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I have a question about Kinetic and Potential Energies.

  1. Mar 16, 2013 #1
    Question: The top of a chute whose length is 12 meters is 3 meters vertically above its lowest point. A parcel of mass 1.6 Kilogram slides from rest from the top of the chute and reaches the lowest point with a speed of 5 meters per second. Calculate, for the the parcel:

    (A) The gain in Kinetic Energy.
    (B) The loss in Potential energy.
    (C) The Work done in overcoming the frictional resistance.
    (D) The average value of this resistance (force of friction).
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations
    KE and PE equations obviously.


    3. The attempt at a solution
    No idea. please everyone have a go at this.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
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  3. Mar 16, 2013 #2
    Hello Alhussaini

    What are your ideas on this?
     
  4. Mar 16, 2013 #3
    sorry i have no idea how to solve this, as i literally can't understand the English in this one.
    please have a go at it and see if you can solve it. Your help is much appreciated! seriously it is !
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
  5. Mar 16, 2013 #4

    Doc Al

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    Treat the "chute" as an inclined plane which the parcel slides down.
     
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