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So basically, I need to figure out a hypothesis to find out the relationship between force (or pressure) and velocity when a wire moves through ice. I am having difficultly finding the right formula(s) to find the expected relationship.

If I wasn't clear enough, I am planning to hang masses to both sides of a wire, have the wire pass through the ice, and for the ice to refreeze again. I will be calculating the velocity of the "wire" as it passes through the ice when I change the masses.

2. Relevant equations

What I thought of using were several formulas and combine them together. I also did some research and here is what I got:

Work = Change in energy = Force * Distance

Pressure = Force/Area

PV=nRT

Q=mL (Latent heat)

Q= Work + U (internal energy change)

3. The attempt at a solution

Here is one of my attempts, I'm not sure if it's even valid:

P = Force / Area = W/V (Energy(work) / Volume)

P = (1/2mv^2) / Volume

F/A = (1/2mv^2) / Volume

Therefore, as the mass increases by "x", the velocity increases by "x^2".

Is this a valid response? Would it work? Also, is there any way that I can input latent heat into the formulas?

Thanks in advance!

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# Homework Help: Regelation: Wire and Ice Relationship?

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