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Chapter 6: Work

In this chapter we will talk about the concept of work. The concept of work has a very special meaning to physicists and differs from the colloquial usage in a number of ways. Work is related to the displacement through which the force acts. We will consider forces and displacement in the same direction and also consider what happens when the force and displacement are not in the same direction.

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