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# Physics: Work and Energy

Understand the concept of work, its types, and characteristics. Learn about the work-energy theorem and its implications on energy transfer.

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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.

Thermal Work

Joule

### What is the relationship between work and energy, according to the work-energy theorem?

<p>The net work done on an object is equal to its change in kinetic energy.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is a characteristic of work?

<p>Work is a scalar quantity.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the implication of the work-energy theorem?

<p>Work is a measure of the energy transferred to an object.</p> Signup and view all the answers

## 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).

### Work-Energy Theorem

• Work-Energy 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 work-energy theorem shows that work is a measure of the energy transferred to an object.

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