Force and energy of a particle

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right now were covering energy and work in class. I have a question: If a force is applied over a given distance D, along the path of the particle, then what property of the particle will increase by F*D?
 

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jcsd
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Clue: the answer is in your title.
 
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ACLerok
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so its energy? It isn't work cause work isn't a property of the particle.
 
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You can consider "work" to be a type of energy. Doing work to an object increases its total energy by exactly the amount of work done.
 

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