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Jina Kwon
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Postby Jina Kwon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:23 pm

what is the exactly equation used to calculate work

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Re: work

Postby lilymayek_1E » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:26 pm

work is defined as achieving some sort of motion against an opposing force, and is characterized by the equation w= opposing force(on object/system) x distance moved. you can think of it as lifting an object up off the ground; you're opposing the force of gravity by lifting that object, and moving it up/down a particular distance.
table 4A.1 has good examples of work equations with different forces.

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Re: work

Postby Sofia Ban » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:59 pm

work=opposing force x distance moved and work(w) is usually reported in joule (J).
This equation reflects the definition of work, which is the process of achieving motion against an opposing force

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Re: work

Postby Megan Vu 1J » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:18 pm

Work is used by the equation of:
w = opposing force x distance moved.
There are many different equations of work that is used depending on the situation, but this is the overall equation for work.

For example, to calculate the work with pressure as well as a change in volume, you can use the equation
w = - P * change in V because it showcases the pressure times the change in volume in order to get the work in Joules.

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Re: work

Postby MariaJohn1D » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:45 pm

Work is w=-P (pressure) (change in volume) . If the volume is increasing or decreasing change the sign accordingly. Also to convert J times atm to J multiply the value by 101.325 J/ L times atm.

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Re: work

Postby Keerthana Sivathasan 2E » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:53 pm

Work can be calculated using several formulas like Fd, PV, and Delta U-Q, depending on the situation, so you would have to be more specific in your question.

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