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Work done by 2 objects move together

by MechaMZ
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MechaMZ
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Oct2-09, 09:36 AM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Object 1 pushes on object 2 as the objects move together, like a bulldozer pushing a stone. Assume object 1 does 15.0 J of work on object 2. Does object 2 do work on object 1?

3. The attempt at a solution
My answer is yes, the object 2 does work on object 1 as a resistive force. However, how do I know the exactly work that done by the object 2?

2 objects are moving together without mention under a constant velocity or acceleration. I've no clue on this.
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rock.freak667
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Oct2-09, 09:53 AM
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Work done on 2 by 1 = - work done by 1 on 2.
MechaMZ
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Oct2-09, 12:25 PM
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in all kind of situation?

rock.freak667
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Oct2-09, 08:52 PM
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Work done by 2 objects move together

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in all kind of situation?
I believe it is so in most cases.


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