Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

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If you double the force on an object but the distance remains the same, how much work is done on that object?

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1. Which best describes 'work?'

2. How much work is done when you hold a 10 N object 10 m above the ground?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you evaluate your knowledge of work and how applied force to an object is measured. These assessments will quiz you on the terms work and joule as well as the components of work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo contain practice questions about the following topics:

  • The result of force applied to an object
  • Components of work applied to an object
  • The definition of work and joule

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as work and joule
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of forces on objects

Additional Learning

For more about the characteristics of work, review the related lesson on Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples. Lesson material focuses on the following objectives:

  • Recall the definition of work
  • Understand what joules are and how they signify work
  • Calculate force applied to objects
  • Review examples of solving for work done
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