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Underline the correct alternative:
(a) When a conservative force does positive work on a body, the potential energy of the body increases/decreases/remains unaltered.


Decreases

Positive work is done on a body by a conservative force when it displaces the body in the direction of force. As a result, the body advances toward the centre of force. It decreases the separation between the two, thereby decreasing the potential energy of the body.
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Define watt.

Power is said to be one watt if one joule of work is done in one second. 
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Define the unit joule.

Work done is said to be one joule if one newton of  force displaces the body through a distance of one meter in the direction of applied  force .
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What is watt?

SI unit of power is Watt. 
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Is work a scalar or a vector quantity?

Work is dot product of two vectors. i.e. F with rightwards arrow on top times S with rightwards arrow on top.

And dot product is a scalar quantity. Therefore, work is a scalar quantity. 
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What are different units of energy?

The different units of energy are :

(i) Joule            
(ii) Erg
(iii) eV            
(iv) KWh
(v) Calorie.

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