Enter the total work and the displacement into the calculator to determine the total force.

Work to Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the force from work.

F = W/d

  • Where F is the force (N)
  • W is the work (N-m)
  • d is the displacement (m)

To calculate force from work, simply divide the work done by the displacement over which the work occurred.

Can Work be Converted to Force?

Force can be calculated from work by dividing the work by the displacement. This is because, by definition, work is the force exerted over a distance.

How to Calculate Force from Work?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate force from work.

First, determine the total work exerted on the object. In this example, the total work is 500 N-m.

Next, determine the displacement over which this work occurred. In this case, the total displacement is 10 m.

Finally, calculate the force using the formula above:

F = W/d

F = 500 / 10

F = 50 N