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Nonconservative Work

  1. Mar 17, 2010 #1
    Can someone please tell me where Wnonconservative goes in the case of Air drag? Does it go into heat and sound, or just heat or other types of energy?

    Thank you!
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  3. Mar 17, 2010 #2


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    It goes to pushing the air molecules out of the way. Eventually, that energy does become heat, as all energy must.
  4. Mar 17, 2010 #3


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    Sound eventually becomes heat, so you can call it either.
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