Posted by **Leshawn** on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 10:49pm.

One-fourth of length L is hanging down over the edge of a frictionless, table. The rope has an uniform, linear density (mass per unit length), lambda, and the end already on the table is held by a person. a) How much work does the person do when she pulls on the rope to raise the rope and from this the work done. Note that this force is variable because at different times, different amounts of rope are hanging over the edge. b) Suppose the segment of the rope initially hanging over the edge of the table has all of its mass concentrated at its center of mass. Find the work necessary to raise this to table height. You probably find this approach simpler than that of part a). How do the answers compare and why is this so?

- Physics -
**Leshawn**, Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11:13pm
I am not certain how to approach this. Sure a) asks for Work = F*x, so I take the integral of F*x with F= T-mg? b) Takes center of mass, but how do you get the center of mass of something that is constantly changing its position?

- Physics -
**nick**, Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 9:30pm
idk help

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Physics - A uniform chain of total mass m is laid out straight on a frictionless...
- Physics - A chain is held on a frictionless table with 1/3 of its length hanging...
- physics - A chain of length l and mass ë per unit length is fully open and is ...
- physics - A rod of length 30.0 cm has linear density (mass-per-length) given by ...
- physics - A rod of length 30.0 cm has linear density(mass-per-length) given by [...
- Newton's law - 7. A uniform flexible chain of length l, with weight per unit ...
- physics - A thin 2 kg box rests on a 6 kg board that hangs over the table. the ...
- physics - A 1.2kg object is placed on a frictionless table and is attached to a ...
- Chem - Based on the number of atoms per unit cell and the mass of the atom, the ...
- Physics - A beam of mass mb = 10.0 kg, is suspended from the ceiling by a single...