Work - Physics


  • Work (physics), the work done by, or energy transferred by, a force acting through a distance
  • Work (electrical), the work done by, or energy transferred by, a force from an electric field acting on a charge though a distance
  • Work (thermodynamics), the quantity of total energy transferred from one system to another, not counting energy transferred by heat
  • Mechanical work, a subset of work (physics) with the connotation that the force doing work is a "mechanical," pressure, or contact-type force

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