If W1, W2 and W3 represent the work done in moving a particle from A to B along three different paths 1, 2 and 3 respectively (as shown) in the gravitational field of a point mass m, find the correct relation between W1, W2 and W3 

(1) W1 > W2 > W3

(2) W1 = W2 = W3

(3) W1 < W2 < W3

(4) W2 > W1 > W3

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Gravitational Potential energy
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A particle of mass m is moving in a horizontal circle of radius r under a centripetal force equal to –K/r2, where K is a constant. The total energy of the particle is

1. K2r

2. K2r

3. Kr

4. Kr

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Potential energy: Relation with force
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The displacement x of a particle moving in one dimension under the action of a constant force is related to the time t by the equation t=x+3, where x is in meters and t is in seconds. The work done by the force in the first 6 seconds is 

(1) 9 J

(2) 6 J

(3) 0 J

(4) 3 J

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A force F=K(yi+xj) (where K is a positive constant) acts on a particle moving in the xy-plane. Starting from the origin, the particle is taken along the positive x-axis to the point (a, 0) and then parallel to the y-axis to the point (a, a). The total work done by the force F on the particles is 

(1) 2Ka2

(2) 2Ka2

(3) Ka2

(4) Ka2

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Work done by variable force
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If g is the acceleration due to gravity on the earth's surface, the gain in the potential energy of an object of mass m raised from the surface of earth to a height equal to the radius of the earth R, is 

(1) 12mgR

(2) 2 mgR

(3) mgR

(4) 14mgR

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A lorry and a car moving with the same K.E. are brought to rest by applying the same retarding force, then 

(1) Lorry will come to rest in a shorter distance

(2) Car will come to rest in a shorter distance

(3) Both come to rest in a same distance

(4) None of the above

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Concept of work
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A particle free to move along the x-axis has potential energy given by U(x)=k[1e(x)2] for x+, where k is a positive constant of appropriate dimensions. Then 

(1) At point away from the origin, the particle is in unstable equilibrium

(2) For any finite non-zero value of x, there is a force directed away from the origin

(3) If its total mechanical energy is k/2, it has its minimum kinetic energy at the origin

(4) For small displacements from x = 0, the motion is simple harmonic

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Potential energy: Relation with force
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The kinetic energy acquired by a mass m in travelling a certain distance d starting from rest under the action of a constant force is directly proportional to 

(1) m

(2) Independent of m

(3) 1/m

(4) m

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Concept of work
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An open knife edge of mass 'm' is dropped from a height 'h' on a wooden floor. If the blade penetrates upto the depth 'd' into the wood, the average resistance offered by the wood to the knife edge is 

(1) mg

(2) mg1hd

(3) mg1+hd

(4) mg1+hd2

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A body is moving along a straight line by a machine delivering constant power. The distance moved by the body in time t is proportional to 

(1) t1/2

(2) t3/4

(3) t3/2

(4) t2

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