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Posted by **Lucy** on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 4:38pm.

- Physics B -
**drwls**, Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 5:20pmSince the surface is horizontal, all of the loss of kinetic energy is due to frictional heating. The loss of kinetic energy is (1/2)M(Vfinal^2 - Vinitial^2)

= 538 Joules = 129 calories

If all that heat went into melting the ice, the amount that melted is 129 calories divided by the latent heat of fusion, which is 80 cal/gm

- Physics B -
**Ashley**, Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 3:55pmThe overall equation is Q=mL

(m is mass; L is the latent heat of fusion for water)

*we are trying to find mass (m)

*rearranging the equation m=Q/L

To find Q:

the heat that caused the ice to melt was produced by the friction...we can find the amount of energy (in Joules) by finding KE (Kinetic Energy).

*KE= .5 m (Vf^2-Vi^2)

*when you find KE, use this value for Q and divide by the latent heat of fusion for water : 33.5x10^4 J/Kg

Q(Joules)/L (Joules/Kg)=Kg

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