In each of the following a force, F is acting on an object of mass, m. The direction of displacement is from west to east shown by the longer arrow. Observe the diagrams carefully and state whether the work done by the force is negative, positive or zero.

Case I In this case, the direction of force acting on the block is perpendicular to the displacement. Therefore, work done by force on the block will be zero. Case II In this case, the direction of force acting on the block is in the direction of displacement. Therefore, work done by force on the block will be positive. Case III In this case, the direction of force acting on the block is opposite to the direction of displacement. Therefore, work done by force on the block will be negative.

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