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Force and energy of a particle

  1. Nov 4, 2003 #1
    right now were covering energy and work in class. I have a question: If a force is applied over a given distance D, along the path of the particle, then what property of the particle will increase by F*D?
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2003 #2

    jcsd

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    Clue: the answer is in your title.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2003 #3
    so its energy? It isn't work cause work isnt a property of the particle.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2003 #4

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    You can consider "work" to be a type of energy. Doing work to an object increases its total energy by exactly the amount of work done.
     
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