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Solutions for Chapter 11: Fundamentals of Physics: 9th Edition

Fundamentals of Physics: | 9th Edition | ISBN: 9780470556535 | Authors: David Halliday; Robert Resnick; Jearl Walker

Full solutions for Fundamentals of Physics: | 9th Edition

ISBN: 9780470556535

Fundamentals of Physics: | 9th Edition | ISBN: 9780470556535 | Authors: David Halliday; Robert Resnick; Jearl Walker

Solutions for Chapter 11

Solutions for Chapter 11
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Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics:
Edition: 9
Author: David Halliday; Robert Resnick; Jearl Walker
ISBN: 9780470556535

Summary of Chapter 11:

As we discussed in Chapter 10, physics includes the study of rotation. Arguably, the most important application of that physics is in the rolling motion of wheels and wheel-like objects. This applied physics has long been used. For ex- ample, when the prehistoric people of Easter Island moved their gigantic stone statues from the quarry and across the island, they dragged them over logs acting as rollers. Much later, when settlers moved westward across America in the 1800s, they rolled their possessions first by wagon and then later by train. Today, like it or not, the world is filled with cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and other rolling vehicles. The physics and engineering of rolling have been around for so long that you might think no fresh ideas remain to be developed. However, skateboards and in- line skates were invented and engineered fairly recently, to become huge finan- cial successes. Street luge is now catching on, and the self-righting Segway (Fig. 11-1) may change the way people move around in large cities. Applying the physics of rolling can still lead to surprises and rewards. Our starting point in exploring that physics is to simplify rolling motion. 11-2 Here we consider only objects that roll smoothly along a surface; that is, the objects roll without slipping or bouncing on the surface. Figure 11-2 shows how complicated smooth rolling motion can be: Although the center of the object moves in a straight line parallel to the surface, a point on the rim certainly does not. However, we can study this motion by treating it as a combination of translation of the center of mass and rotation of the rest of the object around that center.

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Key Physics Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • //

    parallel

  • any symbol

    average (indicated by a bar over a symbol—e.g., v¯ is average velocity)

  • °C

    Celsius degree

  • °F

    Fahrenheit degree

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