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Lesson Worksheet: Power as the Rate of Work Mathematics
In this worksheet, we will practice defining the power of a force as the derivative of the work done by the force.
A body of mass 3 kg moves under the action of a force N. At time seconds, the velocity of the body is given by . Find, in terms of , the power of the force, .
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A particle of mass 4 g is moving under the action of two forces and , where and . The position vector of the particle is given as a function of time by , where and are constants. Determine, in ergs per second, the power at which the resultant force acts on the particle 8 seconds after the start of motion.
A constant force , measured in dynes, is acting on a body. The displacement of the body, after seconds, is given by , where and are two perpendicular unit vectors. Given that the force was working at a rate of 35 erg/s when , and at 43 erg/s when , determine .
The power of an engine is given by hp, where is the time in seconds. Find the power of the engine when , the work done over the time interval , and the maximum power of the engine.
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