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1 Exercises 9.1 Work (pages ) 1. Circle the letter next to the correct mathematical equation for work. work = force distance work = distance force c. work = force distance d. work = force distance 2 2. You can use the equation in Question 1 to calculate work when the force is constant and the motion takes place in a straight line in the direction of the force. 3. You do work if you lift a book one meter above the ground. How does the amount of work change in each of the following cases? You lift the book twice as high. You do twice as much work. You lift two identical books one meter above the ground. You do twice as much work. 4. Complete the table by naming the two general categories of work and giving an example of each. Category of Work work done against another force Example Possible answer: When an archer stretches her bow, she is doing work against the elastic forces of the bow. work done to change the speed of an object Possible answer: An engine does work increasing or decreasing the speed of a car. 5. The unit of work is the. 6. Suppose that you apply a 50-N horizontal force to a 25-kg box, pushing the box 6 meters across the floor. How much work do you do on the box? 300 J 9.2 Power (pages ) 7. Power is the rate at which work is done. work done joule 8. Power equals divided by time interval. watt 9. The unit of power is the. one million 10. One megawatt (MW) equals watts. horsepower 11. In the United States, we customarily rate engines in units of, which is equivalent to 0.75 kilowatt. 9.3 Mechanical (page 147) 12. Define energy. the property of an object or system that enables it to do work 13. What is the SI unit of energy? joule Conceptual Physics Reading and Study Workbook 67

2 14. Mechanical energy is the energy due to the position or movement of something. 15. What are the two forms of mechanical energy? kinetic energy potential energy 9.4 Potential (pages ) 16. On each line, write elastic, chemical, or gravitational to identify the type of potential energy described. chemical elastic gravitational elastic chemical elastic chemical fossil fuels a compressed spring c. water in a reservoir d. a stretched rubber band e. food f. a bow drawn back g. electric batteries 17. The amount of gravitational potential energy possessed by an elevated object is equal to the work done against gravity in lifting it. 18. What are two ways to calculate gravitational potential energy? weight height mass acceleration due to gravity (g) height 19. Explain what the height is when you calculate an object s gravitational potential energy. The height is the distance above some chosen reference level, such as the ground or the floor of a building. 20. How do hydroelectric power stations make use of gravitational potential energy? Water from an upper reservoir flows through a long tunnel to an electric generator. Here, gravitational potential energy of the water is converted to electrical energy. 9.5 Kinetic (page 150) 21. Kinetic energy is energy of motion. 22. Circle the letter for the equation you can use to find the kinetic energy of an object. KE = 2mv KE = 1 2 mv c. KE = 2mv 2 d. KE = 1 2 mv2 23. Kinetic energy equals the net force on an object multiplied by the distance the object moves. 24. Is the following sentence or? If the speed of an object doubles, the kinetic energy of the object also doubles. 68 Conceptual Physics Reading and Study Workbook

3 9.6 Work- Theorem (pages ) 25. Express the work-energy theorem. Whenever work is done, energy changes. 26. Explain this equation: Work = KE. Work equals change in kinetic energy. 27. Is the following sentence or? If you push against a heavy refrigerator, and it doesn t slide, then you are not doing work on the refrigerator. 28. Suppose you push against a box so that it moves across a horizontal surface. Explain how to determine the change in kinetic energy in each of the following cases. KE equals your push times the distance of your push. The surface has no friction. The surface has some friction. frictional force, multiplied by the distance of your push. c. The box moves at a constant speed across a surface that has some friction. The net force and net work are zero, and the kinetic energy doesn t change. 29. Is the following sentence or? The maximum friction that the brakes of a car can supply is nearly the same whether the car moves slowly or quickly. KE equals the net force, which is your push minus the Match each form of hidden kinetic energy with its description. Form of Kinetic Description c a b 30. heat consists of molecules vibrating in rhythmic patterns 31. sound produced by electrons in motion 32. electricity c. results from random molecular motion 9.7 Conservation of (pages ) 33. The energy an arrow delivers to a target is slightly less than the energy it had when it was flying toward the target. What happened to the lost energy? It was transformed into heat that warmed the arrow and target. 34. Express the law of conservation of energy. cannot be created or destroyed. It can be transformed from one form into another, but the total amount of energy never changes. 35. The wound spring of a toy car has 10 J of potential energy. Only 8Jofthis energy changes to kinetic energy as the car moves. What happens to the remaining 2Jofenergy? It changes to heat in the machinery due to friction. Conceptual Physics Reading and Study Workbook 69

4 36. The figure above shows the energy of a swinging pendulum bob at different points along its path. If you ignore friction, how does the energy of the bob at the highest points of its path compare to the energy at the lowest point of its path? The energy is all potential energy at the highest points and all kinetic energy when the bob is at the lowest point. How does friction affect the pendulum? Friction gradually changes the energy to heat, and the pendulum eventually stops. 37. The sun shines because some of its nuclear energy is transformed into radiant energy. heat 38. In nuclear reactors, nuclear energy is transformed into. 39. Suppose a person in distress leaps from a burning building onto a firefighter s trampoline near the ground. Describe the change in potential energy, kinetic energy, and total energy as the person falls. The potential energy changes to kinetic energy. The total energy doesn t change. Suppose the person has 10,000 J of potential energy just before jumping. What are the person s potential energy and kinetic energy upon reaching the trampoline? The potential energy is zero. The kinetic energy is 10,000 J. 9.8 Machines (pages ) multiply forces 40. A machine is a device used to or. 41. Circle each letter that describes something a machine can do. puts out more energy than is put into it transfers energy from one place to another c. transforms energy from one form to another d. destroys or creates energy 42. Describe a lever. a simple machine made of a bar that turns about a fixed point 43. Complete the following mathematical equation for a lever. force distance ( ) input = ( force distance ) output fulcrum 44. The pivot point of a lever is called a. change the direction of forces 70 Conceptual Physics Reading and Study Workbook

5 45. What are two ways to calculate the mechanical advantage of a machine? Determine the ratio of output force to input force. Determine the ratio of input distance to output distance. Type 1 Type 2 Type The figures above show three types of levers. Give an example of each type. Type 1: Type 2: c. Type 3: 47. Describe a pulley. Possible answer: a playground seesaw Possible answer: a jack used to raise a car Possible answer: human arm a type of lever that can be used to change the direction of a force 48. Complete the table about pulleys. Type of Pulley Single pulley with fixed axis Single pulley with movable axis System of pulleys Changes direction of the input force? yes no possibly 9.9 Efficiency (pages ) Multiplies the input force? Mechanical Advantage 49. Is the following sentence or? No real machine can be 100% efficient. 50. When a simple lever rocks about its fulcrum, or a pulley turns about its axis, a small fraction of input energy is converted into thermal energy. 51. What are two ratios used to relate the efficiency of a machine to energy and work? Efficiency equals the ratio of useful energy output to total energy input. Efficiency equals the ratio of useful work output to total work input. 52. Suppose you put in 100 J of work on a lever and get out 93 J of work. 93% What is the efficiency of the lever? 7% or 7J How much of the work input is lost as heat? no yes yes 1 2 equal to the number of strands of supporting rope Conceptual Physics Reading and Study Workbook 71

6 53. Is the following sentence or? The lower the efficiency of a machine, the greater the amount of energy wasted as heat. 54. Which requires less force: sliding a load up an incline or lifting the load vertically? sliding the load up the incline 55. The length of an incline is 8 m. The height of the elevated end is 2 m. Circle the letter of the inclined plane s theoretical mechanical advantage. 2 4 c. 8 d If the friction of an object against an inclined plane increases, the actual mechanical advantage decreases and the efficiency decreases. 57. What ratio can you use to relate the efficiency of a machine to its mechanical advantage? Efficiency equals the ratio of actual mechanical advantage to theoretical mechanical advantage. 58. The efficiency of a machine is always less than. 59. How can you convert efficiency to percent? Express it as a decimal value and multiply by 100% Is the following sentence or? An automobile engine is a complex machine that transforms mechanical energy into chemical energy for Life (page 160) 61. Most living organisms on this planet feed on various compounds that release energy when they react with. 62. Is the following sentence or? The amount of energy stored in gasoline is greater than the amount of energy in the products of its combustion. 63. Is the following sentence or? There is less energy stored in the molecules of food than there is in the reaction products after the food is metabolized. 64. How does the metabolism of food in the body compare to the burning of fossil fuels in mechanical engines? How are the processes different? 65. What makes life possible on Earth? hydrocarbon oxygen In both cases, the reaction is self-sustaining once it starts. Also, the same principle of combustion occurs in both cases, but the reaction rate of metabolism is much slower and energy is released only as it is needed by the body. Green plants and some other organisms are able to use the energy of sunlight to make their own food. This energy is passed to other organisms when they eat the plants or eat animals that have eaten plants. 72 Conceptual Physics Reading and Study Workbook

7 9.11 Sources of (pages ) 66. is the source of practically all our energy on Earth. 67. Sunlight is directly transformed into electricity by photovoltaic cells or flexible solar shingles. 68. Sequence the steps by which sunlight can be used indirectly to generate electricity. c. d. The sun Sunlight evaporates water. The water later falls as rain. Rainwater flows into rivers. The river water flows into modern generator turbines. 69. Wind can be considered a type of solar power because wind is caused by unequal warming of Earth s surface 70. Circle the letter of each correct statement about wind energy. Wind is a steady form of energy. Wind power can provide all of our energy needs. c. Wind can make a substantial contribution to the energy we use. d. Wind energy is practical when the energy is stored for future use. 71. Is the following sentence or? Hydrogen is a source of energy. 72. In a fuel cell, hydrogen and oxygen gas are compressed at electrodes to produce water and electric current. 73. Earth s interior is kept hot by radioactivity. 74. Geothermal energy is held in underground reservoirs of hot water.. Conceptual Physics Reading and Study Workbook 73

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