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Can you show me how work done is zero in a circular path.(on the concept of centripetal force)

Can you show me how work done is zero in a circular path.(on the concept of centripetal force)

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
10 years ago

Dear student,

Work done=F.d(dot product)

since F.d=Fd cos theta

and in circular path cos theta =0 theta being 90

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Sagar Singh

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Darshita Chaturvedi
6 Points
10 years ago

Dear Debadrita,

   Work done is zero in a circular path because the angle between force and displacement is zero.Centripetal force acts inwards on a body while displacement is along the tangent drawn on the circular path at that time.

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