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What is the definition of work?
The transfer of energy from one object to another, resulting in a change in the motion of an object.
What type of work involves a change in temperature?
Thermal Work
What is the unit of work?
Joule
What is the relationship between work and energy, according to the workenergy theorem?
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What is a characteristic of work?
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What is the implication of the workenergy theorem?
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Study Notes
Definition and Types of Work
 Work: The transfer of energy from one object to another, often resulting in a change in the motion of an object.

Types of Work:
 Mechanical Work: The work done by a force on an object, resulting in a change in the object's kinetic energy.
 Thermal Work: The work done by a system on its surroundings, resulting in a change in temperature.
 Electrical Work: The work done by an electric field on a charged particle.
Characteristics of Work
 Scalar Quantity: Work is a scalar quantity, having only magnitude and no direction.
 Units: The unit of work is the Joule (J), where 1 J = 1 Nm.
 Positive and Negative Work: Work can be positive (force and displacement in the same direction) or negative (force and displacement in opposite directions).
WorkEnergy Theorem

WorkEnergy Theorem: The net work done on an object is equal to its change in kinetic energy.
 Mathematical Representation: W_net = ΔK = (1/2)mv_f^2  (1/2)mv_i^2
 Implications: The workenergy theorem shows that work is a measure of the energy transferred to an object.
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