## Physics Questions

MCAT_Retaker
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### Physics Questions

Can you explain question 2 and 3 from chapter 2. i can follow the explanation for 2 all the way until it says 10=T(.25). I dont know where that is coming from. The distance in a torque is just the distance away the mass is, right? For 2, the explanation doesnt give an angle for m2, but thats just sin 90 as well right?

Thank you,
NS_Tutor_Andrew
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### Re: Physics Questions

Hi MCAT_Retaker,

Yes -- I'd be happy to! This is definitely a tough passage and one that many students have questions about, so you're in good company. I've typed out an explanation using more sophisticated/clearer equation typesetting than is possible in plain text in the forum and I've attached the screenshot. Hopefully this should clarify matters. The explanation is specifically for Q2, but once you thoroughly work out what's going on in Q2, Q3 is a straightforward extra step to calculate the x-component.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any follow-up questions!
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im honeslty still confused with this passage. for 3. they are using Fx=46 N * cos 60 degrees

isnt the 46 N the y component of M1, then to solve for the x component, you would need a tangent?

When they mean the tension, what do they mean the x componet or the hypotenuse?

if you can possible show 2-4 with pictures, that might help.
MCAT_Retaker
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[quote="MCAT_Retaker"]im honeslty still confused with this passage. for 3. they are using Fx=46 N * cos 60 degrees

isnt the 46 N the y component of M1, then to solve for the x component, you would need a tangent?

When they mean the tension, what do they mean the x componet or the hypotenuse?
NS_Tutor_Andrew
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### Re: Physics Questions

Hi MCAT_Retaker --

Just as a quick reply for now (I'll follow up with a picture) --

46N is the magnitude of the force due to M1, i.e. the hypotenuse. So no tangent is necessary. That force is also the tension.

More later
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Hi MCAT_Retaker,

I'm attaching a diagram of the setup with color-coded forces/torques. Hopefully this will help clarify things!
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thank you. i was watching this video, and i believe he says something wrong. 1 Calorie is equal to 1 kcal, not 1000 kcal.
Maybe I heard wrong but he says it between 2 and 3 min. Video #5 on the heat and phase change concept video.
MCAT_Retaker
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can you explain this?
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Hi MCAT_Retaker,

Re: the Calorie/kilocalorie thing, yes, you heard right & we have made a note of it to fix.

Re: the mechanical energy question, I believe that all 3 answer choices should be selected, because the PE changes as the egg falls and its KE goes to zero as it hits the ground. (Arguably, the kinetic energy would be transferred to the various shards of the broken egg at least at first, but then they too fall to the ground). We'll fix that ASAP.

Thanks for pointing these out!!
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### Re: Physics Questions

No Problem.

I'm looking at the answer explanation for Chapter 3: Energy Chapter. Page 75. For question 7, how are they getting the mass of skater 2. If that refers to Test 2, I get it, but the question doesn't say anything about Test 2. So the 30 kg??

Can you also furthr explain question 2 from chapter 4 Physics Passage. Page 93.