Physics: The Scientific Definition of Work

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What is the relationship between work and energy?

Whenever work is done, energy is transferred

What is required for work to be done in a scientific sense?

Exertion of force and displacement in the direction of the force

How is work mathematically expressed in terms of force, displacement, and angle?

$W = (F cos θ) d$

What is the dimension of work?

[ML2T–2]

What is the SI unit of work?

Joule (J)

In what scenario is energy transferred according to the text?

When work is done

Explore the scientific definition of work in physics and its relationship to energy transfer. Understand the criteria for work to be done, involving exerting a force and displacement in the direction of the force. Learn how work is calculated mathematically using force and displacement values.

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