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Lesson: Mechanical Work

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Worksheet • 13 Questions • 2 Videos

Q1:

What average force must be applied to move a computer’s mouse by 0.30 m if this force does 0.75 J of work?

Q2:

A carer does 36 J of work in 24 s to push a baby carriage at a speed of 0.25 m/s. What average force does the carer apply on the baby carriage?

Q3:

The work done on an object to move it some distance is shown in the graph.

What force is applied to the object over the first 4 m that it moves?

What force is applied to the object when it is moving from 4 m to 7 m away from its position where the force was initially applied?

What force is applied to the object when it is moving from 7 m to 10 m away from its position where the force was initially applied?

What average force is applied to the object when it is moving from 3 m to 9 m away from its position where the force was initially applied?

Q4:

How much work is done by a 12 N force acting on an object and moving it a distance of 1.5 m?

  • A 18 J
  • B 4 J
  • C 8 J
  • D 13.5 J
  • E 10.5 J

Q5:

A force of 320 N is continually applied to push a trolley through a supermarket parking lot. If the trolley is pushed for a distance of 15 meters, how much work was done on the trolley?

Q6:

A 650 N constant force is applied by a traveler in a winter landscape to pull a sled of mass 125 kg a distance of 1.4 m across a frozen lake. While the sled is being dragged, it accelerates at an average rate of 0.12 m/s2.

How much work is done in total moving the sled across the lake?

How much work is done to accelerate the sled?

The sled was at rest before the traveler started to pull it across the lake. What is the velocity of the sled just after it has crossed the lake? Round your answer to two decimal places.

Q7:

Which of the following formulas correctly shows the relationship between the magnitude of a force, the work done by that force, and the distance moved in the direction of the applied force by the object that the force is applied to?

  • A π‘Š = 𝐹 𝑑
  • B π‘Š = 𝐹 βˆ’ 𝑑
  • C π‘Š = 𝐹 𝑑
  • D π‘Š = 𝑑 βˆ’ 𝐹
  • E π‘Š = 𝑑 𝐹

Q8:

An average force of 6 2 5 0 N is applied by a car’s wheels while the car moves a distance of 880 m. The car’s engine does 10 megajoules of work to move the car. How much work, in megajoules, was done that did not involve moving the car, such as moving the air around the car, moving parts of the road surface, and heating parts of the car?

Q9:

A 25 N force acts continuously on an object to move it 7.2 m. How much work is done by the force?

Q10:

A force does 480 J of work pushing an object 32 m. What is the magnitude of the force?

Q11:

2 2 4 0 J of work is done to a bookcase being pushed by a constant force of 1 6 0 0 N. How far is the bookcase pushed by the force?

Q12:

54 J of work is done when pushing an initially stationary wheeled desk of mass 48 kg across the floor of a hall. The desk is moved halfway across the 30 m length of the hall in a time of 20 seconds and then released. The friction of the wheels with the hall’s floor is negligible.

How much work is done per meter that the desk is moved?

What is the average acceleration of the desk over the distance that it moves?

What is the velocity of the desk when it is released?

Q13:

A constant force pushes an object for 25 m, as shown in the diagram. How much work is done by the force?

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