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Please, can someone tell me who was the first person to define work as we currently use, that is, W = F d? Thank you.
mc
mc
carvajal57 said:Please, can someone tell me who was the first person to define work as we currently use, that is, W = F d? Thank you.
mc
The equation W = F d is significant because it provides a quantifiable way to measure work, which was previously thought of as a vague concept. It allows for a clear understanding and comparison of the amount of work being done in different situations.
The first person to define work as W = F d was the French mathematician and physicist, Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, in 1829.
Yes, the equation W = F d is still considered valid in modern science and is used extensively in physics, engineering, and other scientific fields.
The unit for work (W) is joules (J), the unit for force (F) is newtons (N), and the unit for distance (d) is meters (m).
No, the equation W = F d is specifically applicable to work done by a constant force in a straight line. For more complex situations, other equations and principles must be used.