Question #22104

A hockey puck with an initial speed of 8.0 m/s coasts 45 m to a stop across the ice. If the force of friction on the puck has a magnitude of 0.12 N, what is the puck’s mass?

Expert's answer

The work done by a constant force of magnitude *F* ona point that moves a distance *d* in the direction of the forceis the product,

A = F*d

The law of conservationof energy:

A = T

T - kinetic energy

T = m*v^2/2

F*d = m*v^2/2

m =2*F*d/v^2 =2*0.12*45/8^2 = 0.169 kg

A = F*d

The law of conservationof energy:

A = T

T - kinetic energy

T = m*v^2/2

F*d = m*v^2/2

m =2*F*d/v^2 =2*0.12*45/8^2 = 0.169 kg

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