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Homework Help: 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?
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