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Illustration Force Acting on a Body at an Angle to the Displacement

Force Acting on a Body at an Angle to the Displacement
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The physical (mechanical) work \(\Delta W\) is the force \(F\) multiplied by the displacement \(s\) along which the force acted and multiplied by the cosine of the angle \(\alpha\) between the force vector and the direction of the displacement:$$ \Delta W ~=~ F \, s \, \cos(\alpha) $$