A chain of metal links with total mass M = 6 kg is coiled up in a tight ball on a low-friction table. You pull on a link at one end of the chain with a constant force F = 69 N. Eventually the chain straightens out to its full length L = 1.0 m, and you keep pulling until you have pulled your end of the chain a total distance d = 3.6 m.
before this question i have already answered these questions. might need the info to solve not sure though.
(a) Consider the point particle system:
What is the speed of the chain at this instant?
Consider the real system:
What is the change in energy of the chain?
delta(E) = 248.4 joules
The Attempt at a Solution
i solved conservation of energy like
Ef = Ei + W + Q
Ef = 248.4 + Q where Q = 0
final Ke + Ethermal = 248.4
solved for Ethermal = 248.4 / Ke or 248.4/(1/2mv^2) using v found above
i get 1.1613 J but that is wrong. where did i mess up??