The General Case

The General Case - Only the force parallel to the...

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The General Case How do we calculate work if the force acted in the same direction as the displacement of the particle is not the case? We simply resolve the force into components parallel and perpendicular to the direction of displacement of the particle
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Unformatted text preview: Only the force parallel to the displacement does work on the particle. Thus, if a force is applied at an angle θ to the displacement of the particle, the resulting work is defined by: W = (F cosθ)x...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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