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kanwal32
 one year ago
A bullet of mass m and charge q is fired towards a solid uniformly charged sphere of radius R and total charge +q. If it strikes the surface of sphere with speed u, find the minimum value of u so that it can penetrates through the sphere
kanwal32
 one year ago
A bullet of mass m and charge q is fired towards a solid uniformly charged sphere of radius R and total charge +q. If it strikes the surface of sphere with speed u, find the minimum value of u so that it can penetrates through the sphere

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kanwal32
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1432973996650:dw

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kanwal32
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@IrishBoy123 @Compassionate

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IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1it's a sphere of uniform charge so there is a field inside it: E = k q r / R^3 where r is measured out from centre of sphere see here: http://hyperphysics.phyastr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/elesph.html the field will repel the bullet until/unless bullet reaches centre of sphere, then it will push the built out in the other direction. the bullet needs sifficient kinetic energy in order "work" it was to the centre of the sphere. yes? does that sound right?

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1W = F.x F = E.q \[W = \int\limits_{R}^{0} \frac{k \ q^2 \ r}{R^3} \ dr =  \frac{k \ q^2 }{R^3} \frac{R^2}{2} =  \frac{k \ q^2 }{2R}\] minus 'cos that is the energy the bullet will lose so kq^2/2R + 1/2 m u^2 = 0 \[u = \sqrt{\frac{k q^2}{mR}}\] pls pls pls check algebra as i am actually trying to make breakfast here!! but that is "how" you could do it. key is that hyperphysics thing i linked

kanwal32
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thnx same i was thinking

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1of course this assumes the charge sphere is made of jelly :p

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1glad you agree. i clarification: "minus 'cos that is the **KE** energy the bullet will lose [ but the **PE** the bullet will gain**]" or looked at another way, that is the "work" the bullet will have to do, and the KE it will lose, in order to get to the centre of the sphere.
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