Our book says that work is equal to the magnitude of force applied multiplied by distance moved in the direction of force. Then why it is that work has only magnitude and no direction?

Asked by Somi Patel | 6th Dec, 2012, 09:34: PM

Expert Answer:

Work is the dot product of force and displacement, hence it is a scalar quantity.

Answered by  | 7th Dec, 2012, 10:53: AM

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