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In this video

http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...tutorial-1.php

an answer of +130J is obtained. However when I use the formula from question 2 in this booklet,

http://www.madasmaths.com/archive/ma...and_energy.pdf

I get an answer of -130J. Is there a meaning behind the negative or have I done something wrong?

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Here is my working -
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Without watching the videos, I would probably say either a you did a mistake with a minus sign or it might depend if you were working upwards or downwards maybe? There is also the possibility exam solutions is wrong
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Thanks for the reply! I've repeated the question from the first link multiple times now and I still seem to be getting the negative version of the examsolutions answer, and using the same formula for Q2 in the second link, I get the correct answer of 8920J
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Hmm, exam solutions could be wrong
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(Original post by PhyM23)
In this video

http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...tutorial-1.php

an answer of +130J is obtained. However when I use the formula from question 2 in this booklet,

http://www.madasmaths.com/archive/ma...and_energy.pdf

I get an answer of -130J. Is there a meaning behind the negative or have I done something wrong?

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(Original post by PhyM23)
Here is my working -
I do no have time to watch the video but following the question from the info in your working I also get -130.

this means that the cyclist is not putting energy into the system, but took some energy out... (physical explanation he applied the brakes)
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I do no have time to watch the video but following the question from the info in your working I also get -130.

this means that the cyclist is not putting energy into the system, but took some energy out... (physical explanation he applied the brakes)
Thanks for the reply! I don't quite understand why braking would take energy out of the system? In to which form is it transferred?
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Thanks for the reply! I don't quite understand why braking would take energy out of the system? In to which form is it transferred?
You have a balance sheet in mechanical energy (KE and PE)

energy can come in
cyclist pedalling, or a battery assisted bike

energy can be moved out
air resistance, braking
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You have a balance sheet in mechanical energy (KE and PE)

energy can come in
cyclist pedalling, or a battery assisted bike

energy can be moved out
air resistance, braking
Ah that makes sense now. Thanks very much!
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(Original post by PhyM23)
In this video

http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...tutorial-1.php

an answer of +130J is obtained. However when I use the formula from question 2 in this booklet,

http://www.madasmaths.com/archive/ma...and_energy.pdf

I get an answer of -130J. Is there a meaning behind the negative or have I done something wrong?

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Well thats quite the brain teaser
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