Work-Energy 8.3: Additional Problem 1

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Description

A bowling ball is lifted from rest onto a shelf by an external agent (position is in meters and time is in seconds). 

Question

Rank the paths by the the amount of work done by gravity on the bowling ball.

Answer

The amount of work done is the same in all 4 cases.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 6-3, Giancoli-SE: 7-4.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni.

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