The difference between A and B is the specified distance. Work is proportional both the force and the distance travelled. The work done by 1 N force can be anything very small or very great, depending on the displacement. B is the definition of the unit of work.Thank you for the reply,
So in terms of your definition of the joule What is the difference between saying
A) "The work done by 1N force"
B) "The work done by 1N force applied at an object when it displaces 1 meter"
My confusion is this: Both quotes seem to involve ONE newton of force" Why would you want a Joule to be a newton of force applied to move some object one meter? Why not just a newton of force?