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A skier of mass 79.1 kg, starting from rest, slides down a slope at an angle q of 38 with the horizontal. The coefficient of kinetic friction, m, is 0.09. What is the net work (the net gain in kinetic energy) done on the skier in the first 8.9 s of descent?

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    m•a= μ•m•g•cosα
    a= μ•g•cosα
    v=at = μ•g•cosα•t
    W= ΔKE=KE2-KE1 =mv²/2 -0= mv²/2

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