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    A block is given an initial speed of 4.0 m/s up a 22° plane. (a) How far up the plane will it go? (b) How much time elapses before it returns to its starting point? Ignore friction.

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    See the attachments for drawings and calculations. NOTE: if you can't read them well on the screen, then zoom in. Or print them out. I scanned them at fairly high resolution, so you should be able to read them quite well.

    First I let the plane be ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution provides a step-by-step calculation for the speed of a block down an inclined plane, and the time it takes it return to its starting point. Diagrams are included.