|Sep17-07, 12:35 PM||#1|
Work Done By a Gravitational Force
Hi, I'm having trouble understanding this concept. A refrigerator is on a ramp of length d and it is being pushed up the ramp. What is the work done by the gravitational force? In the book it says mgdcos180 which is -mgd. I thought that the horizontal component of gravity was mgsin(theta) so the work done would by (mgsin(theta))(d)(cos180).
Also, is work done by the gravitational force difference than gravitational potential energy?
Thanks in advance.
|Sep17-07, 01:04 PM||#2|
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|Sep17-07, 01:20 PM||#3|
Oh, I see it now. Thank you for clearing that up for me.
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