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Work Energy Theorem Question

  1. Oct 12, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Hey all! I was given a multi-step problem and solved everything but the last step. Okay so, a mass on a frictionless plane by a string at an angle theta for a distance until it reaches an incline that has friction and is parallel to the string. The problem asks to find the distance that the mass will travel up the incline.

    2. Relevant equations

    Δk=Wnet


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I already know the initial velocity that the mass is moving when it begins to climb the incline.
    So I assume I would use this formula:
    -vi2mass/2=(T-fk-mg)H and just solve for H. Does this sound right?
     
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