Tutorial on Work, Power & Energy:
The concept of work-energy is universal and is applicable almost in all fields of physics, engineering chemistry, biology etc. However here we analyze the application of work concept in Mechanics. ‘Work’ has much more in it then just a language tool. For example, if a person is holding an object, he gets tired but still does no work. Here we will analyze such myths and also explore the term power. We will also gain an insight into energy approach for solving mechanics problems which were tedious to solve using Newton’s law.
When ever force acting on a body is able to actually move it through some distance in the direction of force, the work is said to be done by the force.The force performing work may be constant or a variable.
Work done by Constant Forces:
An object undergoes displacement‘s’ along a straight line while acted on by a force F, the angle between isq. Then work done is
a.) Work done as such has no relevance until the commenced force is maintained.
b.) Work is scalar quantity (as indicated by dot product).
c.) Unit of work is Joules 1J = 1Kgm2/s2
d.) Dimension of work is [ML2T-2]
Other Units of Work: