Work: In physics work is said to be done when a force acting on a body displaces it through a certain distance. The work by a constant force is measured by the dot product of force will displacement.
i.e. W = F.S or W = F S cosq …(1)
where F = force and S = displacement
And q = angle between F and S.
From eq.(1), we have W=F cosq x S. Therefore, work done by a force is equal to the product of the component of the force in the direction of displacement of the body and the distance through which the body moves. Continue reading “Work and its types”