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Homework Help: Work and Energy?

  1. Nov 4, 2004 #1
    Formula assistance, can anyone assist?

    A basketball player makes a jump shot. The 0.534-kg ball is released at a height of 2.01 m above the floor with a speed of 8.95 m/s. The ball goes through the net 3.48 m above the floor at a speed of 4.87 m/s. What is the work done on the ball by air resistance, a nonconservative force?
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  3. Nov 4, 2004 #2


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    Help yourself with

    Work-Kinetic energy theorem

    [tex] \sum_{i=1}^{n} W_{i} = \Delta K [/tex]
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