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Work and State Properties

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:33 pm
by JamieVu_2C
Why is work not a state property when work is force times distance? Since the path doesn't matter for a state property, why would work not be considered a state property?

Re: Work and State Properties

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:36 pm
by Fdonovan 3D
Work is not a state function because it is dependent on the distance traveled by an object, thus its value would change based on the total distance traveled to get from the initial to the final state.

Re: Work and State Properties

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:44 pm
by Hussain Chharawalla 1G
To add on depending on the path taken distance can change and therefore work