PHY 1151
Doug Davis
Ch 1, Introduction
Homework Questions Only
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D1.5. A tabletop measures 4 ft by 5 ft. What is the area of the tabletop in square meters?
D1.12. Express 65 mi/h in kilometers per hour.
D1.19. Being careful to give the answer to the appropriate number of significant figures, add the following numbers: 29.34, 35.452, 123.92, and 8.934 .
D1.23. The length of a card is measured as 42.3 cm; its width, as 12.764 cm. To the correct number of significant figures, what is the area of the card?
D1.33. Light from a helium-neon laser has a wavelength of 632.8 nm. Express this in meters, using scientific notation.
D1.34. Add the following numbers, being careful to keep only the appropriate significnt figures in your answer: 9.135 x 10^{2}, 3.375 x 10^{4}, 1.934 x 10^{3}.
D1.41. A mechanical watch is advertised as not gaining or losing more than 5 s a month. What is the percent accuracy of this watch? That is, if it gains (or loses) 5 s in a 30-cay month, how accurate -- expressed as a percentage -- is the time it reads?
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