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Latent heat of fusion of ice

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Sep6-05, 10:15 PM
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A 58.0 kg ice-skater moving at 6.25 m/s glides to a stop. Assuming the ice is at 0C and that 53.5 percent of the heat generated by friction is absorbed by the ice, how much ice melts?

Should I first calculate the work? I know I need to use Delta U= Q-W...but what is Delta U in this case?
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Sep6-05, 10:23 PM
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53.5% of the kinetic energy is converted to heat energy which is delta U.
Sep6-05, 11:54 PM
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How do I find Q given to the ice?

Sep7-05, 06:16 AM
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Latent heat of fusion of ice

First, calculate the kinetic energy of the skater initially. Since the skater completly loses that energy, it must have gone into heat caused by the friction with the ice.

Find 53.3% of that and apply that to the "heat of melting" of ice.

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