Work, power, and energy are all important concepts in physics. These flashcards cover some basic terms and formulas used in this area of physics.

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Questions | Answers |
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work | when a force causes an object to move in a direction of the force |

joule | the unit used to express work, also called the Newton meter |

power | the rate at which work is done |

watt | the unit used to express power, also joules per second |

machine | a device that helps make work easier by changing the size or direction of the force |

mechanical advantage | tells you how many times the machine multiplies force |

formula for power | P = W/t |

formula for mechanical advantage | MA = output force/input force |

work input | the work you do on a machine |

work output | the work done by the machine |

mechanical efficiency | a comparison of a machine's work output with the work input |

lever | a simple machine consisting of a bar that pivots at a fixed point called a fulcrum |

compound machine | machines that are made out of two or more machines |

inclined plane | a simple machine that is a straight slanted surface |

wedge | is a double inclined plane that moves |

screw | is an inclined plane that is wrapped in a spiral |

wheel and axle | a simple machine consisting of two circular objects of different sizes |

pulley | is a simple machine consisting of a grooved wheel that holds a rope or cable |

formula for mechanical efficiency | work output/ work input |

formula for work | W=F x d |