# Is there something wrong?

1. Dec 17, 2006

### enricfemi

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

d( $$\vec {F}$$.$$\vec {F}$$)/dt=d(F*F)/dt=2*F*dF/dt (1)
d( $$\vec {F}$$.$$\vec {F}$$)/dt=2* $$\vec{F}$$.d $$\vec{F}$$/dt (2)
so F*dF/dt=$$\vec{F}$$.d $$\vec{F}$$/dt (3)
???????????
2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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2. Dec 17, 2006

### dextercioby

Why would something be wrong in what you've written ?

Daniel.

3. Dec 17, 2006

### enricfemi

do you mean it is right?

4. Dec 17, 2006

### enricfemi

$$\vec{F}$$ and d$$\vec{F}$$/dt are in the same direction?

5. Dec 17, 2006

### dextercioby

What relevance does that have for your equation ?

Daniel.

6. Dec 17, 2006

### enricfemi

but it really seems relevant

7. Dec 17, 2006

### dextercioby

Not to me. Why is it to you ?

Daniel.

8. Dec 17, 2006

### enricfemi

so which one do you think the relerance is weak?
(1) (2) (3)

9. Dec 17, 2006

### dextercioby

I dunno what you mean, I told you that for your derivation, it doesn't matter that the 2 vectors are in the same direction or not. It's simply "irrelevant".

Daniel.

10. Dec 17, 2006

### arildno

Why do you believe this??

11. Dec 17, 2006

### enricfemi

Because of the the equation of (3)
it seems the angle between the two vector =0

12. Dec 17, 2006

### arildno

Why do you believe the rate of change of the magnitude of the vector F equals the magnitude of the vector that is the rate of change of the vector F??

That's totally wrong!
Here's why:
$$\vec{F}=|F|\vec{i}_{r}, \vec{i}_{r}\cdot\vec{i}_{r}=1$$
Therefore,
$$\frac{d\vec{F}}{dt}=\frac{d|F|}{dt}\vec{i}_{r}+|F|\frac{d\vec{i}_{r}}{dt}$$
Thus, if the unit vector $\vec{i}_{r}$ changes with time, then your result doesn't hold.

13. Dec 17, 2006

### enricfemi

yeah,it must be wrong.
but i don'nt know in which equation,while they all obey the rules of vector.
and in (2):

d($$\vec{F}$$.$$\vec{F}$$)/dt=$$\vec{F}$$.d$$\vec{F}$$/dt+d$$\vec{F}$$/dt.$$\vec{F}$$
=2*$$\vec{F}$$.d$$\vec{F}$$/dt

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14. Dec 18, 2006

### dextercioby

I already told you that all 3 equations are correct.

Daniel.

15. Dec 18, 2006

### tim_lou

$$\left |\frac{d\vec{F}}{dt} \right | \neq \frac{d|\vec{F}|}{dt}$$

$$F*\frac{dF}{dt}=|\vec{F}| \frac{d|\vec{F}|}{dt}=\vec{F}\cdot\frac{d\vec{F}}{dt}=|\vec{F}|\left |\frac{d\vec{F}}{dt} \right | \cos{\theta}$$

where $$\theta$$ is the angle between $$\dot{\vec{F}}$$ and $$\vec{F}$$

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16. Dec 18, 2006

### Marco_84

Hello,
i Think also that the vectors F and dF/dt are perpendicular if the square of the modulus do not change in time, i.e. something that in differential geometry can be interpretated as a mobile 2-D basis among a given curve a=a(t). And with the introduction of a third vector, let's call him n, perpendicular to both of them we have the so famous "Triedro di Frenet".

since the scalar product (,):VxV--->R is a bilinear form defined on a vector space and has value on the Real field numbers.

if we develop the calculus we obtain from a side:

$$\frac{d\vec{F}\vec{F}}{dt}=2 \vec{F}\frac{d\vec{F}}{dt}$$

but from the other side:

$$\vec{F}\vec{F}=|F|^{2}$$

and d/dt of this quantity is zero by hypothesis.

we can recognize de def. of perpendicularity of the two vec. F and dF/dt.

N.B.
i did'n use the dot for the scalar product
bye bye
Marco

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17. Dec 18, 2006

### Marco_84

i dont know whats going on with the tex compiler but i think everybody understood the meaning of my opinion.

bye

maRCO

18. Dec 18, 2006

### D H

Staff Emeritus
The inner product of any constant-magnitude vector and its time derivative is identically zero. That's not an opinion, its an identity. (Note that this alone disproves the OP's misconception.) That $\vect F \cdot \frac {d\vect F}{dt} = F \frac {dF}{dt}$ is also an identity. That $\vect F$ is parallel to $\frac{d\vect F}{dt}$ is just plain wrong.

19. Dec 18, 2006

### enricfemi

Thank you!
I can understand this problem thoroughly now.
best wishes for the coming of Christmas