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A rescue helicopter lifts a 65 kg person straight up by means of a cable. The person has an upward acceleration of 0.70 m/s2 and is lifted from rest through a distance of 13 m.
(a) What is the tension in the cable?
N
(b) How much work is done by the tension in the cable?
J
(c) How much work is done by the person's weight?
J
(d) Use the work-energy theorem and find the final speed of the person.
m/s

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  1. What is your thinking?

  2. (a) Start by drawing a free body diagram for the person and applying Newton's second law, F = m a. The "F" will be the difference between the cable tension T and the weight M g. Solve for T.

    (b) T*(distance moved) = work done by cable

    (c) -M*g x (distance moved) = work done by person's weight

    (d) Total work done = (b) + (c) = change in kinetic energy

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  3. how do you solve for the final speed?

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  4. vf= sqrt( (2 Kef)/m)

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