Problem: The accompanying photo shows a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar climbing up a twig. Does the amount of work done in climbing a 12-inch section of the twig depend on the speed of the caterpillars climb?

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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 amount of work done in climbing a 12-inch section of the twig depend on the speed of the caterpillars climb?

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