Tue November 22, 2011 By: Kunwar Aditya

A force (mv*v/r) is acting on a body of mass m moving with a speed v in a circle of radius r. what is the work done by the force in moving the body over half the circumference of the circle?explain your answer.

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Tue November 22, 2011
work done by the centripetal force on an object moving in a circular path is always 0.
we know work  W=F .s=F s cos ?
if ?is 90°then force is in circular motion the angle between centripetal force(acing towards centre) and displacement(along tangent) is 90°,work done is 0
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