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b)

Since the gravitational forces are conservative, the work done by them on a mass does not depend on the path taken by the mass, but only on the starting and ending points of the trajectory. Thus the work done by the gravitational force (by the Earth) on the ball that raises for a height `h` is just

`W_g =-G*h =-m*g*h =-10.5*9.81*1.08 =-111.25 J`

The minus sign comes from the fact that the weight of the ball is downwards while the upper motion of the ball is upwards.

a)

Kurt is raising the ball through a height `h` and at the same time is displacing the ball on the horizontal through a distance `d` .

The length of the rope `L` can be found from

`h = L-L*cos(alpha) rArr L =h/(1-cos(alpha)) =1.08/(1-cos(24.5)) =12 m`

The horizontal distance `d` is

`d =L*sin(alpha) =12*sin(24.5) =4.98 m`

The force exerted by Kurt can be decomposed along vertical and horizontal axes:

`F_x =F*sin(alpha) =134*sin(24.5) =55.57 N`

`F_y = F*cos(alpha) =134*cos(24.5) =121.93 N`

The work done by Kurt is

`W =F_x*d -F_y*h =55.57*4.98-121.93*1.08=145.05 J`

Again the minus sign in front of the second term comes from the fact that the vertical force `Fy` exerted by Kurt is opposing the displacement upwards on the vertical the height `h` of the ball.

c)

The do the minimum effort in raising the ball Kurt needs to pull directly upwards on the ball and change the magnitude of the pulling force to `F=m*g =10.5*9.81 =103 N`

d)

The net work done on the ball by the gravitational forces and by Kurt is

`W_("tot") =Wg+W =-111.25+145.05 =33.8 J`

e)

`P =W/t =145.05/0.56 =259.02 W =259.02/745.7 =0.347 HP`

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