AP Free Response Question
2013 B1
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A sailboat at rest on a calm lake has its anchor dropped a distance of 4.0 m below the surface of the water. The anchor is suspended by a rope of negligible mass and volume. The mass of the anchor is 50 kg, and its volume is 6.25 x 10
^{-3}
m
^{3}
. The density of water is 1000 kg/m
^{3}
.
(a) On the dot below that represents the anchor, draw and label the forces (not components) that act on the anchor.
(b) Calculate the magnitude of the buoyant force acting on the anchor. If you need to draw anything other than what you have shown in part (a) to assist in your solution, use the space below. DO NOT add anything to the figure in part (a).
(c) Calculate the tension in the rope. If you need to draw anything other than what you have shown in part (a) to assist in your solution, use the space below. DO NOT add anything to the figure in part (a).
(d) The bottom of the boat is at a depth d below the surface of the water. Suppose the anchor is lifted back into the boat so that the bottom of the boat is at a new depth d' below the surface of the water. How does d' compare to d? Justify your answer.
Topic Formulas
Description
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actual pressure in a fluid
Bernoulli's Equation
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Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
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