Short Notes - Work and Energy

# Short Notes - Work and Energy - Science Class 9

## Work

• When a force acts on an object and the object shows displacement, the force has done work on the object.
Two conditions need to be satisfied for work to be done:
(i) A force should act on the object
(ii) The object must be displaced
Work = Force × Displacement = F × S
Unit of work done = Joule = Newton × metre
• 1 Joule work is said to be done when 1 Newton force is applied on an object and it shows the displacement by 1 meter.
• (Case I)
If displacement is in the direction of the force
W = F × s
• (Case II)
If displacement is in the direction opposite to the force
W = − F × s
• (Case III)
If displacement is perpendicular to the force, work done is zero.

## Energy

• The capacity of a body to do work is called the energy of the body.
Unit of energy = Joules
1 kJ = 1000 J
• Forms of Energy: The various forms of energy are potential energy, kinetic energy, heat energy, chemical energy, electrical energy and light energy.

### Kinetic Energy

• Energy possessed by a body due to its motion. Kinetic energy of an object increases with its speed.
• Kinetic energy of body moving with a certain velocity = work done on it to make it acquire that velocity.
• Derivation
Let an object of mass m, moves with uniform velocity u, let us displace it by s, due to constant force F, acting on it
∴ Work done → W = F × s ... (i)
due to force the velocity changes to v, and the acceleration produced is a
∴  Relationship between v, u, a and s : v2 − u2 = 2as
∴            ... (ii) and
F = ma             ... (iii)
Substitute (ii) and (iii) in (i), we get W = F × s

if u = 0, (object starts at rest)
∴         W = (1/2) mv
Work done = Change in kinetic energy
∴       Ek = (1/2)mv2

### Potential Energy

• The energy possessed by a body due to its position or shape is called its potential energy.

• Gravitational Potential Energy: (GPE) When an object is raised through a height, work is said to be done on it against gravity.
The energy possessed by such an object is called the gravitational potential energy.
∴ GPE = work done in raising a body from the ground to a point against gravity.
• Derivation

Consider a body with mass m, raised through a height h, from the ground, Force required to raise the object = weight of object mg.
Object gains energy equal to the work done on it.
∴ Work done on the object against gravity is W.
∴  W = force × displacement = mg × h
W = mgh
∴              PE = mgh

Work done in both the cases (i) and (ii) is same as a body is raised from position A to B, even if the path taken is different but the height attained is the same.
• Mechanical Energy: The sum of kinetic energy and potential energy is called mechanical energy.

### Law of Conservation of Energy

• Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be transformed from one form to another. The total energy before and after transformation remains the same.
Case (i)

Potential energy + Kinetic energy = Constant (Mechanical energy)
A body of mass ‘m’ is raised to height ‘h’ at A its potential energy is maximum and kinetic energy is 0 as it is stationary.
When body falls at B, h is decreasing hence potential energy decreases and ‘v’ is increasing hence kinetic energy is increasing.
When the body is about to reach the ground level, h = 0, v will be maximum hence kinetic energy > potential energy
∴ Decrease in potential energy = Increase in kinetic energy
This shows the continual transformation of gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy.

## Power

• 1 kilowatt = 1000 watts
1 kilowatt = 1000 J/s
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## FAQs on Short Notes - Work and Energy - Science Class 9

 1. What is the definition of work in physics?
Ans. In physics, work is defined as the transfer of energy that occurs when a force is applied to an object and it moves in the direction of the force.
 2. How is work calculated?
Ans. Work is calculated by multiplying the force applied to an object by the distance it moves in the direction of the force. The formula for work is W = F × d, where W represents work, F represents force, and d represents distance.
 3. What is the unit of work in the metric system?
Ans. The unit of work in the metric system is the joule (J). One joule is equal to the work done when a force of one newton is applied to an object and it moves one meter in the direction of the force.
 4. How is energy related to work?
Ans. Energy and work are closely related. When work is done on an object, energy is transferred to that object, causing a change in its energy. The amount of work done on an object is equal to the change in its energy.
 5. What is the difference between work and power?
Ans. Work is the transfer of energy that occurs when a force is applied to an object and it moves in the direction of the force. Power, on the other hand, is the rate at which work is done or the amount of work done per unit of time. Power is calculated by dividing the work done by the time it takes to do that work. The unit of power is the watt (W).

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