A student conducted an experiment to measure the acceleration of gravity. He used a conical pendulum. The conical pendulum is a string with a bob (weight) that revolves around an axis through its point of suspension.

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# A string around the Earth’s equator

Place a string around the Earth’s equator and pull it snug. Add a length of one meter to the string and push it away from the equator an equidistant amount. What is the largest animal, from the list below, that would now be able to walk under the string?

Flea Mouse Dachshund Calf Horse Elephant

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# When the fuse blows

A fuse is a device to avoid the flow of a large current in a circuit. The potential difference across the fuse is negligible. In our circuit, the maximum current allowed through the fuse is 10 A. The light bulbs marked 40 Watt, 110 V. The bulbs connected to a voltage source of 110 V. What is the maximum number of bulbs that can be placed in parallel before the fuse blows?

# A block and a triangular wedge move together

A block of mass m and a triangular wedge of mass M move together without slipping due to a pulling force F. The triangular wedge has a slope α. There is no friction between any pair of surfaces. Derive an equation of pulling force.

# A charged solid spherical conductor with a charged solid spherical shell

A solid spherical conductor has charge + Q and radius R. It is surrounded by a solid spherical shell with charge − Q, inner radius 2R, and outer radius 3R. The objects are isolated in space and the electric potential is zero as the distance from the spheres approaches infinity. Point A is at the center of the inner sphere, Point B is located at R, Point C is located at 2R and point D is located at 3R. All distances are from the center of the inner sphere.

Where is the electric potential maximum?

Where is the electric field maximum?

# A system of three objects

A system is composed of three objects with masses m, 5m and 6m. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the objects m, 5m and the surface is 0.5. Find the acceleration of the objects.

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# The light bulbs are connected in series or parallel

Two identical light bulbs are connected to identical batteries in two different ways. First they are connected in series and then in parallel. In which circuit will the bulbs shine brightly? What is the ratio of the power supplied in series to the power supplied in parallel?