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Calculating impact energy

  1. Feb 2, 2015 #1
    I need to work out the impact energy for three different drop heights. Im really struggling to get my head around it.

    Am i on the right lines with this?

    mgh = (1/2) mv2

    Please excuse my basic knowledge, I left school 21 years ago with a D in maths, but im now trying to improve my maths before commiting to a HNC in mechanical engineering.
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  3. Feb 2, 2015 #2

    Stephen Tashi

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  4. Feb 4, 2015 #3
    ok stephen will do, thanks
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