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Q & A: moon work

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Hi I would like to clear something up with someone at work.
I lift a 100lb barbell over my head on earth an that I use x joules of energy in my muscles to do so.
If I took that same barbell to the moon and lifted it over my head would I use x or less than x joules of energy?
- Kon
Melbourne, Australia
Less.  The force of gravity on the moon is less than that of earth. The amount of energy
required is directly proportional to the force of gravity times the distance lifted.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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