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Problem 14.7: Wood floating in water on an elevator

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Shown is a block of wood floating in a bucket of water. The bucket is placed in an elevator as shown in the animation (position is in meters and time is in seconds). Restart.

  1. Elevator in free fall: If the picture on the left represents the orientation of the wood when the elevator is stationary, which animation correctly depicts the new orientation of the wood while the elevator is in free fall as shown (assume a broken cable)?
  1. Elevator rising: If the picture on the left represents the orientation of the wood when the elevator is stationary, which animation correctly depicts the new orientation of the wood while the elevator is moving as shown?

Problem authored by Mario Belloni and Anne J. Cox.

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