In the movie Happy Feet, when Mumble and his friends are trying to cross this barren area with blizzards, no matter how hard they resist, how much force they exert in the forward direction, they get blown away in the opposite direction. That's an example of negative work, right?

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Work is an interesting concept. It depends on which systems we are looking at. The wind does positive work on the penguin (I'm assuming Mumble is a penguin as I haven't seen Happy Feet). The penguin does positive work relative to the ice. (Assuming they move forward between gusts of wind.) Now considering the penguin as the system. The net work on the penguin is negative. The work of the penguin's legs is positive and the wind is negative (if the wind opposes the force of the legs). Since the penguin moves backwards, the net work ON THE penguin is negative.

WOah. THat's just wacky. :O

And by considering the penguin as a system, do you mean looking at it/considering it to be a whole?

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