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College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

(a) Can the kinetic energy of a system be negative? (b) Can the gravitational potential energy of a system be negative? Explain.

(a)

To determine
whether the kinetic energy of a system can be negative.

Explanation

The kinetic energy of a system is given by,

KE=12mv2

  • m is the mass of the system
  • v is the

(b)

To determine
Whether the gravitational potential energy of a system can be negative.

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