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# How do you convert Newtons to Joules please?

I probably should know this but I don't! So I'm asking for the simplest conversion mehod possible, preferable at A level standard or below. Thankyou! A slightly harassed student.
by ong_joce
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newton is the unit for force
joules is the unit for work done
by definition, work done = force X distance
so multiply newton by metre to get joules
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Thanks, speedy answer! Thats what I was looking for :D

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If 1 joule of force acts on one meter distance, its one newton.please check this
http://www.unitconversion.org/force/newtons-to-joules-per-meter-conversion.html
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• by Lirrain
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Aren't you a little young to remember Juice Newton? Oh, wait...
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• by ableego
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1 newton = 1 joule/meter

Use this online converter:

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• by xyz
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A trick to remember is to consider what you are left with at the end of your problem.

IE: If you are looking for work done, what does the formula W=fd contains,

It contains a force or f expressed in kg*m/s^2(if you are left with kg*m/s^2 you are left with a newton)

multiplied by a distance (d) in meters (if you are left with m you are left with a distance in meters)

So if you are left with kg*m^2/s^2 you are left with joules.
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You cannot convert Newtons to Joules - they measure different things. If you do not understand this you are WAY below A level standard.

Newtons are units of force.

Joules are units of energy.

Clearly, a force can do work and so can be related to energy. But so can many other things. This does not imply a conversion.
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