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The subject of the experiment is announced several months before the submission deadline. The Second Challenge is a four-day camp held in August; all students in the Second Challenge lodge together for the whole four days. Each student takes a theoretical examination and an experimental examination; both are five hours long just like the examinations in the IPhO.
The best students who show excellent scores in the Second Challenge are nominated as candidates for the Japan team for the IPhO.
They are then required to participate in a four-day winter camp at the end of December and a four-day spring camp at the end of March.
They are also required to have monthly training via email; the training consists of a series of questions and takes place from September to March. At the end of the spring camp, these candidates take the Challenge Final, which consists of theoretical and experimental examinations. The best five students are then selected to form the Japan team for the IPhO. This book contains some of the questions in the theoretical and experimental examinations of previous Physics Challenges. Elementary Problems in this book are taken from the First Challenge competitions and Advanced Problems are mostly from the Second Challenge competitions.
Through these questions, we hope that highschool students would become excited and interested in modern physics. The questions from the Second Challenge reflect the process of development of physics; they ranges from very fundamental physics of junior-high-school level to the forefront of advanced physics and technology.
These problems are, we believe, effective in testing the students' ability to think logically, their stamina to concentrate for long hours, their spirit to keep trying when solving intricate problems, and their interest to do science. We do not require students to learn physics by a piecemeal approach. In fact, many of the basic knowledge of physics for solving the problems are given in the questions.
But, of course, since the competitions at the IPhO require fundamental knowledge and skills in physics, this book is organized in such a way that the basics are explained concisely together with some typical basic questions to consolidate the knowledge. This book is not only meant for training students for physics competitions but also for making students excited to learn physics. We often observed that the content of physics education in high school is limited to basic concepts and it bears little relation to modern and cutting-edge science and technology.
This situation may make physics class dull. Instead, we should place more emphasis on the diversity and vastness of the application of physics principles in science and technology, which is evident in everyday life as well useful for gaining a deeper understanding of our past. Therefore, we try in this book to bridge the gap between the basics and the forefront of science and technology. We hope that this book will be used in physics classes in high schools as well as in extracurricular activities.
We deeply appreciate the following people for their contributions to translating the original Japanese version into EnglishThe units of fundamental physical quantities, such as length, mass and time, are called the fundamental units, from which the units of other physical quantities are derived.
In the International System of Units SI , the unit of length is the meter m , that of mass is the kilogram kg and that of time is the second s. Other units can be composed of these fundamental units. On the other hand, there are units composed of the gram g , the unit of mass; the centimeter cm , the unit of length; and the second s , the unit of time. This system of units is called the cgs system of units. The unit size in the SI is not the same as that in the cgs system.
For example, 1 m 3 in the SI unit is 10 6 cm 3 in the cgs unit. How many times larger is the unit size in the SI as compared with the unit size in the cgs system for each of the following physical quantities?
Enter the appropriate numbers in the blanks below. Therefore, it is 10 2 times the unit size of speed in the cgs system. Therefore, the answer is 10 2 times. Therefore, the answer is 10 5 times. Therefore, the answer is 10 7 times. Therefore, the answer is 10 times. Problem 1. The pressure due to high heels and elephantsSuppose the total weight of a person who wears high heels is 50 kg and is carried only on the ends of both heels equally assume the cross section at the end of one heel to be 5 cm 2.
Also, suppose the total weight of an elephant is kg and is carried equally on the four soles assume the cross section of one sole to be 0. How many times larger is the pressure exerted on one sole of the elephant compared with the pressure exerted on the end of one heel of the high heels?
Choose the best answer from a through f. Let the gravitational acceleration be g. The person's weight, 50 g, is carried on the ends of both heels equally. The part of the iceberg above the seaAs shown in Fig. Find the ratio of the volume of the part of the iceberg above the sea to the whole volume of the iceberg. SolutionThe buoyant force exerted on the iceberg is equal to the weight of the seawater displaced by the iceberg.
Since the fluid pressure at a deep location is greater than that at a shallow location, the resultant force due to the pressure on the boundary surface points upward.
This resultant force is the buoyancy, denoted as F , acting on the body. Let us consider a region of fluid with the same volume V as the body see Fig. The buoyancy, F , acting on this region is equal to the force exerted vertically on the body by its surrounding fluid. For a body floating in a fluid, the magnitude of the buoyancy acting on the body is equal to the magnitude of the gravitational force on the fluid displaced by the part of the body submerged in the fluid.
The altitude angle of the SunSuppose the length of the meridian from the North Pole to the Equator is km. What is the difference between the altitude angle of the Sun at Amagi-san in Izu and that in Niigata City, which lies km north of Amagi-san when the Sun crosses the meridian that passes through both? Answer c Hint At the instant when the Sun crosses the meridian, the difference between the altitude angles of the Sun is equal to the difference between the latitudes of the two locations.
Once the fundamental units, namely, the standard units in length, mass and time, are specified, the units of any other physical quantities can be determined in terms of combinations of the fundamental units.
Such a combination is called the dimension of the physical quantity of concern. In an equation that represents a relation between two physical quantities, the dimensions on both sides of the equation must be the same. By investigating dimensions, it is possible to examine the relation between a physical quantity and other physical quantities, except for some dimensionless numerical factor.
This investigation is called dimensional analysis. We represent the dimension of mass by [M], the dimension of length by [L] and the dimension of time by [T]. Then, we can study some physical phenomena in terms of these dimensions. We may model the wing of an airplane by a rectangular plane of length W and width L. Find the values of indices a, b and c by dimensional analysis. Suppose the lift acting on the airplane at this altitude is equal to that at the moment when the airplane takes off from the ground.
II If a physical quantity is expressed in terms of powers of other physical quantities, we can study physical laws under a scale transformation. Find the numerical values of i, j, k and l. If the acceleration is unchanged by the scale transformation, the state of affairs looks real. How fast should the playback speed of the videotape be as compared with the original speed if we want the fall of the miniature representation to look like that of the real object?
In this question, the number of significant digits is not mentioned. In such a case, you should put your answer in 2 or 3 significant digits. In other words, the playback speed of the video should be 1 10 times the original speed. Why don't clouds fall? A cloud is a collection of water droplets that float in the atmosphere. These water droplets are very small; their density is equal to that of water but is much larger than that of the atmosphere. Hence, it is a mystery how clouds float in the atmosphere.
Also, how do water droplets in a cloud fall as rain? Answer the following questions: 1 Suppose a mass of air containing plenty of water vapor was made in the atmosphere. Describe in about 80 words the process by which this mass of air becomes a cloud in the sky. As the mass of the air rises upwards, it expands adiabatically because pressure decreases as altitude increases and the temperature of the mass decreases. When the vapor pressure exceeds the saturated vapor pressure, which decreases as temperature decreases, a part of the water vapor condenses and forms minute drops of water.
Thus, a cloud is formed. Water vapor is less dense than air. However, after averaging the densities of water droplets and water vapor, the density of a cloud is equal to that of the air. As a result, a cloud does not fall. In this relative motion, viscosity plays an important role.
The viscous force acting on droplets of water is proportional to the product of the radius of the droplet and its speed relative to the surrounding air This is called Stokes' law. It acts in the direction opposite to the velocity of the droplet.
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