# P2.3.1 Energy and Work

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What do we mean by 'work' in science?
Work is done on an object when a force makes the object move.
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What is the relationship between work and energy?
Energy transferred = Work done
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How do we calculate the work done by a force?
Work done (Joules) = force (newtons) x distance moved in the direction of the force (metres).
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What are the units for work done, the units for newtons and the units for distance.
Work done: J. Force: N. Distance: m.
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What happens to the work done to overcome friction?
Work done to overcome friction is transferred as energy that heats the objects that rub together and the surroundings.
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### Card 2

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What is the relationship between work and energy?

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Energy transferred = Work done

### Card 3

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How do we calculate the work done by a force?

### Card 4

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What are the units for work done, the units for newtons and the units for distance.

### Card 5

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What happens to the work done to overcome friction?