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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?

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  3. Mar 17, 2010 #2

    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.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 #3

    russ_watters

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