## Chapter 25 Homework Solutions

Chapter 25 Homework Solutions. 1. The change in the potential energy of the proton is ? ? Y œ ; Z œ "Ю' ‚ "! \$& ‚ "! œ &Ю' ‚ "! ˆ. ‰ˆ. ‰. "*. \$. "&. C. V.

Chapter 25 Homework Solutions 1. The change in the potential energy of the proton is

?Y œ ; ?Z œ ˆ"Þ' ‚ "!"* C‰ˆ\$& ‚ "!\$ V‰ œ &Þ' ‚ "!"& J

By conservation of energy, the final kinetic energy of the proton must be &Þ' ‚ "!"& J, so ˆ&Þ' ‚ "!"& J‰ œ

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where 7 œ "Þ'(# ‚ "!#( kg. Solving for @ gives a speed of #Þ' ‚ "!' mÎs .

2. The potential at a distance of %Þ\$ nm from a proton is Z œ

" ; " a"Þ' ‚ "!"* Cb œ œ !Þ\$\$& V %1%! < %1%! a%Þ\$ ‚ "!* mb

Therefore, the initial potential energy of the electron is

Y œ ;Z œ ˆ"Þ' ‚ "!"* C‰a!Þ\$\$& Vb = &Þ\$' ‚ "!#! J

When the electron gets very far from the proton, the potential energy will be zero, which represents an increase of &Þ\$' ‚ "!#! J. Therefore, the kinetic energy must decrease by the same amount. The initial kinetic energy of the electron is O œ

" " # [email protected]# œ ˆ*Þ"" ‚ "!\$" kg‰ˆ%Þ! ‚ "!& mÎs‰ œ (Þ#* ‚ "!#! J # #

Therefore the final kinetic energy will be a(Þ#* ‚ "!#! Jb  a&Þ\$' ‚ "!#! Jb œ "Þ*\$ ‚ "!#! J, so "Þ*\$ ‚ "!#! J œ

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Solving for @ gives a final velocity of #Þ" ‚ "!& mÎs .

3. For points outside the sphere, the potential of a charged sphere obeys the same formula as the potential around a point charge: Z œ

" ; %1%!