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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.

Q1:

Complete the following: The rate at which work is done is called .

  • Awork
  • Bpotential energy
  • Cpower
  • Dkinetic energy

Q2:

Complete the following: If the work done by a given force at time 𝑡 seconds is given by 𝑊(𝑡)=2𝑡+3𝑡+9J, the power of this force at 𝑡=5s equals .

Q3:

The work done by an engine at time 𝑡 is given by the relation 𝑊(𝑡)=12(2𝑡)cosJ. Find the power of the engine as a function of time.

  • A24(2𝑡)sin W
  • B24(2𝑡)sin W
  • C6(2𝑡)sin W
  • D6(2𝑡)sin W
  • E24(2𝑡)cos W

Q4:

The work done by an engine at time 𝑡 is given by the relation 𝑊(𝑡)=14𝑒J. Find the power of the engine as a function of time.

  • A28𝑒 W
  • B28𝑒 W
  • C16𝑒 W
  • D7𝑒 W
  • E14𝑒 W

Q5:

The work done by an engine at time 𝑡 is given by the relation 𝑊(𝑡)=15+𝑡J. Find the power of the engine as a function of time.

  • A15+𝑡 W
  • B5(5+𝑡) W
  • C5(5+𝑡) W
  • D1(5+𝑡) W
  • E1(5+𝑡) W

Q6:

A body of mass 17 kg moves under the action of a force F. Its position vector at time 𝑡 is given by the relation rij(𝑡)=7𝑡+4𝑡. Given that 𝐹 is measured in newtons, 𝑟 in meters, and 𝑡 in seconds, write an expression for the power of force F at time 𝑡.

  • A3,332𝑡+4,896𝑡 W
  • B7,497𝑡+544𝑡 W
  • C14,994𝑡+1,088𝑡 W
  • D1,666𝑡+2,448𝑡 W

Q7:

A particle is moving under the action of the force Fij=8+5. Its position vector at time 𝑡 is given by the relation rij(𝑡)=3𝑡𝑡4+52𝑡+10𝑡+5. Find the rate of the work done by the force at 𝑡=3.

Q8:

The power of an engine at time 𝑡 seconds is given by 𝑃(𝑡)=12𝑡+8𝑡W. Find the work done by the engine between 𝑡=2s and 𝑡=3s.

Q9:

The power of a machine is given by the relation 𝑃=3𝑡+7, where 𝑡 is the time elapsed in seconds. Find the work done by the machine in the first 8 seconds.

Q10:

Find the time taken for a car of 1,236 kg to reach a speed of 126 km/h, given that the car started from rest and that the power of the engine is constant and equal to 103 metric horsepower.

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