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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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symbol: E; the capacity of a system for doing work. There are various forms of energy – potential,

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
The capacity for doing work. The SI unit for energy is the joule, although the calorie is still commonly used in nutritional studies. There are many different interconvertible forms of ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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139 words

In physics, capacity for doing work. It is measured in joules (J). Power, the rate at which energy

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Lawrence Sklar

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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563 words
Early work on statics indicated that the product of force times distance, later called work, was an essential organizing concept. The capacity of something to produce or generate work ... More

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