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i've been told and we have confirmed in general that the work energy principle is

fs=0.5mv² but how do i apply it to this question?

i have so far

245=0.5x10x11.5² which doesn't help me -.-'

q5b

i've been told and we have confirmed in general that the work energy principle is

fs=0.5mv² but how do i apply it to this question?

i have so far

245=0.5x10x11.5² which doesn't help me -.-'

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q5b

i've been told and we have confirmed in general that the work energy principle is

i have so far

245=0.5x10x11.5² which doesn't help me -.-'

**will'o'wisp**)http://pmt.physicsandmathstutor.com/...%20Edexcel.pdf

q5b

i've been told and we have confirmed in general that the work energy principle is

**fs=0.5mv²**but how do i apply it to this question?i have so far

245=0.5x10x11.5² which doesn't help me -.-'

It's much better to understand what's going on than remember a formula since the formula could change depending on the question.

In M2 work/energy problems, a particle could lose/gain kinetic energy and lose/gain gravitational potential energy. If there is an overall loss in energy then this loss must be equal to the work done against resistance.

E.g. a particle in travelling from point A to B gains 500J of GPE and loses 700J of KE. So overall the particle has lost 200J of energy.

This energy loss will be equal to the work done against resistance so you would have

200 = Fs

So for this question work through it like this:

Gain/loss in KE =

Gain/loss in GPE =

Work done against friction =

If you work through every work/energy problem like this then you should find them easier.

Post your working if you get stuck.

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That formula is only true when there is only a change in kinetic energy. But there may be gravitational potential energy change. You could include GPE in the 'work done' part of the formula but from my experience, that confuses students.

It's much better to understand what's going on than remember a formula since the formula could change depending on the question.

In M2 work/energy problems, a particle could lose/gain kinetic energy and lose/gain gravitational potential energy. If there is an overall loss in energy then this loss must be equal to the work done against resistance.

E.g. a particle in travelling from point A to B gains 500J of GPE and loses 700J of KE. So overall the particle has lost 200J of energy.

This energy loss will be equal to the work done against resistance so you would have

200 = Fs

So for this question work through it like this:

Gain/loss in KE =

Gain/loss in GPE =

Work done against friction =

If you work through every work/energy problem like this then you should find them easier.

Post your working if you get stuck.

**notnek**)That formula is only true when there is only a change in kinetic energy. But there may be gravitational potential energy change. You could include GPE in the 'work done' part of the formula but from my experience, that confuses students.

It's much better to understand what's going on than remember a formula since the formula could change depending on the question.

In M2 work/energy problems, a particle could lose/gain kinetic energy and lose/gain gravitational potential energy. If there is an overall loss in energy then this loss must be equal to the work done against resistance.

E.g. a particle in travelling from point A to B gains 500J of GPE and loses 700J of KE. So overall the particle has lost 200J of energy.

This energy loss will be equal to the work done against resistance so you would have

200 = Fs

So for this question work through it like this:

Gain/loss in KE =

Gain/loss in GPE =

Work done against friction =

If you work through every work/energy problem like this then you should find them easier.

Post your working if you get stuck.

in any case

KE lost=0.5mu²=0.5x10x11.5²=661.2 5

GPE gained=mgh=10gx6.5x 5/13=25g=245

Work done is given in question which is 245

so how do i link these together and gt an answer out?

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so change in energy=fs?

in any case

KE lost=0.5mu²=0.5x10x11.5²=661.2 5

GPE gained=mgh=10gx6.5x 5/13=25g=245

Work done is given in question which is 245

so how do i link these together and gt an answer out?

**will'o'wisp**)so change in energy=fs?

in any case

KE lost=0.5mu²=0.5x10x11.5²=661.2 5

GPE gained=mgh=10gx6.5x 5/13=25g=245

Work done is given in question which is 245

so how do i link these together and gt an answer out?

But it may have some speed at point B so could have some kinetic energy at B.

Use to denote the final speed then what is the KE lost?

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Your KE lost is wrong. If it was 0.5x10x11.5² then that would mean that the particle has lost all its kinetic energy so it's at rest.

But it may have some speed at point B so could have some kinetic energy at B.

Use to denote the final speed then what is the KE lost?

**notnek**)Your KE lost is wrong. If it was 0.5x10x11.5² then that would mean that the particle has lost all its kinetic energy so it's at rest.

But it may have some speed at point B so could have some kinetic energy at B.

Use to denote the final speed then what is the KE lost?

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so then KE lost is 0.5mv² where i don't know the final speed and so 0.5x10xv²=5v²

**will'o'wisp**)so then KE lost is 0.5mv² where i don't know the final speed and so 0.5x10xv²=5v²

The particle will have more KE at A than it will at B so

KE lost = Initial KE - FInal KE.

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When I say 'KE lost' I mean the total KE lost as the particle moves from A to B.

The particle will have more KE at A than it will at B so

KE lost = Initial KE - FInal KE.

**notnek**)When I say 'KE lost' I mean the total KE lost as the particle moves from A to B.

The particle will have more KE at A than it will at B so

KE lost = Initial KE - FInal KE.

so in which case

0.5m(v²-u²)=0.5x10(v²-11.5²)=5v²-661.25

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E.g. the particle has 400J at A and 100J at B so it has

**lost**400-300=100J.

Or you could say its energy

**change**is 300-400 = -100J. This is what you did.

You could consider change of energy instead of specifically gain/loss but I prefer gain/loss. Let me know if you want to do it the other way.

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That is the change in KE but that is not how much KE is lost.

E.g. the particle has 400J at A and 100J at B so it has

Or you could say its energy

You could consider change of energy instead of specifically gain/loss but I prefer gain/loss. Let me know if you want to do it the other way.

**notnek**)That is the change in KE but that is not how much KE is lost.

E.g. the particle has 400J at A and 100J at B so it has

**lost**400-300=100J.Or you could say its energy

**change**is 300-400 = -100J. This is what you did.You could consider change of energy instead of specifically gain/loss but I prefer gain/loss. Let me know if you want to do it the other way.

Just talk me through how you'd do this question and i'll work out of the textbook :/

I just don't understand it. Which ever way you think is best for me you teach me.

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Ok, well seems like i never really understood this topic either ;_______________;

Just talk me through how you'd do this question and i'll work out of the textbook :/

I just don't understand it. Which ever way you think is best for me you teach me.

**will'o'wisp**)Ok, well seems like i never really understood this topic either ;_______________;

Just talk me through how you'd do this question and i'll work out of the textbook :/

I just don't understand it. Which ever way you think is best for me you teach me.

**LOSS**

Gain/loss in GPE =

**GAIN**

Work done against friction = 245J

The total loss of energy is equal to the work done against friction.

The total loss of energy will be the loss in KE minus the gain in GPE. Try to think about why this makes sense.

Can you finish the question?

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Gain/loss in KE =

Gain/loss in GPE =

Work done against friction = 245J

The total loss of energy is equal to the work done against friction.

The total loss of energy will be the loss in KE minus the gain in GPE. Try to think about why this makes sense.

Can you finish the question?

**notnek**)Gain/loss in KE =

**LOSS**Gain/loss in GPE =

**GAIN**Work done against friction = 245J

The total loss of energy is equal to the work done against friction.

The total loss of energy will be the loss in KE minus the gain in GPE. Try to think about why this makes sense.

Can you finish the question?

it's always Loss-gain=WD vs Friction

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It could be the KE that is lost and the GPE that's gained or the GPE lost and KE gained.

Also, the resistance may not always be friction.

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Yes that's correct.

It could be the KE that is lost and the GPE that's gained or the GPE lost and KE gained.

Also, the resistance may not always be friction.

**notnek**)Yes that's correct.

It could be the KE that is lost and the GPE that's gained or the GPE lost and KE gained.

Also, the resistance may not always be friction.

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