if I am trying to determine the work done by a force on an object being pushed up an incline and am using the formula work = forcexdistancexcosine of theta and the angle of the incline from the ground is say 30 degrees, distance along the plane is 3 and force is 500N. would I use cosine of theta with axis along the incline or a normal axis?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

For example

W = 500 x 3 x cos30 degrees or 500 x 3 x cos0 degrees to find the work done by the force of 500N pushing the object up the incline

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