I am needing to work out how to use a calculator for the problem below.
An applied force of 30 kn moves a load a distance of 10cm.
Work Done = Force applied x distance
(joules)
The problem is not the calculator, it is the units.
$\displaystyle 30~kN = 30 \times 1000~N$ <-- The symbol for the unit "Newtons" is capitolized.
$\displaystyle 10~cm = 10 \times \frac{1}{100}~m$
So
$\displaystyle W = 30 \times 1000 \times 10 \times \frac{1}{100}~Nm$
is what?
-Dan