A 3.0 m long steel chain is stretched out along the top level of a horizontal scaffold at a construction site, in such a way that 2 m of the chain remains on the top level and 1.0 m hangs vertically. At this point, the force on the hanging segment is sufficient to pull the entire chain over the edge. Once the chain is moving, the kinetic friction is so small that it can be neglected. How much work is performed on the chain by the force of gravity as the chain falls from the point where 1 m remains on the scaffold to the point where the entire chain has left the scaffold? (Assume that the chain has a linear weight density of 60 N/m.)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Is it W=60*9.8(3-2)?

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# Homework Help: What is the chain's displacement?

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