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**Part A**

Average Power:

$\overline{){{\mathbf{P}}}_{{\mathbf{avg}}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{{\mathbf{W}}_{\mathbf{F}}}{\mathbf{t}}}$

A sled of mass m is being pulled horizontally by a constant horizontal force of magnitude F. The coefficient of kinetic friction is μ_{k} . During time interval t, the sled moves a distance s, starting from rest.

Part A

Find the average power P_{avg} created by the force F. Express your answer in terms of the given quantities and, if necessary, appropriate constants. You may or may not use all of the given quantities.

Part B

Find the average velocity V_{avg} of the sled during that time interval. Express your answer in terms of the given quantities and, if necessary, appropriate constants. You may or may not use all of the given quantities.

Part C

Find the average power P_{avg} created by the force F in terms of the average speed V_{avg} of the sled. Express your answer in terms of F and V_{avg}.

You just obtained a very useful formula for the average power:

If an object is moving at a constant speed, and the force F is also constant, this formula can be used to find the average power. If v is changing, the formula can be used to find the *instantaneous* power at any given moment (with the quantity v in this case meaning the instantaneous velocity, of course).

Part D

A sled of mass m is being pulled horizontally by a constant upward force of magnitude F that makes an angle θ with the direction of motion. The coefficient of kinetic friction is μk. The average velocity of the sled is V_{avg}.

Find the average power P_{avg} created by force F.

Express your answer in terms of F, θ, and V_{avg.}

Let us now consider several questions that include numeric data.

A sled is being pulled along a horizontal surface by a horizontal force of magnitude 600 N. Starting from rest, the sled speeds up with acceleration 0.08 m/s^{2} for 1 minute.

Part E

Find the average power P_{avg} created by force .

Express your answer in watts to three significant figures.

Part F

Find the *instantaneous* power P created by force at t = 10 s.

Express your answer in watts to three significant figures.

P = _____ W

Part G

Find the instantaneous power P created by the normal force at t = 10 s. The magnitude of the acceleration due to gravity is g = 9.8 m/s^{2}.

Express your answer in watts to three significant figures.

P = ______ W

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