Author Hoyne292 in Physics, 05.15.2019

A chart depicts force versus position. What represents the work done by the force over the given displacement? A. The work done is equal to the product of the maximum pressure times the maximum position. B. The work done is equal to the area under the curve. C. Work cannot be determined from this sort of graph. D. E. The work done is equal to the slope of this curve.

Answered by AL2006

Work = (force) x (distance)With a force/distance graph, the work is the area under the graph. If the graph is curved, broken, or some other screwy shape that makes it difficult to get the area in any simple way, then work is the integral of the function represented by the graph.

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