Nedelsky, Leo Formerly, Department of Physical Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
- Examples and sign conventions
- Units of work and energy
- Work of a torque
- Work principle
- Work of a variable force
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
In physics, the term work refers to the transference of energy that occurs when a force is applied to a body that is moving in such a way that the force has a component in the direction of the body's motion. Therefore work is done on a weight that is being lifted, or on a spring that is being stretched or compressed, or on a gas that is undergoing compression in a cylinder.
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