1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Calculate the work done by the force

  1. Nov 9, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A particle moves from the origin to the point x=3m, y=6m along the curve y=ax^2 - bx , where a = 2.0m^-1 and b = 4.0m . It is subject to a force F=cxy i + d j , where c= 8.0N/m^2 and d= 16N .

    2. Relevant equations

    Calculate the work done by the force

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 9, 2008 #2
    Work is defined as:

    [tex]\int\vec{F}d\vec{x}[/tex]. Do you know what's next?
  4. Nov 9, 2008 #3
    what's the next?
  5. Nov 9, 2008 #4
    Take the integral of work.

    [tex]W=\int Fds \rightarrow W = \int\int F dx dy[/tex]

    Catch my drift?
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Calculate the work done by the force
  1. Calculating work done (Replies: 6)