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Work & Power Practice Problems

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1. A tugboat pulls a ship with a constant net horizontal force of 5.00 X 10 N
and causes the ship to move through a harbor. How much work is done on
the ship if it moves a distance of 3.00 km

2. A weight lifter lifts a set of weights a vertical distance of 2.00 m. If a constant


net force of 350 N is exerted on the weights, what is the net work done on the
weights?

3. If 2.0 J of work is done in raising a 180 g apple, how far is it lifted?

4. A 1000 kg elevator carries a maximum load of 800 kg. A constant frictional


force of 4000 N retards the elevators motion upward. What minimum power,
in kilowatts, must the motor deliver to lift the fully loaded elevator as a
constant speed of 3 m/s.

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5. A rain cloud contains 2.6610 kg of water vapor. How long would it take
for a 2 kW pump to raise the same amount of water to the clouds altitude, 2
km?
Work & Power Practice Problems
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6. How long does it take a 19 kW steam engine to do 6.810 J of work?