**I/GCSE Physics**** Chapter Analysis: Chapter 4: Energy Resources - Work and Power**

For I/GCSE Physics, you should know:

Let's move onto the next sub-topic of the chapter - Work and Power.

__Work Done:__

Work is done when a force is applied to an object, causing it to move in the direction of the force. The relationship between work done, force, and distance moved can be expressed as:

**Work Done = Force × Displacement (in the direction of the force)**

This means that the **more force** is applied, and the **greater the distance** the object moves in the direction of the force, the **more work is done**.

__Work and Energy:__

The work done on an object is equal to the energy transferred to that object. This means that when work is done, the** object's energy changes**, either in the form of kinetic energy, potential energy, or another form of energy.

__Gravitational Potential Energy:__

Gravitational potential energy is the energy an object has due to its position in a gravitational field. The amount of gravitational potential energy an object has is directly proportional to its mass, the gravitational field strength, and the height of the object above the ground. The relationship can be expressed as:

**Gravitational Potential Energy = Mass × Gravitational Field Strength × Height**

__Kinetic Energy:__

Kinetic energy is the energy an object has due to its motion. The amount of kinetic energy an object has is directly proportional to its mass and the square of its speed. The relationship can be expressed as:

**Kinetic Energy = 1/2 × Mass × Speed²**

__Conservation of Energy:__

The principle of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant; it is said to be conserved over time. **This means that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed or transferred from one form to another.**

__Power:__

Power is the rate of transfer of energy or the rate of doing work. It is the amount of work done or energy transferred per unit of time. The relationship between power, work done, and time taken can be expressed as:

**Power = Work Done / Time Taken**

By understanding the relationships between work, energy, and power, you can analyze and predict the behavior of various systems and devices, as well as optimize their performance and efficiency.

Work hard for your I/GCSE Physics examination!

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