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# Calculating resultant force and change in potential energy

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The speed of a 4.0kg object is given by (2t) m/s, where t is in seconds. At what rate is the resultant force on this object doing work at t = 1 second?

a) 48 W
b) 40 W
c) 56 W
d) 16 W

A 10kg object is initially at the top of a rise, at point A. It then moves down to point B. Choose point B to be your zero level for gravitational potential energy. Find the change in potential energy of the object if point B is 10m lower than point A?

a) -980
b) -10
c) -100
d) -98
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This solution is provided in 156 words. It uses equations for acceleration, resultant force, and power to find the rate of work. It also calculates loss of potential energy.

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First part.
Given: v= 2t so initial velocity at t=0 is: Vo= 0
At t= 1 sec, Vf= 2 m/sec.
Acceleration is: a= (Vf - Vo)/t = (2 m/sec - 0)/( ...

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