physics
posted by Anonymous on .
A 1.4kg copper block is given an initial speed of 2.0 m/s on a rough horizontal surface. Because of friction, the block finally comes to rest.
(a) If the block absorbs 85% of its initial kinetic energy as internal energy, calculate its increase in temperature.

0.85*(1/2)*M*V^2 = M C*(delta T)
C is the specific heat of copper.
You will have to look it up. You will need it in units of Joule/(kg*degC)
The copper mass M cancels out.
Solve for the temerature rise, delta T
delta T = (0.425)V^2/C