- Homework Statement:
- Bill does 500J of work on a wagon, friction does work of -200J. What is the final speed of the wagon if it starts at rest?
- Relevant Equations:
I'm a little confused because my teacher used Bill's 500J of work for the kinetic energy equation and I don't understand why. I used the net work, so 300J, to find the speed and I'm not sure why that's wrong. Wouldn't friction make the wagon move slower than if there was no friction? So why isn't that accounted for in the kinetic energy equation to find speed? Thank you