Classical Mechanics
# Work

Ben wants to ascend to height $h$. He has two choices:

He can either climb a ladder or he can walk up a slope.

In which case would Ben do more work against gravity?

Frank tied a string to his toy car and wants to pull it along with him as he walks along his room. He can pull the toy car with a force of $\SI{5}{\newton}$

At what angle should he pull the string so that he does maximum work on the toy car?

John observed the motion of the football and said:

Gravity is doing negative work on the football

Assuming John is correct, what can we conclude from John's statement?

Alice climbed the red ladder in 5 seconds, and the blue ladder (which is twice as long) in 10 seconds.

Did she spend more energy climbing the red ladder, or the blue ladder?