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- Homework Statement
- Say you have 2 different lamps that start and end at the same heights. One ramp is steeper and longer than the other, while the second ramp is the shortest line from the top to the bottom. If you released two identical balls, one on each ramp, from rest, you would find that the ball on the steeper ramp has a greater final velocity. How is this possible if mgh=1/2m(v^2) and m, g, and h are the same for both cases?

- Relevant Equations
- mgh=(1/2)(m)(v^2)

mgh=(1/2)(m)(v^2)

gh=(1/2)v^2

sqrt(2gh)=v

Should have the same v, but this is not the case based on the answer and real-life experiments.

gh=(1/2)v^2

sqrt(2gh)=v

Should have the same v, but this is not the case based on the answer and real-life experiments.