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Work and Energy 2012


IBD Topic 2 Part 3

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  • 1. Topic 2Work and Energy
  • 2. Contents Work and Energy Kinetic Energy Potential Energy Elastic Potential Energy Conservation of Energy Power Centripetal Acceleration
  • 3. Work and Energy Kinetic energy is defined as: Ek = ½ mv2 If a particle is moving freely with no unbalanced force acting on it:  NI tells us that it will move with constant velocity. This means that kinetic energy will also be constant.
  • 4. Work and Energy What happens however if an unbalanced force acts? A constant unbalanced force produces:  a constant acceleration. Oneof the kinematic equations that can be used in this circumstance is:
  • 5. Work and Energy v2 – u2 = 2as To find the K.E. multiply both sides by ½m. ½ mv2 - ½ mu2 = mas From NII, F = ma ½ mv2 - ½ mu2 = Fs
  • 6. Work and Energy K.E. = Fs The term on the RHS of the equation is called WORK.
  • 7. Work and Energy Thework done by a constant unbalanced force acting on a particle:  which is moving in one dimension is given by,  the product of the unbalanced force and,  the displacement produced.W = Fs
  • 8. Work and Energy This equation shows us that if an unbalanced force acts:  there will always be a change in kinetic energy and,  an amount of work done.A glider moving at constant velocity on an air track has:  no unbalanced force acting on it.
  • 9. Work and Energy However, if it is on a slope;  there is an unbalanced force,  of gravity (weight),  acting on it and it will accelerate. This weight can be resolved into two components,  parallel and perpendicular to the motion.
  • 10. Work and Energy
  • 11. Work and Energy The perpendicular component of the weight:  is balanced by the reaction force,  of the air track on the glider,  air on the glider.
  • 12. Work and Energy The unbalanced force is therefore the parallel component of the weight. This force:  multiplied by the displacement along the track gives,  the work done on the glider.
  • 13. Work and Energy Whatpart does the angle of inclination play in calculating the work done?
  • 14. ExampleA Woolworths supermarket trolley (that does move in the direction you push it), is pushed with a force of 200 N acting at an angle of 40o to the ground. Find the effective horizontal force pushing the trolley along.
  • 15. Solution = 40o IFI = 200 N Draw vector diagram
  • 16. Solution
  • 17. Solution FH is the effective force pushing the trolley FH = F cos FH = 200 x cos 40o FH = 200 x 0.7660444 FH = 153 N Horizontally
  • 18. Work and Energy Work can be determined by studying a force- displacement graph.
  • 19. Work and Energy Area under graph = height x length Area under graph = Force x displacement Force x displacement = Work Area under graph = Work done Area under graph = 5 x 10 Area under graph = 50 J
  • 20. Work and Energy Work is easy to calculate when the force is constant. What happens if the force is not constant? Use a F vs. disp. graph.
  • 21. Work and Energy
  • 22. Work and Energy Work = Area under a F vs. Disp. Graph Work = ½ (b x h) Work = ½ (5 x 10) Work = 25 J
  • 23. Energy and Power Kinetic Energy Push an object and it can move. If an object moves:  it is capable of doing work. The object has energy associated with its motion called:  Kinetic Energy
  • 24. Energy and PowerW = Fs F = ma W = mas v2 – u2 = 2as 2 2 v u s 2a
  • 25. Energy and PowerAs W = mas 2 2 vu W ma 2a W = ½mv2 – ½mu2  W = ½mv2  The quantity ½mv2 is called:  Kinetic Energy
  • 26. Energy and Power Kinetic Energy, Ek, can be defined as:  The product of half the object’s mass m,  and the square of its speed v.
  • 27. Energy and Power Potential Energy Kinetic energy is the ‘energy of motion’. We can develop an expression for the energy that is dependent on position;  potential energy.
  • 28. Energy and Power Consideran object that is dropped from a height above the floor, ht:  where the floor is at height ho. Displacementis given by s = ht - ho. The unbalanced force is given by:  the weight of the object mg.
  • 29. Energy and Power As W = Fs W = mg(ht - ho) or W = mg h This gives the work done in terms of the objects position. This quantity mgh, is defined as the gravitational potential energy.
  • 30. Energy and Power P.E. = mgh Work can also be defined as:  the change in gravitational potential energy. When an object falls:  it loses gravitational potential energy,  and gains kinetic energy.
  • 31. Energy and Power Work can be calculated by the change in either of these two terms. Generally, work is defined as the change in energy.
  • 32. Energy and Power The relationship between Ek, Ep and work can be shown using a downhill skier.
  • 33. Energy and Power Energytransformation can be shown using a roller coaster.
  • 34. Energy and Power Elastic Potential Energy Consider a spring that has been compressed. When released for time t,  the spring will return to,  the uncompressed position.
  • 35. Energy and Power This means there must be an unbalanced force acting. This force is given by Hooke’s Law. The restoring force in a spring is:  proportional to its extension or compression. Graphically, it can be described as:
  • 36. Energy and Power Force Extension
  • 37. Energy and Power Mathematically, it can be described as:F = -kx Where k is the slope of the graph.
  • 38. Energy and Power The elastic potential energy can also be calculated. E.P.E. = ½kx2. This suggests that as a spring is compressed or extended:  the energy increases.
  • 39. Energy and Power Conservation of Energy Consider a ball thrown vertically into the air. It begins its motion with kinetic energy. As it reaches it’s highest point:  The Ek is zero.
  • 40. Energy and Power At the same time, the G.P.E. has:  increased. The loss of one type of energy:  is balanced by the gain in another. Total Energy = mgh + ½mv2. If a glass of whisky is pushed along a bar to a waiting gunslinger:  is energy conserved?
  • 41. Energy and Power In this case,  the G.P.E. has not increased:  when the K.E. has decreased. Thishowever is not an isolated system. Energy has been lost to friction. The total energy in any isolated system:  is constant.
  • 42. Energy and PowerA dart is fired out of a gun using a spring.
  • 43. Energy and PowerA 3 kg cart moves down the hill. Calculate the Ep lost and Ek gained.
  • 44. Energy and Power Ep = mgh Ep = 3 x 9.8 x (0.40 – 0.05) Ep = 10.3 J Ek = ½ mv2 Ek = ½ x 3 x 2.622 Ek = 10.3 J Energy is conserved.
  • 45. Energy and Power Energy can be expended to perform a useful function. A device that turns energy into some useful form of work is called a:  Machine
  • 46. Energy and Power Machines cannot turn all the energy used to run the machine into useful work. In any machine, some energy goes to:  atomic or molecular kinetic energy. This makes the machine warmer.  Energy is dissipated as heat.
  • 47. Energy and Power The amount of energy converted into:  useful work by the machine is called,  The efficiency. An example of a simple machine is:  A pulley system. We can do 100 J of work.
  • 48. Energy and Power Friction turn the pulleys which in turn rub on the axles. This may dissipate 40 J of energy as heat. The system is 60% efficient.
  • 49. Energy and Power Efficiency can be expressed mathematically: useful work output efficiency total work input
  • 50. Energy and Power  Power  Power is defined as:  the rate at which work is done. W P t Units: Js-1 or Watts.
  • 51. Energy and Power The work in this equation could be:  the change in kinetic energy or,  the work done on a mass that has been lifted. Itdoes not matter what form the energy takes:  it is just the rate at which work is done.
  • 52. Energy and PowerA 100W light globe produces 100 J of energy every second. To give an idea of the size of 1 W,  a jumping flea produces 10-4 W,  a person walking 300 W and,  a small car 40 000 W.
  • 53. Uniform Circular Motion Centripetal Acceleration A particle undergoing uniform circular motion is continually changing velocity:  acceleration is changing.
  • 54. Uniform Circular Motion v a v1 -va vb vc
  • 55. Uniform Circular Motion v1 = vb - va v2 = vc - vb and so on The magnitude of v1 = v2 The direction is always to the centre of the circle. v a v1 -va vb vc
  • 56. Uniform Circular Motion The acceleration,  which produces these velocity changes in a direction which is,  always towards the centre of the circular motion, is called:  centripetal (centre seeking) acceleration.
  • 57. Uniform Circular Motion Newton’s 2nd law tells us that:  a centripetal acceleration can only happen if,  there is an unbalanced force.
  • 58. Uniform Circular Motion Any particle undergoing uniform circular motion is acted upon by:  an unbalanced force which is,  constant in magnitude and,  directed towards the centre of the circle. This is called Centripetal Force.
  • 59. Uniform Circular Motion
  • 60. Uniform Circular Motion Witha centripetal force, the object moves in a circular path.
  • 61. Uniform Circular Motion When the unbalanced force is released:  the object moves along a tangential path,  at a constant velocity.
  • 62. Uniform Circular Motion Examplesinclude: Moon revolving around the Earth:  Gravitational Force,  Directed towards the centre of the Earth,  Holds the moon in a near circular orbit.
  • 63. Uniform Circular Motion Electrons revolve around the nucleus:  Electric Force,  Directed to centre of the nucleus,  Holds electrons in circular orbit
  • 64. Uniform Circular Motion Car rounding a corner:  Sideways frictional force,  Directed towards centre of turn,  Force between car tyre and road. If force not great enough:  Car skids.
  • 65. Uniform Circular Motion The force acts on the passenger in the car if they do not have their seat belt on. Note: it is an European car
  • 66. Uniform Circular Motion Washing Machine tub on spin cycle:  Tub rotates at high speed,  Inner wall exerts inwards force on clothes.  Holes in tub allow water to follow a straight line.  Water escapes. Force acts on clothes:  not water.
  • 67. Uniform Circular Motion Extreme Example TOK Centripetal force is real; centrifugal force is fictitious yet real to the person experiencing it. On what basis can we make this distinction?