Physics 1304 - Summer 1998
Homework Assignment #1
Due: Tuesday 9 June 1998
Chapters 23 and 24.
Chapter 23 - 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 31.
Chapter 24 - 2, 4, 8, 11, 14.
Chapter 23 - 7, 16A, 16, 18, 19, 23, 28, 39, 42, 43, 44.
Chapter 24 - 1, 5A, 5, 6, 10, 14, 24, 25, 32, 38, 43A, 43, 48, Review Problem.
These are the ANSWERS only, not the SOLUTIONS. It is not sufficient to
copy these and turn them in as homework. You must show your work.
Q 23-2) Electrons are lighter and more mobile than the positive ions.
Q 23-4) Before touching, the induced charge causes attraction.
After touching, the rubber rod the transfers some of its negative
charge by conduction to the metal sphere; now both the rod and the sphere
are negatively charged and so repel each other.
Q 23-7) The electric charges are static, not flowing in a current
through your body; it is the current through your heart that interferes
with its beating.
Q 23-8) The charged object (such as a rubber rod) never touches
the conductor that is being charged by induction. In contrast, there
must be contact between the rod and the conductor if it is charged by
Q 23-11) No, interchanging positive and negative has no effect.
Q 23-12) A large test charge might distort all of the other charges
that are creating the electric field.
Q 23-15) Yes.
Q 23-18) The electrical forces have the same magnitude but opposite
direction. The electron has a larger acceleration because it has a
smaller mass. F=ma.
Q 23-19) The magnitude of E approaches infinity.
Q 23-20) Downward.
Q 23-22) At infinity.
Q 23-23) Midway between them.
Q 23-26) Yes.
Q 23-31) Humid air conducts electricity better than dry air. The
charge "leaks off" the rubbed surfaces, which become neutral again.
Q 24-2) It is positive.
Q 24-4) No.
- The total induced charge (that on the inner surface added to
that on the outer surface) of the shell is zero.
- On the inner surface, the point charge induces charge of the opposite
sign with more found close to the point charge and less further away.
On the outer surfare, charge of the same sign as the point charge
is spread evenly over the surface.
- The outer suface of the hollow conductor would never carry any charge.
Erase the plus signs on the outer surface of the hollow shell in
figures (b), (c), and (d). All else remains the same.
- If the small charged ball were an insulator and the hollow conductor
were NOT grounded, then the positive charge remains on the blue
ball in all four figures. Figures (a) and (b) do not change;
figure (c) should look like figure (b); and in figure (d) the
small blue ball has positive charge while the hollow conductor has
no charge on either surface.
Q 24-14) Outside, the electric fields are identical.
Inside, the electric fields are different.
P 23-7) 0.873 newtons at 330 degrees (polar form).
P 23-16A) m=QE/g
P 23-16) 1.49 grams
P 23-18) Show that ...
- 1.29 x 104 N/C j (where j is a unit vector
in the y direction)
- -3.87 x 10-2 N j
- at the center of the equilateral triangle
- Sqrt(3) k q2/a2 j
P 23-28) 1.59 x 106 N/C toward the rod
P 23-39) -2.16 x 107 N/C j (where j is a
unit vector in the x direction)
P 23-42) picture required
- q1/q2 = -1/3
- q1 is negative; q2 is positive
P 23-44) electron: 4.39 x 106 m/s;
proton: 2.39 x 103 m/s
P 24-1) zero
P 24-5A) E = Phi/(pi d2/4)
P 24-5) 4.14 x 106 N/C
P 24-6) q/epsilon0
- S1: -Q/epsilon0
- S2: 0
- S3: -2Q/epsilon0
- S4: 0
P 24-14) 2.26 x 105 N.m2/C
P 24-24) 1.15 x 10-9 C/m2
- 7.2 x 106 N/C
- 1.62 x 107 N/C
- 8.1 x 106 N/C
- 1.62 x 106 N/C
- 2.56 x 106 N/C radially inward
- -q/(4 pi a2)
- (Q+q)/(4 pi b2)
- -9.95 x 10-5 C/m2
- +3.82 x 10-4 C/m2
P 24-48) The sphere with the large positive charge induces charge
separation in the other sphere. Negative charges collect near the
sphere with the large positive charge, and positive charges are pushed
to the far side. The force of attraction between unlike charges nearby
is greater than the force of repulsion between like sign charges far away.
- radially outward
- inner:-3Q; outer:+2Q
- linear from r=0 to r=a;
decaying like r-2 from r=a to r=b;
zero from r=b to r=c;
and decaying like r-2 for r>c.
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