# Work and Kinetic Energy

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Work and Kinetic Energy
Chapter 6 Work and Kinetic Energy

To understand and calculate work done by a force
Goals for Chapter 6 To understand and calculate work done by a force To study and apply kinetic energy To learn and use the work-energy theorem To see the difference from the first bullet and then calculate work done by a varying force along a curved path To add time to the calculation and determine the power in a physical situation

Introduction We’ve studied how Newton’s Second Law allows us to calculate an acceleration from a force but what if the force changes during its application? We must be able to account for things like an archer’s bow. We must look at action–reaction pairs that are not immediately obvious (like the shotgun expelling the pellets with expanding gas but having the expanding gas do work on the shotgun at the same

6.1 Work Caution: Work = W, weight = w
Work is done when a force exerted on a body caused the body to undergo a displacement. Work W is defined as a dot product: The SI unit of work is the joule 1 joule = (1 newton)·(1 meter) or 1 J = 1 N∙m 1 J = 1 kg∙m2/s2

Work is a scalar quantity
Even though work is calculated by using two vector quantities (force and displacement), it is a dot product. Dot product is a scalar quantity. It has only a number value. It has no direction! F∙s = Fxsx + Fysy + Fzsz

Example 6.1 - Use the parallel component if the force acts at an angle
Steve exerts a steady force of magnitude 210 N on the stalled car as he pushes it a distance of 18 m. The car also has a flat tire, so to make the car track straight Steve must push at and angle of 30o to the direction of motion. How much work does Steve do? in a helpful mood, Steve pushes a second stalled car with a steady force The displacement of the car is How much work does Steve do in this case? W = 3300 J W = 1800 J

Positive Work, Negative Work and No Work
When 0 ≤ Φ < 90o work is positive When 90o < Φ ≤ 180o work is negative When Φ = 90o work is zero

How can it be such a great “workout” with no work?
When positive and negative work cancel, the net work is zero even though muscles are exercising. CAUTION keep track of who’s doing the work The total work Wtot done on the body is the algebraic sum of the quantities of work done by the individual forces.

Example 6.2- solution of work done by several forces
A farmer hitches her tractor to a sled loaded with firewood and pulls it a distance of 20 m along level ground. The total weight of sled and load is 14,700 N. the tractor exerts a constant 5000-N force at an angle of 36.9o above the horizontal. There is a 3500 N friction force opposing the sled’s motion. Find the work done by each force acting on the sled and the total work done by all the forces. WT = 80 kJ Fx = 500 N Wf = -70 kJ Wtot = 10 kJ Wtot = (500)(20m)=10 kJ

An electron moves in a straight line toward the east with a constant speed of 8 x 107 m/s. It has electric, magnetic, and gravitational forces acting on it. During a 1-m displacement, the total work done on the electron is Positive Negative Zero Not enough information given to decide. Answer: iii Since the electron has constant velocity, its acceleration is zero, and the net force on the electron is also zero. Therefore the total work done by all the forces must be zero as well.

6.2 kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
The work done by the net force on a particle equals the change in the particle’s kinetic energy:

We can compare the kinetic energy of different bodies
Kinetic energy and work have the same units: 1 J = 1 N∙m = 1 kg∙m2/s2

Example 6.3 Let’s look again at Example 6.2. Suppose the initial speed v1 is 2.0 m/s. What is the speed of the sled after it moves 20 m? v2 = 4.2 m/s

Example 6.4 - Forces on a hammerhead
In a pile driver, a steel hammerhead with mass 200 kg is lifted 3.00 m above the top of a vertical I-beam being driven into the ground. The hammer is then dropped, driving the I-beam 7.4 cm farther into the ground. The vertical rails that guide the hammerhead exert a constant 50 N friction force on the hammerhead. Use the work-energy theorem to find The speed of the hammerhead just as it hits the I-beam The average force the hammerhead exerts on the I-beam. Ignore the effects of the air. a. v = 7.55 m/s b. F = N

Different objects, different kinetic energies
Two iceboats hold a race on a frictionless horizontal lake. The two iceboats have masses m and 2m. Each iceboat has an identical sail, so the wind exerts the same constant force F on each iceboat. The two iceboats start from rest and cross the finish line a distance s away. Which iceboat crosses the finish line with greater kinetic energy? same

Rank the following bodies in order of their kinetic energy, from least to greatest. A 20.0 kg body moving at 5.0 m/s A 1.0 kg body that initially was at rest and then had 30 J of work don on it; A 1.0 kg body that initially was moving at 4.0 m/s and then had 30 J of work done on it; A 20.0 kg body that initially was moving at 10 m/s and then did 80 J of work on another body. iv > i > iii > ii

6.3 Work and energy with varying forces
Perhaps the best example is driving a car, alternating your attention between the gas and the brake. The effect is a variable positive or negative force of various magnitude along a straight line. Area = work Area = work

The integral represents the area under the curve between x1 and x2.
On a graph of force as a function of position, the total work done by the force is represented by the area under the curve between the initial and final positions.

The stretch of a spring and the force that caused it
The force applied to an ideal spring will be proportional to its stretch. The graph of force on the y axis versus stretch on the x axis will yield a slope of k, the spring constant.

When spring is compressed, Hooke’s law still holds
When spring is compressed, Hooke’s law still holds. Both force and displacement are negative, so the total work is still positive.

Example 6.6 Stepping on a scale
A woman weighing 600 N steps on a bathroom scale containing a stiff spring. In equilibrium the spring is compressed 1.0 cm under her weight. Find the force constant of the spring and the total work done on it during the compression., k = 6.0x104 N/m W = 3.0 J

Work-Energy Theorem for Straight-Line Motion, Varying Forces
The work-energy theorem, Wtot = K2 – K1, is true even when the force varies with position.

Example 6.7 Motion with a varying force
An air-track glider of mass kg is attached to the end of a horizontal air track by a spring with force constant 20.0 N/m. Initially the spring is unstretched and the glider is moving at 1.50 m/s to the right. Find the maximum distance d that the glider moves to the right If the air track is turned on so that there is no friction. If the air is turned off so that there is kinetic friction with coefficient µk = 0.47 a cm b. 8.6 cm

Work-Energy Theorem for Motion Along a Curve
Wtot = ∆K = K2 – K1 is true in general, no matter what the path and no matter what the character of the forces.

Example 6.8 Motion on a curved path
At a family picnic you are appointed to push your cousin Joe in a swing. His weight is w, the length of the chains is R, and you push Joe until the chains make an angle θo with the vertical. To do this, you exert a varying horizontal force F that starts at zero and gradually increases just enough so that Joe and the swing move very slowly and remain very nearly in equilibrium. What is the total work done on Joe by all forces? What is the work done by the tension T in the chains? What is the work you do by exerting the force F? wR(1-cosθo)

In a conical pendulum, if the speed of the penulum bob remains constant as it travels around the circle, Over one complete circle, how much work doens the tension force F do on the bob? A positive amount A negative amount Zero Over once complete circle, how much work does the weight do on the bob? Zero. 0 (iii)

6.4 power Power is the time rate at which work is done. Like work and energy, power is a scalar quantity.

6.4 Watt about power? Once work is calculated, dividing by the time that passed determines power. The pun is credit to James Watt, the inventor of first modern steam engine. Another power unit – horsepower The energy you use may be noted from the meter the electric company probably installed to measure your consumption of energy in kilowatt-hours. 1 hp = 746 watts

In mechanics we can also express power in terms of force and velocity.
Suppose that a force F acts on a body while it undergoes a vector displacement s. If F// is the component of F tangent to the path (parallel to ∆s), then the work done by the force is ∆W = F// ∆s. the average power is Instantaneous power P is the limit of this expression as t approaches to zero

Example 6.10 Each of the two jet engines in a Boeing 767 airliner develops a thrust (a forward force) of 197,000 N. When the airplane is flying at 250 m/s, what horsepower does each engine develop? hp

Example 6.11 A 50.0 kg marathon runner runs up the stairs to the top of Chicago’s 443 m tall Sears Tower, the tallest building the United States. To lift herself to the top in 15.0 minutes, what must be her average power output in watts? In kilowatts? In horsepower? 241 W 0.241 kW 0.323 hp