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Freshman Physician Needs Help!

  1. Jan 15, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A loaded sled is pulled by means of a rope that makes an angle of 45 degrees with the horizontal. The mass of the sled is 60 kg, and the friction force is 20 N. How much work is done pulling the sled along a level road for a distance of 1 km?


    2. Relevant equations
    W=FxD



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2007 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF, Zack. An important rule here is that we do not do your work for you and just solve your problem. You must show your own work so far to get help. What does your free body diagram look like? What equations have you been using so far?

    (As an aside, generally the term "Physician" like you used in your title means a medical doctor, not a physicist. I'm not sure exactly what you meant by the use of the word. No big deal -- I just wanted to be sure you understood the distinction if english is not your primary language.)
     
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