Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 6 - For Thought and Discussion: 6

Answer

No

Work Step by Step

These are both forces leading to circular motion, so they are centripetal forces. This means that they are perpendicular to the path of the planet/comet moving. Since work can only be done when it is parallel to the motion of the object, no work is being done.
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