Work of Raising a Leaky Bucket

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In this Demonstration, a 5 kg bucket hangs on a 0.8 kg rope of length 10 m. You can fill the bucket with between 10 kg and 20 kg of water. Each second that the bucket drops, the rope shortens 1 m, and 1 kg of water leaks out. The graph to the right shows the work (in J) over the time period.

Contributed by: Crista Arangala (October 2015)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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