Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 6 - Work and Energy - Misconceptual Questions: 2


Choice C.

Work Step by Step

Nonzero work done by a force requires that the object has some motion along (or against) the direction of the force. In a circular orbit, an object feels a gravitational force that is always perpendicular to its own motion, and hence the force does no work.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.