Work & Applied Force Calculation for Frictionless Ramp

In summary, a 10 kg mass was pushed along a frictionless track by an applied force at a 45 degree angle for 50 meters before reaching a ramp and launching upward to a maximum height of 57 meters. The work done by the force on the mass and the magnitude of the applied force are not specified. Additionally, the equation Fnet=ma and the concepts of kinetic and potential energy are also mentioned. There is uncertainty about where to start and what the angle of the ramp is.
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1. A 10 kg mass initially at rest is pushed along a level frictionless track by an applied force angled at 45 degrees. The force is exerted for 50m before the mass reaches a ramp and is launched upward to a maximum of 57 meters. how much work did the force do on the mass and what is the magnitude of the applied force.

2. Fnet=ma
w=ke+pe

3. I am not sure where to start
 
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gingerkid2323 said:
1. A 10 kg mass initially at rest is pushed along a level frictionless track by an applied force angled at 45 degrees. The force is exerted for 50m before the mass reaches a ramp and is launched upward to a maximum of 57 meters. how much work did the force do on the mass and what is the magnitude of the applied force.

2. Fnet=ma
w=ke+pe

3. I am not sure where to start


What was the angle of the ramp?
 

1. What is work in relation to a frictionless ramp?

Work is a measure of the energy required to move an object over a distance. In the context of a frictionless ramp, work is the force applied to an object multiplied by the distance it is moved along the ramp.

2. How is work calculated for a frictionless ramp?

The work done on an object on a frictionless ramp can be calculated using the formula W = mgd, where W is the work in joules, m is the mass of the object in kilograms, g is the acceleration due to gravity in meters per second squared, and d is the distance moved along the ramp in meters. This assumes that the ramp is at an angle of 0 degrees.

3. What is the relationship between applied force and work on a frictionless ramp?

The applied force on an object on a frictionless ramp is directly proportional to the amount of work done on the object. This means that as the applied force increases, the work done on the object also increases.

4. How does the angle of the ramp affect the calculation of work on a frictionless ramp?

The angle of the ramp affects the calculation of work on a frictionless ramp by changing the distance over which the object is moved. The higher the angle, the longer the distance and therefore the more work is required to move the object along the ramp.

5. Can work be negative on a frictionless ramp?

No, work cannot be negative on a frictionless ramp. This is because there is no friction present, so there is no opposing force to the applied force. Therefore, all of the applied force is used to move the object and there is no negative work done.

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