What is the difference between work and power


Answer 1




Work is done by a force on an object. It can causes an object to move. It requires motion (no motion = no work). Object moving in the same direction as the force = work. Object moving in a different direction than the force= no work. Work is equal to the force exerted on an object times the distance it moves. The metric unit for work is the joule (J). 1 joule= 1 newton-meter. The amount of work done is not affected by the time it takes to do the work. Power is the rate which work is done. Power equals work divided by time. The metric unit for power is the watt (W). 1 watt= 1 joule per second.

Work formula:


Power formula:


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Answer 2
Answer: Power is the rate in which work is being done

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