Point of Application of a Force

by Kakashi24142
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Kakashi24142 is offline
Dec3-12, 10:22 PM
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Can someone give me examples of the following two situations and clarify each situation?
-An object is stationary but the point of application of the force moves on the object.
-An object moves in such a way that the point of application of the force remains fixed.
Moreover, what can one say about the work done by the force on the object in each case?
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Dec3-12, 10:41 PM
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This sure looks like a homework assignment. Is it?
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Quote Quote by Kakashi24142 View Post
An object is stationary but the point of application of the force moves on the object.
If an object is stationary, the net force on the object is zero. At a minimum, you'd need a pair of equal but opposing forces to have a force on a stationary object, but the problem statement seems to imply there's only a single force, so it's not clear what the point of the first problem statement is.

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