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# When a book falls from a shelf to the ground without anyone pushing it Is work is being done on the book?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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12y ago

Work is being done by the force of gravity.

When the book falls to the floor, there's a force on it, and the force keeps acting on it as it covers the distance. A force acting through a distance is the definition of work. Maybe there's nobody pushing the book, but the force of gravity is pulling it down, and it's the force of gravity that does the work on the book.

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