HW5, CH 25





Hint: You need to evaluate in which situation will the current *I* be larger. Use P=V*I



Hint: You need to use $I=P/V$, $P=I^2/R$. In this equation you see that the larger the voltage, the smaller the current. A smaller current involves less dissipation in heat, and therefore less waste of power. Evaluate P1 and P2 for the two different currents.


Hint: You do not need to use the mass. It is only for distraction! For part a you need to evaluate the horsepower of the car. Use P=F*V and convert the result to HP. For part b you can do many things. What I would do is obtain the total charge of the battery.
Qtotal = number of batteries* Q of 1 battery (note that 1 A h=3600 C).
The total energy that the battery can deliver is Qtotal*V. Note that V is 12 (batteries in parallel).
Then evaluate how long will the car run with this energy using that this energy is totally used in friction energy
U$_{friction}$=F*X. And obtain *X*!


You need to use $P=V^2/R$ in the two situations.


You need to use I=Q/t and l=v*t . $l=2*\pi*R$ . From here you can obtain the total charge and then dive this total charge by the charge of 1 proton.

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