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Fracture energy equation?

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Homework Statement


i have been told i can use the equation potential energy/cross sectional area to work out fracture energy of ice after dropping weights on it till it breaks. is this true?


Homework Equations


fracture energy = potential energy/cross sectional area


The Attempt at a Solution


as above
 

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It seems rational: as the units you would be given are [tex]Jm^{-2}[/tex] which would imply the energy per unit area.
 

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