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Name: Work: The Scientific Definition
ID: m42146
Language: English (en)
Summary:
  • Explain how an object must be displaced for a force on it to do work.
  • Explain how relative directions of force and displacement determine whether the work done is positive, negative, or zero.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: energy, joule, work
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org), OSC Physics Maintainer (info@openstaxcollege.org)

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Dec 21, 2011 1:19 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Jul 5, 2012 8:39 pm -0500

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Version: 1.5 Feb 19, 2014 3:10 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
Changes:
added magnitude in exercise (errata)

Version: 1.4 Jul 5, 2012 8:39 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer Currently viewing this version.
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Version: 1.3 Jun 13, 2012 1:30 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 May 29, 2012 4:23 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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initial content publication

Version: 1.1 Dec 28, 2011 1:04 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Created module

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