Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.3 - Conservation of Mechanical Energy - Got It?: 7.3

Answer

No

Work Step by Step

Since mechanical energy is conserved, there is no way that the ball can get back to her as the net work done is 0. (If the net work done is not 0, this would mean that energy would be lost to friction. Either way, the energy will either stay the same or decrease, so there is no way that the bowling ball will get back to her.)
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