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Problem 47 Hard Difficulty

(a) Show that a constant force field does zero work on a particle that moves once uniformly around the circle $x^{2}+y^{2}=1 .$
(b) Is this also true for a force field $\mathbf{F}(\mathbf{x})=k \mathbf{x},$ where $k$ is a constant and $\mathbf{x}=\langle x, y\rangle ?$


a. $W=0$
b. $W=0$


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