Work II

1. Oct 8, 2007

Heat

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A truck with a horizontal tow rope pulls a car. The car skis off to the side, so the rope makes an angle of 15.0degrees with the car's direction of motion, and then continues in a straight line. The tension in the rope is 180 N.

How much work is done on the car by the rope during a displacement of 300 m?

2. Relevant equations

W = F*s
W = Fscos $$\phi$$

3. The attempt at a solution

W = 180(300)cos15
W = 52159.99

seems to large

2. Oct 8, 2007

Mindscrape

You have it right.

3. Oct 8, 2007

Heat

Thank you Mindscrape. :)