Setting this equal to Eq. 8-9 (to find the height to which it climbs) we get H = ¾ d . Thus, the block (momentarily) stops on the inclined ramp at the right, at a height of H = 0.75 d = 0.75 ( 40 cm) = 30 cm measured from the lowest plateau. 62. In the absence of friction, we have a simple conversion (as it moves along the inclined ramps) of energy between the kinetic form (Eq. 7-1) and the potential form (Eq. 8-9). Along the horizontal plateaus, however, there is friction which causes some of the kinetic energy to dissipate in accordance with Eq. 8-31 (along with Eq. 6-2 where μ k = 0.50 and F N = mg in this situation).
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.