Check your math there Paul

Posted by Check your math there Paul on Jun 15, 2002 at 13:36

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Re: the two forms of energy in question here. (paul baughn)You state:

if the 100 kg mass moves a distance of 10 meters in 1 second the knietic energy of the moving mass would be.

ke=1/2mv^2= 50 kg * 10 = 500 JThat is incorrect because after 1 second, the mass has not yet fallen 10 meters. It would take 1.41 seconds for that.

d = .5gt^2

We know d is 10 meters and we'll round g to 10 as well so...

10 = .5 * 10 * t^2

10 = 5t^2

10/5 = t^2

2 = t^2

sqr(t) = 1.4

So, how fast is the mass travelling after 1.4 seconds?

V = gt

V = 10 * 1.414...

v = 14

Now, finding Ke

ke = .5 * 100 * 14.14^2

Ke = 50 * 200

Ke = 1000

sorry

- Re: Check your math there Paul
also dont forget this15/6 14:21 (2)

- What are you talking about?
bobbapink15/6 14:42 (1)

- I dont read and understand post I just make remarks
a commical caracter says15/6 14:49 (0)

- Re: Check your math there Paul
paul baughn15/6 14:01 (2)

- If it can't fall, it has no Ke
Bobbapink15/6 14:25 (1)

- Re: If it can't kinetic it does not fall.
donald d duhworthy PHD15/6 21:08 (0)