Work Done by a Variable Force


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Which best describes work?

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1. On a graph where force is on the y axis, and distance is on the x axis, a curve is applied to show the force and distance of a moved object. What does the area under the curve represent?

2. Which best describes a variable force?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Calculating the amount of work done is not as easy as it seems due to variable force. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of work done by a variable force. These quiz questions will test you on how to best describe variable force and what the area under the curve on a graph represents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • How to best describe work
  • Definition of rectangular approximation
  • The area under the curve on a graph

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as work and variable force
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding rectangular approximation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the area under the curve on a graph

Additional Learning

Learn more about variable force by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Work Done by a Variable Force. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Calculate work using different methods
  • Identify the simply equation for calculating work
  • Differentiate between variable and constant force