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Homework Help: Human energy problem

  1. Mar 1, 2005 #1
    human energy problem!!

    okay...i have this assignment that's due tomorrow morning so i'm begging for some help. There is only one problem that I'm totally lost on.

    A 50 kg hiker climbs a mountain 1000m high in 3 hrs. Assuming the average O2 consumption during his climb was 2x10^-3 m^3/min(2 liters/min) corresponding to an energy expenditure of 4x10^4J/min, how much enery appears as heat in the body?

    Any help would be great...Thanks so much! :smile:
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 1, 2005 #2
    Calculate the total energy expenditure (Rate * climb time)

    How much of this is used to overcome the potantial energy?

    How much is left? What ever left should appear as heat in the body.
  4. Mar 1, 2005 #3
    thanks so much that worked
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