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ENERGY PROBLEMS

When work is done on or by a system

 

Approximately how much kinetic energy
does the green box acquire?

 

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PE = Just under 600 Nm

 

 

Ex 1) An object slides across a horizontal table which changes its KE from 20 J to 18 J in 2 sec.
What work does the object do against friction?

 

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Ex 1) An object slides across a horizontal table which changes its kinetic energy from 20 J to 18 J in 2 sec. What work does the object do against friction?

 

 

 

W = 2 J

 

 

**Work against friction increases
an object's Internal Energy** (makes it hotter)

Friction is a
nonconservative force
(doesn't store energy)

(can't get back)

 

 

 

 

Joule Paddle

Conservation of Energy

Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. 231, August, 1869.

 

 

 

 

 

Joule Paddle
Penn State Schuylkill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Energy Relationship

 

The work done on or by a system

= ΔKE + ΔPE + Wf

 

Wf - work done against friction

 

 

 

 

If ΔPE of yellow box = 30 J,
how much work did the green box do on it?

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Work done by the ball on the floor changes the ball's mechanical energy

 

 

 


When the WORK equation
 doesn't WORK,
use an ENERGY equation.
When an ENERGY equation
 doesn't WORK,
use the WORK equation

 

 

 

Ex 2) A 10 kg frictionless cart is resting on a horizontal table.  A force of 10 N is applied to the cart for a distance of 8 m. What is the carts new KE?

 

Ex 2) A 10 kg frictionless cart is resting on a horizontal table.  A force of 10 N is applied to the cart for a distance of 8 m. What is the carts new kinetic energy?

 

m = 10 kg

F = 10 N

d = 8 m

KE = (˝)mv??

 

ΔKE = W

 

 

= Fd = 10N(8m)

 

 

= 80 Nm

 

 

 

Ex 3) 100 Joules of work is needed to lift a 100 kg object from the ground.

 

What is the objects new P.E.?



 Ex 3) 100 Joules of work is needed to lift a 100 kg object from the ground.

  What is the objects new P.E. ?

W =
ΔPE = 100J 

 

 

Ex 4) Crate is pulled 6.00 m up an incline with a force of 50.0 N. P.E. of  cart increases by 250. J.

Total work done against friction?

 

 

 

 

 

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Ex 4) Crate is pulled 6.00 m up an incline with a force of 50.0 N.  If the PE of the cart increases by 250. J. , what is the total work done against friction?

 

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d = 6.00 m

F = 50.0 N

ΔPE = 250. J

 

  W = Fd = 50.0 N(6 m)

 

 

= 300. J

 

W = ΔPE + Wf

300. J = 250. J + Wf

Wf = 50.0 J

 

 

 

 

Ex 5) 4 N is exerted on a 1 kg mass at rest for 2 m, causing it to move

 

A. Find the objects K.E.

 

KE = (1/2)mv2

 

Work on object = ΔKE

ΔKE = W = Fd = 4 N(2 m)

 

= 8 Nm

 

B. Find the objects velocity

 

KE = (1/2)mv2

 

 

8 Nm = (1/2)1 kg(v2)

 

16 = v2

 

V = 4 m/s

 


Ex 6) A force of 100.0 N lifts the object 10.00 m off the ground.  What is the object's new PE?

What is the mass of the object?

 

 

Ex 6) A force of 100.0 N lifts the object 10.00 m off the ground.  What is the object's new potential energy?

mass of object?

 

 

ΔPE = W = Fd

 = 100.0 N(10.00 m)

 

= 1000. Nm

 


 

 

What is the mass of the object?


PE = 1000. J = mgh

 

= m(9.8 m/s2)10.00 m = 1000. J

 

m = 10.20 kg

 

 

Ex 7) Spring has a spring constant of 2.0 N/m.

 

How much work must be done to stretch 5.0 m from its equilibrium position?  

 

Ex 7) A spring has a spring constant of 2.0 N/m. How much work must be done to stretch it 5.0 m from its equilibrium position?

 

k = 2.0 N/m

x = 5.0 m

W = ?

 

W = PE = 1/2kx2

 

= (1/2)2.0 N/m(5.0 m)2

 

 

= 25. J

 

 

 

 

Ranking Task

 Rank the KE of the car from largest to smallest

 

 

 

 

B, C, D, A 

 

 

 

Review

 

Name the energy conversion that
 occurs in a Grandfather clock.

School blocks Youtube? Download file below.

GrandfatherClock.mp4

St. Mary's Physics YouTube Channel

 

 

PE of the hanging weights
converts to the KE of the clock

 

 


Static
Electricity

   

 

Enrichment

Superfluids

The strange behavior of liquid helium

BBC

Superfluid_helium.mpg

Superfluid_helium.wmv

 

 

 

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