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2 What is work? Do I get paid for work? Is my definition of work different than the Physics definition of work? Is what youre doing now work?

3 Work involves Force The more force that is applied the more work is done.

4 Work Involves Distance The more distance traveled the more work is done.

5 So Work Is… Force acting upon an object in the direction the object moves.

6 Two conditions must be met for work to be done: 1. The object MUST move. 2. A force must act on the object in the direction the object moves. No move, no work.

7 Is doing pull-ups?

8 Is Sitting in your Desk?

9 Is pumping Gas?

10 Is Carrying a box? Direction of movement Applied force Once the box is moving, no force is necessary to keep it moving!

11 What two conditions must be met? So… W = F * d

12 Let Practice! Rita mows lawns on the weekends. If she uses 15 N of force to move a lawn mower a distance of 10 meters, how much work does Rita do? W = F * d W = (15N) * (10m) What are the units? N * m or Joule (J) W = 150

13 So whats this energy buinsess and how does work fit in? Energy- is the ability to do work Potential Kinetic

14 Potential Energy The energy an object has by virtue of its position in a gravitational field. The higher an object above the ground the more potential energy.

15 Kinetic Energy Energy of Motion

16 We Simply Have to Remember… Energy is conserved You cant make it You cant destroy it You can only change it from one form to another!

17 This Is The No Free Lunch Principle You never get somthin fer nuthin $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ This is also true for Energy

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