On this forum it's easy to forget that some problems in physics pertain to real physics, as opposed to admission committees lol.
monker wrote:I am trying to figure out something that I thought would be very simple. I am trying to see how much psi it would take to get a ball to 300fps. What I have so far...
v= 300fps = 91.44m/s
I have calculated the Kintic energy that is required to push that object which is .00047 J. The par that i am stuck at is how much PSI would it take to make .00047 J. Or im I just looking at this thing all wrong?
I think you're leaving out information in this problem.
Is this what you meant to say?"Suppose a ball of mass 3.201g is inflated to a pressure P. A small hole is made in the ball that causes the ball to release air which propels the ball forward. Assuming the ball moves in a straight line, is not affected by gravity and does not interact with the ground, what value of P would be necessary to assure that the final velocity of the ball is 91.44m/s?"
I think this problem could be solved by considering the conservation of energy and momentum of the ball and the air (treated as an ideal gas in the ball). But I'm not sure how to set up the equations. The problem you listed makes no sense as it stands.