Work

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Work

Work is said to be done when a force causes a displacement to a body on which it acts.

Work is a scalar quantity. It is the dot product of applied force F and displacement d.

 

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W = F . d

W = F d cos θ ………………………… (1)

Where θ is the angle between F and d.

Equation (1) can be written as

W = (F cos θ) d

i.e., work done is the product of the component of force (F cos θ) in the direction of displacement and the magnitude of displacement d.

equation (1) can also be written as

W = F (d cos θ)

i.e., work done is the product of magnitude of force F and the component of the displacement (d cos θ) in the direction of force.
Unit of Work

M.K.S system → Joule, BTU, eV

C.G.S system → Erg

F.P.S system → Foot Pound

1 BTU = 1055 joule

1 eV = 1.60 x 10(-19)

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