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ehabmozart

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In my studying of work I've always been told that work done (by what? ) = Force (component along its path) times the distance it moves. Mathematically, W=F.s ... My question here is what is the geometrical presentation of saying Force x Distance ... In other words, when we multiply force vector times the displacement vector, what does it mean. If for example dot product the force vector by the unit vector of say the x-axis < 1, 0 ,0 > we will get the x component of the force. What is the case for work??

Thanks a lot for bearing my lengthy piece. And thanks in advance to whoever gives me a kind hand