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HELP! Power problem

  1. Feb 28, 2010 #1
    A 1100 kg object is pulled across a horizontal surface at a constant velocity of 5 m/s. What is the power generated by this force? (Picture includes object being pulled at a 37 degree angle above the horizontal with a Force of 122 N)
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  3. Feb 28, 2010 #2


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  4. Feb 28, 2010 #3
    Well I thought that power just = force x velocity, so (122)(5) = 610 watts. However I really don't think its that simple. I don't understand how to do any free body diagrams for this problem, though I feel they are needed.
  5. Feb 28, 2010 #4

    Uhe formula for work: W = Fdcos37*, solve for d by assuming that the mass starts from rest.
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