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Finding final velocity for Conservation of Energy Problem

  1. Nov 2, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Problem statement and diagram in the photo

    2. Relevant equations
    K = 1/2 mv^2
    U = mgh

    3. The attempt at a solution
    E_0 = E1
    K_0 + U_0 = K_1 + U_1

    using relevant equations and solving for v1 I get:
    v_1 = sqrt((v_0)^2 + 2gh_1)

    Then E_1 = E_2

    solving for the final velocity and the top of the 2nd hill v_2:

    v_2 = 1.4 m/s

    There is no answer in the back of the book for this problem, just checking to see if my answer is correct, Thanks!

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  3. Nov 2, 2015 #2

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