Nonconservative Work

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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?

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

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