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Homework Help: Work done on stone

  1. Feb 12, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A stone has mass 2.5 kg is placed in a liquid. It falls with constant speed 2 ms-1 and travels 80 cm. Find the work done


    2. Relevant equations
    W = delta Ek


    3. The attempt at a solution
    The work done = 0 because there is no change in kinetic energy. Am I right?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2010 #2
    Oh my god..I'm so sorry I've posted oin the wrong section. Please move this thread to the appropriate section. I'm really sorry

    Thanks
     
  4. Feb 12, 2010 #3

    rl.bhat

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    The stone is moving in liquid with terminal velocity. So the net force acting on it zero. So the work done on the stone is zero.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2010 #4
    Thanks a lot rl.bhat !! :smile:

    And I'm sorry for posting in wrong section.
     
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