Overview of Work & Work by Variable Force


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What is work?

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1. What is the equation for work?

2. A 50 newton force is applied to a shopping cart, causing it to move a distance of 10 meters. How much work is done in this process?

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We can help you quickly determine how much you know about work and work by variable force. Simply browse the multiple-choice questions on this interactive quiz or printable worksheet to gauge your understanding of work, the equation for work and the area under a curved graph.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can gauge your ability to do the following:

  • Define and describe the equation for work
  • Calculate work when considering Newton force and distance
  • Figure out work done from a graph
  • Find the area under a curved graph (without calculus)

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms like work
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving work, distance and force
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the equation for work and area under a curved graph

Additional Learning

This quiz and worksheet is paired with an engaging lesson called Overview of Work & Work by Variable Force that you can study at your own pace to learn more about the following:

  • Action that occurs when energy is being transferred
  • What force being constant means for a force-distance graph
  • Situation under which the force-distance graph must be used