Q.1. When a particle moves with constant velocity its average velocity, its instantaneous velocity and its speed all are equal. Is this statement true or false?
Ans. True
Suppose a particle is moving with constant velocity v (along the axis of x).
Displacement of particle in time t_{1} = vt_{1}
Displacement of particle in time t_{2} = vt_{2}
∴ Displacement of the particle in the time interval Δt (= t_{2}  t_{1})
= vt_{2}  vt_{1}
= v (t_{2}  t_{1})
∴ Average velocity in the time interval
= v
Now, as the particle is moving with constant velocity (i.e., with constant speed in a given direction) its velocity and speed at any instant will obviously be v.
Ques 2: A stone is released from an elevator going up with an acceleration of g/2. What is the acceleration of the stone just after release?
Ans. g (downwards)
As the stone would be free to acceleration under earth’s gravity, it's acceleration will be g.
Q.3. A dock has its second hand 2.0 cm long. Find the average speed and modulus of average velocity of the tip of the second hand in 15 s.
Ans.
A second hand takes 1 min i.e., 60s to complete one rotation (i.e., rotation by an angle of 2π rad).
∴ Angular speed of second hand
Linear speed of its tip = radius x angular speed
As the tip would be moving with constant speed.
Average speed
In 15 s the second hand would rotate through 90° i.e., the displacement of its tip will be r√2.
∴ Modulus of average velocity of the tip of second hand in 15 s.
Q.4. (a) Is it possible to be accelerating if you are travelling at constant speed?
(b) Is it possible to move on a curved path with zero acceleration, constant acceleration, variable acceleration?
Ans. (a) Yes, in a uniform circular motion
(b) No, yes (projectile motion), yes
(a) Yes. By changing direction of motion, there will be change in velocity and so acceleration.
(b) (i) No. In curved path there will always be acceleration. (As explained in the previous answer no. 3)
(ii) Yes. In projectile motion the path of the particle is a curved one while acceleration of the particle remains constant.
(iii) Yes. In curved path the acceleration will always be there. Even if the path is circular with constant speed the direction of the acceleration of the particle would every time be changing.
Q.5. A particle is moving in a circle of radius 4 cm with a constant speed of 1 cm/s.
Find:
(a) Time period of the particle.
(b) Average speed, average velocity, and average acceleration in a time interval from t = 0 to t = T/4. Here, T is the time period of the particle. Give only their magnitudes.
Ans. (a) 25 .13 s
(b) 1 cm/s , 0 .9 cm/s , 0 .23 cm/s^{2}
(b) As particle is moving with constant speed of 1 cm/s, its average speed in any time interval will be 1 cm/s.
(where v = speed)
Q.6. A particle moves in a straight line with constant speed of 4 m/s for 2 s, then with 6 m/s for 3 s. Find the average speed of the particle in the given time interval.
Ans. 5.2 m/s
Distance = Speed x time
D_{1} = v_{1}t_{1}
D_{2} = v_{2} t_{2}
Introductory Exercise 3.2
Ques 1: A ball is thrown vertically upwards. Which quantity remains constant among, speed, kinetic energy, velocity and acceleration?
Ans: acceleration
Sol: Acceleration (due to gravity).
Ques 2: Equation does not seem dimensionally correct, why?
Ans:
Sol: is physically correct as itgives the displacement of the particle in t^{th} second (or any time unit).
s_{t} = Displacement in t seconds  displacement in (t  1) seconds
Therefore, the given equation is dimensionally incorrect.
Ques 3: Can the speed of a particle increase as its acceleration decreases? If yes give an example.
Ans: Yes, in simple harmonic motion
Sol: Yes. When a particle executing simple harmonic motion returns from maximum amplitude position to its mean position the value of its acceleration decreases while speed increases.
Ques 4: The velocity of a particle moving in a straight line is directly proportional to 3/4th power of time elapsed. How does its displacement and acceleration depend on time?
Ans: t^{7/4}, t^{1/4}
Sol: v = t^{3/4} (given)
…(i)
∴
or
i.e., s ∝ t^{7/4}
Differentiating Eq. (i) w.r.t. time t,
⇒ a ∝ t^{1/4}
Ques 5: A particle is projected vertically upwards with an initial velocity of 40 m/s. Find the displacement and distance covered by the particle in 6 seconds. Take g = 10 m/s^{2}.
Ans: 60 m, 100 m
Sol: Displacement (s) of the particle
= 240  180
= 60 m (in the upward direction)
Distance covered (D) by the particle
Time to attain maximum height
It implies that particle has come back after attaining maximum height (h) given by
∴ D = 80 + (80  60)
= 100 m
Ques 6: Velocity of a particle moving along positive xdirection is v = (40  101) m/s. Here, t is in seconds. A t time t = 0, the x coordinate of particle is zero. Find the time when the particle is at a distance of 60 m from origin.
Ans: 2 s, 6 s, 2 (2 + √7) s
Sol: v = 40  10t
∴
or dx = (40  10t) dt
or x = ∫ (40  10t) dt
or x = 40t  5t^{2} + c
As at t = 0 the value of x is zero.
c = 0
∴ x = 40t  5t^{2}
For x to be 60 m.
60 = 40t  5t^{2}
or t^{2}  8t + 12 = 0
∴ t = 2 s or 6 s
Ques 7: A particle moves rectilinearly with initial velocity u and a constant acceleration a. Find the average velocity of the particle in a time interval from t = 0 to t = t second of its motion.
Ans:
Sol:
Ques 8: A particle moves in a straight line with uniform acceleration. Its velocity at time t = 0 is v_{1} and at time t = t is v_{2}. The average velocity of the particle in this time interval is Is this statement true or false?
Ans: True
Sol: v_{2} = v_{1} + at
∴ at = v_{2}  v_{1}
Ques 9: Find the average velocity of a particle released from rest from a height of 125 m over a time interval till it strikes the ground, g = 10 m/s^{2}.
Ans: 25 m/s (downwards)
Sol:
⇒ t = 25 s
Average velocity = 125 m/5 s (downwards)
= 25 m/s (downwards)
Ques 10: Velocity of a particle moving along xaxis varies with time as, v = (10 + 5t  t^{2}) At time t = 0, x = 0.
Find
(a) acceleration of particle at t = 2 s
(b) xcoordinate of particle at t = 3 s
Ans: (a) 1 m/s^{2}
(b) 43 .5 m
Sol: v = 10 + 5^{t}  t^{2} … (i)
∴
At t = 2 s
a = 5  2 x 2
= 1 m/s^{2}
From Eq. (i),
∴ x = ∫ (10 + 5t  t^{2}) dt
or
As, at t = 0 the value of x is zero
c = 0
∴
Thus, at t = 3 s
= 30 + 22.5  9
= 43.5 m
Ques 11: Velocity of a particle at time t = 0 is 2 m/s. A constant acceleration of 2 m/s^{2} acts on the particle for 2 seconds at an angle of 60° with its initial velocity. Find the magnitude of velocity and displacement of particle at the end of t = 2 s.
Ans:
Sol:
∴
= 4√3 m
Ques 12: Velocity of a particle at any time t is Find acceleration and displacement of particle at t = 1 s. Can we apply or not?
Ans:
Sol: Part I
…(i)
From Eq. (i),
∴
Taking initial displacement to be zero.
Part II
Yes. As explained below.
implies that initial velocity of the particle is and the acceleration is
∴
Ques 13: The coordinates of a particle moving in xy plane at any time t are (21, t^{2})..
Find:
(a) the trajectory of the particle,
(b) velocity of particle at time t and
(c) acceleration of particle at any time t.
Ans: (a) x^{2} = 4y
Sol: x = 2t and y = t^{2}
∴
or, x^{2} = 4y
(The above is the equation to trajectory) x = 2t
∴
y = t^{2}
∴
Thus,
Introductory Exercise 3.3
Ques 1: Figure shows the displacementtime graph of a particle moving in a straight line. Find the signs of velocity and acceleration of particle at time t = t_{1} and t = t_{2}.
Ans: vt_{1}, at_{1} and at_{2} are positive while vt_{2} is negative
Sol: At t = t_{1}
v = tan θ
Corresponding vt graph will be
Acceleration at t = t_{1} :
As α < 90°, a t_{1} is + ive constant.
Acceleration at t = t_{2}
Ques 2: A particle of mass m is released from a certain height h with zero initial velocity. It strikes the ground elastically (direction of its velocity is reversed but magnitude remains the same). Plot the graph between its kinetic energy and time till it returns to its initial position.
Ans:
Sol: Let the particle strike ground at time t velocity of particle when it touches ground
would be gt. KE of particle will be i.e., KE ∝ t^{2}. While going up the velocity will get  ive but the KE will remain. KE will reduce to zero at time 2 t when the particle reaches its initial position.
Ques 3: A ball is dropped from a height of 80 m on a floor. At each collision, the ball loses half of its speed. Plot the speedtime graph and velocitytime graph of its motion till two collisions with the floor. [Take g = 10 m/s^{2}]
Ans:
Sol: Speed of ball (just before making first collision with floor)
Time taken to reach ground
Speed of ball (just after first collision with floor)
= 40/2 = 20 m/s
Time to attain maximum height
∴ Time for the return journey to floor = 2 s.
Corresponding velocitytime will be
Ques 4: Figure shows the accelerationtime graph of a particle moving along a straight line. After what time the particle acquires its initial velocity?
Ans: (2 + √3) s
Sol:
⇒ h = 2 (t  2)
Particle will attain its initial velocity i.e., net increase in velocity of the particle will be zero when,
area under at graph = 0
or 3  (t  2)^{2} = 0
or (t  2)^{2} = 3
or t  2 = ± √3
or t = 2 ± √3
At time t = 2 + √3 s
Introductory Exercise 3.4
Ques 1: Two balls A and B are projected vertically upwards with different velocities. What is the relative acceleration between them?
Ans: zero
Sol: Relative acceleration of A w.r.t. B
α_{AB} = (+ g)  (+ g) = 0
Ques 2: In the above problem what is the shape of the graph between distance between the balls and time before either of the two collide with ground?
Ans: straight line passing through origin
Sol: Velocity of A w.r.t. B = v_{A}  v_{B}
∴ Relative displacement (i.e., distance between A and B) would be
or s = (v_{A}  v_{B}) t
Ques 3: A river 400 m wide is flowing at a rate of 2.0 m/s. A boat is sailing at a velocity of 10.0 m/s with respect to the water in a direction perpendicular to the river.
(a) Find the time taken by the boat to reach the opposite bank.
(b) How far from the point directly opposite to the starting point does the boat reach the opposite bank?
Ans: (a) 40 s
(b) 80 m
Sol: In figure, u = speed of boat
v = speed of river flow
Time to cross river
Ques 4: An aeroplane has to go from a point A to another point B, 500 km away due 30° east of north. Wind is blowing due north at a speed of 20 m/s. The airspeed of the plane is 150 m/s.
(a) Find the direction in which the pilot should head the plane to reach the point B.
(b) Find the time taken by the plane to go from A to B.
Ans:
(b) 50 min
Sol: Let C be the point along which pilot should head the plane.
Apply sine formula in Δ ABC
⇒
= 2989 s
= 50 min
Ques 5: Two particles A and B start moving simultaneously along the line joining them in the same direction with acceleration of 1 m/s^{2} and 2 m/s^{2} and speeds 3 m/s and 1 m/s respectively. Initially A is 10 m behind B. What is the minimum distance between them?
Ans: 8 m
Sol: α_{A} = 1 m/s^{2} , α_{B} = 2 m/s^{2}
v_{A} = 3 m/s, vB = 1 m/s
Acceleration of A w.r.t. B = 1  2 =  1 m/s^{2}
Velocity of A w.r.t. B = 3  1 = 2 m/s
Initial displacement of A w.r.t. B =  10 m
At time relative displacement of A w.r.t. B
or s =  10 + 2t  0.5t^{2}
For s to be minimum
or 2  (0.5 x 2t) = 0
i.e., t = 2 s
∴ s_{min} =  10 + (2 x 2)  0.5 x (2)^{2}
=  10 + 4  2
=  8 m
Minimum distance between A and B = 8 m.
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