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Homework Help: Find speed of object traveling up a ramp

  1. Jan 17, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An object approaches the bottom of a ramp, point A. It goes up the ramp and turns around at point B, which is 40.0 m above A. The ramp makes an angle of 30.0 degrees with the horizontal. What is the speed of the object at point A? Neglect friction.

    2. Relevant equations

    g=10.0 m/s (squared)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I did 2cos(30)40
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  3. Jan 17, 2008 #2


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    I would use conservation of energy - assuming you read the question to say it has stopped at point B.
    Write the kinetic energy of the object at the start of the ramp
    At the top of the ramp all this ke is pe, write down the equation for PE.
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