×
Log in to StudySoup

Forgot password? Reset password here

Can a centripetal force ever do work on an object?

Physics: Principles with Applications | 6th Edition | ISBN: 9780130606204 | Authors: Douglas C. Giancoli ISBN: 9780130606204 3

Solution for problem 2Q Chapter 6

Physics: Principles with Applications | 6th Edition

  • Textbook Solutions
  • 2901 Step-by-step solutions solved by professors and subject experts
  • Get 24/7 help from StudySoup virtual teaching assistants
Physics: Principles with Applications | 6th Edition | ISBN: 9780130606204 | Authors: Douglas C. Giancoli

Physics: Principles with Applications | 6th Edition

4 5 0 245 Reviews
31
0
Problem 2Q

Can a centripetal force ever do work on an object? Explain.

Step-by-Step Solution:

Step-by-step solution

Answer:

No, because work in physics is multiplication of the component of the force in the direction of where the object moves and the distance this object makes. Being that centripetal force is by definition normal on the trajectory of an object, the answer is no.

Explanation:

Step 1 of 3 </p>

Concept:

By the application of force, the body may move in the direction of force or in other direction. The total work done is the dot product of forceand the displacement :

where is the angle between the force and the displacement.

Step 2 of 3 ~

Sketch the diagram:

The following diagram shows the uniform circular motion of a particle.

Step 3 of 3

Chapter 6, Problem 2Q is Solved
Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Edition: 6
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN: 9780130606204

Unlock Textbook Solution

Enter your email below to unlock your verified solution to:

Can a centripetal force ever do work on an object?

×
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Physics - Textbook Survival Guide

Forgot password? Reset password here

Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Physics - Textbook Survival Guide
Join with Email
Already have an account? Login here
Reset your password

I don't want to reset my password

Need an Account? Is not associated with an account
Sign up
We're here to help

Having trouble accessing your account? Let us help you, contact support at +1(510) 944-1054 or support@studysoup.com

Got it, thanks!
Password Reset Request Sent An email has been sent to the email address associated to your account. Follow the link in the email to reset your password. If you're having trouble finding our email please check your spam folder
Got it, thanks!
Already have an Account? Is already in use
Log in
Incorrect Password The password used to log in with this account is incorrect
Try Again

Forgot password? Reset it here