Problem: The kinetic energy of a rolling billiard ball is given by KE=1.2mv2. Suppose a 0.17-kg billiard ball is rolling down a pool table with an initial speed of 4.5 m/s. As it travels, it loses some of its energy as heat. The ball slows down to 3.8 m/s and then collides head-on with a second billiard ball of equal mass. The first billiard ball completely stops and the second one rolls away with a velocity of 3.8 m/s. Assume the first billiard ball is the system.Calculate w for the process

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The relationship between internal energy, heat, and work is shown in the following equation:

E=q+w

ΔE = internal energy, J
q = heat, J
w = work, J

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The kinetic energy of a rolling billiard ball is given by KE=1.2mv2. Suppose a 0.17-kg billiard ball is rolling down a pool table with an initial speed of 4.5 m/s. As it travels, it loses some of its energy as heat. The ball slows down to 3.8 m/s and then collides head-on with a second billiard ball of equal mass. The first billiard ball completely stops and the second one rolls away with a velocity of 3.8 m/s. Assume the first billiard ball is the system.

Calculate w for the process

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