Definitions of "Work"

In everyday English, Work = labor
In Hebrew, Melakha = creative efforts
In Physics, Work = the distance an object moves times the component of the force in the direction of movement.

Kinetic Engergy
Potential Energy

Just for Fun
................Michelle's acoustics lesson: using praat

Contrasting everyday examples of Work in English and Work in Physics

Equations and the calculus to describe work
Lec 11 | 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999 at MIT

Problems, some with answers provided

Monday's class on Work, Mr. Stieve

Tuedsay's Class on Kinetic Energy, Mr. Stieve

Wednesday's class on Potential Engergy, Mr. Stieve

Problem sets with solutions
from Univ of Winnipeg's general, non-calculus introductory physics course for distance leanring

Just for fun

cartoon characters present concepts for kids


The textbook is the high school, Holt Publishers version of Serway and Faughn.

Montgomery County Library has several copies, but there are waiting lists:
Physics by example : 200 problems and solutions
Rees, Gareth (William Gareth), 1959-

San Diego County Library
The physics problem solver : a complete solution guide to any textbook
Fogiel, M. (Max)
Piscataway, N.J. : Research and Education Association, c2000.
0878915079 : $25.95

Thanks to

Problem sets
Mr. J. Stieve, Instructor of AP Physics
Dr. Matthew Bobrowsky of Authentic Learning & Teaching, LLC, and the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland, where he is Director of the Physics Lecture Demonstration Facility , housing a collection of over 1,600 physics demonstrations.


Any errors are mine alone.
Michelle K. Gross
parent and substitute teacher at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, MD
AP Physics November 2009