Physics 163

Unit 5: Work, Energy and Power

Problem Set A

 

Problem 12:

Li Ping Phar, the esteemed Chinese ski jumper, has a mass of 47.9 kg. He is moving with a speed of 23.9 m/s at a height of 43.9 meters above the ground. Determine the total mechanical energy (in Joules) of Li Ping Phar.

 

 

 

Work, energy and power concepts can be reviewed on the Set A Overview page.

Further information about the concept of and equation for potential energy is available online at The Physics Classroom.

Further information about the concept of and equation for kinetic energy is available online at The Physics Classroom.

Further information about the concept of total mechanical energy is available online at The Physics Classroom.

  

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