## work

Jina Kwon
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### work

what is the exactly equation used to calculate work

lilymayek_1E
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### Re: work

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.

Sofia Ban
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### Re: work

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

Megan Vu 1J
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### Re: work

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.

MariaJohn1D
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### Re: work

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.

Keerthana Sivathasan 2E
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### Re: work

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.