Q076 - Physics For Engineers And Scientists - Solutions
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# Question 76 - Review - Chapter 1¶

## Problem:¶

Chimneys in the United States spew each year $8x10^6$ metric-tons of fine fly-ash into the air . This dirt settles evenly over the total area of the USA $(9.4x10^6 km^2)$

## Question:¶

How many kg does this mean on average per square meter?

## Solution:¶

One Metric-Ton = $10^3 kg$

The total mass of this ash is $8x10^9 kg$

$sediment = \frac{total mass}{surface}$

In [1]:
# Berekeningen
TotalMass = 8e9 # in kg
Surface = 9.4e6 * 1e6 # opp in m2
Sediment = TotalMass / Surface
print('The mean sediment in kg = Total mass in kg / Surface in m2')
print(f'    So: {TotalMass:.2e} / {Surface:.2e} = {Sediment:.2e} in kg/m2 -or- {Sediment*1e3:5.2g} g/m2')

The mean sediment in kg = Total mass in kg / Surface in m2
So: 8.00e+09 / 9.40e+12 = 8.51e-04 in kg/m2 -or-  0.85 g/m2


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