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Homework Help: Calculate Work done in square form?

  1. Jan 26, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    can we calculate work done in square form ??as we calculate it in rectangular form.Work done by graphical method is an example..

    2. Relevant equations
    In rectangular form
    Area = OA x OC = xy = FS

    3. The attempt at a solution

    but when we calculate it in square form the area of square is x2.
    is it possible ??

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Jan 26, 2010 #2


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    To quote a famous person, "Yes, we can." If on your Force versus Displacement graph the size of the force is the same length (in centimeters) as the Displacement, then you get a square and the work done by the force is represented as the area of the square, Force times Displacement.

    Stated differently, if you have a rectangle, you can always rescale one or the other (or both) of the axes to get a square. This will not in any way change the work done by the force.
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