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# Work is defined as force times?

###### Wiki User

###### February 01, 2011 3:30AM

Work = Force x Distance

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###### Asked in Physics

### Work is defined as?

###### Asked in Physics

### In science work is defined as?

Work can be understood as a transfer of mechanical energy. It is
defined as the product of force x distance (if a force is applied
over a certain distance); this only applies if force is in the same
direction as the movement, and if the force doesn't change.
Otherwise, the more precise definition is the integral of: (dot
product of force times distance).

###### Asked in Physics, Math and Arithmetic

### Is work defined as force times parallel distance?

No.
Work is transferred energy. When you do work, you are
transferring energy.
If the force is constant over time:
Work = F*d*cos(theta)
where F = force
d = distance object travels over the time the force is
applied
theta = angle between force and the displacement of the
object
The only component of the force that can do work is the
component of the force that is parallel to the displacement.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Physics

### What is defined as force times distance?

Work is defined as the dot product of force times distance,
or
W = F * d = Fd cos (theta) where theta is the angle in between
the force and distance vectors (if you are doing two dimensions).
In three dimensions, use the standard definition for the dot
product (using the component form of the vectors).