What is Work Done?

"Work
done" is another way of saying "energy transferred".

Work done = Energy transferred.
W = E

The equation that connects work, force and distance is

Work done = Force x Distance. W = F x d

The equation can also be written as

Energy = Force x Distance. E = F x d

These equations are important!

Strictly speaking, work
done = force x distance

is only true when the distance
moved by the object

is in the direction of the force.
This is the

case for all of the examples you will meet at GCSE.

See the next page for calculations.

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