AP Physics                                                                                            Brockport High School
Work and Energy                                                                                Mr Keefer

The Skier

      A skier of mass m goes down a hill of height h at an angle q. The coefficient of friction between the skis and the snow is . Upon reaching the bottom of the hill the skier then slides horizontally for a distance s with the same coefficient of friction .

The Skier

     Derive an expression in terms of h, q, and for the distance s the skier will travel along the horizontal surface.

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