Im not quite sure what it is about this simple concept that i cant get, but im having a very tough time understanding how the concept of a joule makes sense.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

How can it be the energy expended in applying a newton through a distance of 1 meter?

Isnt a newton just a measure of force? So it could represent accelerating a 1kg object by 1 metre per second, but couldnt it also represent accelerating a 5kg object by .2 metres per second?

If that's the case, then what does it mean to apply a newton through a distance of 1 meter? Is that only relevant in cases where the weight is 1kg? Because applying a newton to a 5kg object over 1m would be alot more work than that required to do s with a 1kg object

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# I have a few questions about the joule/newton

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