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A salami sandwich is dropped from the top of a 37 m tall construction crane. What is the speed of the sandwich when it is halfway to the ground?

(Use conservation of energy!)

  • Physics - ,

    Ek + Ep = mg*37.
    Ek + mg*18.5 = mg*37
    Ek = mg*37 - mg*18.5 = mg*18.5
    Ek = 0.5m*V^2 = mg*18.5
    V^2 = mg*18.5/0.5m = 2g*18.5 = 19.6*18.5
    = 363 Joules.
    V = 19 m/s.

    Ek = Kinetic energy.
    Ep = Potential energy.

  • Physics - ,

    Correction
    V^2 = 363 (m/s)^2. NOT 363 Joules.

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