As an object slides across a rough horizontal surface, what happens to the object's gravitional potential energy with respect to the surface and speed?
Would't potential energy decrease at rest?
Physics - bobpursley, Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:53pm
How can GPE decrease on a horizontal surface? The distance to the center of the Earth is the same, that is what determines GPE.
GPE does not change on the horizontal surface.
Physics - Priscilla, Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:54pm
Would speed increase?
Physics - Priscilla, Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 6:13pm
I know speed would increase when potential energy decreases but in this case its different. Therefore, if potential energy is remaining the same wouldnt speed remain the same too