# Chapter 8 Work & Kinetic Energy

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Chapter 8 Work & Kinetic Energy
DEHS Physics 1

Energy Energy can be thought of as a quantity that reflects the state of an object There are many different forms of energy, we will study mechanical energy: Kinetic Energy  energy due to motion Potential Energy  energy due to position in a “force field”

Work Work is the amount of energy that is given to or taken from an object/system It is a scalar quantity  has no direction If energy is added to  work is positive If energy is taken from  work is negative It is measured in Joules (1 J = 1 kg.m2/s2)

Work done by a constant force
Only valid when the force is constant, so you can’t use it when the force depends on the position (e.g. when attached to a spring) ϕ represents the smaller of the two angles between the Force and displacement vectors It has a range: 0° ≤ ϕ ≤ 180°

Work done by a constant force , special cases
When the force is parallel to the displacement (ϕ=0°): When the force is antiparallel to the displacement (ϕ=180°):

Work done by a constant force , special cases
When the force is perpendicular to the displacement (ϕ=90°): F d No Work is done on this box!

Example 8-1 An intern pushes a 72-kg patient on a 15-kg gurney, producing an acceleration of 0.60 m/s2. How much work does the intern do by pushing the patient and gurney through a distance of 2.5 m?

Example 8-2 In a gravity escape system (GES), an enclosed lifeboat on a large ship is deployed by letting it slide down a ramp and then continuing in free fall to the water below. Suppose a 4970-kg lifeboat slides a distance of 5.00 m on a ramp, dropping through a vertical height of 2.50 m. How much work does gravity do on the boat?

Example 8-3 Work done by gravity is independent of the path!
You want to load a box into the back of a truck. One way is to lift it straight up through a height h, as shown, doing a work W1. Alternatively, you can slide the box up a loading ramp a distance L, doing work W2. Assuming the ramp is frictionless, compare W1 & W2 Work done by gravity is independent of the path!

Negative Work If some component of the force (Fcosϕ) is in the opposite direction of the displacement, negative work will be done on the object This occurs when 90° < ϕ ≤ 180 F ϕ d

Net Work (total Work) If more than one force acts on an object the net work Wnet (aka: total work) is the sum of the work done by each force separately

Example 8-4a A car of mass m coasts down a hill inclined at an angle θ below the horizontal. The car is acted on by three forces: the normal force FN exerted by the road, the force due to air resistance Fair, and the force of gravity, mg. Find the total work done on it as it travels a distance d along the road

Net Work (total Work) Alternatively, the net work can be calculated by performing a vector sum of all the forces acting on the object to obtain the net force Fnet and then using our basic definition of work

Example 8-4b Repeat the calculation in Ex 7-4a using WNET = FNETd cosϕ

Kinetic Energy Suppose we have an object accelerating from an initial speed v0 to some new speed v through a distance d, they are related through the eqn: And by Newton’s 2nd Law we know: or

Kinetic Energy Combining the two eqns, we have:
Multiplying each side by m/2 we have: And recalling that Fnetd = Wnet, we can write:

Kinetic Energy The quantity ½mv2 is called kinetic energy K, the energy of motion Kinetic energy (like work) is a scalar Depends on the speed v Has units of Joules, J

Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem
Taking K = ½mv2 and K0 = ½mv02 we can write: This is very useful and is known as the Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem

Example 8-5 A 4.10 kg box of books is lifted vertically from rest a distance of 1.60 m with a constant, upward applied force of 52.7 N. Find the work done by the person lifting it, the work done by gravity, and the final speed of the box.

Example 8-6 A boy exerts a force of 11.0 N at 29.0° above the horizontal on a 6.40-kg sled. Find the work done by the boy on the sled. Find the final speed of the sled after it moves 2.00 m, assuming the sled starts with an initial speed of m/s and slides horizontally without friction.

Graphical Interpretation of Work
Work = Area Under the Curve (of a F vs x graph)

Graphical Interpretation of Work for a Spring
Work = Area Under the Curve (of a F vs x graph)

Example 8-7 Suppose a block has a mass of 1.5 kg and moves with an initial speed of vi = 2.2 m/s. Find the compression of the spring, whose force constant is 475 N/m, when the block has momentarily come to rest.

Power OR Power is the time rate of work How quickly energy is expended
Scalar quantity Has SI units of Watts (W) or alt. horsepower (hp) OR

Table 7-3

Example 8-8 To pass a slow-moving truck, you want your fancy 1.30×103-kg car to accelerate from 13.4 m/s (30.0 mi/h) to 17.9 m/s (40.0 mi/h) in 3.00 s. What is the minimum power for this pass?

Example 8-10 You are driving your 1300-kg car up a 15° incline at a constant speed 29.1 m/s. If the combined resistance (from friction and air resistance) is 650 N. Find the power output of your engine in horespower.