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Homework Help: Calculate the work done by the sliding the piano

  1. Feb 1, 2005 #1
    Hi, this is my first post on here hope I can answer some in the future. I've finished everything except these two problems. I've got the answers except I can't figure out how to arrive at the conclusions.

    1) A 4.2-kN piano is to be slid up a 3.5-m frictionless plank at a constant speed. The plank makes an angle of 30° with the horizontal. Calculate the work done by the sliding the piano up the plank. A: 74.103 J

    I know I have to use this f=f(parallel)/angle and w=f*d but other than that I'm not too sure.

    2) A car is driven at a constant speed of 76 km/h down a road. The car's engine delivers 48 kW of power. Calculate the average force that is resisting the motion of the car. A: 23000 N

    This one seems too easy for me to be asking am I missing something really obvious?

    Thanks for looking and hopfully you can help me, btw my test is tommorow, heh. :yuck:
     
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  3. Feb 1, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    Make the drawing and then use the geometry to find the tangential component of the force...

    What is the relation between force,velocity & mechanical power...??BTW i think your answer is off a size order...

    Daniel.

    Thanks for looking and hopfully you can help me, btw my test is tommorow, heh. :yuck:[/QUOTE]
     
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