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magnetic force

Aashutosh asked:

Is magnetic force a kind of energy?if yes then why is not used to produce electricy continuously from a magnetsince attraction is continuous?

CENTRIPETAL FORCE MISCONCEPTION

For a circular motion centripetal force is required. Is there any other force which could replace centripetal force to obtain a circular motion? (Asked Sajin)

Answer:

centripetal forcePlease note that Centripetal Force is the net force that must be acting towards the centre of the circular path. It may be provided by one or more of the forces of different kinds. It is not a kind of force like the frictional force or gravitational force. In different cases the centripetal force is provided by different forces.

For example, when we whirl a stone tied to the end of a rope in a horizontal plane, the tension in the string provides the centripetal force. Here the real force acting is the tension in the string and its magnitude equals the centripetal force mv^2/r.

Read more at the following links

  1. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/cf.html
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centripetal_force
  3. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/circles/u6l1c.cfm

Heating up of water due to shaking

Would shaking a bottle of chilled water, cause it to warm up, even slightly, due to some kind of friction?

Answer:

Shaking BottleYes, This is due to friction (Viscous forces). The different layers of water resist relative motion and the work done in producing motion against the viscous force appears  as heat.

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