Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

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  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12888

\wәrk\ n [ME werk, work, fr. OE werc, weorc; akin to OHGr werc, Gk ergon, Avestan varәzem activity] (before 12c) The action of a force through a distance; the product of force times the distance. Also, the action of a torque through an angular displacement; the product of the torque times the displacement in radians. The SI unit of work, the same as that of energy, is the joule (J), equal to 1 n·m.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA