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Problem: A block of mass m = 5.00 kg is released from point A and slides on the frictionless track shown in Figure P8.6. Determine(a) the block’s speed at points B and C and(b) the net work done by the gravitational force on the block as it moves from point A to point C.

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A block of mass m = 5.00 kg is released from point A and slides on the frictionless track shown in Figure P8.6. Determine



(a) the block’s speed at points B and C and

(b) the net work done by the gravitational force on the block as it moves from point A to point C.

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