Problem: The accompanying photo shows a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar climbing up a twig. Does the caterpillar do work in climbing the twig? Explain.

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Work = Fg×d     


Fg=mg


  • Fg → force due to gravity
  • g → acceleration due to gravity
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The accompanying photo shows a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar climbing up a twig. Photograph of a caterpillar climbing a twig.

Does the caterpillar do work in climbing the twig? Explain.

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