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Box Down Ramp: Describe Energy Transformations

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A box is released from rest slides all the way down a ramp with friction.

Which one of the following statements most correctly describes energy transformations during this motion?

A

The box's initial kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy.

B

The box's initial potential energy and thermal energy are both transformed into kinetic energy.

C

The box's initial potential energy is transformed into thermal energy and kinetic energy.

D

The box's initial kinetic energy is transformed into thermal energy and potential energy.