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Work and Energy

Work and Energy



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Published by: malyn1218 on Apr 13, 2009
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Work and EnergyWork and Energy
-the product of force and distance the object-the product of force and distance the objectmovesmovesunder the influence of that force and in theunder the influence of that force and in thedirection of the forcedirection of the force-a scalar quantity-a scalar quantity
-the ability to do work-the ability to do work
-expressed in joules or ergs-expressed in joules or ergs-it is a scalar quantity-it is a scalar quantity
Different ScientistDifferent Scientist
Gaspard Coriolis
-he called the product of force and displacement theobject moves under the influence of that force as work.
 James Watt
-he had originated another unit power to sell his improvedsteam engine.-he compared the rates at which work could be done byhis engine and by a horse, he called this unit ashorsepower.
the rate of doing workthe
unit of power is watt (W), named after James Wattwho improved the steam enginekilowatt-hour abbreviated as kwh is not a unit of energybeing a product of power (kilowatt) and time (hour)another unit of power is the horsepower, abbreviated as hpthis unit is commonly used to rate motors and engines1 hp= 746 watts

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