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Conditions for constant velocity

We know that the statement means at least the following things:

  • At some point in the past, there was an unbalanced force applied to the object to cause it to begin moving to the right. That force is ignored bythe statement of the problem.
  • At the beginning of the time frame covered by the problem, the object was in equilibrium, moving at a constant velocity to the right.
  • During the time frame of the problem, there must be a 1 newton balancing force being exerted to the left to prevent the 1 newtonforce being applied to the right from causing the object to accelerate towards the right. That force is also ignored by the statement of theproblem.

Use your graph board for sketches

As a sighted person, I often find it useful to make sketches of the physical scenarios for problems of the types that I will discuss in this module.

You may also find it useful to use your graph board to create "sketches" of the physical scenarios in order to better understand the solutions to theproblems.

Work in everyday life

You hear the word work in many situations in everyday life. For example, someone might say "My gasoline bill is high because I have to drive a long wayto work every day."

Someone else might say "She works very hard at being popular."

Or, you might hear someone say "It's going to take a lot of work to lift that heavy sofa into the back of that truck."

The latter expression comes closest to describing what is mean by work in physics.

Work in physics

According to College Physics by Mendenhall et al

If a body on which a force F is acting is displaced by a distance d, then the work done by the force is F*d*cos(theta), where theta is the angle betweenthe path d and the line of action of F.

Thus, the term work has a very precise meaning in physics. In equation form, we can represent work as

W = F * d * cos(theta)

where

  • W represents work
  • F represents a force that causes the displacement of an object
  • d represents the magnitude of the displacement
  • theta is the angle between the line of action of the force and the direction of the displacement

Three key ingredients

According to the Physics Classroom (see (External Link) ), there are three key ingredients to work: force , displacement , and cause .

In order for a force to qualify as having done work on an object, there must be a displacement and the force must cause the displacement.

Commonplace examples of work

Examples of work are commonplace in everyday life:

  • A bulldozer pushing dirt. The bulldozer exerts a horizontal force to move the dirt.
  • An elevator lifting people from the first to the tenth floor. The cable on the elevator exerts an upward force to move the people upward byapproximately 110 feet.
  • You lifting your backpack full of books onto your back. Your muscles exert a force to raise several heavy books, possibly displacing them bothvertically and horizontally at the same time.

However, some things that we might initially think of as work don't really qualify as work according to the physics definition of work.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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