work=force*displacement then why is work done a physical quantity? even though the distance and force acting on the body are vector quantities

Asked by katyalaanchal | 19th Nov, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student
Work is a scalar quantity because work is a dot product of two vectors i.e. force and displacement and dot product is a scalar quantity.
We hope this clarifies your doubt.

Answered by  | 20th Nov, 2010, 07:11: PM

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