The workenergy relation
Power of a force:
Power in
the ability of a force to do work
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F: The force applied on
particle Q

v: The velocity of Q
Note: The power of a force
is related to the velocity of the particle it is acting upon.

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Work of a force: The work U_{12} of
a force on a particle over the interval of time from
t_{1} to t_{2} is the integral of its power over this time
interval.

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Other
methods to find the work of a force are:
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Kinetic energy of
a particle: A
particle of mass m at each instant in
time has a kinetic energy T given by
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The workenergy
relation:
The relation between the work done on a particle by the forces which are
applied on it and how its kinetic energy changes follows from Newton’s second
law.
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Note:
The work done on a particle by the resultant force applied on it over a given
interval of time will be equal to the change in kinetic energy of the particle.
In other words, the kinetic energy of a particle is changed by an amount equal
to the work which is done on the particle by the resultant force.
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University of Nebraska, 19992002.
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