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What is the difference between Work and Energy?

Asked by M. Jabrowsky on May 14, 2019

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Answered on Jun 10, 2019

Work is known to be the ability to do something. For example, when you try to lift something up from the ground, you are doing work. What you will use in order to do this type of work is energy. They actually go hand in hand together with the various things that you do.

Even when you are just working in front of your computer, you are using energy in order to think and decide what you are going to do next. Some say that they can be similar depending on the type of energy that you are referring to. Potential energy will be the same with work while kinetic energy will be the same with work that is already done.

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E. Good

E. Good

Answered on May 30, 2019

Energy is the ability to produce or create work. Power can be converted from one form of energy into another. It may exist in potential, kinetic, thermal, electrical, chemical, nuclear, or other various ways. Work is the ability to provide force and a change in distance to an object.

Work is a force that is sufficient to effect the movement of some object across a linear range. Work is done through physical movement and against physical resistances. Both work and energy are scalar units, and they are both expressed in the same units, which in the SI system is the joule.

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