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# Homework Help: physics problems

Posted by Jess on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 7:41pm.

17. explain how the sport of pole vaulting dramatically changed when flexible fiberglass poles replaced still wodden poles?
-the fiberglass poles had more momentum and PE than still wooden poles?

20. does the international space station have gravitational pe? ke? explain?
-It has gravitation pe, but I am stuck as to why?

25. what does the work theorem say about the speed of a satillite in circular orbit? (this one I dont understand)

30.a moving hammer hits a nail and drives it into a wall. if the hammer hits the nail with twice the speed, how much deeper will the nail be driven? if it hits with three times the speed?
-would it be three times the speed
• physics problems - bobpursley, Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 7:54pm

no, yes but why, no , no

fiberglass poles can store energy (from horizontal velocity) and transfer it upward.

Gravational PE occurs when two bodies are separated, right?

The satellite in orbit uses no energy.

work = velocity^2
force*distance=velocity^2
distance is proportional to velocity^2
so what is twice square?

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