A 49kg skier leaves the end of a ski-jump ramp with a velocity of 28 m/s directed 22o above the horizantal. Suppose that as a result of air drag the skier returns to the ground with a speed of 17 m/s, landing 10 meters vertically below the ramp. From the launch to the return to the ground, by how much is the mechanical energy of the skier-Earth system reduced because of air drag?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

first i found the velocity the skier should have without air drag (31.3075 m/s). then i found the difference between 31.3075 and the actual speed 17m/s. then i used that number and plugged it into 1/2 m v^2 = KE to find the energy lost due to air resistance. 5015 J... this isn't right though. what did i do wrong?

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# Homework Help: Energy reduced by air drag

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