# CHAPTER 2 Describing Motion Kinematics in One Dimension by fft92177

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Introduction to Engineering
CHAPTER 2: Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension

Questions
1.    Does a car speedometer measure speed, velocity, or both?

2.    Can an object have a northward velocity and a southward acceleration? Explain.

3.    Can the velocity of an object be negative when its acceleration is positive? What about vice versa?

4     A baseball player hits a foul ball straight up into the air. It leaves the bat with a speed of 120 km h .

In the absence of air resistance, how fast will the ball be traveling when the catcher catches it?

5.    Which one of these motions is not at constant acceleration: a rock falling from a cliff, an elevator

moving from the second floor to the fifth floor making stops along the way, a dish resting on a table?

Problems

2–1 to 2–2      Speed and Velocity

1.    If you are driving 110 km h along a straight road and you look to the side for 2.0 s, how far do you

travel during this inattentive period? v=61 m

2.    You are driving home from school steadily at 95 km h for 130 km. It then begins to rain and you

slow to 65 km h. You arrive home after driving 3 hours and 20 minutes. (a) How far is your

hometown from school? (b) What was your average speed? (a) d = 2600 km (b) ave speed= 77

km/h

2–3    Acceleration

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3.    At highway speeds, a particular automobile is capable of an acceleration of about 1.6 m s . At this

rate, how long does it take to accelerate from 80 km h to 110 km h? t = 5 seconds

4.    A sports car moving at constant speed travels 110 m in 5.0 s. If it then brakes and comes to a stop in

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4.0 s, what is its acceleration in m s ? Express the answer in terms of “g’s,” where
1.00 g  9.80 m s 2 .
a = -5.5 m/s2 = -0.56 g’s

2–4 Motion at Constant Acceleration

5.    A car accelerates from 13 m s to 25 m s in 6.0 s. What was its acceleration? How far did it travel in

this time? Assume constant acceleration. a = 2.0 m/s2, d = 114 m

6.    A world-class sprinter can burst out of the blocks to essentially top speed (of about 11.5 m s ) in the

first 15.0 m of the race. What is the average acceleration of this sprinter, and how long does it take

her to reach that speed?    Ave acc = 4.4 m/s2; t = 2.61 s

2–6     Falling Objects [neglect air resistance]

7.    A stone is dropped from the top of a cliff. It hits the ground below after 3.25 s. How high is the cliff?

y=51.8 m

8.    A baseball is hit nearly straight up into the air with a speed of 22 m s . (a) How high does it go? (b)

How long is it in the air? v2 = 25 m; t=4.5 s

General Problems

9.    Every year the Earth travels about 109 km as it orbits the Sun. What is Earth’s average speed in

km h ?                  v=1x105 km/h

10.   A baseball pitcher throws a baseball with a speed of 44 m s. In throwing the baseball, the pitcher

accelerates the ball through a displacement of about 3.5 m, from behind the body to the point where it

is released (Fig. 2–41). Estimate the average acceleration of the ball during the throwing motion.

v2 = 280 m/s2

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