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Work applied on an angle.

  1. Apr 4, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 12kg sled is pulled by a 15N force at an angle of 35 degrees horizontally along a frictionless surface.

    a) Calculate acceleration of the sled.
    b) Calculate work done on the sled in 3.0 seconds.
    c) Calculate the power generated in pulling the sled.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    a) Fnet = ma

    Let x be the net force.

    15cos35 = x
    x= 12.29N


    b) If v1 is 0 in this case then I can solve it, my question is... is it 0?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 4, 2009 #2
    a) 12.29/12 is not 1

    b) Is v1 = 0? Well, the problem statement as you presented it is pretty vague. You may have to make an assumption. If you do so, be sure to clearly state it as such.
  4. Apr 5, 2009 #3
    The reason why I posted here because I was not sure if it was 0 and I thought somebody else would maybe have an answer..
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