Mechanical Work Sub Unit 2.1 Objectives Define work done by a force or torque in a mechanical system. Explain the relationship between work, force applied, and the distance an object moves. Solve work problems, given force and distance information in English and SI units.
Sub Unit 2.1
Work (W) = Force (F) x Distance (d)
Work UnitsEnglishfoot • pounds (ft•lb)
SInewton • meters (N•m)
Force UnitsEnglishSI pounds newtons
Distance UnitsEnglishSI feet meters
1 Newton meter (N•m) = 1 Joule (J)