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A glass dropped on the floor is more likely to break if

University Physics | 13th Edition | ISBN: 9780321675460 | Authors: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman ISBN: 9780321675460 31

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Problem 12DQ

A glass dropped on the floor is more likely to break if the floor is concrete than if it is wood. Why? (Refer to Fig. 8.3b.)

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Solution 12DQ Step 1 : When a glass is dropped, it breaks depending on the impact it has with the area of the surface and time taken This impact is given by I = F × t From this equation, we can note that the impact of the fall depends of the force and time taken Among wood and concrete, the wood is more flexible when compared to the concrete. Hence, the impact of the fall on the wood in less compared to the impact of the fall on the concrete From this above graph we can conclude that if force applied is spread over the area then the impact will be less Due to the flexibility of the wood, the force is spread over the area of the surface to reduce the impact. Thus, a glass dropped on the concrete breaks easily that it would on the wooden surface

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Textbook: University Physics
Edition: 13
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
ISBN: 9780321675460

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