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Welcome to the new CAPA help website. This website has been recently
redesigned to improve readability of both the website and the solutions. Most of the original
website text has been included again, with only minor updates for changing times. A few
problems were discovered with the old solutions. On some computers, the solution file would
not display properly. While not entirely reproducable, the problem was invariably caused by
the proprietary fonts used in my typesetting program. The early versions of Adobe Acrobat
(3.0 and 4.0) did not look at the font's copyright field. As a result, they were able to embed
the font in the PDF file. The newer version of Acrobat (5.0) does look at this copyright field
and went so far as to not load the embedded fonts that shouldn't have been included in the
first place.
Since the solutions were initially TEX files, it was fairly simple to
regenerate them directly to PDF files. As a result, the solutions now appear clearer and don't
suffer from the font problems. In addition, the questions to the problems have been included
for reference to determine the exact problem being solved. Nearly all the grammatical
inaccuracies were left in the questions. This was done to preserve the original question.
Sometimes the error was ambiguous and changing it would force one particular interpretation.
Note that even though the questions provide specific numbers for the problems, these CAPA
solutions are guaranteed to work for everyone. This is due to the fact that the
problems are solved symbolically, leaving only the substitution of the variables up to you.
Each step is provided in great detail to aid understanding and additional explanation of
concepts is sometimes provided, depending on the problem and nature of the solution.
Disclaimer: This site is provided as a
resource. Its intentions are to help with deriving solution formulas to CAPA problems. It is
not intended to be used to quickly answer all the questions late Friday night. By not throughly
understanding the derivation and application of physics, you are cheating yourself of the ver
reason you partook of the challenge of earning a higher education. The user is responsible
for all actions while using this site.
The CAPA solutions are posted as Adobe PDF files. This was done to
improve readability, increase ease of use, save time in preparing the solutions, and in the
process allow greater portability. If you do not have the capability to read PDF files, follow
the link below. Since the solutions are initially written in Latex, the TEX files are also
available for regeneration. The graphics are not available.
If you come across a solution that isn't working for you, double
check your numbers. If it is still wrong, there is a possibility that the formula may have
been typed wrong. If you have found an error and a way to fix it, please let me know so others
may also have that benefit. If you wish to have your name credited with your finding, please
let me know in your message. Otherwise, comments will remain anonymous by default. I try to
double check the formulae after they are entered, but sometimes a typo will slip through.
If you don't want or don't know how to find the error, periodically check this site. If errors
are encoutered, they are fixed an a new version of the solution file is posted shortly after
along with a message indicating the update.
Download Adobe Acrobat 6.0 (8.7 MB (base)  15.9 MB (full))
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Physics 1110, Fall 1998 
Physics 1120, Spring 1999 
capa8.html 
CAPA Set #8 

capa02.pdf 
CAPA Set #2 (partial) 
capa02.tex 

CAPA Set #9
capa9.html 
capa09.pdf 
capa09.tex 

capa03.pdf 
CAPA Set #3 
capa03.tex 

capa10.pdf 
CAPA Set #10 
capa10.tex 

capa04.pdf 
CAPA Set #4 
capa04.tex 

capa11.pdf 
CAPA Set #11 
capa11.tex 

capa05.pdf 
CAPA Set #5 
capa05.tex 

capa12.pdf 
CAPA Set #12 
capa12.tex 

capa06.pdf 
CAPA Set #6 
capa06.tex 

capa13.pdf 
CAPA Set #13 
capa13.tex 

capa07.pdf 
CAPA Set #7 
capa07.tex 

capa14.pdf 
CAPA Set #14 
capa14.tex 

capa08.pdf 
CAPA Set #8 
capa08.tex 


capa09.pdf 
CAPA Set #9 
capa09.tex 


capa10.pdf 
CAPA Set #10 
capa10.tex 


capa11.pdf 
CAPA Set #11 
capa11.tex 


capa12.pdf 
CAPA Set #12 
capa12.tex 


capa13.pdf 
CAPA Set #13 
capa13.tex 


capa14.pdf 
CAPA Set #14 
capa14.tex 

