Posted by myra on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 8:20pm.
A 32.0 kg child descends a slide 4.00 m high. She reaches the bottom with a speed of 2.40 m/s, was the mechanical energy conserved? Explain your reasoning and identify the energy transformations involved.

physics....  Elena, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:20am
ΔPE =m•g•Δh0 = 32•9.8•4 =1254 J,
ΔKE =0  m•v²/2 =  32•(2.4)²/2 = 92.15J.
If the energy is conserved, ΔPE =  ΔKE.
They are not equal; therefore, the part of energy was lost, most likely, for friction.
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