement of Fig. 1.11 are available: the angle α which the inclined plane forms with the horizontal, and the coefficient of friction k between the body m1 and the inclined plane. The masses of the pulley and the threads, as well as the friction in the pulley, are negligible. Assuming both bodies to be motionless at the initial moment, find the mass ratio m2/m1 at which the body m2
(a) starts coming down;
(b) starts going up;
(c) is at rest.
Ans. At the initial moment, obviously the tension in the thread connecting m1 and m2 equals the weight of m2.
(a) For the block m2 to come down or the block m1 to go up, the conditions is
where T is tension and fr is friction which in the limiting case equals km1g cosα. Then
(b) Similarly in the case
(c) For this case, neither kind o f motion is possible, and fr need not be limiting.
Q. 64. The inclined plane of Fig. 1.11 forms an angle α = 30° with the horizontal. The mass ratio m2/m1 = η = 2/3. The coefficient of friction between the body m1 and the inclined plane is equal to k = 0.10. The masses of the pulley and the threads are negligible. Find the magnitude and the direction of acceleration of the body m2 when the formerly stationary system of masses starts moving.
Ans. From the conditions, obtained in the previous problem, first we will check whether the mass m2 goes up or down.
Here, m2/ m1 = η > sin α + k cos α , (substituting the values). H ence the mass m2 will come down with an acceleration (say w). From the free body diagram of previous problem,
Adding (1) and (2), we get,
Substituting all the values,
As m2 moves down with acceleration of magnitude w = .05 g > 0, thus in vector form acceleration of m2:
Q. 65. A plank of mass m1 with a bar of mass m2 placed on it lies on a smooth horizontal plane. A horizontal force growing with time t as F = at (a is constant) is applied to the bar. Find how the accelerations of the plank w1 and of the bar w2 depend on t, if the coefficient of friction between the plank and the bar is equal to k. Draw the approximate plots of these dependences.
Ans. Let us write the Newton’s second law in projection form along positive x-axis for the plank and the bar
fr - m1 w1, fr = m2 w2 (1)
At the initial moment, fr represents the static friction, and as the force F grows so does the friction force fr, but up to it’s limiting value
Unless this value is reached, both bodies moves as a single body with equal acceleration. But as soon as the force fr reaches the limit, the bar starts sliding over the plank i.e.
Substituting here the values of w1 and w2 taken from Eq. (1) and taking into account that
corresponds to the moment
On this basis w1 (r) and w2 (t), plots are as shown in the figure of answersheet.
Q. 66. A small body A starts sliding down from the top of a wedge (Fig. 1.12) whose base is equal to l = 2.10 m. The coefficient of friction between the body and the wedge surface is k = 0.140. At what value of the angle a will the time of sliding be the least? What will it be equal to?
Ans. Let us designate the x-a x is (Fig.) and apply Fx = m wx for body A
Now, from kinematical equation :
(using Eq. (1)).
and putting the values of α , k and l in Eq . (2) we get
Q. 67. A bar of mass m is pulled by means of a thread up'an inclined plane forming an angle α with the horizontal (Fig. 1.13). The coefficient of friction is equal to k. Find the angle β which the thread must form with the inclined plane for the tension of the thread to be minimum. What is it equal to?
Ans. Let us fix the x - y co-ordinate system to the wedge, taking the x - axis up, along the incline and the y - axis perpendicular to it (Fig.).
Let us apply Newton’s second law in projection form along x and y axis for the bar :
For Tmin the value of (cos β + k sin β ) should be maximum
Putting this value of β in Eq. (3) we get,
Q. 68. At the moment t = 0 the force F = at is applied to a small body of mass m resting on a smooth horizontal plane (a is a constant).
The permanent direction of this force forms an angle α with the horizontal (Fig. 1.14). Find:
(a) the velocity of the body at the moment of its breaking off the plane;
(b) the distance traversed by the body up to this moment.
Ans. First of all let us draw the free body diagram for the small body of mass m and indicate x - axis along the horizontal plane and y - axis, perpendicular to it, as shown in the figure.
Let the block breaks off the plane at
From for the body under investigation :
Integrating within the limits for v (t)
Integrating, Eqn. (2) for s (t)
Using the value of t = t0 from Eq. (1), into Eqs. (2) and (3)
Q. 69. A bar of mass m resting on a smooth horizontal plane starts moving due to the force F = mg/3 of constant magnitude. In the process of its rectilinear motion the angle α between the direction of this force and the horizontal varies as α = as, where a is a constant, and s is the distance traversed by the bar from its initial position. Find the velocity of the bar as a function of the angle α.
Ans. Newton’s second law of motion in projection form, along horizontal or x - axis i.e.
Integrating, over the limits for v (s)
which is the sought relationship.
Q. 70. A horizontal plane with the coefficient of friction k supports two bodies: a bar and an electric motor with a battery on a block. A thread attached to the bar is wound on the shaft of the electric motor. The distance between the bar and the electric motor is equal to l. When the motor is switched on, the bar, whose mass is twice as great as that of the other body, starts moving with a constant acceleration w. How soon will the bodies collide?
Ans. From the Newton’s second law in projection from :
For the bar,
T - 2 kwg - (2 m) w (1)
For the motor,
Now, from the equation of kinematics inthe frame of bar or motor
From (1), (2) and (3) wc get on eliminating T and W
Q. 71. A pulley fixed to the ceiling of an elevator car carries a thread whose ends are attached to the loads of masses m1 and m2. The car starts going up with an acceleration w0. Assuming the masses of the pulley and the thread, as well as the friction, to be negligible find:
(a) the acceleration of the load m1 relative to the elevator shaft and relative to the car;
(b) the force exerted by the pulley on the ceiling of the car.
Ans. Let us write Newton’s second law in vector from for both the blocks (in the frame ofjround).
These two equations contain three unknown quantities The third equation is provided by the kinematic relationship between the accelerations :
where is th acceleration of the mass m1 with respect to the pulley or elevator car.
Summing up termwise the lelt hand and the right-hand sides of these kinematical equations, we get
The simultaneous solution of Eqs* (1), (2) and (4) yield s
Using this result in Eq. (3) , we get,
Using the results in Eq. (3) we get
(b) obviously the force exerted by the pulley on the celing of the car
Note : one could also solve this problem in the frame of elevator car.
Q. 72. Find the acceleration w of body 2 in the arrangement shown in Fig. 1.15, if its mass is η times as great as the mass of bar l and the angle that the inclined plane forms with the horizontal is equal to α. The masses of the pulleys and the threads, as well as the friction, are assumed to be negligible. Look into possible cases.
Ans. Let us write Newton’s second law for both, bar 1 and body 2 in terms of projection having taken the positive direction of x1 and x2 as shown in the figure and assuming that body 2 starts sliding, say, upward along the incline
For the pulley, moving in vertical direction from the equation
(as mass of the pulley mp = 0 )
As the length of the threads are constant, the kinematical relation ship of accelerations becomes
Simultaneous solutions of all these equations yields :
As η > 1, w is directed vertically downward, and hence in vector form
Q. 73. In the arrangement shown in Fig. 1.16 the bodies have masses m0, m1, m2 ,t he friction is absent, the masses of the pulleys and the threads are negligible. Find the acceleration of the body m1. Look into possible cases.
Ans. Let us write Newton’s second law for masses m1 and m2 and moving pully in vertical direction along positive x - axis (Fig.) :
Again using Newton’s second law in projection form for mass m0 along positive x1 direction
(Fig.), we get
The kinematical relationship between the accelerations of masses gives in terms of projection on the x - axis
Simultaneous solution of the obtained five equations yields
In vector form
Q. 74. In the arrangement shown in Fig. 1.17 the mass of the rod M exceeds the mass m of the ball. The ball has an opening permitting it to slide along the thread with some friction. The mass of the pulley and the friction in its axle are negligible. At the initial moment the ball was located opposite the lower end of the rod. When set free, both bodies began moving with constant accelerations. Find the friction force between the ball and the thread if t seconds after the beginning of motion the ball got opposite the upper end of the rod. The rod length equals l.
Ans. As the thread is not tied with m, so if there were no friction between the thread and the ball m, the tension in the thread would be zero and as a result both bodies will have free fall motion. Obviously in the given problem it is the friction force exerted by the ball on the thread, which becomes the tension in the thread. From the condition or language of the problem wM > wm and as both are directed downward so , relative acceleration of M = wM > wm and is directed downward. Kinematical equation for the ball in the frame of rod in projection form along upward direction gives :
Newton’s second law in projection form along vertically down direction for both, rod and ball gives,
Multiplying Eq. (2) by m and Eq. (3) by M and then subtracting Eq. (3) from (2) and after using Eq. (1) we get
Q. 75. In the arrangement shown in Fig. 1.18 the mass of ball 1 is η = 1.8 times as great as that of rod 2. The length of the latter is l = 100 cm. The masses of the pulleys and the threads, as well as the friction, are negligible. The ball is set on the same level as the lower end of the rod and then released. How soon will the ball be opposite the upper end of the rod?
Ans. Suppose, the ball goes up with accleration w1 and the rod comes down with the acceleration w2. As the length of the thread is constant,
2 = w2 (1)
From Newton's second law in projection form along vertically upward for the ball and vertically downward for the rod respectively gives,
but T = 2T (because pulley is massless) (4)
From Eqs. (1), (2), (3) and (4)
From kinematical equation in projection form, we get
as, w1 and w2 are in the opposite direction.
Putting the values of w1 and w2, the sought time becomes
Q. 76. In the arrangement shown in Fig. 1.19 the mass of body 1 is η = 4.0 times as great as that of body 1. The height h = 20 cm. The masses of the pulleys and the threads, as well as the friction, are negligible. At a certain moment body 2 is released and the arrangement set in motion. What is the maximum height that body 2 will go up to?
Ans. Using Newton's second law in projection form along x - axis for the body 1 and along negative x - axis for the body 2 respectively, we get
For the pulley lowering in downward direction from Newton's law along x axis,
As the length of the thread is constant so,
w2 = 2w1 (4)
The simultaneous solution of above equations yields,
Obviously during the time interval in which the body 1 comes to the horizontal floor covering the distance h, the body 2 moves upward the distance 2h. At the moment when the body 2 is at the height 2h from the floor its velocity is given by the expression :
After the body m1 touches the floor the thread becomes slack or the tension in the thread zero, thus as a result body 2 is only under gravity for it's subsequent motion.
Owing to the velocity v2 at that moment or at the height 2h from the floor, the body 2 further goes up under gravity by the distance,
Thus the sought maximum height attained by the body 2 :
Q. 77. Find the accelerations of rod A and wedge B in the arrangement shown in Fig. 1.20 if the ratio of the mass of the wedge to that of the rod equals η, and the friction between all contact surfaces is negligible.
Ans. Let us draw free body diagram of each body, i.e. of rod A and of wedge B and also draw the kinemetical diagram for accelerations, after analysing the directions of motion of A and B. Kinematical relationship of accelarations is :
Let us write Newton’s second law for both bodies in terms of projections having taken positive directions of y and x axes as shown in the figure.
Simultaneous solution of (1), (2) and (3) yields :
Note : We may also solve this problem using conservation of mechanical energy instead of Newton's second law.
Q. 78. In the arrangement shown in Fig. 1.21 the masses of the wedge M and the body m are known. The appreciable friction exists only between the wedge and the body m, the friction coefficient being equal to k. The masses of the pulley and the thread are negligible. Find the acceleration of the body m relative to the horizontal surface on which the wedge slides.
Ans. Let us draw free body diagram of each body and fix the coordinate system, as shown in the figure. After analysing the motion of M and m on the basis of force diagrams, let us draw the kinematical diagram for accelerations (Fig.).
As the length of threads are constant so,
do not change their directions that why
so, from the triangle law of vector addition
From the Eq. Fx = mwx , for the wedge and block :
T - N = Mw, (2)
and N = mw (3)
Now, from the Eq. Fy = mwy , for the block
mg - T - kN= mw (4)
Simultaneous solution of Eqs. (2), (3) and (4) yields :
Hence using Eq. (1)
Q. 79. What is the minimum acceleration with which bar A (Fig. 1.22) should be shifted horizontally to keep bodies 1 and 2 stationary relative to the bar? The masses of the bodies are equal, and the coefficient of friction between the bar and the bodies is equal to k. The masses of the pulley and the threads are negligible, the friction in the pulley is absent.
Ans. Bodies 1 and 2 will remain at rest with repect to bar the sought minimum acceleration of the bar. Beyond these limits there will be a relative motion betw een b ar and the bodies. the tendency o f body 1 in relation to the bar A is to move towards right and is in the opposite sense for On the basis of above argument the static friction on 2 by A is directed upward and on 1 by A is directed towards le ft for the purpose o f calculating .
Let us write Newton’s second law for bodies 1 and 2 in terms of projection along positive x - axis (Fig.).
As body 2 has no acceleration in vertical direction, so
From (4) and (5)
Q. 80. Prism 1 with bar 2 of mass m placed on it gets a horizontal acceleration w directed to the left (Fig. 1.23). At what maximum value of this acceleration will the bar be still stationary relative to the prism, if the coefficient of friction between them k< cot α?
Ans. On the basis of the initial aigument of the solution of Q.79, the tendency of bar 2 with respect to 1 will be to move up along the plane.
Let us fix (x - y) coordinate system in the frame o f ground as shown in the figure.
From second law of motion in projection form along y and x axes :
m g cos α - N = m w sin a
So, the sought maximum acceleration of the wedge :
Q. 81. Prism 1 of mass m1 and with angle α (see Fig. 1.23) rests on a horizontal surface. Bar 2 of mass m2 is placed on the prism. Assuming the friction to be negligible, find the acceleration of the prism.
Ans. Let us draw the force diagram of each body, and on this basis we observe that the prism moves towards right say with an acceleration nd the bar 2 of mass moves down the plane with respect to 1, say with acceleration (Fig.)
Let us write Newton’s second law for both bodies in projection form along positive y2 and x1 axes as shown in the Fig.
Solving (1) and (2), we get
Q. 82. In the arrangement shown in Fig. 1.24 the masses m of the bar and M of the wedge, as well as the wedge angle α, are known. The masses of the pulley and the thread are negligible. The friction is absent. Find the acceleration of the wedge M.
Ans. To analyse the kinematic relations between the bodies, sketch the force diagram of each body as shown in the figure.
On the basis of force diagram, it is obvious that the wedge M will move towards right and the block will move down along the wedge. As the length of the thread is constant, the distance travelled by the block on the wedge must be equal to the distance travelled by the wedge on the flo&r. Hence do not change their directions and acceleration that’s why (say) and accordingly the diagram of kinematical dependence is shown in figure.
so from triangle law o f vector addition.
From Fx = m wx , (for the wedge),
For the bar m let us fix (x - y) coordinate system in the frame of ground Newton ’s law in projection form along x and y axes (Fig.) gives
Solving the above Eqs. simultaneously, we get
Note : We can study the motion of the block m in the frame of wedge also, alternately we may solve this problem using conservation of mechanical energy.
Q. 83. A particle of mass m moves along a circle of radius R. Find the modulus of the average vector of the force acting on the particle over the distance equal to a quarter of the circle, if the particle moves
(a) uniformly with velocity v;
(b) with constant tangential acceleration wτ the initial velocity being equal to zero.
Ans. Let us sketch the diagram for the motion of the particle of mass m along the circle of radius R and indicate x and y axis, as shown Jn the figure.
(a) For the particle, change in momentum
and time taken in describing quarter of the circle,
Q. 84. An aircraft loops the loop of radius R = 500 m with a constant velocity v = 360 km per hour. Find the weight of the flyer of mass m = 70 kg in the lower, upper, and middle points of the loop.
Ans. While moving in a loop, normal reaction exerted by the flyer on the loop at different points and uncom pensated weight if any contribute to the weight of flyer at those points,
(a) When the aircraft is at the lowermost point, Newton’s second law of motion in projection form Fn = mwn gives
(b) When it is at the upper most point, again from Fn - mwn we get
(c) When the aircraft is at the middle point of the loop, again from Fn = m wn
The uncompensated weight is mg. Thus effective weight obliquely.
Q. 85. A small sphere of mass m suspended by a thread is first taken aside so that the thread forms the right angle with the vertical and then released. Find:
(a) the total acceleration of the sphere and the thread tension as a function of θ, the angle of deflection of the thread from the vertical;
(b) the thread tension at the moment when the vertical component of the sphere's velocity is maximum;
(c) the angle θ between the thread and the vertical at the moment when the total acceleration vector of the sphere is directed horizontally.
Ans. Let us depict the forces acting on the small sphere m, (at an arbitrary position when the thread makes an angle θ from the vertical) and write equation via projection on A A
the unit vectors
(as vertical is refrence line of angular position)
Integrating both the sides :
(Eq. (1) can be easily obtained by the conservation of mechanical energy).
(b) Vertical component of velocity, vy = v sin θ
(c) We have
But in accordance with the problem wy = 0
Q. 86. A ball suspended by a thread swings in a vertical plane so that its acceleration values in the extreme and the lowest position are equal. Find the thread deflection angle in the extreme position.
Ans. The ball has only normal acceleration at the lowest position and only tangential acceleration at any of the extreme position. Let v be the speed of the ball at its lowest position and l be the length of the thread, then according to the problem
where α is the maximum deflection angle
From Newton’s law in projection form : Ft = mwt
On integrating both the sides within their limits.
Note : Eq. (2) can easily be obtained by the conservation of mechanical energy of the ball in the uniform field of gravity.
From Eqs. (1) and (2) with θ = α
Q. 87. A small body A starts sliding off the top of a smooth sphere of radius R. Find the angle θ (Fig. 1.25) corresponding to the point at which the body breaks off the sphere, as well as the break-off velocity of the body.
Ans. Let us depict the forces acting on the body A(which are the force of gravity and the normal reaction and write equation via projection on the unit vectors
Integrating both side for obtaining v (θ)
At the mom ent the body loses contact with the surface, N = 0 and therefore the Eq. (2) becomes
v2 = gR cos θ
where v and θ correspond to the moment when the body loses contact with the surface. Solving Eqs. (1) and (3) we obtain
Q. 88. A device (Fig. 1.26) consists of a smooth L-shaped rod located in a horizontal plane and a sleeve A of mass m attached by a weight- less spring to a point B. The spring stiffness is equal to x. The whole system rotates with a constant angular velocity ω about a vertical axis passing through the point O. Find the elongation of the spring. How is the result affected by the rotation direction?
Ans. At first draw the free body diagram of the device as, shown. The forces, acting on the sleeve are it's weight, acting vertically downward, spring force, along the length of the spring and normal reaction by the rod, perpendicular to its length.
Let F be the spring force, and Δl be the elongation.
and it is independent of the direction of rotation.
Q. 89. A cyclist rides along the circumference of a circular horizontal plane of radius R, the friction coefficient being dependent only on distance r from the centre O of the plane as k = k0 (1—r/R), where k0 is a constant. Find the radius of the circle with the centre at the point along which the cyclist can ride with the maximum velocity. What is this velocity?
Ans. According to the question, the cyclist moves along the circular path and the centripetal force is provided by the frictional force. Thus from die equation Fn = m wn
Q. 90. A car moves with a constant tangential acceleration wτ = 0.62 m/s2 along a horizontal surface circumscribing a circle of radius R = 40 m. The coefficient of sliding friction between the wheels of the car and the surface is k = 0.20. What distance will the car ride without sliding if at the initial moment of time its velocity is equal to zero?
Ans. As initial velocity is zero thus
v2 = 2 wts
As wt > 0 the speed of the car increases with time or distance. Till the moment, sliding starts, the static friction provides the required centripetal acceleration to the car.
so, from Eqn. (1), the sought distance